At Florida Skin Center, we offer the most advanced and innovative treatments to clear acne-prone skin in the areas of Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and Cape Coral. Our physicians and staff understand the importance of creating a customized acne treatment plan that addresses each patient’s problem areas and skin type.
What Acne Treatments Do We Offer?
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 of oral and topical medications.
You may have read about this aggressive treatment 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.
Peels are a stronger exfoliation that helps remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.
What is an Acne Extraction Treatment?
Our extraction treatment is an effective procedure that helps eliminate comedones and/or pimples in a safe manner. Medical extractions are appropriate for most acne patients and can be performed in conjunction with other in-office acne treatments and acne medications. When performed by a professional, extraction treatments can do the following:
- Helps reduce future breakouts and congested pores
- Minimizes the development of acne scars
- Shorten the healing time of acne
- Helps decrease inflamed acne lesions
How is Our Extraction Treatment Performed?
After a careful examination of your skin by your licensed skin care expert the skin is cleansed, toned, and then steamed for a few minutes with a clay mask to open up the pores. Once the skin is prepped and ready the aesthetician will then extract any comedones (whiteheads/blackheads). After the extraction process a light chemical peel is applied to the skin. This Illuminize peel® helps remove any excess oils and brightens the skin’s complexion over the following weeks.
Will the Extraction Treatment Work for Any Type of Breakout?
While medical extractions are appropriate for most patients there are some forms of acne that cannot be extracted. For example, cystic acne does not lend itself to easy extractions. These types of breakouts are very deep in the skin, and attempting to remove them can cause a lot of damage. Our aestheticians will always analyze the skin and only perform the extractions that can be done safely.
How Long Does the Extraction Procedure Take?
The extraction procedure takes 40 minutes to complete. It is recommended that patients space treatments approximately two to four weeks apart for the best results. There is absolutely no recovery or downtime with this treatment.
Are There Options for Acne Scar Removal?
Our scar removal treatments are versatile and gentle, and can even be used to treat acne scars. We offer the same techniques for acne scars and other scar removal. Depending on the scar being treated, we will change the intensity, duration, and frequency of treatment to obtain the best results.
What is Our Acne Treatment Clinic?
At Florida Skin Center, we’re experts on acneic skin. Our team knows that acne can be embarrassing, leaving both physical and emotional scars. It’s the most common skin condition affecting teens and adults in their 20’s and beyond. Our new acne clinic is dedicated to the expert treatment of acne. We offer a variety of treatment options customized to each patient’s needs, including:
- Prescription medication – medication used for acne can be used internally or topically. Internal medications help control infection and inflammation from the inside-out, while topical medications are applied directly on the skin for targeted treatment.
- Chemical peels – chemical peels can eliminate the dead, problematic upper layer of skin and help in improving texture and tone, while allowing patients to combat stubborn acne.
- Laser procedures – laser therapies can penetrate deep into the skin for more aggressive treatment.
Patients in the Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, or South Cape Coral area suffering with acne often fail to see results with over-the-counter products. This is when they can turn to an acne treatment clinic with a dedicated dermatologist to learn about effective solutions.
If you want to combat your acne and find a solution that works for you, now is a great time to contact the acne clinic at Florida Skin Center. Our expert team provides a proper diagnosis for the type of acne present and discusses possible treatment solutions that are sure to work on reducing and even eliminating acne! Contact our practice today or visit us at one of our three practice locations in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, or Lehigh Acres.