Dr. Tess Mauricio in Article on Teen Acne
Dr. Tess was interviewed for an article on acne,
“Acne doesn’t have to ruin your teen’s self-esteem”
With the teen years, and even later, come a condition that can ruin self-esteem.
Some studies say it can even lead to greater chances of suicide.
The problem? Acne.
I spoke with internationally renowned dermatologist Tess Mauricio of La Jolla about a study showing suicide thoughts are almost twice as common in teens ages 18-19 with substantial acne than with those who have little or no bumps.
The study, published by the University of Oslo in Norway, also found that suicidal ideation was twice as likely in girls and three times as likely as boys with bad cases of acne.
Other effects of severe acne included mental and social difficulties, failure to thrive at school, being bullied and never having a romantic or physical relationship.
Dr. Mauricio, known as America’s Favorite Dermatologist and featured on such shows as “Rachael Ray” and “The Doctors,” is trying to get the word out that acne doesn’t have to be a fact of life. Or a death sentence.
It’s treatable. More so now than ever.