Acne NYC - (212) 644-6454 - NYC Acne




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  • Antibiotics may help some people with acne: Oral antibiotics (taken by mouth) such as tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline, erythromycin, trimethoprim, and amoxicillin 
  • Topical antibiotics (applied to the skin) such as clindamycin, erythromycin, or dapsone Creams or gels applied to the skin may be prescribed: Retinoic acid cream or gel (tretinoin, Retin-A) Prescription formulas of benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid Topical azelaic acid
  •  For women whose acne is caused or made worse by hormones: A pill called spironolactone may help Birth control pills may help in some cases, though they may make acne worse 
  • Minor procedures or treatments may also be helpful:
  • A laser procedure called photodynamic therapy Your doctor may also suggest chemical skin peeling, removal of scars by dermabrasion, or removal, drainage, or injection of cysts with cortisone People who have cystic acne and scarring may try a medicine called isotretinoin (Accutane). 
  • Blackheads Crusting of skin bumps Cysts Papules (small red bumps) Pustules Redness around the skin eruptions Scarring of the skin Whiteheads Signs and tests Your doctor can diagnose acne based on the appearance of the skin. 
  • Calling your health care provider Call your doctor or a dermatologist if: Self-care measures and over-the-counter medicine have not helped after several months Your acne is severe (for example, you have a lot of redness around the pimples or you have cysts) Your acne is getting worse You develop scars as your acne clears up Call your baby's health care provider if your baby has acne that does not clear up on its own within 3 months. 
  • Acne tends to run in families and can be triggered by: Hormonal changes related to menstrual periods, pregnancy, birth control pills, or stress Greasy or oily cosmetic and hair products Certain drugs (such as steroids, testosterone, estrogen, and phenytoin) High levels of humidity and sweating Despite the popular belief that chocolate, nuts, and greasy foods cause acne, research does not confirm this idea. 
  • Each pore is an opening to a follicle, which contains a hair and an oil gland.
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