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Acne

A Private Pediatric Practice & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians located in Orlando Metropolitan area , Longwood, FL

Acne

About Acne

One World Pediatrics offers pediatric dermatology services, where the team provides comprehensive care for your child's skin health, including effective treatment for acne. The experienced providers understand the unique needs of children and adolescents facing skin issues, offering compassionate care and tailored solutions for every young patient at their Longwood, Florida, office. Call today or request an appointment online.

Acne Q&A

What causes acne in children?

Acne in children and adolescents is primarily caused by changes in hormone levels during puberty. These hormonal shifts can lead to increased oil production in the skin's glands, leading to clogged pores and the development of acne lesions. Genetics, diet, and certain medications can also play a role in acne development.

How do I know my child has acne or another skin condition?

Recognizing acne in children can sometimes be challenging, as it can be mistaken for other skin conditions. Common signs of acne include the presence of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and, sometimes, painful cysts on the face, neck, chest, and back. 

If you notice persistent or severe breakouts, it's essential to consult with a pediatrician or dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

How is acne treated in children and adolescents?

At our practice, we offer a range of effective treatments to address acne in children and adolescents, tailored to each patient's unique needs and skin type.

Topical Treatments

Topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinoids are commonly prescribed to help unclog pores, reduce inflammation, and prevent new acne lesions from forming.

Oral Medications

For moderate to severe acne, oral medications such as antibiotics, hormonal therapies, or isotretinoin may be recommended to target acne-causing bacteria, regulate hormone levels, or reduce oil production in the skin.

Lifestyle Modifications

In addition to medical treatments, making lifestyle modifications can also help improve acne symptoms. Encouraging your child to maintain good skincare habits, including gentle cleansing and moisturizing, as well as avoiding triggers like certain foods and excessive sun exposure, can contribute to clearer, healthier skin.

Professional Procedures

In some cases, professional procedures such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser therapy may be recommended to target stubborn acne lesions and improve overall skin texture and appearance.

The One World Pediatrics team prioritizes patient education and empowerment, providing families with the knowledge and tools they need to manage their child's acne effectively. With their expert guidance and personalized care, your child can achieve clearer, healthier skin and improved confidence. 

Schedule a consultation by phone or online with the team today to start your child on the path to clearer skin and greater self-esteem.