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8 Tips for Choosing a Dermatologist

A Personal Decision

Almost anyone can benefit from seeing a dermatologist. A dermatologist can help teens and adults control acne, improve the appearance of their skin, and prevent skin cancer. Choosing a dermatologist is an important and personal decision, especially if you have a skin condition. How do you find the best dermatologist who is right for you? Here are some important factors to keep in mind.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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