Antibiotics were once thought of as the best way to treat acne because dermatologists thought the condition was contagious. Dr. Hilary Baldwin, from Rutgers Robert Woods School in New Jersey, believes that antibiotics are no longer needed to treat acne. Although some patients need antibiotics to treat their acne condition, Dr. Baldwin thinks antibiotics should be avoided if possible. Most dermatologists still believe in using antibiotics to treat acne, however, these doctors aren’t aware of the rise in antimicrobial resistance. Topical erythromycin lose resistance after a couple of months use unless the antibiotic is combined with Benzoyl Peroxide that can remove color from fabrics. The biggest problem with antibiotics is that patients who use these drugs are on them for years.


Dr. Tim Ioannides, MD founded Treasure Coast Dermatology over 15 years ago; he has 25 years experience in dermatology. Dr. Ioannides has a medical degree from University of Miami School of Medicine, graduating with honors in 1993. Ioannides served his internship at University of Florida of Medicine Health Center. Ioannides completed his medical residency at University of Miami School of Medicine Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital.


Dr. Tim Ioannides is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. The dermatologist holds a fellowship with the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for Mohrs Surgery. Ioannides is regarded as essential to the education of future dermatologists in dermatological and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Ioannides worked as a voluntary associate professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine Department of Dermatology since 1999. Ioannides developed the HPV vaccines used for many skin cancers. The vaccine is used for patients who have end stage cancers and HIV. The dermatologist published the results of his HPV vaccine in a medical journal.


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