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Acne can be socially debilitating, uncomfortable, and generally harmful to quality of life.
We want to help you fight back and treat acne and acne scarring with our professionally administered, holistic range of treatments.
Waking up with pimples or acne cysts can affect confidence and self-esteem in a heartbeat, whether you’re preparing for a high school reunion or a client conference.
Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles get clogged with dead skin cells and oil. Characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and sometimes scarring, it primarily affects the face, back, and upper-chest areas, which contain a relatively high amount of oil glands.
The causes of acne are vast. While acne forms due to hair follicles becoming clogged with dead skin cells and oil, the reason for the excess oil or dead skin cells can vary.
Common causes of acne can include a genetic excess in oil, excessively dry skin, hormonal imbalances, food intolerances and more.
Affecting 633 million people globally, acne is the third most common disease worldwide. On top of that, it’s experienced by 80 to 90 percent of teens in the Western world!
Unfortunately, we’re seeing acne here in NYC well beyond the teenage years in both men and women. Current dermatologic research suggests this may be related to increased ambient toxins we’re exposed to here in our amazing (but congested) city.
Why are we so very successful in treating acne? Because we listen to our patients before reaching for the prescription pad.
We begin all acne treatment regimens with an assessment identifying when you flare and where you flare. In this way, we can customize a treatment schedule that works specifically for you, unlike Bottle X off the drug store shelf.
Our visits consist of both short-term improvement (controlling acute inflammation) and long-term maintenance. So it’s not just about this current break-out, but controlling break-outs for years to come.
We’re a “whole”-listic practice, which means we’ll use the best of Western and holistic medicine to get you blemish-free tomorrow.
We’ll discuss dietary trends, previous therapies, and skin type to give you a more complete appreciation of the pathophysiology (how it happens) behind your acne vulgaris or acne rosacea. We set reasonable expectations and goals for your improvement so that you can track expected progress with us.
Acne may be common, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a huge pain in the face, as it were. We understand that this common problem is also very personal, and should be treated as such through individualized care.
Make an appointment right now with The Dermatology Specialists, and get the skin you’ve always wanted!