Most people have experienced acne breakouts that can cause cosmetic concerns. Teens and young adults are prone to acne, but even those in their 30s and beyond can struggle with acne. Chronic acne can impact self-confidence and leave behind scarring that can impact appearance for years to come. Dr. Katherine Chiang and the dermatology team at Precision Medical Specialists offer advanced dermatology options for acne treatment at our medical center in Wellington, FL.
Acne is a multifactorial skin condition that often requires a multi-prong approach. Key factors that may contribute to acne include hormones, bacterial colonization with propionibacterium acnes, speed of skin turnover, oil production, diet and genetics. The factors that contribute to acne can vary from patient to patient, which is why cookie-cutter treatments and creams are not effective in many cases. It is important to determine the type of acne and possible contributing factors to determine the best treatment for effective results.
Treatment and Prevention for Acne and Scarring
Depending on the type of acne you have, Dr. Chiang may recommend diet modification, bloodwork or prescription treatment with topical retinoids, topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics, oral contraceptive pills, anti-androgen pills, Accutane or even an injection into the acne lesion itself. Your treatment will be tailored to your type of acne with a personalized treatment plan created by Dr. Chiang.
In addition to treating your acne, Dr. Chiang will also discuss how you can minimize future acne breakouts and treat scarring. Acne scar treatments depend on the type of scarring (box car scar, rolled scars, ice pick scar, etc.), skin type and severity of the scarring. Common effective treatments for acne scarring include microneedling, chemical peels, RF microneedling and laser resurfacing. With the right combination of treatments, acne breakouts can be controlled and scarring removed to improve the beauty of your skin.
At Precision Medical Specialists, we serve patients from the following cities: Palm Beach, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach at our medical center in Wellington, Florida. To book an acne treatment consultation or appointment for acne scarring removal, call (561) 557-3115, or fill out an appointment request form on our website.