Acne Treatment NYC

Acne Treatment NYC Acne is among the most common skin conditions in New York and globally. It affects nearly 50 million individuals in the United States and is most prevalent among teenagers and adult females. One in two women suffer from acne in her twenties, and three in ten are affected in their thirties.

Acne types

Sometimes the terms acne and pimples are used interchangeably. However, acne can cause various types of skin eruptions, primarily:
  • Cysts – These hard lumps are located below the skin and contain pus. They tend to be painful and become infected easily.
  • Nodules – These are also lumps below the skin, but solid rather than pus-filled.
  • Pustules – Small, reddish bumps with pus at the tip, usually called pimples
  • Papules – Raised bumps, red in color, which result from infection of hair follicles
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Causes of acne

This is a complex skin conditions, with many causative factors. These may include:
  • Hormones
  • Diet
  • Environmental conditions
  • Exposure to irritants (including topical products)
  • Even use of a dirty cosmetic applicator can trigger acne
Increased hormone levels can cause skin to produce an excess of sebum, making the pores susceptible to clogging. This is why acne is so common among puberty-age youth, and pre-menopausal women. Whatever the root cause may be, acne is the result of pores clogged by bacteria, skin flakes, sebum (skin oils), impurities, or a combination thereof.

Treatment options

Dr. Ostad begins with an evaluation, to determine the type and severity of acne. He then creates a customized treatment plan accordingly. Therapies may include:
  • Prescription medication combined with a specialized skincare routine may be sufficient to clear mild acne.
  • For moderate to severe acne, Accutane or oral antibiotics may be recommended.
  • Laser treatment can kill acne-causing bacteria, reduce oil production, and stimulate new collagen growth.
Call us at (212) 517-7900 to schedule a consultation.
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