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What to expect at the dermatologist (1st time)

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Hi everyone! So, I am 13 and female and will be going to the dermatologist sometime soon (no appointment has been made yet, but I have asked my mom to make one and she said she will asap).

My acne is mostly small bumps/whiteheads on my forehead and recently also my cheeks. Sometimes I get a larger, red pimple or two. The bumps may not sound bad, but they are and they bother me a lot. They're extremely unsightly, especially in sunlight. I have wondered about them being some form of folliculitis.

So, what should I expect at my consultation? I shouldn't wear makeup, right? Will he recommend cleansers, moisturizers, etc. or just treatments? What kinds of questions should I be prepared for?

Feel free to share your own experience with dermatologists as well. I will really appreciate all answers! :)

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Guest Timehealsall

antibiotics and a topical (or more) is probably what they will give you.

Also be ready to have a list of things you want to ask, because dermatologist can be very inpatient.

Good luck

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