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Acne in New York and New Jersey

Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey offer treatment for acne to the residents of New York and New Jersey.

What Is Acne?Acne in New York and New Jersey

Acne is a skin condition that most Americans are quite familiar with since 90% of teens, 50% of adult women and 25% of all adults have acne!  It crosses gender lines, with males and females both equally affected with this embarrassing problem. At Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey, our dermatologists know more about treating acne than almost anyone.

What Causes Acne?

Let’s first tell you what does not cause acne. Chocolate doesn’t cause acne. In fact, many researchers say that food has nothing to do with the development of acne. It’s a combination of factors that are far beneath the surface of your skin that contribute to the formation of acne.

A pimple actually starts about 2-3 weeks before you see it pop up to the surface of your skin. It starts in the sebaceous hair follicles, more commonly known as the pores.  Deep inside the pores the sebaceous glands create sebum. Sebum is a special skin oil that keeps the skin supple and moist. Without sebum, your skin would be terribly dry and flaky. As your skin cells are created, the new cells push the old ones away. The older skin cells mix with the sebum on the surface of the skin and are sloughed off by washing, touching the face, having your face in your pillow at night, etc. For people without acne, the sloughing off of these skin cells is a relatively smooth process. However, if the shedding skin cells don’t slough off, they can become sticky from the sebum, bunch together and form a plug in the follicle, similar to a cork in a bottle. The cork (plug) traps the oil and bacteria inside the follicle, which then begins to swell as more oil is produced but trapped by the plug. Eventually, the body attacks this bacteria-laden plug with white cells in an effort to eliminate it. This is what creates a pimple.

How Is Acne Treated?

The first line of defense against acne is prevention—stopping acne before it is visible. Once we have identified an acne treatment that accomplishes this, we need you to stick with it! Even after the acne disappears, you will need ongoing treatment to keep new blemishes away. It’s crucial to begin treatment as soon as the first signs of acne appear because the sooner you start treatment the less likely you will be to have permanent skin damage, such as acne scarring.

Our dermatologists are quite skilled in the treatment of acne here at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey. They treat acne in both teens and adults. First, they will carefully evaluate your skin in order to make the best treatment recommendation based on the severity, extent and location of the condition. Topical medicines that contain vitamin A products (like Retin-A, Differin, and Tazorac) are agents that are particularly effective in treating whiteheads and blackheads. Other acne treatments that we use are topical antibiotics and other topical medications, oral antibiotics, and laser treatments. However, in addition to the standard regimens, Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey is an internationally recognized center that uses non-antibiotic approaches to treating acne. In fact,  Dr. Goldberg, over a decade ago was among the 1st to show the efficacy and safety in using painless, low level blue and red level light  in the treatment of acne.  Because our enormous experience in the use of lasers in the treatment of acne, Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey is one of only a few centers in the US that has been chosen to perform both pivotal FDA studies in the use of novel new topical products and the use of both laser activated silver and gold nanoparticles in the treatment of acne. If you are looking for an alternative approach in the treatment of acne, come to Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey

What is the Cost of Acne Treatment in New York and New Jersey?

The price of acne treatment varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, two different financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.

How Do I Get Started?

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss acne treatment with you. We will create an acne-clearing program that’s just right for you, just as we have done for many others. Our singular goal is to make you feel great and look good with beautiful skin. Please feel free to call for a private consultation.

Dr. Goldberg and his staff at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey provide personalized care to residents of New York and New Jersey with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (201) 299-4521 to speak with our friendly staff.


Keeping you healthy and beautiful.

"Dr. Goldberg is one of the most skilled dermatologists in the industry. He is the first dermatologist to utilize the most cutting- edge lasers and techniques. Beyond his skills as a dermatologist, he is someone I trust to care for my skin." - R. G., New York, New York

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