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Understanding acne for teenagers: Effective treatments for every age in Jupiter, Florida

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Understanding how Acne Treatments works for Teenagers in, Jupiter FL
Acne is not just a “rite of passage” among teens. It can strike at any age, particularly among women middle-aged and older who have never had to contend with it before. With that being said, pimples and outbreaks are most often associated with teenagers. Teenaged acne differs from adult-onset acne. So, it requires specialized treatment from a, well, specialist! You’ve come to the right place for effective and safe treatments that are tailored to teens and to each specific teen, courtesy of Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Peter Vitulli, Jr., and his team at A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic Laser Surgery in Jupiter, Florida.

About teenage acne

While adults tend to develop spots in the lower part of the face, such as along the jawline, teenaged acne tends to like the “T-zone” which is the “T-shaped” central part of the face that extends up from the chin through the nose, and branches outward on the forehead above the eyes. Unlike adult-onset acne, teenaged acne is also more oily and less dry. It is vital to know these differences as some products are formulated more for dry than oily skin. For this reason, products that worked for teens formerly may not work later in life for their adult acne.
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To clear your skin, it is also important for Dr. Vitulli to assess the type of acne that is present. Acne is not merely little red dots or “zits”; it can range from small whiteheads and blackheads to tender or painful lumps and bumps or severe pus-filled lumps and cysts. Furthermore, acne is “graded,” with “Grade 1” referring to mild acne and “Grade 4” on the other end of the spectrum for severe cases of acne outbreaks.

By understanding the nature of your acne, we can develop treatment plans that work promptly and with the least side effects. These options include:
  • Topical medications and cleansers that are applied directly to the skin.
  • Systemic medications such as antibiotic pills to kill infection-causing bacteria and to manage inflammation.
  • Professional procedures only available at your dermatologist’s office; for instance, laser- and light-based therapies, injections, and extractions with drainage.
The best medicine is always “prevention”. Dr.Vitulli gets you into a healthy skincare routine with products that are matched to your skin type and other needs. We appreciate that this stage in life is both exciting and challenging, and we want you to be able to lead your life to the fullest. What we do now can also help our teenage patients avoid the lingering effects of past outbreaks, such as acne scars. Contact us today at 561-427-2000 to schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Vitulli.
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Dr. Peter Vitulli is a highly sought-after and popular board-certified dermatology and board-certified Mhs surgeon in Jupiter. Having earned his medical degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Nova SouthEastern University, he completed his residency and internship at the University of Tennessee and attended a dermatology residency program at Nova SouthEastern University. Dr. Vitulli possesses vast training and experience in all aspects of pediatric and adult dermatology and offers comprehensive treatment solutions with an interdisciplinary diagnosis approach and impeccable follow-up care. He is particularly passionate about the management of skincare. With over two decades of experience in providing exceptional surgical and aesthetic services and medical care, he holds Fellowships and Memberships with several prestigious professional associations including the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Society of Mohs Surgery, among others.

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