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How to Treat Acne

While acne is more commonly associated with teenagers and young adults, acne can still be a skin condition that impacts older patients and even babies. Acne may occur on the skin for a variety of reasons, and knowing the cause and the type of acne is the first step in finding the right solution to treat it. At Plantation Dermatology, we see patients of all ethnicities, genders, and ages who are seeking treatment for acne and even acne scarring that can remain on the skin long after blemishes are gone.

What causes acne?

There are many reasons why a patient might develop acne. Acne can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Genetic predisposition/hereditary
  • Diet/nutrition
  • Hormones and hormone fluctuations
  • Plugged and clogged hair follicles
  • Excess oil on the skin

How can I treat acne?

The first step in successfully treating acne and managing clearer skin starts with a diagnosis. During an initial consultation visit with the team at Plantation Dermatology, our team examines the skin and determines the type of blemish present. Patients might have anywhere from mild to severe acne with small pimple and whiteheads to large cysts and nodules. Once a proper diagnosis has been made, patients then work with their dermatologist to find the treatment most appropriate for their needs. Sometimes it can take some time to find the right combination of treatments, so patients should expect to try several methods to see what works best. Patients can also combine services such as chemical peels and laser therapies with topical and oral medications to achieve results faster. Below are just a few treatment options:

  • Microneedling
    Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical peels
  • Light and laser-based therapies
  • Topical medications
  • Oral medications

Schedule a visit with Plantation Dermatology today

If you are ready to take charge of your acne and work with an experienced team of professionals to clear your skin, now is the time to call the office of Plantation Dermatology. We are open to new patients who are ready to enhance their skin’s health and appearance with today’s amazing solutions for acne and acne scarring.

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