Dermatologists & Mohs Surgeons & Laser Specialists located in Teaneck, NJ
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Acne services offered in Teaneck, NJ

Pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and cysts appear when your pores become clogged with bacteria and excessive skin oils. If you have acne, the board-certified dermatologists at Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center in Teaneck, New Jersey, provide medical-grade treatments and can help clear up any scarring acne leaves behind. Schedule your acne or acne scar treatment consultation over the phone or online at Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center today.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition resulting in clogged pores, pimples on the surface, and even cystic nodules deep within your skin. When you have acne, it’s because oils and dead skin cells have clogged hair follicles. Bacteria can also occupy your skin, which causes inflammation with your acne and sometimes discomfort. 

Teenagers are the most likely demographic to get acne because of the significant hormone fluctuations during and around puberty, but anyone of any age can get a pimple or full-on breakout from time to time. Hormones are far from the only contributing factor to acne. 

Some people are more genetically prone to acne than others, and stress can play a role in leading to a breakout. Certain factors in your diet, oily skin products, and cosmetics might also contribute to acne. Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center helps you treat an existing breakout and analyze your behaviors to prevent future breakouts. 

How does acne treatment work?

Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center offers multiple options for acne treatment. Many of the most effective acne treatments work by reducing your skin’s oil production or increasing the speed of your skin cells’ turnover. 

After evaluating your skin, your provider might treat your acne with:

  • Topical creams and ointments
  • Isotretinoin
  • Prescription antibiotics
  • Oral contraceptives

Your treatment recommendations for acne depend on the severity of the acne and any suspected underlying causes, like hormones. 

How can I get rid of acne scars?

Scars are a lasting indication of a prior acne breakout. They remain on your skin because of the inflammation that comes with acne, and picking or popping pimples tends to make them worse. Acne scars are often indented or raised and may or may not be discolored. 

Getting rid of acne scars is possible with scar removal treatments at Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center. These treatments smooth your skin to correct tone and texture issues that have appeared because of a past breakout. Your options include:

  • Skin fillers
  • Dermabrasion
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser treatments

Your provider at Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center helps you decide which treatments and products to use to minimize your acne scars as much as possible. 

If you’re interested in exploring professional dermatological treatments for your acne or acne scars, call Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center or book an appointment online today.