The start of the school season always means stocking up on new clothes and supplies, but according to a new study, students are now investing money in procedures to treat acne and acne scars. The study, performed by The Patient’s Guide to Acne Scars, says that teens who suffer from acne scars can also suffer from depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. In order to help their children, parents of students with acne scarring will seek out treatments for their acne scars.
85% of teens suffer from acne and about 20% of adults are dealing with acne. Many times acne leads to permanent scarring. When an acne lesion turns into an acne scar, action must be taken in the form of an in-office laser treatment, otherwise the acne scar will forever remain on the skin.
In the study, 77% of students said they have been bullied because of the way they looked. Acne and acne scars can cause a huge blow to the self-esteem and can make teens the target of taunting. The study also showed that 43% of students who drop out of school attribute it to social anxiety. This may account for the rise in acne scar treatments as we get closer to September.
The Fraxel laser is one of the best treatments around to help with acne scars. It’s a non-surgical treatment with no downtime and no risks. It treats only a fraction of the skin at a time to allow for quicker healing of the skin. Collagen is stimulated and the acne scars are repaired. Clear Clinic’s proprietary F.A.S.T Laser (Focal Acne Scar Treatment) uses the fractional CO2 Laser at higher energy levels to get very speedy results in the treatment of acne scars. Thanks to the technological advances made in recent years with laser treatments, there’s no need for anyone–regardless of age–to have acne scars.