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For many people who have acne, it affects more than their appearance.  Acne can have profound social and psychological effects. These are not necessarily related to its clinical severity. Even mild acne can be significantly disabling. Acne can affect people of all ages but it predominantly occurs during the teenage years. Approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 25 develop acne.

The psychological and social impacts of acne are a huge concern, especially because acne affects adolescents at a crucial period when they are developing their personalities. During this time, peer acceptance is very important to the teenager and unfortunately, there are strong links between physical appearance and attractiveness and peer status.

In this week’s podcast episode, Marni will be speaking with Emily Bolen.

Emily developed acne at a young age and has been living with it for years until she found a medication that improved her skin.

Listen to Emily’s story and know how acne impacts someone’s life more than skin deep.

Learn more about Emily Bolen here:

Instagram: @memeb95

~Disclaimer for Isotretinoin (Accutane)~

If you have any questions about isotretinoin, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking the medication.

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