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Acne scarring: a review of current treatment options

Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disease affecting up to 95% of adolescents. A large proportion of patients with moderate and severe acne develop persistent erythema, post inflammatory dyspigmentation and significant physical and psychological scarring. Acne and subsequent acne scarring, regardless of severity, may have a profound psychosocial and emotional impact, which is often underestimated. An individual’s quality of life may be substantially affected, with reduced self esteem, social functioning and academic and professional achievements, as well as associated psychiatric disturbances.
Dermatology in practice 2016; 22(1): 20–25
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