What is Acne?

Acne is a condition that causes pimples and painful swelling in the skin around the sebaceous glands. Almost all adolescents in puberty encounter some form of acne to a greater or lesser extent, but acne can also occur later in life. There are several good treatments for acne available; however, it is best to see an experienced dermatologist for a customized acne treatment. If you are looking for an acne treatment that is suitable for you, book a consultation with one of our expert Manhattan Dermatologists for the right diagnosis and treatment.

What causes acne?

One of the most important factors in the formation of acne is the hormonal imbalance that occurs during puberty. Increased hormone levels lead to more active sebaceous glands. In addition, hair follicles get clogged with dead skin cells. The sebum accumulates and is released in the skin. This leads to inflammation and the formation of pimples.

Other factors that cause acne are:

  • Genetic factors (if other family members have severe acne)
  • Hormonal factors
  • Psychological stress
  • Environmental factors
  • High humidity in the environment
  • Oily, pore-sealing cosmetics
  • Pressure on the skin due to tight clothing (tight cuffs, foreheads)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCO, fairly rare)
  • Too much hormone production (rare)

During a consultation at one of our practices in Manhattan, one of our highly trained New York dermatologists can give you more information about the causes of acne, your type of acne and best acne treatment in your specific situation.

Acne scarring

Severe forms of inflammation and acne can lead to textural changes in the skin. This leads to post-acne scarring. Depending on the severity of the acne, these scars can be superficial or deep. The presence (or lack) of collagen is an important factor in the capability of the body to restore the tissue that was lost because of the acne. Acne scarring in the face usually draws unwanted attention and can make a person feel self-conscious. There are several types of post-acne atrophic scars. All types can be addressed with an appropriate treatment plan at our Advanced Dermatology practice in Manhattan.

Acne treatment in Manhattan

Acne and acne scarring can be treated effectively. Some of the treatments that our Manhattan dermatologists use are laser therapy, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Depending on the type of acne and general skin condition our expert dermatologists will decide which treatment is most suitable in your situation.

Acne consultation in Manhattan, New York

For more information about our acne treatments, fill out the form below to schedule your consultation with one of our top New York dermatologists. We perform our acne treatments and consultations in all areas of Manhattan.

ADDITIONAL ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY PRACTICES

Outside the Manhattan area we also offer acne treatments and consultations at our other locations in New York and New Jersey:

  • Acne Bayside, Queens
  • Acne Upper East Side, Manhattan
  • Acne Ossining, Westchester
  • Acne Roslyn Heights, Nassau County
  • Acne Commack, Suffolk County
  • Acne Ridgewood, Bergen County, NJ
  • Acne Fresh Meadows, Queens
  • Acne Upper West Side, NYC
  • Acne Briarcliff Manor, Westchester
  • Acne West Islip, Long Island
  • Acne East Setauket, Long Island
  • Acne Summit, Union County, NJ
  • Acne Bellmore, Nassau County