Acne is one of the most well-known, noticeable, and bothersome skin conditions that can affect any gender, any age, and any ethnicity. Many patients will seek to use over-the-counter products to help control their acne, while others may have more severe cases that require the assistance of a dermatologist. At Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center, our providers are committed to helping patients achieve clear skin with a few recommendations for fighting acne and calming acne-prone skin.
What are the best ways to combat acne?
Acne is a skin condition that can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormones, genetics, and inflammation. While there is currently no one-size-fits-all solution to treating acne, there are a number of treatments that can help reduce its appearance. Topical retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, oral antibiotics, and lifestyle changes are all effective ways to address this condition and help clear the skin.
- Topical retinoids. Topical retinoids are a type of medication that can be applied directly to the skin to treat acne. Retinoids work at increasing cell turnover and preventing the unwanted buildup of dead skin cells, which can clog pores and lead to breakouts.
- Benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide is another common topical treatment for acne. It works by reducing the amount of present sebum, or oil, produced by the skin. Benzoyl peroxide can be found in a variety of over-the-counter acne products.
- Oral antibiotics. Oral antibiotics are sometimes prescribed for more severe cases of acne. Antibiotics work by reducing the number of bacteria on the skin, which can help to clear up acne and prevent new acne from developing.
- Lifestyle changes. Many lifestyle changes can also help to reduce the appearance of acne. These include avoiding touching or picking at the skin, keeping the face clean, and managing stress levels. Getting plenty of rest, drinking plenty of water, and regularly exercising can also be beneficial.
How do I find out more about managing my acne?
If you live in the Miami Beach or Hallandale Beach, FL areas and want to work with our Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center team to discuss the treatment of acne, call the office at 305-532-4478 to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation. Drs. Martin Zaiac and Nardo Zaias are available for new and returning patients in their state-of-the-art dermatological facility.