Acne Treatment Specialist

Skin Glow Medical

Medical Aesthetics located in Forest Hills, NY

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting as many as 50 million people. To clear your pores and reduce the appearance of acne scars, Sharon Krikhely, MD, and the aesthetic team at Skin Glow Medical offer several treatments at their office in Forest Hills, Queens. The skilled staff creates custom treatment plans to address the root cause of your acne using the latest advancements in laser therapies and pain-free chemical peels. Learn more about your options for treating acne by calling the New York City office today or requesting an appointment online now.

Acne Treatment Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that often develops in your teenage years but can also affect your skin as an adult.

You develop acne when the pores of your skin become clogged with dead skin cells and bacteria. To cleanse away this debris, your body produces sebum, an oil that protects your skin and keeps it from drying out.

However, too much sebum production can trap dead skin cells and bacteria inside the pore, causing inflammation redness and the growth of acne cysts, or pimples. If left untreated, acne can eventually lead to skin discoloration and long-lasting scars.

What treatments are available for acne?

The staff at Skin Glow Medical offers several treatments for acne. If you have mild acne, you may benefit from a good skin care regimen to clean the pores and rehydrate your skin.

For moderate to severe acne, the Skin Glow Medical aesthetic staff offers onsite technologies to perform VI Peel® PURIFY chemical peels and laser treatments using the LightPod Neo® by aerolase®.

How does a chemical peel treat acne?

Chemical peels focus on treating existing acne and leftover acne scars that affect how you feel about your appearance. Treatment involves applying VI Peel PURIFY chemical solutions that effectively clean out dead skin cells and bacteria to open pores.

VI Peel PURIFY chemical peels also kill the bacteria that worsen your acne while soothing the redness and inflammation acne causes in your skin. The procedure is painless and provides immediate results.

What are the benefits of laser treatments for acne?

The LightPod Neo laser system uses laser energy to kill the bacteria in your pores without spreading it to other areas of your skin. The laser treatments also help shrink your oil-producing glands, minimizing excess oil in your skin that contributes to acne.

The aerolase LightPod Neo laser technology is quick and safe for most skin types. Treatments require no anesthesia and you can go back to your usual activities following your procedure.

You may need several treatments to achieve optimal results. Your Skin Glow Medical provider recommends how many laser sessions you need based on your skin type and the severity of your acne.

If you’re dissatisfied with the results of other acne treatments or want to address noticeable acne scars, schedule a consultation at Skin Glow Medical by calling the office today or requesting an appointment online now.