Best Solution for Acne Treatment in Miami
How Acne Forms in Pores
Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become clogged, most often on the face, neck, back, and chest. No one knows exactly why this happens, but we do know that hormones and heredity play a part. Dr. Longwill at the Miami Center for Dermatology provides Acne Treatment in Miami, tailored for each patient, taking into account their unique medical history and prioritizing their overall well being.
The Effects of Acne
Once a pore becomes clogged, it traps skin oil inside. Bacteria grows in this oil and can cause an inflammatory response in the skin. Acne lesions can be small and hardly noticeable, have a small white or black head, or can appear red with a white/yellow center. Sometimes a clogged pore will become so inflamed that it can lead to larger, more painful lesions called nodules or cysts, which can ultimately scar. Acne affects most people, regardless of race or ethnicity, and can be particularly noticeable in adolescents.
Healthy Skin Secret
Our skin is healthiest and clearest when it is in balance. The more irritation your skin experiences, the more likely it is to break out. Conversely, the less irritation your skin experiences, the better it is able to remain clear. Sources of irritation include anything which rubs, scratches, or comes into prolonged contact with your skin, as well as anything which sends your skin out of balance such as over dryness, sunburns, shaving the face with irritating razors, and pore-clogging cosmetics. The secret to healthy skin is to try to keep your skin as untouched as possible. Acne is not caused by dirt, so face washing even up to twice per day will do very little reduce acne.
Treatment for Acne
Most treatments for acne revolve around killing bacteria, often with benzoyl peroxide and/or antibiotics. In addition, Retinoids can be used to tackle small clogged pores and reduce inflammation. Dr. Longwill’s Miami Center for Dermatology keeps on the cutting edge of dermatology to offer the latest, most effective acne treatment in Miami available.
At the Miami Center for Dermatology, your comfort and satisfaction is our priority.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Hormonal Acne
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone disorder that causes the ovaries to enlarge and form small cysts on their outer edges. While this affects a woman’s fertility, it may also lead to numerous other hormone-induced side effects like hormonal acne.
Hormonal imbalance is at the heart of the PCOS condition. Without proper signal transmission from the pituitary gland, estrogen and progesterone levels can drop. This condition also increases testosterone and leads to symptoms like hormonal acne.
Some milder cases of hormonal acne from PCOS respond well to over-the-counter medications that use benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. For more serious conditions, the only way to treat hormonal acne related to PCOS is by correcting the underlying hormone imbalance.
Progesterone and hormone treatments remain the best way to treat hormonal acne from PCOS. If you think you may suffer from acne related to PCOS, make an appointment with Dr. Longwill and the Miami Center for Dermatology team to find a PCOS/Hormonal Acne treatment method that works for you.