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By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
June 23, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Acne  

If you suffer from acne, don't despair. While this skin condition is frustrating and stubborn, your friends at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington and Hicksville NY can help. Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven provide the latest and most effective acne treatments for people of all ages. Talk to your Huntington dermatology team to learn more.

What is acne?

It's a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that impacts about 50 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Most are teens, but adults get acne, too.

And, it's all too familiar, isn't it? You may have blackheads, whiteheads, or red pustules or papules on your face, chest, neck, and shoulders. They result from plugged oil ducts or sebaceous glands associated with your hair follicles. Continued flare-ups and inflammation may lead to changes in skin pigmentation and texture and even produce scarring. It's why you should schedule an appointment with your Huntington dermatology team if you suspect you have an acne problem.

What causes acne?

Acne runs in families, reports MedicalNewsToday. Linked to flare-ups are these factors:

  • Age (more frequently, it happens to teens)
  • Diet (fatty foods)
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Hormonal fluctuations in puberty and menopause
  • Poor skin hygiene
  • Sweating after exercising

Squeezing or popping acne lesions worsens them, increasing redness and soreness and even leading to infection and scarring.

What you can do about your acne?

See Dr. Sherer or Dr. Coven at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington and Hicksville NY. He'll examine your areas of break out and determine a proper care plan, including many of these interventions:

  • Twice daily, gentle washing with an approved acne wash
  • Keeping your hands off your face as much as possible
  • Application of salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to dry lesions and kill bacteria
  • Oral contraceptives to limit hormonal influences
  • Antibiotic therapy to quell the infection
  • Isotretinoin is taken orally for very severe cystic acne
  • Avoiding tight hats or other clothing which rubs against the skin
  • Cleaning your glasses every day
  • Avoiding the sun
  • Showering after sweating a lot

Additionally, check-in with your Huntington dermatology team to track how effective your treatment plan is. They can adjust various components to arrive at your optimal results.

Get the clearer skin you want

If acne is troubling you and your skin, contact Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. Daniel Sherer, Dr. Todd Coven, and their team know acne, and they can help. We have a location in Huntington, NY (631) 271-2769 and one in Hicksville (516) 433-3200.

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