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Ways to Get Rid of Acne in New York City Area

Ways to get rid of acne in New York City: Start by understanding your skin’s needs

Not all types of acne “spots” are the same. Board-certified skin specialist, Dr. Stephen L. Comite, customizes treatment to your needs. In turn, many patients have benefited from his effective ways to get rid of acne in New York City.

A note on our approach to acne care

We at SkinProvement Dermatology New York have seen time and again how patients can truly live again once the physical and emotional pain of acne is gone. Patients who barely left their homes are now dating, attending college, and otherwise leading active, meaningful and fulfilling lives. At least one of our patients, after exhausting tens of thousands of dollars on OTC treatments, told us that we had saved her life. Professional acne treatments that really treat and prevent outbreaks and scarring are true life-changers.

First, Dr. Comite confirms that your bumps and inflammation are actually acne and not another “imposter”. For instance, conditions such as rosacea and folliculitis may not only resemble acne but feel like it. Once confirmed, acne is graded on a scale of “one” to “four,” with “four” representing a severe outbreak.

Grade One – Mild inflammatory acne, such as whiteheads and blackheads

Grade Two – Mild acne with inflamed, hard and rough papules or fluid-filled, blister-like pustules

Grade Three – Moderate acne, such as papules, pustules, and scattered firm blocked pores (nodules)

Grade Four – Severe acne characterized as highly inflamed papules, pustules, and nodules

Cysts – Similar to nodules, only they present as soft and pus-filled lumps

For more mild cases of acne, topical retinoids and antibiotics are appropriate. Systemic or oral prescription medications, including birth control pills, may be recommended for more moderate cases of acne. Hormonal therapy can be helpful for those patients with stubborn acne or frequent outbreaks. Deeper, painful nodules and cysts may be injected safely by Dr. Comite with corticosteroids. This approach helps to manage pain and the size of the inflamed area. We’ve also seen firsthand how isotretinoin (brand name: Accutane®) has dramatically improved the lives of patients with severe acne.

Acne can be challenging to treat. So, no single type of product, medication, or therapy may be the “silver bullet.” We appreciate that this is a journey, and are sensitive to the trauma this condition can create. We are privileged to work with you to pinpoint an acne spot treatment plan that prevents and manages the severity and frequency of outbreaks.

Don’t delay to make that potentially life-changing appointment with Dr. Comite today. Call SkinProvement Dermatology New York at (212) 933-9490.

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SKINPROVEMENT DERMATOLOGY In New York is committed to providing patients world-class treatments for skin, hair, and nails. They understand and acknowledge the diversity among all patients to treat them more efficiently using state of the art technology and decades of professional expertise.

DR. STEPHEN COMITE Is a board-certified Dermatologist with an impeccable academic background and he is valued as one of the best Dermatologists in NY due to his expert skills and his compassionate nature towards all of his patients.
| Dara L.

I was just on here getting Dr. Comite’s information to refer a coworker to him. He treated my acne about a year ago with Accutane. I was very apprehensive to try this course of treatment since there are a lot of misconceptions about the drug. I only trusted Dr. Comite to ease me through the process. He was extremely thorough. He even does his own blood work which makes the Accutane process a lot easier. His staff in the office is also very attentive and professional.

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