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About Acne

Many teens have the unfortunate experience of persistent inflammation and irritation of the skin on the face. Acne has long been a problem associated with the teen years; however, it may also affect adults. The degree to which acne develops will largely determine how confident a person feels.

We have seen many teens struggle unnecessarily with the emotional toll of chronic acne, and we offer a helping hand to patients from South Tampa, Downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg, Davis Island, Harbour Island, Beach Park, and more. If you are ready to resolve the problem of acne, contact our office for a consultation.

Common Causes of Acne

There is a perception with acne that the affected individual is at least partly to blame for his or her condition. In reality, the cleanliness of the skin is a minor trigger for acne breakouts. Crucial factors in skin health include:

  • Bacteria
  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Hair and makeup products
  • Nutrition
  • Hormones

While each of these factors plays a role in the development of acne, the direct cause of inflammation and breakouts is oil, dirt and other matter clogging pores on the skin.

Types of Acne

Acne may look different in every person. Some of the common lesions that we see in the acne patient include:

  • Blackheads, which are clogged pores that have a dark surface. These “pimples” are open
  • Whiteheads are closed “pimples,” also clogged pores
  • Pustules, which are fluid-filled pockets that look red and irritated
  • Papules may feel tender to the touch
  • Cysts are deep, fluid-filled sacs that may cause scarring if ruptured

Acne Treatments

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Milan Lombardi has extensive experience in the treatment of acne. Patients who visit our office benefit from a comprehensive treatment plan designed around their needs.

Initially, the focus of acne treatment may be to minimize existing inflammation and bacterial activity.

At the same time, we will also look to the future management of the skin to reduce flare-ups.

Call Lombardi Institute of Dermatology


Your skin health is important to your quality of life. For that reason, it is important to your dermatologist near Downtown Tampa. If you have questions about our practice, a new growth, or cosmetic dermatology, contact the office of Dr. Milan Lombardi today for a consultation and examination of your skin.

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