Acne Treatment Specialist

Sunshine Medical Center LLC

Family Medicine and Aesthetics & Geriatrics located in Sarasota, FL

Acne breakouts can be distressing whether you’re a preteen, teenager, or an adult. At Sunshine Medical Center LLC in Sarasota, Florida, Soordal Prakash, MD, and Shanthi Prakash, MD, offer treatment with intense pulsed light (IPL) to kill the bacteria that causes acne. To learn more about acne treatment and see if you’re a good candidate, call Sunshine Medical Center LLC, or book your visit online today.

Acne Treatment Q&A

What is acne?

Acne is a natural and common skin condition that affects teenagers more than all other demographics. However, the end of your teenage years doesn’t always mark the end of your acne breakouts. 

Acne forms when the tiny holes in your skin, called pores, get clogged with oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and bacteria. The bacteria can cause the acne to become red and inflamed. Acne includes a variety of different blemish types:

  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Papules
  • Pustules
  • Cysts


There are many specific issues that can contribute to acne, including hormone fluctuations, diet, and certain medications. The team at Sunshine Medical Center LLC can help you figure out which factors are contributing to your breakouts. 

What is acne treatment?

Usually, all you need to do to alleviate an acne breakout is use either topical or oral medications designed to adjust your skin’s oil production or kill the bacteria that cause acne inflammation. While these treatments, along with some time, can significantly reduce acne in some cases, they aren’t always enough. 

For particularly severe cases of acne that don’t respond to acne medication, Sunshine Medical Center LLC offers noninvasive acne treatments using their state-of-the-art Palomar® pulsed light system. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a type of light with many wavelengths that isn’t concentrated like a laser. Instead, it acts like a camera’s flash. 

IPL can help reduce your acne and prevent future breakouts. The intense pulses of light kill acne-aggravating bacteria.

When should I consider acne treatment?

You should consider booking a consultation for acne treatment at Sunshine Medical Center LLC if you struggle to control your acne at home. Professional acne treatment can also help you avoid or minimize acne scarring, which can result from mismanaged acne. 

Acne can cause severe embarrassment and can be difficult to cover or conceal. If your acne affects your self-image, treating it can give you a major boost in confidence.

How long does it take to see results from acne treatment?

After your acne treatment, you can expect to see a notable reduction in your acne within 6-8 weeks. The team at Sunshine Medical Center LLC can recommend additional treatments for future flare-ups or acne scars that remain after a major breakout. 

Regardless of your age, acne can be difficult to live with and handle. To learn more about acne treatment and find out if you’re a candidate, call Sunshine Medical Center LLC, or book an appointment online today.

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