Effective treatment for acne is tailored to your skin by a skilled, Board-certified dermatologist in New York
The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reports more than half of women aged 25 and older, at 54%, have some facial acne. How can this be? Isn’t acne a “rite of passage” for prepubescent boys and girls? While many people believe this sentiment, acne has never been limited to a specific age group. In fact, more adults are looking for a dermatologist for acne in New York City (and beyond) than ever before. Researchers believe adult acne is on the rise, particularly among women, possibly due to a primary aggravating factor behind acne: chronic stress. Generally, women are often balancing caregiving for children, as well as aging parents, with career demands. When combined with monthly hormone fluctuations, the chronic stress that further elevates hormones creates a perfect storm for acne breakouts.
Treatment is effective, when tailored to your skin
As a Board-Certified dermatologist, Dr. Stephen L. Comite is extensively trained and experienced at evaluating acne. There are numerous forms of acne. Blackheads and whiteheads or a few “zits” and papules here and there are generally associated with mild (Stage 1) acne, whereas widespread large blemishes and cysts that look like big bumps indicate severe cystic (Stage 4) acne. The severity and type of acne that is present helps to inform Dr. Comite’s recommendations for treatment. For mild acne, he may suggest OTC products that actually work. Dr. Comite’s expertise saves you money and time – no more buying ineffective products or topicals that actually worsen outbreaks.
For more severe acne, oral medications may be prescribed. These stronger drugs work systemically to treat red, swollen acne, and to help prevent complications such as dark spots and scars. Antibiotics to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation, or hormone therapies such as spironolactone, may be prescribed depending on the source of your outbreaks. Additionally, as a skin specialist, Dr. Comite and his team at SkinProvement Dermatology New York offer procedures such as professional chemical peels that exfoliate damaged skin and promote fresh, healthy tissue.
We understand that acne leaves behind emotional scars and, in many cases, physical scarring. Let us help you with effective, safe, and compassionate care. Call (212) 933-9490 to book a consultation with Dr. Comite.
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