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Acne Emergency? Remedies that work quickly.

Acne can be embarrassing and frustrating at any age and is an extremely common condition. While we normally think of teenagers getting acne, it can start much younger — up to 50% of 10-year old’s and 90% of 18-year old’s in America currently have, or have dealt with, some level of acne on their face, chest, back, or shoulders.  It can cause individuals to avoid swimsuits or even change their entire wardrobe to hide their disease. And the effects can go more than “skin deep”; severe acne breakouts can lead to social isolation, avoidance of romantic relationships, depression and anxiety.  Acne flares can be a really big problem!

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What is a Pediatric Dermatologist?

A doctor trained to treat the skin of young people

A Pediatric Dermatologist focuses on the skin health of young people.  Becoming a pediatric dermatologist requires special training — in addition to the four-year medical school curriculum and one year of internship, three years of dermatology residency and an additional year of rigorous fellowship training are required. Most pediatric dermatologists also work as attending physicians at teaching hospitals for several years prior to establishing their own community practices.

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