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How is acne diagnosed?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Acne is usually diagnosed by a simple analysis of the skin. Dermatologists-doctors who specialize in skin conditions-will examine a patient's blemishes to determine the type of irritation and the severity of the acne. Dermatologists can then decide what treatment is best for each person.

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