Approximately 85% of individuals will be affected by acne at some point within their lifespan. It is a condition that does not discriminate, and it impacts both men and women, young and old. However, it can make many patients feel self-conscious about the appearance of their skin, especially if their acne is severe. While common, this skin condition has various methods of treatment. Many patients come to Margulies Dermatology to learn more about the options available to them for addressing the pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts that can appear on the face or body. Dr. Michael C. Margulies can work with individuals to develop a treatment plan that is right for their unique situation.
What treatment methods are available for patients with acne?
Acne can be addressed in many different ways, and a treatment plan is designed for a patient based on their needs. A patient with mild blackheads will likely have a different strategy to control their condition than an individual with large, painful nodules. During an initial evaluation appointment, Dr. Michael C. Margulies will determine the type and severity of a patient’s acne, and then provide recommendations for treatment. Below are just a few of the more common methods of clearing acne and improving the health of the skin:
- Over-the-counter creams and lotions
- Topical prescriptions
- Oral medication (pills)
- Chemical peels
- Laser therapies
- Light-based treatments
For some patients, over-the-counter medications that include salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide may be effective for controlling acne breakouts, while for others, these do not make a difference. By working with Dr. Michael C. Margulies, patients have a custom-tailored treatment plan that fits their particular situation. This includes integrating therapies and treatments alongside a customized skincare regimen with gentle cleansers, toners, and moisturizers.
Schedule a visit with Margulies Dermatology to learn more about controlling acne
If you live in the Miami, FL area and are interested in learning more about the control and maintenance of acne, call Dr. Michael C. Margulies and his team today at (305) 595-0393. The practice is located at 8940 North Kendall Drive, Suite #704E and is open to new patients in the community.