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Treatment of Acne in NY

Acne Treatments

Acne affects millions of people, with more than 85% of teenagers developing acne lesions that can often last years.  But teenage acne is only part of the story.  By some estimates, 20% of all adults have active acne.   It’s clear that severe, persistent and stubborn acne can cause heartache for many people.  In addition to social embarrassment and self-image issues that acne can cause, moderate to severe acne, if left untreated, can result in permanent scarring.

Despite years of misinformation and myth surrounding acne, patients should understand that their acne is not caused by anything they’ve done.  Acne is a genetic disease, usually triggered by stress and hormones that stimulate oil production, causing follicles to clog and become inflamed.   There is no one treatment or “cure-all” for acne, and each individual case will respond to treatment differently.  While some over-the-counter topical treatments can help with mild cases, a doctor-prescribed treatment plan should be used for more persistent or severe cases to prevent permanent scarring.  With years of experience treating patients with acne, Dr. Seidenberg can assess your individual condition and work with you to develop an ongoing treatment plan that will work to control your acne.

Acne Treatment Options Include:
Topical treatments, such as retinoids, to prevent plugging
Antibiotics, either topical or oral, to reduce bacteria and inflammation
Chemical peels for acne to open blackheads and whiteheads
Oral hormones, including birth control pills
Acne surgery / injections to remove blackheads and whiteheads and drain cysts
Oral isotretinoin ("Accutane") for more severe acne cases

While all procedures carry some risk and uncertainty, the treatment of acne is normally safe when performed by a qualified, experienced dermatologist.  Dr. Seidenberg will meet with you to assess your condition and discuss your options for treatment, including any possible side effects that you may experience.  Request an appointment online or call today to set up a consultation with Dr. Seidenberg.

317 East 34th Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10016

212.421.SKIN (7546)

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