Acne is a condition that plagues more than just teenagers. In fact, it can occur at any age, to any gender. Patients who struggle with acne are often embarrassed by their appearance. However, acne is a highly treatable condition that can be addressed with the help of a professional at Primary Aesthetic Skin Care. Elena Ginsberg FNP, MSN and her team in Bedford, NY can assess a patient who has acne and provide a reliable and effective treatment to control the condition and improve the skin’s appearance.

What causes acne?

The most primary factors that can contribute to the development of acne include:

  • Bacteria on the skin
  • Clogged hair follicles
  • Excess hormones (specifically androgens)
  • Excess oil production
  • Increased levels of stress
  • Poor diet
  • Certain medications
  • Family history

There are many myths that also surround the cause of acne, including poor hygiene and greasy foods. None of these are shown to contribute to the condition and have little effect on the severity of acne.

What acne treatments are available at Primary Aesthetic Skin Care?

First, a provider must evaluate a patient to determine the type of acne that is present and the severity. Then, provider and patient can work together to find the best treatment that works for their unique skin. Sometimes, there may be some trial and error to find the most effective solution. Some patients may also experience a worsening in their condition before they see improvement. This is completely normal and is monitored by our professionals. Effective treatment options for acne may include some of the following solutions:

  • Topical medications
  • Oral medications
  • Steroid injections (for nodular and cystic lesions)
  • Extractions
  • Chemical peels
  • Laser and photodynamic therapy
  • Special skin cleansing routine

Ready for an acne treatment that works?

Contact the team of Primary Aesthetic Skin Care today to speak to a provider about effective acne treatments to clear your skin and improve your confidence! The practice is located in Bedford Village Plaza at 460 Old Post Road, Ste. 2G in Bedford, NY and can be reached by phone to schedule an appointment at (914) 234-8670. Elena Ginsberg FNP, MSN and her staff work closely with new and existing patients to help them tackle common skin concerns including acne!

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