Children’s Acne Treatments To Maintain Clear Skin!
POSTED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 AT 2:13 PM by Dr. Jody Levine
The school season has returned, and with it new faces, class pictures, and first impressions. Children want to look and feel their best for the upcoming school year, and step one is maintaining a clearer complexion. Some of the most common aesthetic concerns for teens and young adults are pimples, blemishes, and unsightly breakouts. Acne can cause redness and inflammation, leave behind acne scarring, and, in many cases, affect self-esteem. Our pediatric dermatologists at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC understand the causes of acne and have years of experience treating breakouts. If your child is struggling with acne inflammation or acne scarring, there are a variety of treatments available to help reduce breakouts and restore a clearer complexion this school year.
Maintain A Proper Skin Care Routine
Maintaining an acne-fighting skin care routine can help prevent breakouts from occurring in the first place! Making sure to consistently cleanse, tone, moisturize, and exfoliate your skin can help guard against buildups of excess sebum (oils) or dead skin cells, which can clog pores and cause breakouts. Additionally, using the right skin care products that best fit your skin type can guard against unwanted pimples. Our dermatologists can help determine which acne products are ideal for your child’s skin.
Laser Acne Treatments
Numerous types of laser and light-based acne treatments are available to target inflammation and acne scars. Laser skin resurfacing can encourage the growth of fresh, healthy skin cells while shedding damaged skin cells. Additionally, laser resurfacing for acne can encourage collagen production to improve skin structure for firmer, healthier-looking skin. Photodynamic therapy uses light-based technology to shrink overactive oil glands and reduce bacteria growth.
Chemical Peels For Acne Scars
Chemical peels can improve skin texture by removing the outer layers of damaged skin and encouraging the growth of new skin cells. Face peels are an effective treatment for acne scarring and are available at different depths depending on the needs of each patient.
Topical & Oral Acne Medications
Topical and oral medications can each clear up acne inflammation through different methods. Topical creams, gels, or ointments are applied to breakouts daily and can reduce the appearance and frequency of acne inflammation. Oral medications are taken by mouth (typically in pill form). These medications can reduce and control acne formation.
Which Form Of Acne Treatment Is Right For My Child?
Our team of pediatric dermatologists can examine your child’s acne or acne scarring and determine which type of acne treatment or combination of treatments can achieve ideal results.
NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about skin care treatments, chemical peels, and acne treatments, as well as our other laser procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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