Acne is the most common skin problem in the country. If you’re someone who has suffered with the condition, you probably know that it not only affects your appearance, but it can also have a negative impact on your self-esteem and overall happiness. So there probably isn’t anything we could tell you to make you think that having acne could be a good thing. Think again.
Acne can offer some surprising benefits later in life
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, if you have teenaged acne, you may hold onto your youthful looks for longer. The conclusion comes from scientists at King’s College London who discovered that the skin of people with blemishes ages slower than those who have lived acne-free.
And the benefits of acne could be more than skin deep. There isn’t enough scientific evidence yet to determine if acne can lead to younger skin, and by association, a longer lifespan. But most dermatologists have long observed that their acne patients tend to look younger for longer because typically, they have more oil glands and thicker skin. This can lead to a complexion with fewer lines and wrinkles and a firmer, plumber appearance.
Always look on the bright side of life
Younger patients struggling with acne outbreaks and scaring may find this new study to be of little comfort. The good news for all is that acne research is ongoing, and there continue to be developments in the area of treatments and medications. I take the condition quite seriously, as I have treated many patients of all ages, most of whom would gladly give up smoother skin later in life to be rid of acne right now.
Schedule a consultation
Don’t wait until acne has scared your skin and your life. Come see me and we will put together a treatment plan that can best meet your needs. You don’t have to struggle with the condition and hope you outgrow it in the future. Make an appointment today: Call (210) 692-3000 or Dr. Vivian Bucay and Dr. DeSilva in La Casita or (210) 370-9995 in Sonterra.