It's that time of year again! Back-to-School season is in full swing. If your child is struggling with acne, this time of year can be terrifying. Acne is so much more than a cosmetic issue, it can affect your child’s self image as well as their overall social life, and in severe cases can lead to depression and withdrawal.
Let your teenager know that you are available and that you are willing to help him or her with their acne.Acne has affected all of us at one time or another, so talking about your own experiences may help them relate and quite possibly, give them a broader perspective on the condition. Even if they don't want to talk about it, dealing with acne is one of their major concerns.
Consequently, your teenager may be trying everything he or she can to control it. Talking with your teenager about acne can be difficult because they might be embarrassed by their appearance and would rather pretend it wasn’t an issue. The key is to be supportive and understanding. Provide information and advice about how to treat their acne. You can make skin care an activity you do together. Start a nighttime skin care routine you can do together, this will help keep your child accountable for keeping up with proper skin health and it'll feel like less of a chore. For in-office acne treatments, making to the spa together a 'day out,' or treat, rather than a doctor's visit.
One of the most effective ways is to learn as much as possible about the various types of acne and how it can be treated. Simply doing this can go a long way in providing more effective guidance for your children when confronted with decisions related to their treatment. You will be able to help them in the selection of acne treatments
such as laser
, chemical peels
, facials, microneedling
and acne products formulated for their needs.
For more information about acne, please read some of our previous blogs. Here you can find helpful infomation about the different types of acne, how they are treated and some tips to try at home to reduce the appearance of acne:
If you have a teenager struggling with acne please call
MaxAesthetics at 267-528-3859
for a free consultation.
We can help your child achieve clear skin, and regain the confidence needed to start the new school year on the right track.