Acne Treatment

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.

Best Dermatologist in South Florida

I emailed more than 10 dermatologists and Dr. Matthew Elias was absolutely the most helpful, courteous, equipped with the most advanced technology in dermatological science, and on the cutting edge of medical research. I have great respect for how he emails back his patients quickly, kindly, and with awesome detail. I had a couple skin issues: too many brown sun spots (i.e. flat moles) on my...

CO2 Laser

5.0
2017-08-25T02:34:58+00:00

CO2 Laser

I emailed more than 10 dermatologists and Dr. Matthew Elias was absolutely the most helpful, courteous, equipped with the most advanced technology in dermatological science, and on the cutting edge of medical research. I have great respect for how he emails back his patients quickly, kindly, and with awesome detail. I had a couple skin issues: too many brown sun spots (i.e. flat moles) on my...

42 Year Old Cellulite Finally Gone! Fort Lauderdale, FL

Though this is a new procedure, Dr. Elias was very informative about the entire procedure form start to finish. He was kind and gentle with the procedure and kept me comfortable for the whole treatment. I like how after he circled the dimples he was going to treat, he printed a picture for me to confirm these were the spots I wanted treated and that nothing was missed. It also allowed him to explain why some of the spots I wanted treated werent able to be treated by Cellfina, but I am excited to try Ulthera for my remaining wavy cellulite as he is confident that will work and I have complete confidence in him.

Cellfina

5.0
2017-08-25T02:37:44+00:00

Cellfina

Though this is a new procedure, Dr. Elias was very informative about the entire procedure form start to finish. He was kind and gentle with the procedure and kept me comfortable for the whole treatment. I like how after he circled the dimples he was going to treat, he printed a picture for me to confirm these were the spots I wanted treated and that nothing was missed. It also allowed him to explain why some of the spots I wanted treated werent able to be treated by Cellfina, but I am excited to try Ulthera for my remaining wavy cellulite as he is confident that will work and I have complete confidence in him.

39 Years Old Much Needed Refreshing – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Elias and his staff are fantastic. They were comforting and explained everything in detail before my procedure which included Botox, Voluma and Aquagold. They took time to answer all of my questions and Dr. Elias explained his go slow and conservative approach which appealed to me greatly.

Botox

5.0
2017-08-25T02:38:23+00:00

Botox

Dr. Elias and his staff are fantastic. They were comforting and explained everything in detail before my procedure which included Botox, Voluma and Aquagold. They took time to answer all of my questions and Dr. Elias explained his go slow and conservative approach which appealed to me greatly.

So excited to finally meet Dr.Matthew Elias today and the team!

So excited to finally meet Dr.Matthew Elias today and the team! Thank you, Jennifer M for educating me on much-needed info on how I can treat my skin and preventative methods now that I am nearing the big 40. Great staff, love the options of treatments and beauty line is top notch too! I got my sunscreen and can't wait for my hydrafacial.

Feuza Reis
5.0
2017-08-25T02:58:15+00:00
Feuza Reis
So excited to finally meet Dr.Matthew Elias today and the team! Thank you, Jennifer M for educating me on much-needed info on how I can treat my skin and preventative methods now that I am nearing the big 40. Great staff, love the options of treatments and beauty line is top notch too! I got my sunscreen and can't wait for my hydrafacial.

Wonderful brilliant doctor!

Wonderful brilliant doctor! Very kind and courteous with all his patients � Highly recommend him!

Lizzette Torrico
5.0
2017-08-25T02:59:21+00:00
Lizzette Torrico
Wonderful brilliant doctor! Very kind and courteous with all his patients � Highly recommend him!

Had my first visit yesterday with Dr. Elias

Had my first visit yesterday with Dr. Elias and I couldn't be more pleased. He was incredibly friendly and professional as were his office staff. That's hard to find in a doctor's office. Keep up the good work, guys! See you in 6 weeks

Nina Michelle
5.0
2017-08-25T03:00:22+00:00
Nina Michelle
Had my first visit yesterday with Dr. Elias and I couldn't be more pleased. He was incredibly friendly and professional as were his office staff. That's hard to find in a doctor's office. Keep up the good work, guys! See you in 6 weeks

I had a laser hair removal treatment

I had a laser hair removal treatment with the highly educated and talented esthetician, Jennifer Mignano. Fast session and painless. Thank you Jennifer and Elias Dermatology.

Lynette Bellomo
5.0
2017-08-25T03:01:41+00:00
Lynette Bellomo
I had a laser hair removal treatment with the highly educated and talented esthetician, Jennifer Mignano. Fast session and painless. Thank you Jennifer and Elias Dermatology.

Dr. Matt Elias is the best!

Dr. Matt Elias is the best! He has great bedside manner and listens to my concerns. I am not great with Novacaine (needles) and he promised I wouldn't feel a thing, and he took the time to make sure I didn't!! I would highly recommend his practice.

Jessica Taylor
5.0
2017-08-25T03:02:22+00:00
Jessica Taylor
Dr. Matt Elias is the best! He has great bedside manner and listens to my concerns. I am not great with Novacaine (needles) and he promised I wouldn't feel a thing, and he took the time to make sure I didn't!! I would highly recommend his practice.

One treatment of “Clear & Brilliant”

One treatment of "Clear & Brilliant" laser and my enlarged pores/oily skin are dramatically reduced.Thank you!

Kylie Boughter
5.0
2017-08-25T03:03:05+00:00
Kylie Boughter
One treatment of "Clear & Brilliant" laser and my enlarged pores/oily skin are dramatically reduced.Thank you!

Dr. Merrick Elias has the fantastic energy and demeanor!

Dr. Merrick Elias has the fantastic energy and demeanor! I love that he is using the latest technologies to help me stay young and refreshed looking. I highly recommend seeing him about any of your aging concerns, he really knows his stuff!!!

Shaura Martee Mills
5.0
2017-08-25T03:03:46+00:00
Shaura Martee Mills
Dr. Merrick Elias has the fantastic energy and demeanor! I love that he is using the latest technologies to help me stay young and refreshed looking. I highly recommend seeing him about any of your aging concerns, he really knows his stuff!!!

Very caring great with all your concerns very accommodating

Very caring great with all your concerns very accommodating I would recommend Elias Dermatologist to any and everyone

Cathleen McBride Sperry 
5.0
2017-08-25T03:04:45+00:00
Cathleen McBride Sperry 
Very caring great with all your concerns very accommodating I would recommend Elias Dermatologist to any and everyone

Best of the best! 

Best of the best!
I highly recommend this office to all of my friends!

Matthew Cooper
5.0
2017-08-25T03:05:25+00:00
Matthew Cooper
Best of the best! I highly recommend this office to all of my friends!

Dr has always been tops in his group

Dr has always been tops in his group for showing true care for his patients. He listens and treats each patient as if they were his only patient.

Scott Boyd
5.0
2017-08-25T03:06:33+00:00
Scott Boyd
Dr has always been tops in his group for showing true care for his patients. He listens and treats each patient as if they were his only patient.

They are the best diagnosticians

They are the best diagnosticians, most caring, most compassionate dermatologists ever!

Sharon Riba Elias
5.0
2017-08-25T03:15:36+00:00
Sharon Riba Elias
They are the best diagnosticians, most caring, most compassionate dermatologists ever!

I love working with Dr. Matthew

I love working with Dr. Matthew and Merrick Elias!!! Amazing, VERY smart and fun guys to work with!!!

Christine Bernados
5.0
2017-08-25T03:16:15+00:00
Christine Bernados
I love working with Dr. Matthew and Merrick Elias!!! Amazing, VERY smart and fun guys to work with!!!

I love my Doctor Matthew Elias!

I love my Doctor Matthew Elias! I would highly recommend him.

Sandra H Statner
5.0
2017-08-25T03:17:09+00:00
Sandra H Statner
I love my Doctor Matthew Elias! I would highly recommend him.

Dr. Elias is the best dermatologist in South Florida!

Dr. Elias is the best dermatologist in South Florida!

Jessica Barbarosh
5.0
2017-08-25T03:18:26+00:00
Jessica Barbarosh
Dr. Elias is the best dermatologist in South Florida!

Awsome Doctor

Awsome Doctor, thank you for all you do, your truly the best! !

Yalo Rivera
5.0
2017-08-25T03:19:11+00:00
Yalo Rivera
Awsome Doctor, thank you for all you do, your truly the best! !
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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:

  • Friction
  • Sweating
  • Heredity
  • Stress
  • 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:

 

  • Zinc
  • Niacinamide
  • L-carnitine
  • 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.

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