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Symptoms of acne in teens and Treatment Options

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Getting through the teen years is hard enough, even without acne. But acne is a common skin condition that impacts many teenagers due to hormonal changes that occur around this time. Jupiter, Florida area teens who are looking for a dermatologist to educate them on the best ways to treat acne, are encouraged to work with a board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Peter Vitulli at A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery.

What are the symptoms of acne?

Acne is commonly seen as clogged pores, creating whiteheads and blackheads on the skin. Patients will sometimes experience painful, red, and inflamed pimples and lumps anywhere on the face and neck. Some patients develop acne elsewhere, such as on the chest, the back, and the upper arms. The condition is often hereditary, but with the help of a trained and experienced professional, patients can get products and services that work at reducing and even eliminating acne while protecting the skin from scarring.

What causes acne?

Your skin has oil glands, and when there is an increase of sex hormones called androgens during puberty, it can cause the oil glands to provide more oil. This oil, called sebum, can block the pores and hair follicles with skin cells and creates the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive and grow. This, in turn, results in infected or inflamed pimples. Patients may also experience cysts deep underneath the skin and the formation of whiteheads and blackheads. Other causes may be increased stress, heavy sweating, and even clothing rubbing against the skin.

What treatment options are available for acne?

Teenagers who have acne may want to ask about the following ingredients in acne products to address the problem:
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Lactic acid
  • Glycolic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Retinoids
  • Azelaic acid
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Teenagers and adults struggling with acne and unable to control the problem with over-the-counter products are strongly encouraged to book an appointment with our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Peter Vitulli, to discuss possible acne solutions. The office is located at 4600 Military Trail, Suite #107, and can be reached by calling 561-427-2000.
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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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