Acne in Hollywood, FL

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What is Acne?

Acne is among the most common skin conditions in the U.S. While many cases are considered mild and may be controlled with medication and a good at-home cleansing routine, many patients have severe acne that leads to scarring. Acne is generally a combination of whiteheads, pimples, blackheads, small cysts, and other itchy, red, and swollen areas on the skin. Caused by a blend of bacteria, clogged pores, and dead skin cells, acne typically appears on the face, torso, and back. If you're concerned about acne and would like to regain a healthy, glowing appearance, Dr. Simona Bartos at Imperial Dermatology in Hollywood, FL can offer numerous treatment options, ranging from custom at-home cleaning systems to medications and laser treatments.

Who is a candidate for acne treatment?

Candidates for acne treatment may be wanting to reduce the appearance of active acne on the face or body. At Imperial Dermatology, Dr. Simona Bartos provides various treatment options that can best fit your needs and skin goals. Acne treatment at our facility may also be beneficial for patients who have tried other therapies in the past without success. 

How do you treat acne?

Studies show that store-bought drugs do not treat severe acne effectively. Imperial Dermatology offers numerous treatment alternatives to control and manage acne and clear up its symptoms. For milder cases of acne, prescription medications, such as topical solutions and creams that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, and retinoids, might provide help. Additionally, there are oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline, minocycline, and tetracycline. Besides oral and topical prescriptions, laser therapies have also proven effective. Not only can a laser treatment help cleanse and kill dead skin cells under the dermal layer, but it can also help reduce redness and other pigmentation issues associated with acne.

Acne FAQ

Do laser acne treatments hurt?

No, most people only feel mild discomfort during laser acne treatment. Many say it is like a “snapping” sensation at first but then goes away as the skin gets used to the sensation. We can use a topical anesthetic to help make your procedure as easy and stress-free as possible.

Can you treat acne on other parts of the body than the face?

Yes, we can. Our acne treatments address the root causes of acne, no matter where it is, to get your skin clearer and healthier looking.

Can acne be cured?

Most people will experience acne from time to time, as there is no cure for acne. However, there are effective treatments for more severe acne that, with regular care, can dramatically reduce acne outbreaks for clearer, healthier skin.

What kinds of foods cause acne?

The link between certain foods and acne has been long studied. The most common food culprits contributing to acne are:

  • Fried foods
  • Foods high in fat
  • Sugar
  • Dairy products
  • Milk chocolate

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If you are sick of covering your acne with makeup or enduring the physical pain and emotional affliction that could come from this skin condition, we encourage you to contact Imperial Dermatology to schedule an appointment in Hollywood, FL. After a thorough skin analysis, Dr. Bartos will create a customized treatment program to help clear up your complexion as soon as possible.

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