Regardless of age, many patients suffer from acne. Over 85% of adolescents and young adults are afflicted by acne and to no surprise, it is the most common skin disease treated by physicians. Acne occurs when there is an overabundance of natural bacteria Propionibacterium acnes present in the skin. Inflammation is caused when the bacteria blocks follicles - the blockage moves into the dermis which results in red pumps, pustules and nodules. Treatment may include oral and topical medications, laser treatments, fractional skin resurfacing and chemical peels.Request a Consultation
Dr. Elba Pacheco is a specialist in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive surgery and has been Board Certified since 1991.
Dr. Pacheco specializes in the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, brows, eye muscles and eye sockets, as well as in the non-surgical rejuvenation of the face. She uses the latest in laser and non-laser techniques available to achieve superior cosmetic and functional results. She has limited her practice to her subspecialties since the completion of her training in 1991.
Between 1991 and 1999, Dr. Pacheco served as a full-time faculty member in the Oculoplastic Service at The Wilmer Eye Institute. She still serves on the part-time faculty today, while directing the Center for Eye & Laser Surgery.
Training/Education 1991- Completed fellowship in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive surgery at The Wilmer Eye Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.
1990- Completed fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus also at The Wilmer Institute
1989- Completed residency in Ophthalmology at The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Fl.
1985- Graduated medical school at The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University in New York.
1981- BA Molecular Biology from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Ma.
Dr. Pacheco lived in her native island of Puerto Rico until 1977 when, following High School graduation from Sacred Heart School, she left to pursue her studies in the mainland. The school recently honored her with the "Distinguished Alumnus Award in Medicine".