When patients in the Huntington, NY area think of acne, they often associate it with teenagers. However, teenagers are not the only ones susceptible to acne. Acne can affect people at any age. Solutions for acne vary, and many patients want to know how they can reduce or eliminate acne on their skin.
Where acne forms
Acne typically appears on the face. However, it can develop elsewhere on the body including the back and chest.
What causes acne?
Acne is typically caused by bacteria on the skin, though some professionals also attribute its development to genetics and diet. Determining the cause of the acne helps determine which treatment solution will be more effective in addressing it.
What treatment options are available for patients with acne?
While many patients with mild cases of acne benefit from cleansing their skin twice a day with an over-the-counter acne wash with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, other patients require something more powerful to clear their skin. Treatment options for acne will vary dramatically as there is no “one size fits all” option. Instead, we use trial and monitoring to determine which solution is most appropriate. Some patients react to medications well while others see more improvement with topical creams. We offer the following treatments:
- Oral medications
- Topical creams/medications
- Chemical peels
- Laser therapy
Many of our patients are encouraged to consider combining treatments for faster results. This may include oral medications and chemical peels or topical treatments with laser therapies.
Learn more about effective acne solutions today!
Dr. Roger Koreen and the team of Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center work together with Huntington, NY area patients to determine effective treatment for many skin, hair, and body concerns. Call (631) 417-3300 to schedule an appointment or personally visit the office at 28 Elm Street.