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Jupiter, FL dermatologist helps patients understand the effectiveness of acne treatment

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We've all experienced it! A pimple pops out at the worst possible moment, maybe the day of a big life event like prom, a wedding, or a job interview. Or, maybe you are one of the unlucky ones to experience near-constant acne problems. While acne isn't a serious health condition, it can cause both physical scarring and affect your emotional well-being. At A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, located in Jupiter, FL, we want our patients to experience the joy that clear, radiant, and beautiful skin can give. Dr. Peter Vitulli believes in assisting each patient to that goal, whether through education on the proper way to care for your skin, or advanced acne treatments for more severe cases. Contact us now to get started on skin you will love!

What acne is:

Acne refers to skin inflammation that is due to overactivity of oil glands at the base of hair follicles. These glands are called sebaceous glands. The glands constantly produce and release oil through the skin pores. The oil is meant to protect your skin. However, sometimes, these oil glands become overactive and get blocked, which then causes the oil to build up under the skin. Bacteria feed on the oil, increasing the number of bacteria in your pores, which then causes the skin inflammation that leads to acne.

Types of acne:

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  • Pustules: This is what you get if the inflamed skin is directly near the surface.
  • Papule (pimple): This is what is caused by inflammation a bit lower under the surface.
  • Cyst: If the inflammation is deep, it will cause a cyst to form on the skin.
  • Whitehead: If the follicle is closed to the surface of the skin, a whitehead will form.
  • Blackhead: If the pore is open, the oil will oxidize, changing the color of the oil from white to black.
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Acne treatments:

  • If you only get acne in small doses intermittently, some at-home steps can help curb the emergence of pimples. Cleanse your face and neck with gentle motions, twice daily with a cleanser containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Be sure to wash after times of heavy exertion when you sweat. Use light make-up. Don't touch your face as the oil from your fingertips will transfer. Picking at acne can cause it to inflame, become worse, and possibly scar.
  • For moderate acne, call A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery to get your individualized consultation. We will come up with a treatment plan to diminish your acne, prevent future breakouts, and work towards preventing scars. This can include specialized cleansers and oral medications.
  • For severe acne, we will create a specialized treatment plan. It will include the same items as moderate acne treatment paths. However, we may add antibiotics to prevent infection of your acne, and injections to reduce cyst inflation.
  • We also work to diminish existing acne scars though laser treatments.

Why we're the best place for you!

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  • Dr. Vitulli has extensive education in multiple areas of medicine. This leads him to approach patients' dermatological issues with a unique perspective that is difficult to emulate at any other provider.
  • We have carefully selected and evaluated skincare products that we offer for your individual issues. Unlike the drugstore aisle, we can steer you to the exact right product for your skin.
  • We believe in empowering our patients. This means not only do we extensively consult with you and explain treatment paths in depth. We strongly believe when you understand every aspect of care thoroughly you make better treatment decisions.
  • We provide our patients with a variety of payment options in our dedication to helping each person develop healthy, beautiful skin.
Don't be one of the thousands who suffer the embarrassment of acne! Be proud of your selfies and group photos again. Call A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery to get started on your goal of clear and gorgeous skin. 561-427-2000

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"The BEST dermatologist and staff
I started seeing Dr. Vitulli a few years ago because of my fair skin and frequent cases of skin cancer. He and his staff have always made me feel very comfortable, they are very informative and spend time with me to ensure I understand everything. Dr. Vitulli is a very kind and caring physician and educates patients in preventive care. His bedside manner is fabulous!"

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