Dermatology and Plastic Surgery

Acne Treatments in Melbourne, FL

If you suffer from acne, effective treatment is just a phone call away. At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD and plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, the beaches, and nearby communities in Central Florida can now enjoy state-of-the-art acne treatments to achieve clear, healthy skin. Dr. Saluja  is currently limiting her skin cancer dermatology practice to her aesthetic/anti-aging patients and their adult family members.   New patients for Dr. Saluja should have a referral from a current client. Dr. Saluja no longer accepts Care Credit as a form of payment.

What is Acne?

Acne is a condition that causes blemishes in the skin, generally caused by hormonal fluctuations that stimulate oil production. Over time, doctors have discovered that there are several different types of acne with different causes and treatments. There are three main categories that describe most types of acne:

  • Comedonal acne. This condition is characterized by mild outbreaks of blackheads and whiteheads. It develops due to the accumulation of sebum, an oily secretion produced by the skin itself. Accumulated sebum, along with old skin cells, clog the pores of the skin. Comedonal acne is most often seen on the forehead, nose, and chin.
  • Inflammatory acne. This form of acne refers to a condition in which blackheads and whiteheads become reddened and inflamed.
  • Cystic acne. This is the most serious form of acne, and there is a strong indication that it may be hereditary. Cystic acne occurs when the skin in the area of the outbreak becomes infected. Cystic acne may be very painful and can result in permanent scarring.

Do only teenagers get Acne?

Although acne is most common in teenagers, the condition may also occur in adults. We currently do not treat patients under the age of 21.

What types of options are available to treat Acne?

Treatment depends on the type of acne, as well as additional factors that seem to trigger outbreaks. Most cases of mild comedonal acne affect teenagers, and young adults and these cases are normally treated with topical creams and gels that work by unblocking clogged pores. Treatment may combine a topical retinoid with an oral antibiotic, to kill the bacteria that cause inflammation around the blocked pores. Visit our For Your Best Self-online store for Clenziderm MD, one of our favorite acne topical treatment systems.

In office, treatments include chemical peels such as our Vi Purify Peel treatment and IPL photofacials.

How much do Acne Treatments cost in Melbourne?

Acne treatments vary widely and so do their prices. Since acne treatment in the office is not normally covered by most health insurance providers, our office offers flexible payment options for our patients’ convenience. We also encourage use of health or flexible savings accounts.

Embarrassing and painful, acne can be successfully treated to give you a clear, healthy complexion at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD and plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD. We serve residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, the beaches, and nearby areas in Central Florida. Contact our office to learn more about the various treatments we offer for acne.