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Don't let acne get you down.

26th July 2015

New research has emerged showing that 1 in 5 acne sufferers have contemplated suicide and more than half, say they have been verbally abused by their friends and family.

The survey, which was commissioned by the British Skin Foundation, has revealed the impact that acne (which is a common skin condition) can have on self-esteem and confidence. It also revealed that 10% of people who had the condition believed they were unfairly dismissed from their job because of it.

It is treatable.

Consultant dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson Dr Anjali Mahto said she didn't think it was surprising to hear that acne had such a profound effect on people's lives.

“What is really sad about it is that acne, for the majority of people, is a treatable skin disorder.”

She also revealed that she had suffered from the skin affliction and highlighted the fact that there are a large range of treatments for acne; such as laser-based acne treatments, as well as drugs and diet correction. “The skin is such a visible organ that it's only natural that self-esteem is so closely tied to it. People do underestimate acne and the impact it has on those suffering with it.” She said.

You don't have to suffer.

There are multiple ways to treat acne, depending on how severe it is. Isotretinoin, one of the most effective drugs against severe acne, is used all across the western world. However, Britain's use of isotretinoin is at the lowest rate, one-fifth of that of France.

We recently wrote a blog post about how new research has suggested we shouldn't use antibiotics to treat acne. We have a range of laser-based treatments and skin peels available for severe acne.

Don't suffer, it can be easily cured.

If you are suffering from acne, no matter how severe is it, do not forget it is treatable. Our expert dermatologists are here to help you in the best way they can and you can find more information about how we use lasers to treat acne on our Acne Treatment page.

Don't forget that Samaritans are always here as well and they can be easily reached. You don't have to suffer.

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