Understanding (and Treating) Your Acne

We know breakouts are a bummer. In fact, acne is one of the more common complaints that we see in our New York facilities, and it’s something that celebrities and models are being more upfront about when discussing their own challenges. Fortunately, modern technology has allowed us to come up with some pretty advanced techniques for battling blemishes. It’s important to note, however, that not all acne solutions are created equal. That’s why it’s so essential to understand your acne type, as well as what is causing it, before picking out a facial, peel, or custom skincare product. Here’s a brief guide to help you better understand your acne situation. 


If you are a woman who breaks out at a certain time each month, including around your period, your hormones might be causing your flare-ups. This can also be to blame if you are pregnant or recently had a baby, changed birth controls, or had a hormonal treatment. That’s because hormones can make you produce extra oil, a key ingredient in the creation of pimples. Often, a topical routine can stop production in its tracks or treat existing blemishes. Tracking your breakouts in a calendar or journal can also be helpful for predicting and, ultimately, pre-treating breakouts, too. We’d be happy to set up a customized skincare routine based on your needs. 


These little spots kind of resemble poppy seeds and are often found on an individual’s nose. Essentially, they are the result of oil being oxidized at your pore’s opening. Over-the-counter strips can sometimes remove blackheads, but in severe cases, exfoliation is key. In our facility, we offer advanced facials that can reduce or even eliminate your blackheads. Depending on your situation, we can customize your aftercare to ensure the best results possible. The best part? Your facial will be totally relaxing. So you’ll get some TLC while also clearing out your skin concern.

Cystic acne

Acne knows no age, and cystic acne is particularly common among women beyond their 20s. It is notoriously painful and also more challenging to treat than other types. Cystic pimples are known to appear in the same place over and over and are influenced by outside factors, including your genetics. Topical treatments can offer assistance with cystic forms of acne, but dermatologist intervention is often your best bet for beating it in its entire tea. For advanced situations, a Cortisone shot may be recommended. Once the area is cleared, a custom topical treatment can help keep pimples at bay.

At the end of the day, it’s important to keep in mind that acne and other facial characteristics don’t define who you are. Still, they can impact your self-confidence. If you were worried about your acne and want to you take control of it, we want to help. Call and schedule a consultation or appointment today!