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A 25-year-old member asked:

Could more serious forms of acne be treated?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nelson Lee Novick
Dermatology 47 years experience
Yes, it can: Moderately severe or severe forms of acne, including cystic acne, can be effectively treated these days with a combination of oral antibiotics and powerful prescription topicals. In office, acne surgery to clean out clogged pores, intralesional injections to shrink nodules, and mild chemical peels can additionally be used to bring about control if necessary.
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Absolutely: There are a wide variety of treatments available. You would probably be best served by seeing a dermatologist.

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