How Derms Treat Their Own Skin Emergencies

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.
Dermatologists — they're just like us. No matter how gorgeously glowing and perfectly un-puffy their skin might look when we walk into their offices, they are, at the end of the day, still human. And what do humans do? Deal with annoying skin issues on the regular.

We thought it would be fun to quiz three of our favorite derms on what they do when certain ailments befall them. Do they just reach for over-the-counter healers like we do? Or do they always have a laser on standby, waiting to zap an unsightly dark spot? Turns out, it's a little of column A, and a little of column B.

Ahead, find out how each of these docs deals with their skin care SOS. Trust us, you don't need to take your boards to steal their expert advice.

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