Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, acne has a way of showing up at the most inopportune moments. People tend to blame eating fatty or oily foods for causing acne, but it’s actually usually due to hormone changes or from touching your face.
Fortunately, acne is neither unusual nor untreatable – and your best bet for a quick fix of your acne is to see a skilled dermatologist at an acne treatment center. Let’s talk about how acne can be treated efficiently and effectively, and where you can go in Miami for professional treatment of adult or teenage acne.
How a Dermatologist Can Quickly Treat Acne
If you’re looking for teenage acne treatment that works, here are some options to consider:
There are a number of over-the-counter treatments and prescription medications to get rid of acne. Benzoyl peroxide, for example, is very effective at treating mild to moderate acne. It comes in various forms, including creams, gels, lotions, and facial washes. It works by targeting the bacteria on the skin that is causing the acne.
If over-the-counter treatments do not work for you, your dermatologist will likely give you a prescription that will tackle your acne quickly.
Light Therapy and Laser Treatments
Treatment through light therapy exposes your teenager’s acne to different types of light in order to kill bacteria that is swelling and reddening the skin. Similarly, laser treatment uses pulsed light and heat energy to fight acne-causing bacteria and to minimize oil production.
An experienced dermatologist at a reliable acne treatment center will evaluate your teenager’s acne and recommend the best solution for their particular skin type.
If your dermatologist recommends that you have a professional skin exfoliation treatment, it will likely be performed as a chemical peel. In this case, a chemical solution is gently applied to the face to cleanse the pores and to remove blackheads and whiteheads. Examples of chemical peels used in professional acne treatment are glycolic peels and beta lift peels.
Exfoliation can also be performed via microdermabrasion. In this acne treatment, tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin to treat skin irritation and scarring.
Medical Acne Treatment Center in Miami, FL
If you’re concerned about your own acne or your teen’s acne, the board-certified dermatologists at the Children’s Skin Center Pediatric and Adult Dermatology are here for you. Founded by Dr. Ana Duarte, our skilled medical team provides dermatological care for the whole family – from adult and teenage acne to age spots to wrinkles to skin cancer and beyond.
Our medical team has treated hundreds of thousands of patients, and we would like to welcome you and your family, too. We have offices conveniently located across South Florida in:
- Miami (Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus)
- Coral Gables
- Miami Lakes
- Palm Beach Gardens
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dermatologists here at Children’s Skin Center, contact our caring staff today by calling us at (305) 669-6555 or by filling out our easy-to-use appointment request form online now. We look forward to serving you and helping your whole family achieve and maintain beautiful, clear, healthy skin for a lifetime!