Advanced Dermatology Associates -  - Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology Practice

Advanced Dermatology Associates

Medical, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology Practices located across Manhattan and the Bronx, New York City, NY

Acne affects men and women well beyond the teen years and impacts nearly 50 million Americans of all ages each year. The certified and highly experienced medical providers at Advanced Dermatology can help. The team treats both teens and adults who struggle with acne breakouts in Midtown Manhattan, Harlem and the Bronx, New York. Book your acne evaluation online or call one of the five convenient offices directly.

Acne Q & A


Why do I have acne?

When your hair follicles get clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and debris, you develop pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and even painful cysts. These types of acne breakouts occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Excess oil production
  • Family history of acne
  • Certain medications
  • High periods of stress

Friction or pressure on your skin, possibly from hats, shirt collars, or bras, can also contribute to clogged pores and acne breakouts. While an occasional zit here and there probably isn’t anything to worry about, if acne regularly affects you, it’s time to seek medical attention.


When should I see a dermatologist for acne?

Acne can make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin, and the more you try to hide breakouts under hats and makeup, the worse your acne may become. It’s time to visit Advanced Dermatology if your acne is:

  • Becoming more frequent
  • Causing pain or discomfort
  • Leading to scarring
  • Oozing or scabbing over

Your provider thoroughly evaluates your skin and designs a treatment plan to resolve your current outbreak, keep your acne under control, and minimize scarring.


What is the treatment for acne?

Your acne treatment plan at Advanced Dermatology is tailored entirely to you, so you can expect effective results. Depending on the severity of your acne, your provider may prescribe oral or topical medications to:

  • Reduce oil production
  • Fight bacterial infections
  • Minimize inflammation
  • Stabilize hormone levels
  • Speed up skin cell turnover
  • Prevent plugging of hair follicles

If you already have acne scars or are at risk of developing them, your provider suggests aesthetic laser treatments. This advanced type of therapy stimulates skin cell turnover, collagen production, and overall healing. Medical-grade chemical peels, offered right in the office at Advanced Dermatology, can also help treat an acne breakout and stimulate healing.

In many cases, especially if you have severe acne, it’s best to combine treatments. The caring team at Advanced Dermatology works diligently to help get your acne under control and counsel you on preventing future breakouts.

Before your next acne breakout, schedule an evaluation at Advanced Dermatology. Click on the online scheduler or call your most convenient location.

Please contact us at 1-800-545-SKIN (7546).