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How dermatologists treat acne

Learn how dermatologists can help you treat acne, pimples, whiteheads, zits, and blackheads.

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Acne: Diagnosis and treatment

Today, virtually everyone can see clearer skin. Here’s a guide to treatment that can help.

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Adult acne success story

Natalie tried all sorts of treatments to get rid of her deep, painful acne. Find out how Dr. Graber helped, leaving her with clear skin on her wedding day.

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How long can I take an antibiotic to treat my acne?

Are you taking an antibiotic to treat acne? Try these 4 things to reduce how long you need to take it.

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Isotretinoin: A treatment for severe acne

When other treatments fail to improve severe acne, isotretinoin may be an option. Get the facts.

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Lasers and lights: How well do they treat acne?

A laser may seem like the perfect acne treatment, but it’s rarely a solo acne treatment. Find out why.

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Stubborn acne: Hormonal therapy may help

Find out who may benefit from this type of acne treatment and what’s involved.

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Acne scars: Treatment

Has acne has left you with scars? Discover what a board-certified dermatologist can do to help you.

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Severe acne: How it’s treated

Clearing severe acne often requires a dermatologist’s expertise. See what a treatment plan may include.

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Treating acne while you’re pregnant

Some acne treatments can harm your baby. See what to stop using now and what can be safer.