Jeffrey J. Heller, D.O.

511 N. Clyde Morris Blvd,
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
790 Dunlawton Ave., Suite H
Port Orange, FL 32127

(386) 239-8700

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By Heller Dermatology Center
April 08, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Acne  

Do you still have acne, even though you've tried every product in the drugstore? Here at the Port Orange and Daytona Beach, FL, offices of your dermatologist, Dr. Jeffrey Heller, we offer treatment that will help clear your skin.

 

5 Treatments That Can Reduce Acne Flareups

Acne affects as many as 50 million Americans every year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Although the skin condition is particularly common during the teenage years, plenty of adults struggle with acne too. When over-the-counter acne preparations aren't effective, your Port Orange and Daytona Beach skin doctor may recommend one of these approaches:

  • Applying Prescription-Strength Topical Medication to Your Face: Pimples form when natural skin oils and debris clog your pores. Keeping your pores clear offers a simple way to prevent future breakouts. Topical medications like tretinoin, adapalene and tazarotene speed skin cell turnover and prevent your pores from becoming blocked.
  • Using Antibiotics: If topical medication isn't working quite as well as you had hoped, your dermatologist may recommend adding a topical or oral antibiotic to your treatment regimen. Antibiotics kill the p. acnes bacteria that play a crucial role in the formation of acne lesions.
  • Taking Oral Contraceptives: If you're a woman, you may have noticed that your acne worsens at the same time every month. Taking oral contraceptives not only prevents pregnancy, but it may also help keep your acne under control. The medication reduces the production of sebum, an oily substance that keeps your skin moist and subtle. An excessive amount of sebum can clog your pores, causing acne.
  • Trying a Chemical Peel or Microdermabrasion: These treatments remove the outer layers of the skin where acne lesions form. They can also minimize the appearance of shallow acne scars.
  • Using Light Therapy: Blue light therapy offers an innovative way to reduce acne. During the treatment, your dermatologist uses a small, handheld device to deliver short pulses of blue light to your face. The light kills p. acne bacteria and shrinks your oil glands. Blue light therapy may be combined with red light therapy. Exposure to red light promotes healing and decreases acne scars.

Do you need help managing your acne? Call your dermatologist in Port Orange and Daytona Beach, FL, Dr. Heller, at (386) 239-8700 to schedule an appointment.

By Heller Dermatology Center
October 07, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne   skin care   skin types  

It’s important to tailor your skincare regimen to your specific skin type. Find out what might be missing from your current skincare routine.skin type

While it might just seem as simple as washing your face twice a day there is more to taking care of your skin then meets the eye. In fact, any old product that you buy from the drugstore just won’t cut it. If you want to maintain fresh, healthy-looking skin then you need to know more about your skin type and how to care for it. We turn to our very own Daytona Beach, FL dermatologist, Dr. Jeffrey Heller, to find out more about caring for your skin type.

First thing is first. Forget what you may have read in magazines about your skin type. While oily, dry or sensitive skin types do exist, it’s a little more complicated than that. There are other issues that also affect your skin type, from acne and clogged pores to sun damage. These skin types also don’t account for just how severe your oily or dry skin may actually be. Yes, it may seem confusing but our Port Orange and Daytona Beach, FL skin doctor is here to demystify this information for you.

Determining Your Skin Type

A great test for determining your skin type is to first wash your face and then apply a gentle toner. Wait at least 15 minutes and then look in the mirror to see how your skin is responding:

  • Are you already starting to notice oil? Then you have oily skin.
  • Does skin feel tight, itchy or dry? Then you have dry skin.
  • Is the T-zone (nose, forehead and chin area) oily while the rest of your face is dry? Then you have combination skin.
  • Do you notice any stinging, tingling or redness? Then you may have sensitive skin.

Caring for Your Skin in Port Orange and Daytona Beach

Now that you know how to figure out your skin type it’s important that the products you use reflect this. The texture of the product is an important part of what products you use. For example:

  • If you have dry skin you will want to use thicker, creamier products that will help rehydrate the skin.
  • If you have oily skin you will want to find thinner, gel-like products that contain words like “non-comedogenic”, which means that the product won’t clog pores.
  • If you have combination skin you will want to use products that cater to both dry and oily skin. Use the thicker-textured products for dry patches while opting for thinner, lighter products for the oily regions.
  • If you have sensitive skin look for products that are specifically tailored to sensitive skin types. Products should be fragrance-free and free of any harsh chemicals. Always try a new product on a small patch of skin to see how it will react before fully applying to you face.

Whether you have questions about your skincare regimen or you want to find a great acne-fighting treatment, don’t hesitate to turn to our Port Orange and Daytona Beach, FL dermatology office for the professional TLC your skin deserves.

By Heller Dermatology Center
February 09, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne  

Find out how to reduce the number of acne breakouts you experience.

Acne is a common nuisance many people have to deal with. But no one wants to deal with a breakout right before a big event, meeting, job interview, or date. Don’t let your schedule be dictated by acne. From the office of your Daytona Beach, FL dermatologist, Dr. Jeffrey AcneHeller, find out the best ways to keep acne at bay.

Keep Skin Clean

It should go without saying, but it’s important that you wash your face twice a day to remove dead skin cells, excess oil, and other germs from the surface of your skin. However, it’s not necessary to wash more than twice a day, as washing too often can actually dry out skin and exacerbate your acne.

When you do wash your face be sure to use warm water rather than hot and find a cleanser that is gentle on your acne-prone skin. Have questions about what cleanser to use? No problem! Our acne experts in Daytona Beach can help.

Moisture is Key

If you are using any topical acne medications or acne-targeting skincare products, you know all too well that they tend to dry out your skin. So, it’s important that you keep skin moisturized to prevent skin peeling and dryness. Only use moisturizers that have noncomedogenic on their labels, as these products should not cause acne.

Be Careful When Wearing Makeup

If you are already dealing with a breakout, the last thing you want to do is make it worse. Therefore, it’s best to use little to no makeup over acne whenever possible. Foundation and blush may look great when you first apply them, but their oils can leave acne-prone skin even worse by the end of the day. If you must wear makeup, opt for ones that are noncomedogenic.

Consider Your Hair Products, Too!

Did you know that what you put on your hair could also affect your skin? Hair gels, sprays, oils, and perfumes can easily get in contact with your face, clogging pores and irritating skin. When it comes to hair products, use gentle cleansing products. If you have oily hair, make sure you wash it more often to prevent breakouts. Have long hair? Make sure to pull it up and out of your face.

If you have questions about how to treat your acne and would like to talk to us, call our Daytona Beach, FL dermatological office. Let Heller Dermatology Center help you achieve the healthy, radiant skin you’ve always wanted.



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