Acne Treatment

General and Pediatric Dermatology in Manhasset, NY

Acne Treatment
Acne Treatment services offered in Manhasset, NY

Experiencing blemishes as a teenager or adult can lead to self-confidence issues and make it feel as though you can’t be yourself. At Brooks Dermatology in Manhasset, New York, experienced board-certified dermatologist Steven Brooks, DO, offers several types of acne treatment to help improve the health of your skin barrier and boost your self-esteem. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Acne Treatment Q & A

Why does acne form?

Acne is caused by overactive glands that are producing too much sebum. Excess sebum can clog skin cells and block follicles. In fact, acne usually appears on the face, neck, upper back, and chest due to the many follicles found in those areas. 

Bacteria on the skin’s surface infects the clogged follicles. As a result, the skin may get sore, red, irritated, or produce discharges that cause blisters and bumps.

Someone with acne may often see visibly swollen whiteheads because of blocked follicles. If the blockage is at the top of the follicle, a blackhead will be present on the surface of the skin.

With acne, it’s important to not pick, touch, or irritate these skin blemishes as it could lead to scarring or contamination.  

What does acne treatment help with? 

Acne treatment can help with several skin concerns, including:

  • Inflamed papules and pustules (spots)
  • Pimples and zits 
  • Dark or skin colored papules (blackheads and whiteheads)
  • Red, white and brown patches
  • Acne scarring (boxcar, rolling, and icepick)

Depending on the type of acne condition you suffer from, treatment will vary from person to person. Your specialist at Brooks Dermatology evaluates your condition and helps you get started on the best treatment plan for your unique situation. 

Your specialist takes great care to minimize acne scarring and treat your skin with the most effective or advanced methods available.

What are some types of acne treatment?

Brooks Dermatology offers many kinds of acne treatment to help you overcome skin health problems. However, your treatment’s overall effectiveness depends on how well you abide by your specialist’s treatment plan. 

Acne treatments may include: 

  • Prescription medication
  • Chemical peels
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Choosing skincare products and makeup that are gentle on your skin 
  • Cutting down direct contact to your face 
  • Discussing clean hygiene (detergents and cleaning your phone)

There isn’t one specific way to address acne or prevent flare-ups, but your specialist at Brooks Dermatology customizes your treatment based on your acne concerns and treatment goals. 

If acne is holding you back from being the best you, call Brooks Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.