The Breakdown of Acne Break-Outs

Acne. Everyone gets it but many don’t understand what it is and how it can be treated. Common questions include:
• “What EXACTLY are these bumps on my face and back?”
• “Can it be treated using over the counter medication or do I need to see a Dermatologist immediately?”
• “If I don’t get the RIGHT treatment, will I be left with permanent scars?”
• “What can a doctor do to minimize the condition and reduce the chance of scarring?”

While acne can seem unsightly and cause emotional distress, the good news is the condition is treatable. Often doctors use a combination of medical solutions to treat an individual’s acne type. Use this chart to help map what kind of acne you may have and what treatments may be best for you.

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