Most people will experience acne at some point in their lives. Without effective treatment, it may result in noticeable scarring that impact appearance permanently. However, at his state of the art clinical facility in NY, Dr. Ariel Ostad offers advanced acne scar removal techniques for effective treatment of even old, deep scarring.

Types of acne

Pimples are the result of hair follicles becoming clogged with excess oil and dead skin cells. Bacteria thrive in these conditions, excreting irritants that inflame follicles. Any type of acne can leave scars if it is picked, squeezed, treated improperly, or severe.

  • Blackheads – Open surface comedones (pimples) with dark centers.
  • Whiteheads – Clogged hair follicles that stay closed.
  • Papules – Small comedones that become raised, and red or white from inflammation.
  • Pustules – Comedones filled with white or yellow pus, encircled with red.
  • Nodules – Large, inflamed bumps that form in deep skin layers.
  • Cysts – Sizeable lesions filled with pus.

Causes of acne

While acne is commonly associated with adolescence, it can occur at any age. Breakouts are often triggered by hormonal fluctuations at puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, or from stress. Other contributing factors include diet, environmental conditions, and unsanitary cosmetic applicators.

Treatment options

With a daily regimen using quality products tailored for your skin type, and professional care to keep breakouts under control, you may never develop an acne scar. Dr. Ostad will recommend prescription topical or oral medications. This may include antibiotics to fight infection, and retinoids (Accutane) to reduce oil gland activity. Laser therapy kills acne-causing bacteria, reduces production of oil, and stimulates collagen for healthy skin.

Acne scarring can be improved with:

  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Microneedling with platelet rich plasma
  • Dermal filler injections to smooth deep, pitted scars
  • Surgical techniques

Find you how you can have a clear, smooth complexion with acne scar removal treatment. In NY, call (212) 517-7900 for a consultation with Dr. Ariel Ostad.

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