Why Kendall Jenner’s Candid Conversations About Acne Matter

Since becoming a household name in LA, New York, and around the world, the Kardashian family has influenced everything from fashion and makeup to politics and prison reform. During their rise to popularity, the family has been known for exuding one quality above others: confidence. It seems they have little care about what others think of them. The sisters are constantly trying new styles and sharing them with the world on Instagram and other outlets. For many, they represent the new standard of beauty. Many of the women who I speak with in my office cite them as aesthetic goals when discussing upcoming procedures and what they hope to achieve with them. 

In recent years though, one sister, Kendall, has become vocal about something that has made her feel less than confident: her acne.

“While there are much bigger problems happening in the world, suffering from acne for me was debilitating,” Jenner wrote on her Instagram. “It’s something that I’ve dealt with since I was a young teen and has caused me to feel anxious, helpless and insecure. As humans, I don’t think we share our insecurities enough because we live in a time where being ‘perfect’ is the standard. We curate our life online and pick the pretty moments to post.”

Acne: A Common Issue

Acne is something many individuals deal with, and it can occur throughout someone’s lifespan.acne is different for everyone. Although some deal with it mainly in adolescence, others develop it as hormones change due to pregnancy or other medical issues. For some people, acne seems to be a persistent pain, both physically and emotionally. That’s why it was so refreshing to hear a prominent celebrity discussing the challenges that come with this skin concern. It’s a reminder that everyone is human, and acne and other aesthetics don’t have to define who we are. And if a celebrity and model is willing to open up and talk about it, we all should be willing to do it, too.

When I meet with clients who are seeking the relief that Kendall has found, I proudly tell them about our skincare line. Once you are at our facilities, we will sit down and discuss your breakouts in great detail. Will consider when they occur as well as what has provided relief or failed to work in the past. After this consultation, I will create an individualized plan to fit your specific needs.

Of course, acne isn’t only an issue when pimples are present. Sometimes, acne can leave scarring and an uneven skin tone that can leave individuals feeling self-conscience. I understand that that is no fun, and I can offer additional solutions for treating what acne leaves behind. This might include laser treatments, skin peels, or customized facials. Whatever route we choose, the goal will be to give you a face that you are excited about.