Acne

offered in Arcadia, Miami, Homestead, Sarasota, Venice , Longboat Key , Bradenton and Northport , FL and Midwest City and Chickasha, Chickasha, OK

Acne

If you’re searching for safe and effective treatment options for acne, the team at Luminary Dermatology is here to help. The practice has 10 locations and offers acne treatment from Phyllis Skolnik, MD, Raymond Cornelison, MD, Shauntell Solomon, DO, Janet Delaney, MSN, ARNP-BC, and Cynthia Spencer, APRN-BC, at locations in Arcadia, Bradenton, Homestead, Miami, North Port, Sarasota, and Venice, Florida, as well as Midwest City, Oklahoma. Call or click today to schedule your visit.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects both teens and adults. The best way to understand how acne develops is to think about how your hair follicles usually function. 

Your body is covered in thousands of hair follicles, each of which acts as a tiny channel into the deeper layers of your skin. At the base of each follicle lies a hair root, and as the root creates hair cells, they stack atop one another, eventually extending beyond the surface of your skin. 

Your body produces sebum, an oily substance that keeps hair and skin lubricated and helps sweep away debris within each follicle. When follicles become clogged with hardened sebum and debris, bacteria multiply, creating the inflammation and blemishes common among acne sufferers. 

Researchers know that shifting hormone production plays a role in acne, which is why teenagers experience the condition at higher rates than adults. Genetic factors, certain medical conditions, and environmental irritants can also cause or contribute to acne. 

What are some options for treating acne?

The team at Luminary Dermatology offers a range of acne treatments to help you achieve clearer skin. Specialized facials help cleanse and hydrate and include products designed specifically for acne-prone skin. 

Chemical peels are a great way to renew and refresh your skin. Peels remove the outermost layers of dead skin, preventing breakouts and delivering a healthy glow. Deeper peels can even soften and smooth acne scarring. A series of treatments delivers the best possible results. 

Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses tiny needles to prompt your body to create new collagen and elastin. The process also improves circulation and cell turnover, helping reduce the frequency of breakouts and minimize acne scarring. 

The Forever Clear® BBL (broadband light) laser uses light energy to kill the bacteria that cause acne. Treatments use a combination of yellow, blue, and infrared light to reduce inflammation and prompt your body’s natural healing abilities. 

When is the right time to come in for professional acne treatment?

If you’re troubled by the appearance of your skin or experience painful breakouts, advancements in medical technology offer a range of outstanding acne treatments. Don’t let acne make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. 

Call Luminary Dermatology today to schedule a consultation. Online booking is also an option. Your practitioner explores all available treatment options, empowering you to make an informed decision about your care.