ABOUT ACNE and SKIN CARE
Certain skin types are more prone to acne than others. If you have dry to normal skin, you're less likely to see breakouts than someone with oily skin. However, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) can cause acne breakouts regardless of your skin type and history. The excess androgens that are produced in women with PCOS cause a hormonal imbalance, which affects the body in many ways. This includes skin health and oil production. Skin care services are often a cornerstone in PCOS symptom management to help women take control of their complexion and manage breakouts. Dr. Lynsey Johnson, DNP, FNP-C at PCOS Sisters Telehealth Clinic & Wellness Center is a family nurse practitioner who helps Florida-based patients manage their symptoms and treat the cause of their condition. We're proud to treat patients in the following states and cities:
North, central, and south Florida, including Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, and Orlando.
Including cities of Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus, Augusta, and Macon.
New York City (Manhattan, Upper East side, Upper West side), Queens, Brooklyn, Rochester, and Buffalo.
Acne and Skin Care Reviews
"I met with Lynsey last week to talk about PCOS. I have been undiagnosed for over 3 years and am now starting to show second order consequences with insulin resistance and high cholesterol. It felt great to be heard by Lynsey and she understood what I've been going through. My GYNO said nothing was wrong; however when you have excessive hormonal cystic acne, weight gain that you can't prevent no matter how diligent you are on a diet and hair that is thinning something is wrong. Thank you Lynsey and team. I'm looking forward to starting this journey and getting my life back."- B.O. / Google / May 20, 2023
SYMPTOMS OF ACNE
Acne looks different for many people and its appearance can vary depending on severity. Types of acne breakouts that women with PCOS may see include:
- Whiteheads: Closed clogged pores that come to a head
- Blackheads: Open clogged pores that resemble dark specks
- Papules: Sensitive red bumps that are small in appearance
- Nodules: Large, uncomfortable pimples under the skin
- Pustules: Similar to pus-filled papules
Additional Skin Care Concerns
PCOS Sisters Telehealth Clinic & Wellness Center also proudly offers anti-aging products for concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, our practice treats these common skin conditions:
- Cold sores
- Dry skin
- Contact dermatitis
- Skin abscesses and boils
- Genital herpes
ACNE and skin care FAQ
Is there anything I can do to reduce acne breakouts?
There are many factors that contribute to acne production. These can range from the hormones your body produces to the foods you eat. Doing things like modifying your diet to reduce sweets, drinking more water, and staying consistent with your PCOS treatment and skin care routine can help bring balance to your skin and tame breakouts.
How is acne treated?
Acne is treated with skin care treatments and services, such as prescription medications and products. Since acne is different for every patient, you will receive a personalized treatment plan to improve your skin and address the root cause of your sudden acne breakouts.
Do you accept insurance?
PCOS Sisters Telehealth Clinic & Wellness Center offers both pay per visit and membership subscriptions. We are a cash pay only practice, meaning we do not accept insurance. Cash pay includes credit cards and debit cards. We cannot accept Medicaid or Medicare patients, even if you agree to pay cash as we do not bill insurance. If you have insurance that covers your labs, imaging, and medications, you may use it, but you might find that our discounted prices are cheaper if you self-pay.
HAVING BETTER SKIN IS POSSIBLE
Even if you didn't have much acne in your teens, PCOS can make your skin break out well into your adulthood. If the emergence of acne is causing you grief and making you feel insecure, know that you have options. Take control of your PCOS symptoms by scheduling a virtual consultation with Dr. Lynsey Johnson, a skilled family nurse practitioner who has many years of clinical and personal experience with the condition.
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