How to Treat Your Acne with Medical Skin Care

Pimples. Blackheads. Whiteheads. Nodules. These are just a few of the ways acne shows up in the 50 million  Americans who have it every year. Do you look in the mirror and hate the skin you see?

You don’t have to just live with it, you can do something about it. At Luis A. Viñas Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we provide medical skin care to patients in Florida who want to clear up their skin for a more radiant look.

What causes acne?

Living with acne can be frustrating. Even if you practice a good skin care regimen, acne may persist. This is because acne isn’t caused by having a dirty face. 

It’s caused by skin cells not being able to properly shed. Acne occurs when the sebaceous oil gland around a hair follicle becomes clogged with oil, dirt, and dead skin cells.

Acne most commonly occurs on:

As the most prevalent skin condition, acne most commonly occurs among teenagers. In fact, 85% of teenagers have acne and many adults, too. 

If your mom and dad had acne, you’re more likely to get it as well. But no matter what type of acne you have, there are ways to treat the condition and prevent future breakouts from happening.

The right treatment for you

There are a lot of products on the market that deem to be acne-fighting. However, acne differs for each person and therefore, doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all solution.

 Medical skin care focuses on your unique skin to help give you clear skin most effectively and quickly. 

Your age, skin type, and lifestyle are all taken into consideration when you meet with Luis A. Viñas. Depending on your situation, he may suggest the following treatments.

Topical medications

If you have a moderate degree of acne, Dr. Viñas may prescribe a topical medication that can be applied directly to your acne. This usually comes as creams or lotions that are directly applied to your acne in the evening. They work to stop your hair follicles from being plugged and may also increase your skin’s sensitivity.

Antibiotics 

Antibiotics may be used to reduce the spread of acne-causing bacteria if you have moderate to severe acne. Tetracycline or macrolide are two common oral antibiotics. 

These kinds of antibiotics are often only subscribed for only three to four months to help reduce antibiotic resistance. 

Accutane®

Dr. Viñas may prescribe Accutane to help clear severe cases of acne that have been resistant to other kinds of treatment. It is a strong drug that clears most types of breakouts in four to five months. Over two million people have used Accutane, so it is widely known for its effectiveness. 

Microdermabrasion 

Ultrasonic microdermabrasion involves a handheld device that administers tiny vibrations in your skin to remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. It is a safe procedure that Dr. Vinas may suggest to revive your skin if you have mild to moderate acne. 

Microdermabrasion encourages your skin to produce healthy new skin cells, while also boosting your collagen production.

Laser treatments 

Laser treatments use a concentrated beam of light to kill acne-causing bacteria and to treat inflammation. Most patients need a series of several treatments, and while it may greatly improve your acne, it is important to note that this treatment alone will not cure your acne. 

Get clear skin today

As your body’s largest organ, your skin helps protect your delicate interior. If you aren’t happy with your skin, now is the best time to do something about it. Stop using ineffective products and meet with a medical professional who can heal your skin from the inside out. 

Contact us today to schedule your consultation to help give you the beautiful skin you deserve.

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