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Acne Treatment Center

Pimples, blackheads and any other acne-related problems can be treated at Florida Skin Center At Florida Skin Center, we offer the most latest and innovative treatments to clear acne-prone skin. Dr. Badia and her staff understand the importance of tailoring an acne treatment plan according to your skin type and problem areas.

When it comes to skin health, everyone's needs are unique and what might work for some may simply not work for others. Make an appointment today at our Cape Coral or Fort Myers office or give us call to find out more.

Florida Skin Center Acne Treatments

Prescription Medications

The providers at FSC will evaluate your skin type and will personalize an acne regimen based on what will work well for your type of acne. This may include a combination or oral and topical medications.

Isotretinoin

You may have read about this aggressive treatment medication for acne. Dr. Badia is one of the only dermatologists in the area to offer this treatment option for patients with severe acne or acne that has not responded to other treatments. Although reserved as a “last resort”, Dr. Badia has had great success in using this medication with her patients.

Facials

Facials give you a light exfoliation and a deep cleaning of the skin.

Chemical Peels

Peels are a heavier exfoliation that helps remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.

See before and after pictures of patients treated for acne >

 

To Pop or Not To Pop?

Featured in our Volume 3, Issue 3 Newsletter (2010)

To pop or not to pop. Pimples have always been a sore subject ever since they’ve been rearing their ugly heads on our faces. They can hurt to the touch, or they can be just plain old unsightly. Whatever the case, they need to go away. Popping pimples can seem like a quick fix, but there is a risk of scarring that comes with squeezing a pimple prematurely. How bad can it be, you may wonder? Well, let’s take a deeper look at just what these risks are:

  • While the effort is to get what’s in a pimple out, you may actually be pushing some of the contents (excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria) deeper into your pore, or worse, the bacteria, skin and oil can be pushed through the pore and spill deeper into your skin. This can cause a nodule or cyst deep under the surface of the skin.
  • You run the risk of leaving a mark on your face. Picking can cause injury to the skin which then leads to an overproduction of melanin, leaving you with a dark spot that can take months—if not years—to disappear.
  • Enlarged pores can also result from picking. These enlarged pores will not return to normal size resulting in what looks like a large hole on your face.
  • As if tiny oil spills, pesky dark spots and extra holes on our face weren’t enough…. When the tissue is damaged and collagen is lost, large flat indentations can be left of the skin.

As annoying as acne can be, the results that can be left over from picking can be much more annoying and harder to get rid of. If you feel like you are in need of extractions, please leave it to the professionals. Florida Skin Center’s aestheticians on staff have years of experience in skin care and the extraction process, and we’re more than willing to help you make sure your face is clear of any unwanted blemishes, and keep it that way.

Myth #1: Eating Chocolate makes you breakout.

Fact: Nothing you eat causes acne. Some may think that eating oily or greasy foods causes acne but this is simply not true. Acne is caused when dead skin cells stick together, fall into the pore, plug the gland, collect the oil that your skin naturally produces. Then Bacteria sets in and you get a pimple.

Myth #2: Blackheads are a sign that you are not washing your face enough.

Blackheads are not caused by a buildup of dirt. Rather, pores become dilated and cellular debris builds up. When air hits that cellular debris they oxidize and become black.