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Acne diagnosis, treatment and medications

Connect with an Online Dermatologist today! Medications delivered to your preferred pharmacy 

Acne Treatment FAQ

Can a Dermatologist treat Acne at DermCafé?

Absolutely. Acne is the most common condition treated by Dermatologists on DermCafé.

What are the symptoms?

Many people think that acne is just pimples. But acne can look like any of these blemishes:

  • Blackheads

  • Whiteheads

  • Papules

  • Pustules (what many people call pimples)

  • Cysts

  • Nodules

Acne can appear on the back, chest, neck, shoulders, upper arms and buttocks.

Why treat acne?

  • Without treatment, dark spots and permanent scars can replace the acne after it fades.

  • Treating acne often boosts a person’s self-esteem.

  • Many effective treatments are available.

Who gets acne?

Although many who get acne are teenagers or young adults, acne can occur at any age. Newborn babies can get acne, men and women get acne and some women get acne when they reach middle age.

How is it treated?

There are many effective acne treatments. This does not mean that every acne treatment works for everyone who has acne. But, it does mean that virtually every case of acne can be controlled. Our dermatologists are experts in all forms of acne treatment from medical creams (prescription strength retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, etc) to oral medications (antibiotics, isotretinoin, etc). Because everyone’s skin is unique, our treatment plans will always personalize to your skin’s specific needs.

What is DermCafé?

Connect with a DermCafé Dermatologist today! 

We’re a Digital Dermatology Centre that aims to provide all Canadians with equitable, accessible, convenient and modern dermatology care.

Simply submit your symptom info and skin photos online and connect with an online dermatologist at your convenience.

Visit our How This Work page to learn more. 

Step 1

Submit your Symptom Info and Photos online

Step 2

Book your Online Appointment

Step 4

Access Your Online Results Anytime

Choose your preferred Pharmacy for prescription delivery

Download DermCafé Info Sheets, bloodwork forms and Sick Notes, and book follow-up appointments when needed

Step 3

Audio/Video Visit with Your Dermatologist

OHIP/MSP-covered visits require a Referral by another Physician. Simply book a Video Visit with our Family Doctor first

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