Acne Specialist

Palm Beach Dermatology Group

Dermatologists located in Delray Beach, FL

If you’re among the 50 million Americans dealing with acne, Palm Beach Dermatology Group, has the solutions you need. From topical treatments to oral medications to corrective acne treatments on-site at Palm Beach Dermatology Group and more, your dermatologist creates a personalized pathway to clear skin just for you. Call the office for your appointment now.

Acne Q & A

What causes acne?

Acne is caused by clogged sebaceous glands. Your sebaceous glands make oil, but when they create too much oil some of it lingers to clog the glands. To add to this, your skin regularly sheds old skin cells, and some become trapped. The clogged sebaceous gland then swells to create acne bumps.

In some acne sufferers, particularly young women, acne may happen due to hormonal change. Some women have breakouts during ovulation and/or during menstruation.

It’s a myth that acne is caused by stress, hygiene, or the foods you eat. Although it’s best to minimize stress, use good hygiene, and eat healthy for your overall skin and body health.

Who is most prone to acne?

Although teenagers are more prone to acne than adults, you can still struggle with acne into your 20s, 30s, and beyond. Nearly everyone has acne at some time in their life. Many Americans suffer with acne right now.

Why do acne scars happen?

If your acne is inflamed, the pore swells until its wall breaks open. The contents of the pore then leaks out and damages surrounding skin. Although your body naturally tries to regenerate the damaged area, the new tissue is rougher and often discolored.

The scar is more pronounced if there is more skin damage. The deeper acne, marked by cysts and nodules cause the worst acne scarring.

What is the best treatment for acne?

Acne treatment at Palm Beach Dermatology Group depends on your personal needs and your symptoms. Some of the options include:

Topical treatments

Topical treatments include options such as retinoid creams, salicylic acid creams, and antibiotic solutions. Using these medications properly will help control your acne.

Oral medication

Oral medication for acne may include options like antibiotics, oral contraceptives (for hormonal acne), or the acne drug called isotretinoin for severe cystic or nodular acne.

If you’re dealing with acne scars, Palm Beach Dermatology Group offers fractional CO2 laser treatment for acne scars and total skin resurfacing. Other options for acne scars can include chemical peels and microdermabrasion based on the severity of your scars.

If your acne or old acne scars have you concerned, reach out to Palm Beach Dermatology Group for help.