Acne Q&A


Acne services offered in Palm Bay, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Titusville and Rockledge, FL

If you struggle with pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads, healthier skin is within reach at Florida Dermatology Associates. Ruben Moreno, MD, and his expert team offer an array of acne treatments that clear up your skin and reduce the risk of future acne outbreaks. Call one of the offices in Palm Bay, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, or Titusville, Florida, or use the online booking tool today.

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that usually occurs because of hormone fluctuations, especially during adolescence or pregnancy. While not a cause for concern, acne might feel uncomfortable or make you feel embarrassed. The good news is that treatments available at Florida Dermatology Associates can clear up your skin and reduce the risk of future problems.

What are the symptoms of acne?

The most common symptoms of acne include:

  • Pimples
  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Pus-filled bumps
  • Cysts 
  • Nodules
  • Painful bumps
  • Acne scarring

Acne may come and go. Its symptoms might be mild, moderate, or severe. See the specialists at Florida Dermatology Associates to learn more about your treatment options.

What are the risk factors for acne?

Acne is common, as many people experience it at some point. Some of the common acne risk factors include:

  • Being a teenager
  • Pregnancy
  • Family history of acne
  • Stress 
  • Some medicines
  • Using oily or greasy substances

Keeping your skin clean and minimizing stress may reduce your chance of having acne, but you can’t always prevent it.

How does my provider diagnose acne?

To diagnose acne and develop an effective treatment, the Florida Dermatology Associates team reviews your personal and family medical history, examines areas of your skin containing acne, and discusses your preferences, lifestyle habits, and desired results. Your dermatologist then personalizes a treatment plan just for you.

How is acne treated?

Common acne treatments include:


You might try oral medicines or topical medications to reduce acne and clear up your skin. Corticosteroid injections may also help.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels remove outermost skin cell layers to stimulate new cell growth and revitalize your skin. 

Laser and light therapy

Using laser or light energy is an effective, noninvasive way to diminish acne and its scarring. 

Lifestyle changes

Keep your skin clean by washing your face regularly and avoiding certain types of skin care products. Eat nutritious foods and keep stress levels as low as possible.

Your Florida Dermatology Associates provider may suggest more than one type of acne treatment to ensure exceptional results. 

If you struggle with acne and desire beautiful skin, call one of the Florida Dermatology Associates offices or use the online booking feature today.