Doctor Jerry Tan, who is a member of the society, says young people in this age of selfies and social media are more self-conscious about their looks than ever before.

Everything on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is about posting and sharing selfies, photos and videos and “your face is prominent,” Tan said.

“The face is such a socially visible site, it leads to embarrassment, becoming self-conscious, sometimes social avoidance and most importantly and probably under-recognized in a lot of patients, it can lead to depression,” said Tan, a dermatologist who also teaches at the Windsor campus of the Schulich School of Medicine.

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