Dermatology can improve the quality of life in people with skin conditions

Dermatology can improve the quality of life in people with skin conditions


Skin conditions or dermatological diseases currently represent a public health issue and around 2 billion people in the world suffer from a skin-related condition. Studies show, skin conditions have a profound impact on people’s lives, such as low self-esteem, anxiety, and social phobia. Consequently, it affects the quality of life of people who suffer from these signs and make it difficult for them to interact with the environment that surrounds them, according to information from the American Academy of Dermatology Association.

Dermatology is the branch of medicine in charge of the study of the skin, as well as its structure, properties, functionalities and diseases and disorders that affect it. It should be noted, the skin is the largest organ in the body and can suffer from different conditions such as psoriasis, hives, acne, dermatitis, alopecia, rosacea, vitiligo and erythroderma, among many others.

Research found that 50% of patients with acne and atopic dermatitis isolate themselves and feel stigmatized by society, they are also the most likely to develop depression. 47% to 60% of eczema patients report difficulty falling asleep and 80% of patients diagnosed with cancer suffer from side effects reflected on the skin. Likewise, it is estimated that by the year 2050, more than half of the world’s population will have allergies.

Also, the American Academy of Dermatology Association, reported that psoriasis significantly increased the risk of bone fractures. Similarly, it is related to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

La Roche-Posay, a brand with dermatological standards, tells NotiPress: “It is time to join forces to raise awareness like never before and show that dermatology really changes lives.” Notably, the French brand recently developed a campaign to raise awareness among men and women, who fight every day for healthy skin with the aim of showing that there are dermatological solutions.

In 2020, La Roche-Posay conducted a scientific review to understand the impact skin problems have on quality of life. This review was carried out 16 years after its first study, based on the same research and carried out in 2006. Both results fell on the effect and consequences of dermatological problems on the well-being of daily life, school and work.