Importance of seeing a dermatologist

Seeing your dermatologist right away and treating your acne early is key to help:

  • Get it under control
  • Prevent it from getting worse; and
  • Prevent scarring

Even mild forms of acne can become severe or lead to scarring. Seeking treatment early is important to help manage acne and prevent it from getting worse. Talk to your (or your child’s) dermatologist about different treatment options available.

If you’re using an over-the-counter product and it’s not working, it may be time for a prescription treatment. There are different options available (e.g., pills vs. a gel or cream; once-daily vs. many times a day). See a treatment comparison

You may want to have a list of questions ready for your next appointment so that you can understand treatment options and which one may be right for you or your child.

Next: Treatment comparison