Unfortunately, acne treatments don’t work equally for everyone. If over-the-counter creams and cleansers do not work, or if you are experiencing side effects, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD can provide treatment for acne in New Rochelle, New York. Keep in mind that acne cannot be cured, only controlled. You will begin to see improvements after four to eight weeks. Acne often appears worse before it gets better.
The bacteria in acne that causes redness and swelling can be killed by exposing the skin to different types of light. Our cosmetic surgeon may apply a medication to your skin that will make it more sensitive to light. Blue light, red light, or a combination will be used for your treatment. Multiple treatments are often needed for ideal results.
If you have the type of acne that causes painful lumps beneath the skin, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD may use steroid injection for your treatment. After the injection, the lumps will flatten and the skin will clear up within two to four days. Without help, this condition can take weeks to resolve.
Chemical peels can control some types of acne and improve the appearance of your skin. Our cosmetic surgeon will apply a chemical solution to your skin. The solution will unclog pores and remove dead skin cells, whiteheads, and blackheads. The process may need to be repeated for ideal results.
We invite you to contact our office today for more information and to schedule an appointment.