Treatments for Acne NYC New York, NY

There are several different treatment options for clearing up acne.  One should schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist if interested in a medically based treatment, which could consist of a topical medication such as a Tretinoin along with a systemic medication such as Doxycycline.

There are also cosmetic based acne treatments that your physician may recommend.  Cosmetic based treatments are not typically covered by insurance, but can be extremely effective for patients suffering from acne.

One cosmetic based treatment that your Dermatologist may recommend is a Chemical peel, which includes the application of acid to the skin once every 4 weeks.  These acids chemically exfoliate the top layers of skin, signaling the cells inside the skin to produce more rapidly.  The ultimate result of Chemical peels include a rapid skin turnover that prevents pores from becoming clogged.

An additional cosmetic based treatment is the Laser Acne treatment.  Treating acne with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) often delivers better aesthetic results (especially on inflammatory acne) without the side effects associated with topical and oral acne medications.  IPL treatments target and destroy the bacteria responsible for acne, helping to prevent future breakouts from occurring on the face, chest and back.  The number of recommended treatments can vary anywhere from 4 to 8 treatments.

It is best that you consult with your Dermatologist to determine the best treatment option for your acne