Acne Health Tips

Thoughts on Acne by Dr. Jennifer Cather, MD
November 2022

ACNE is a common skin condition that affects millions of people of all ages. When your pores are clogged with oil and dead skin cells, you can develop darkened spots and pimples on the face, neck, chest, back and upper arms. Help reduce acne with these simple tips:

  • Wash your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser
  • Be gentle with your skin; use alcohol free products and avoid scrubbing your face
  • Rinse with lukewarm water
  • Avoid picking at, popping or squeezing pimples; these thing can irritate acne more
  • Keep your hands off your face
  • Avoid the sun and tanning beds; acne medications make your skin very sensitive to UV light

We understand the discomfort that acne can cause both mentally and physically and we can help.

Thoughts on Acne by Jason Dominquez, PA-C
September 2022

I believe that everyone should have the skin that they want. Acne can have a detrimental effect on self-esteem and daily living. When your acne is better, you are better. Not all acne is the same. There are so many different components that contribute to the development of acne lesions. The goal of acne treatment is to address all of the components involved so that you can be in charge of your skin.

Thoughts on Acne by Dr. Bobby Buka, MD
February 2021

Acne can make a person’s life miserable. And these days, due to harsh environmental factors, adults are experiencing a severe resurgence of acne vulgaris. Our expert NYC Dermatologists say “it’s time to fight back” with our hypothermic Inflammo-Freeze™ therapies that stop blemishes in their tracks. Then, attack the bacteria that cause acne with a powerful blast of energy from our 595nm laser. Finally, seal in results with a gentle take-home weekly chemical peel to keep your skin healthy and protected.


Liquid nitrogen is sprayed onto the affected area for a freezing effect that results in the death of acne-causing bacteria. The dermatologic procedure is a popular choice for patients at our Manhattan and Williamsburg Dermatology Offices!


This is a two-step process that involves the application of ALA, a solution of 5-aminolevulinic acid.  ALA is a medication that increases your skin’s sensitivity to light. When used to treat acne, the ALA is kept on the skin for a period of time ranging from 15 to 60 minutes. The length of time depends on the severity of the acne and the desired results.

Step two involves treating the skin with dermatologic light therapy (PDT). Blue light works by killing acne-causing bacteria. The ALA increases sensitivity to light, magnifying its intensity and resulting in quicker, more noticeable effects. This extremely safe treatment can clear acne for 6-12 months, especially if followed by a prescribed maintenance regimen from our NYC dermatologists.

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We lead the fight against acne scars in NYC. We like to top off this treatment with a take-home NYC dermatology chemical peel to ensure longer lasting results… say goodbye to stubborn acne! Read our updated, independent reviews in the “Testimonials” Section of this website. Our New York City and Williamsburg Dermatology Offices have been “Best of Yelp” 3 years running!

Schedule an appointment at our NYC Dermatology Office or our Brooklyn Dermatology Office by calling 212-385-3700.


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Source: Vivacare
Last updated : 1/25/2023

Acne Health Tips originally published by Vivacare