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How do dermatologists treat early acne?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Dermatologists (doctors who specialize in treating skin, nail, and hair conditions) have many treatment options to control early acne. No single treatment can work for every person, so dermatologists tailor an acne treatment plan for each person. You may need a combination of topical and oral medications or over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription treatments. Your acne treatment plan will depend on the severity and type of your skin condition. Mild acne may be treated with low-dose topical retinoid or benzoyl peroxide. A topical antibiotic can help reduce bacteria and infection. Your dermatologist can help you find the most effective treatment plan that can clear up mild, moderate, or severe acne.

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