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How is severe acne diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Doctors can usually diagnose severe acne by looking at its symptoms. Your family doctor may refer you to a dermatologist, a doctor who specializes in skin disorders. A dermatologist may offer different treatment options.

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