I'm in my mid-20s, I've worked in finance and now working in tech. I used to have clear skin but had severe acne the past few years. I've cleared it but I'm now left with deep boxscar and icepick scars.
It's now settling in that the trajectory of my life has been severely damaged because of these scars. I can get treatment but improvement will be marginal and they will never go away. They're going to affect my career (interviews, job opportunities, competing with others at work), social circles, dating life, etc. as compared to when my skin was clear.
I have to look at my scars everyday when I do my skincare routine so I'm always reminded, and the pain and realization is crippling / paralyzing me.
For those with acne scars, how do you deal with the emotional fallout, and not let it affect your career especially as you progress to more senior and competitive roles?