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Acne Treatments

At Skintology MedSpa by Dr. Jennifer Walden, we understand that acne can be frustrating and embarrassing to deal with. Our providers offer a variety of skin treatments including laser, IPL, facials, chemical peels, and/or medical-grade skin care products to treat acne and reduce acne scarring. We welcome you to contact our office at (212)832-2225 to learn more about acne treatments in New York, NY, and to set up a consultation with our caring acne experts.   A combination of dead skin, hormones, genetics, and other factors can sometimes cause severe acne and require professional treatment. Without treatment, the oil and dead skin cells continue to build up on your skin and clog your pores. This in turn causes your pores to overflow and spread bacteria to the surrounding skin, causing infections that result in pimples, pustules, nodules, and cysts.

When you come to Skintology MedSpa by Dr. Jennifer Walden, our amazing aestheticians will examine your skin to determine which treatment or combination of treatments will be best for you. Some of the treatments we may recommend include facials, laser skin treatments, and chemical peels.

For more information about our effective and non-invasive acne treatments, and to make your appointment with our acne treatment experts, contact our office today!

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Acne is a common skin condition which occurs due to a buildup of dead skin cells, bacteria, and increasing amounts of oil that combine to block the pores in your skin. Acne is worse in individuals with oily skin, and may occur to both teenagers and adults. Acne also occurs in both men and women, though women are more likely to have mild or moderate forms of acne into their 30s and beyond.

  • Treatments are non-invasive
  • Effective for all skin types
  • No downtime required following treatment
  • Very safe

It may take as long as eight to 12 weeks before you see a noticeable result in your skin following acne treatment. Please note that you may require several treatment sessions in order to achieve the best results, and that results vary from person to person. Please speak with us to determine which treatments will be most effective for your skin.

  • Stress
  • Hormonal fluctuations due to pregnancy, puberty, or seasonal change
  • Climate
  • Pressure or friction
  • Picking at the skin
  • Diet
  • Birth control pills
  • Cosmetic skin products
  • Lifestyle factors – inadequate sleep, drug and alcohol use, etc.

If your acne seems to be worsening, we encourage you to speak with our doctors to determine potential causes and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Acne can be an immensely frustrating condition that goes on for way too long. Fortunately, when you know where to turn, you can get the upper hand on your blemishes sooner rather than later. The team at Skintology has years of training and experience treating a wide variety of skin conditions, from acne to the signs of aging. Our facility is equipped with physicians, nurses, and estheticians who know all about the skin and how to bring out its best qualities. For acne, we may suggest treatments such as chemical peels, laser resurfacing, IPL treatment that destroys acne-causing bacteria, medical-grade skincare products, or other modalities. Depending on your overall skin health and the severity of your acne, your provider may develop a customized treatment plan that includes a variety of different modalities, each of which addresses a particular aspect of your acne. For example, you may benefit from professional facials and chemical peels to bring your breakouts under control, followed by microneedling to stimulate collagen that can heal acne scars. 

The primary benefit of getting help for severe or persistent acne may be that you get your clear, healthy skin back. Acne is a skin condition that affects your appearance, so can affect how confident you feel. Additional benefits of receiving personalized care for your acne include a reduced risk of developing acne scars, improved dermatologic health, and a greater sense of how to take care of your skin in between your visits to Skintology. When you seek proper assistance for dealing with acne, you no longer have to go it alone. You get to benefit from the knowledge and experience of a team whose sole priority is to make people's skin beautiful!

If you have acne-prone skin, you want to develop excellent hygiene habits. Your esthetician can help you identify what your skin needs to thrive. Some examples include washing your face morning and night and after sweating, washing your sheets and pillowcases once a week, and avoiding excessive sun exposure. Where you might benefit from professional assistance is in determining the best products to use to cleanse, moisturize, and protect your skin. 

According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, some types of foods could exacerbate acne or contribute to persistent breakouts. Examples include cow's milk, white bread, pasta, white rice, and processed foods. The vast majority of packaged foods are high on the glycemic index. This means that they cause a sharp, quick rise in blood sugar followed by a "crash." Studies indicate that refined carbs and high-sugar foods are linked to acne-prone skin. You might get to know your skin better by noting when you break out and what you have consumed in the days or weeks prior to the inflammation in your skin. While some foods can make acne a bigger problem, changing your diet may be just one aspect of a broader acne-treatment program. Most studies suggest that acne improves primarily with a change in skincare and proper medication or professional treatment.

During a consultation for acne treatment, your provider may ask you questions about the frequency and severity of your breakouts and the symptoms of your acne. An examination of your skin may accurately reveal the type of acne you are dealing with, such as whiteheads, blackheads, or cysts. The information obtained between your consultation and examination will help your esthetician determine if you require a more comprehensive treatment program or if you would benefit from guidance in the area of skincare using the right medical-grade products. During your consultation, you can also get answers to all of your questions about your skin's health and needs. 

What People Say About Us!

Skintology is a great place for beauty care. Isis is a skilled clinician and artist. Isis is very knowledgeable and her aesthetic practice is excellent! I shopped around before receiving care from Isis and there’s no comparison. Isis is an expert in aesthetic care. Thank you, Isis!!

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Why Choose Skintology MedSpa

Our cosmetic practice uses state-of-the-art technology and treatments to provide our patients with a variety of skin treatments. In comparison to cosmetic practices that focus on creating a younger appearance, we work to help you have healthy and clear skin, and we do so with non-invasive treatments. Having healthy skin is the first step in having a more attractive appearance. Contact us today at (212) 832-2225 to learn more, and to set up your consultation!

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418 Washington Street Unit 1B (Between Laight and Vestry)
New York, NY 10013
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