Acne + Acne Scarring

We Love Acne…
Because We Know
We Can Help!

Acne is a chronic, frustrating condition, but very treatable.

Acne treatment can only be successful with a partner cheering you on—that partner is us. Each acne patient is unique, and we will work closely with you to develop a successful, tailored treatment plan.

Close follow-up is essential to your success and we are committed to you until your acne is clear. We can use a combination of different treatment modalities and protocols, diet and lifestyle management, plus a good home skin care regimen. Acne extractions, chemical peels, cryofacials and laser and light treatments are other options that may complement your regimen. Link to acne treatment center?

Learn more at our Acne Treatment Center.

Prescription Medications

Prescription medications can be essential to your acne regimen but knowing how to use them and in what combination is critical. We’ll use our expertise to develop a plan for you. We are all acne experts at Manhattan Dermatology. Most medications are covered by prescription health plans.

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet and lifestyle improvements are essential for acne treatment! Restricting dairy and sugars can be a difficult conversation with teenagers (and adults), but without a doubt, it makes a huge difference in clearing acne for most patients. Eating an anti-inflammatory, low glycemic diet is key, and we are big believers in improving gut health, taking a probiotic and using other supplements that can more naturally balance the hormonal and endocrine disturbances that trigger acne and make the disease persist. In some instances, further microbiome testing is indicated; we can help.

Learn more at our Biomefx & Gi-Map Gut Microbiome Testing


What causes acne?

Acne is primarily caused by excess oil production, clogged pores, bacteria, and inflammation. Hormonal fluctuations, certain medications, and lifestyle factors can also contribute to acne development.

How can I prevent acne breakouts?

While preventing all acne breakouts may not be possible, you can take steps to reduce the risk. Maintain a consistent skincare routine, cleanse your face twice daily, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, and use non-comedogenic products. Additionally, managing stress, adopting a balanced diet, and avoiding triggers like greasy foods can help.

How can I treat acne scars?

Acne scars can be treated through various approaches, including laser therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers. These treatments aim to stimulate collagen production, promote skin regeneration, and improve the appearance of acne scars. Consulting with a dermatologist is crucial to determine the most suitable treatment option for your specific scarring.

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Please Avoid

Every successful treatment program involves avoiding key triggers of acne.

Picking or squeezing acne lesions

It's crucial to avoid picking or squeezing acne lesions as this can worsen inflammation, lead to scarring, and increase the risk of infection. Instead, practice gentle cleansing and use recommended acne treatments.

Excessive sun exposure without protection.

Prolonged sun exposure can worsen acne and contribute to the development of acne scars. Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen with a high SPF, seeking shade, and wearing protective clothing.

Using harsh or abrasive skincare products.

Harsh or abrasive skincare products can irritate the skin and exacerbate acne. Avoid using products with excessive fragrance, alcohol, or strong exfoliants. Opt for gentle, non-comedogenic products recommended by dermatologists.

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