Acne Dermatologist in Long Island
Acne Treatment That Works!
Zits, blemishes, spots, pimples – all of these terms are used to describe a common, often uncomfortable skin condition: acne. Help with acne takes the recognition that one-size does not fit all, which is why each patient must be individually evaluated and given a personalized acne treatment plan. Dr. Eckman at Long Island Dermatology specializes in treating adult, teen and child acne. We have multiple treatment options available to clear acne and get you back to looking and feeling your best. Our range of methods is proven to help treat acne for many different skin types. Our acne specialists on Long Island have years of experience and we look forward to helping you clear your skin.
What is Acne?
Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition presenting with blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and often painful cysts. This can occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulder, and upper arms. Acne usually begins in puberty and affects many teenagers and young adults.
What causes acne?
Acne is a result of overactive oil glands that produce too much oil, in combination with skin cells that plug pores. When the pores in the skin become plugged, this leads to increase bacteria on the skin causing acne lesions. The reasons your oil glands get overactive are multifaceted, but diet can also play an important role. If you haven’t noticed changes but have begun acne treatment, altering aspects of your diet can also be beneficial. Talk to one of our specialists about the foods that can cause an acne breakout.
How do I care for my acne?
Wash your face gently once or twice a day and after sweating with a mild, nondrying cleanser. Avoid vigorous washing and scrubbing of your skin as that can make your acne worse. Avoid popping, squeezing, or picking at your acne to prevent scarring. To reduce the risk of scarring, seek treatment early for severe acne that does not respond to over-the-counter medications.
Acne Treatments Proven to Work
What treatments are available for acne? It is a common misconception that only topical solutions are available for acne treatment. In reality, there are many effective therapies for acne, each suited for different forms of acne. At Long Island Dermatology, we specialize in the following treatment methods for acne:
- Topical therapy including benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, retinoids, and salicylic acid
- Oral antibiotics
- Oral contraceptives for female patients
- Accutane – 85% of patients will be cured of their acne after one course
- Chemical peels
Combining Treatment Methods
At Long Island Dermatology, we find whatever solutions are available to best treat your acne. Often, this means a combination of different treatment methods. Many of our patients utilize chemical peels in conjunction with topical creams. In addition, oral therapies and chemical peels are also a common combination to help control an outbreak. These combinations can help with pigmentation/scarring, a common side effect of acne outbreaks. We know the scarring associated with acne can be as frustrating as the acne itself, which is why we pride ourselves on helping our patients with acne scar treatment, pigmentation changes, and removing blemishes from acne outbreaks. At Long Island Dermatology, we will work closely with you every step of the way to getting your skin clear.
For advanced acne treatment in Long Island, call today!
What Sets Us Apart?
- Convenient Hours Including Weekend Appointments
- Expert in Skin Cancer Detection & Treatment
- Innovative, Comprehensive Skin Care
- Pleasant & Comfortable Atmosphere
- Advanced Cosmetic Treatments
- Thorough, Professional Doctor
- Board Certified Dermatologist
- Over 20 Years of Experience