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Stigma of acne worse in the age of selfies, experts say

Stigma of acne worse in the age of selfies, experts say
Doctor Jerry Tan, who is a member of the society, says young people in this age of selfies and social media are more self-conscious about their looks than ever before.
 

Everything on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is about posting and sharing selfies, photos and videos and “your face is prominent,” Tan said.

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Research to help assess acne patients’ quality of life

Research to help assess acne patients’ quality of life

“There’s a real gap when it comes to treating the physical components of a visible disease, along with the psychosocial components,” says Plant. “The simple fact that it is visible, means people can see it and potentially treat you differently, these serious repercussions can affect your quality of life.”

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http://www.uwindsor.ca/dailynews/2015-09-16/research-help-assess-acne-patients%E2%80%99-quality-life

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New canadian acne guidelines spearheaded by local dermatologist

New canadian acne guidelines spearheaded by local dermatologist

A new guideline aims to help treat Canadian children and adults with acne, a common disease that can negatively affect quality of life and leave scars. The guideline, published on November 16, 2015 is available online at Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2015/11/16/cmaj.140665 and updates one that is now 15 years old.

“With early diagnosis, treatment of active lesions and prevention of adverse potential sequelae (e.g. scarring, dyspigmentation and psychosocial impact), the health of the many Canadians with acne may be ...

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