Acne Specialist

Lotus Dermatology

Board Certified Dermatologists & Cosmetic Dermatologists located in Spring Hill, FL

Acne can be frustrating and embarrassing at any age. Visit Dr. Rishi Patel and Dr. Utpal Patel at Lotus Dermatology to find an effective solution. With locations in Spring Hill, Brooksville, or Homosassa, Florida, this team of board-certified dermatologists offers fast and effective acne solutions to achieve clearer skin and reduce scarring. Click to book a consultation online or call the office to get started.

Acne Q & A

What causes acne?

There are many myths about what causes acne. The reality is your pores get clogged with your body’s natural oils or dead skin cells, leading to breakouts.

You may be more prone to acne for hormonal or genetic reasons, but sometimes food or skin-care sensitivities can contribute to acne breakouts.  

You may also be more prone to acne if you wash your face too little or too much, if you don’t shower after excessive sweating, or if you take certain medications.

What are the symptoms of acne?

You probably know what acne looks like, but this skin condition manifests in many ways and on different parts of your body. You might notice your skin has small bumps, large cysts, whiteheads, blackheads, or widespread inflammation.

Acne can also leave behind red, indented, or raised scars, even after Dr. Rishi Patel and Dr. Utpal Patel help you clear your face or body from active breakouts.

When should I see a dermatologist about acne?

If your acne isn’t clearing up with over-the-counter treatments or home remedies, contact Lotus Dermatology for a consultation. Controlling moderate to severe acne and prevent future breakouts is critical for ensuring you don’t have long-term scarring or redness.

What are the best treatments for acne?

Treatment for acne depends on the severity, type, and location of your problem. Lotus Dermatology offers a range of options. First, you meet with Dr. R. Patel or Dr. U. Patel to have a personalized skin care assessment. The treatment plan they create may include one or a combination of the following methods:

Topical creams

These creams kill bacteria and reduce oil production in your skin. Prescription-strength creams are much more effective than over-the-counter products.

Lasers and light therapies

Heat and light destroy acne bacteria, resurface the skin, and help prevent future breakouts. This type of procedure also treats acne scars.

Extraction

Dr. R. Patel and Dr. U. Patel can remove large or stubborn cysts through a surgical incision or drainage techniques.

In some cases, you might also benefit from an oral antibiotic or acne medication.

To learn more about acne treatment at Lotus Dermatology, call the office or click to book a consultation online today.