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When cystic acne wreaked havoc on his self-esteem – not to mention his skin – Richard Haxton didn’t run and hide. He hit the books and studied.
Haxton, a Los Altos-based medical esthetician, said the embarrassment he felt as a former model with “very severe” disfiguring and discoloring acne in his late teens and early 20s led him to seek advice and various treatments – none of which appeared ideal. He said his self-esteem hit an all-time low when he found himself waiting until 3 a.m. to venture out to shop for groceries one day.