Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the U.S., affecting nearly 60 million people each year. While many cases are mild and can be controlled with medication and a consistent at-home cleansing routine, many individuals have it so severely that scarring could occur. Acne generally is a mix of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, small cysts, and other red, itchy, and inflamed areas on the skin. Caused by a mix of bacteria, clogged pores, and dead skin cells, it is most commonly seen in teenagers but can affect adults well into their 40s. Acne most frequently appears on the face, chest, and back. To return the skin to a healthy, glowing appearance, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Eric Wilkerson can offer numerous treatment alternatives, ranging from custom at-home cleansing regimens to medications and laser treatments. Call Fort Lauderdale Dermatology in Fort Lauderdale, FL to learn more.
"I’ve seen Dr. Wilkerson three times now and have never felt like it’s been a rushed visit like other dermatologists I’ve been to. He’s been able to drastically improve skin issues that I’ve dealt with for years. Very clean and professional practice."- M.H. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
"Dr Wilkerson was referred to me by my primary care physician and I am very thankful he was. After being in a trauma accident sustaining multiple wounds, I encountered a rash and irritation around them. I could not afford to get any infection while healing all my injuries. Dr Wilkerson and his assistant Jackie were friendly and gentle. They asked many questions and thoroughly examined the injury site. The doctor’s level of care was exceptional and he took his time to answer all my questions patiently. His treatment plan ‘cured’ my issue and I look forward to my follow up appointment. Jackie was courteous and gracious enough to call me a week after my appointment to follow up and see how I was feeling and how my recovery was progressing."- S.D. / Google / Oct 12, 2019
"I absolutely recommend this place! The Dr. and staff are always friendly and knowledgeable. My favorite part is that they do virtual appointments!"- T.C. / Google / Feb 12, 2021
"Best experience at a doctors office! The office is clean beautiful and inviting with relaxing music. No waiting, was taken in right away. Dr. Wilkerson was kind, professional, extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Jackie was so sweet and helpful. They even offer you water. Lovely office!"- E.A. / Google / Feb 11, 2021
"As a physician myself, I can tell you that Dr. Wilkinson is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and extraordinarily pleasant. I highly recommend him. I will be referring many patients to him."- M.M. / Google / Jan 24, 2021
A flare-up of acne can occur for a number of different reasons, including hormonal fluctuations associated with puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Also, certain medications and drugs (such as the birth control pill) can cause acne, as well as stress and a poor diet. Once the specific cause of acne is diagnosed, a proper treatment plan can be established.
Acne symptoms may vary in conjunction with the sort of acne you have and its severity. Blemishes are a common, obvious symptom of acne and present themselves in many distinct forms, such as blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, pustules, papules, and nodules. Each kind of blemish ranges from mild to severe and will need to be treated accordingly. Studies have shown that acne can also create emotional symptoms, like low self-esteem and depression. Other symptoms associated with acne are dark spots on the skin and permanent scars.
Research suggests that over-the-counter medications don't treat acne effectively. Fort Lauderdale Dermatology offers numerous treatment solutions to control and manage acne and clear its symptoms. For milder cases of acne, prescription medications, such as topical solutions and creams that contain retinoids, salicylic acid, sulfur, and benzoyl peroxide may help. There are also oral antibiotics, such as tetracycline, minocycline, or doxycycline that are effective to use. Besides topical and oral prescriptions, laser treatments have also proven effective. Not only can a laser treatment help deep clean and attack dead skin cells under the dermal layer, but it can also help reduce redness and other pigmentation issues connected with acne. Chemical peels and extractions may also help, depending on the kind of acne you are experiencing.
Clear Your Complexion
If you are fed up with covering your acne with makeup or enduring the physical pain, embarrassment, and emotional affliction that could develop from this condition, we encourage you to call Fort Lauderdale Dermatology to schedule an appointment today at our office in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Seasoned dermatologist Dr. Eric Wilkerson will perform a thorough skin analysis and create a tailored treatment plan to help clear up your complexion as soon as possible.