Acne treatment specialist
Acne is a common condition that causes blocked pores, cysts and other lesions to appear on the face, neck, chest, shoulders and arms. The doctors at elias dermatology treat those suffering from acne from the Florida areas of Ft. Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines.
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Acne Treatment Q&A
What is Acne?
Acne is a common skin disorder. It usually begins on the face or back. Earliest lesions are referred to as “blackheads” or whiteheads. Factors such as hormones, stress, cosmetics, certain environmental factors, and the use of certain medications, all play a role in the development of acne. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin problem in individuals of all ages.
Why does acne occur?
Some of the most common factors for acne flares up include:
- An increase in oil secretion rate.
- A change in oil composition.
- Abnormal growth and “stickiness” of the cells of the skin, which allows for acne-inducing bacteria to overgrow.
- The release of certain hormones.
- Circulating hormones such as a change before a woman’s period.
Other items which can contribute to acne include:
- Resistant Infections
- Environmental Agents (Greases, Solvents)
- Exposure to Lanolin or Vegetable Oil Based Cosmetics
- Diet (high glycemic diet)
What are the treatments for acne?
Treatment will depend on the reason for the acne flare up. It is not uncommon to combine topical or oral antibiotics with the use of topical retinoids and oil controlling agents. The topical medications help to decrease the amount of oil that is secreted and diminish skin cell adherence. Elias Dermatology® offers treatments for acne that include salicylic acid peels, microdermabrasion, acne surgery, or photodynamic therapy (PDT). They also offer alternative therapies such as nutrition supplementation. Supplements which have been used to treat acne include:
- Vitamin A
The use of topical herbal ointments such as tea tree oil may reduce the effects of acne. Applied topically, tea tree oil may help reduce bacteria on the skin, lessen inflammation, and reduce acne lesions.
Our staff looks forward to helping you to answer any questions that you may have about acne.