What are the long-term effects of acne vulgaris?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Acne may cause long-lasting and detrimental psychosocial and physical effects. It is associated with depression and anxiety, regardless of disease severity, although the psychological effects usually improve with treatment. Furthermore, acne may cause permanent scarring that is difficult to correct. [27]


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