Our expert says:
Most chronic diseases or disorders can cause continuing problems within one's psyche. Acne is a minor nuisance to a fortunate many people, and can be a really severe and horrible afliction to some. A good dermatologist should be able to help ; "cosmetic procedures" are useless unless needed to tidy up after the acne has been vanquished. And Roaccutane, though apparently useful in many people can also cause very severe depression, which in turn can make the skin condition more resistant to treatment, so seeing a shrink to check for depression and to treat it if necessary, could be a good idea.
Its not only an issue of helping you to cope with the burden of this illnes ( and that's an excellent reason in itself ) but that doing so might help gain more useful traction with some of the more specific treatments.
Malaika raises several really important points. Society's shallow concentration on totally superficial prettyness is highly unfair to the majority of us who are not pretty ( though the marketers of worthless but expensive cosmetics encourage most to believe they can become pretty with enouh gunk applied to their face. And we don't sufficiently recognize the more enduring and trustworthy beauty of personality which does not match facial prettiness.
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