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Treating acne? Is it time to see a dermatologist?

It can be difficult to know when it’s time to see a specialist about acne. You may feel it’s just acne, so why bother. Or you may believe that your acne’s not serious enough for you to see a doctor who specializes in skin diseases.

The truth is many people with acne can benefit from seeing a dermatologist. You don’t have to have severe acne.

You can find out whether it would be helpful for you to see a dermatologist by answering these questions.

Images (cystic acne, acne scars) used with permission of the American Academy of Dermatology National Library of Dermatologic Teaching Slides.

All other images from Getty Images.