It is an unfortunate fact of life that some people take pleasure in mocking other for their misfortune, as one teenage girl from Hampshire found out. The girl, now eighteen, suffered from severe acne throughout her teenage years, with papules and pustules forming on the skin on her face.
Bullies at school labelled her ‘dartboard’ and made fun of her problems, causing her self-confidence to be destroyed. Although active acne is not dangerous in itself, the psychological effects of the skin condition can be devastating, and it is essential to act quickly to get it under control.
This young girl was galvanised into action by the very same bullies who tried to make her life a misery, and sought medical help. She took the controversial acne treatment Roaccutane, which requires close medical surveillance as it can be detrimental to liver function and has been linked to depression.
The treatment was successful, allowing the teenager to rediscover a sense of her own beauty and confidence for the future. Not everyone can take Roaccutane, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t available.
IPL can also provide effective relief from active acne, without the risks associated with taking a drug.