Scars or blemishes on the skin impact a person’s body image, self-confidence and sense of self in more ways than one. Because a scar can be one of the first things people notice about others, especially when it’s on the face, those who live with this skin condition may develop a negative self-perception.
According to a study from experts at the University of Maryland, the psychological effects of having scars is more than just vanity over a person’s appearance. People who acquire scars — either due to an accident, surgery or acne — may experience a sense of loss of identity and feel their social status change because of how other people view them. Those with congenital scars, on the other hand, develop low self-esteem and a lack of social development as they grow older.
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