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Acne Treatment in Miami

Treat Your Acne and 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 testosterone plays a part, as does heredity. Dr. Longwill at the Miami Center for Dermatology provides Acne Treatments to her patients, specifically for them. She takes into account their medical history and their overall well being.

Acne Treatment in Miami

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. Almost no one escapes some clogged pores and pimples, especially during adolescence–a fragile time when self-esteem and confidence is just emerging. Acne afflicts people of all ethnicities and is treated the same regardless.

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Model getting a laser acne treatment in Miami

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. To best clear acne, try to keep your skin as untouched as possible. Acne is not caused by dirt, and washing your face, while it is fine to do up to twice per day, is going to do little to help with your acne.

If you're actively dealing with acne, facial resurfacing may not be right for you.

Treatment for Acne

Finally, popping pimples is not a no-no. None of us likes to walk around with puss filled pimples. Done correctly, properly popping can actually help hasten healing. However, whatever you do, absolutely, positively, do not pick at your skin.

Acne Treatment therefore aims at killing bacteria, with benzoyl peroxide and antibiotic medications. In addition, Retinoids work against the small clogged pores and reduce inflammation. Dr. Longwill’s Miami Center for Dermatology has the latest effective acne treatment in Miami available today.

Some information taken from: Acne.org

Here at the Miami Center for Dermatology, your comfort and satisfaction is our main concern. For that reason, we offer acne treatment in miami for our patients. Call Today to schedule an appointment at (305) 279-7546 or Click Here to Contact Us Today!

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Hormonal Acne

Polycystic ovary syndrome 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, talk to Dr. Longwill and the Miami Center for Dermatology team about an acne treatment method.

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