ACNE LASER TREATMENT NYC
ACNE TREATMENTS & ACNE SCAR REDUCTION
Acne laser treatment in NYC may be right for you if you’re tired of using over-the-counter acne products with no results. Acne, the most common skin condition in this country, can persist well into adulthood and can reappear repeatedly with hormonal changes. Controlling acne begins with choosing a practice dedicated to caring for your skin and specializing in acne skin care. Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill can provide the proper acne treatments to get breakouts under control and to avoid permanent scarring as your acne clears. Schedule a consultation with our acne dermatologists to discover which acne treatments can best achieve your optimal results.
WHAT IS ACNE?
Acne is a common skin condition that causes pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders. Acne occurs when hair follicles are congested with oil and dead skin cells. Acne is most common among teenagers, although many adults are plagued by reoccurring acne. The main factors that cause acne are: bacteria, excess oil production, clogged pores, overly active androgens, diet, and stress. At Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill, we provide many solutions to treat both acne and acne scarring. We offer specialized acne laser treatments to repair, resurface, and improve the texture of acne-scarred skin.
WHEN SHOULD I SEE AN ACNE DOCTOR?
If your acne persists and your skin care remedies just aren’t working, then you should seek the help of an acne dermatologist. Teenagers often find it difficult to remedy acne via over-the-counter solutions. In older adults, acne can be driven by hormonal causes or related to another medical condition. Seeking the advice of a dermatology professional is typically the best choice to achieve clearer skin.
WHAT ACNE TREATMENTS DO YOU OFFER?
At Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill, we provide a wide range of acne laser treatments and medical acne solutions. If you want to get serious about your acne care, schedule an appointment with our acne dermatologists. We treat pimples, unclog pores, and reduce acne scars. It’s typically not just one acne treatment that offers the solution to clear, smooth skin, but rather a combination of treatments. Not all acne is the same and patients respond differently to acne treatments. A combination of dead skin buildup, hormones, and genetics makes acne difficult to clear, as the bacteria from acne spreads to the surrounding skin, causing infections that result in pimples, pustules, and cysts. Knowing which acne treatments will work best is part of the expertise at our dermatology practice.
Our acne dermatologists will examine your skin to determine which treatment or combination of treatments will clear your skin. We offer a variety of techniques, including laser acne treatment, IPL, chemical peels, and medical-grade skin care products to treat acne and reduce acne scarring. We utilize topical gels and creams for spot treatments and to reduce breakouts. We may recommend topical retinoids which exfoliate the skin or oral vitamin A (Accutane) for more persistent acne. Medical-grade chemical peels can improve mild-to-moderate acne and the hyperpigmentation that spots leave behind. Steroid injections can be useful in treating a single, large acne cyst. Oral / topical antibiotics may also be prescribed to treat acne. Our practice offers various laser and light-based technologies to reduce acne and to remove acne scarring. Our dermatologists can treat your skin for the clearest outcome.
WHAT IS ACNE SCARRING?
Acne scars are created as pimples dry up and heal. To repair the skin after a pimple ruptures, the body naturally builds new collagen fibers. Raised acne scars occur when too much collagen is sent to the source of the healing pimple, while pitted acne scars occur when not enough collagen is sent to the site of the healing pimple. Popping pimples is the number one cause of creating acne marks or scars. Without proper treatment, scars can remain long after the blemishes heal. At Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill, we offer acne scar treatments using laser and light-based technologies to repair and improve the texture of your skin. The earlier acne laser treatment begins, the less likely that scarring will be long-lasting.
WHAT CAN LASER ACNE TREATMENT IN NYC ACCOMPLISH?
Laser acne treatments can reduce acne and acne scarring. Light therapy is useful for addressing the bacteria that block pores and contribute to pimples and inflammation. Blue and red-light therapy kills bacteria and is safe for the skin. Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most effective ways to clear and reduce acne and acne scars. We offer both ablative and non-ablative laser skin treatments, depending on the type of scar and the number of treatments required by each. Non-ablative resurfacing is ideal for patients who prefer a milder treatment with virtually no downtime. Ablative resurfacing works deeper than non-ablative resurfacing and is ideal for patients who desire the fastest results.
All of our laser and light therapies are tailored to each patient’s needs and preferences. The advanced technology of our lasers facilitates customized treatments to best address each patient’s condition. Typically, these laser acne treatments are utilized in conjunction with other methods, such as topical medications recommended by your acne dermatologist at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill.
WHAT KIND OF LASER ACNE TREATMENT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
Light and laser-based acne therapies offer patients an excellent solution for active acne, as well as acne scar removal. There are specific laser filters which are designed especially for the inflammatory stages of acne to reduce redness and breakouts immediately. Other lasers focus more on the reduction and removal of acne scarring. The laser acne treatments at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill target acne in its various stages. Typically, laser acne treatment results are long-lasting. The best results are usually seen after the last treatment. To maintain results, patients often need a follow up treatment once or twice a year.*
HOW MANY LASER ACNE TREATMENTS WILL IT TAKE?
Depending on the condition, as few as one to two sessions may be required, though the number of laser acne treatments can vary based upon the condition of the skin and the type of laser. Multiple treatments can deliver significantly better results than a single session. Most patients see best results with three to four consecutive treatments. Most of our lasers are non-invasive, so patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately following their laser acne treatment.*
HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT ACNE LASER TREATMENT IN NYC?
Everyone’s skin is different. Talk to one of our dermatology providers about all of your acne options. If you think that you may benefit from acne treatments, contact us. Our dermatologists can examine your skin and discuss your acne treatment options. Give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.