Whether you are seeking traditional acne treatments or if you would prefer to go beyond standard options to reduce your acne, Metro Dermatology specializes in acne treatment without the use of systemic medications.
Metro Dermatology has four locations to serve you in Bronx, Elmhurst, Englewood and Flushing in New York City. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
How is Acne Treated Without Standard Medications?
Our medical team has been treating acne for over 20 years using non-traditional alternatives such as laser therapy and chemical peels. These methods are safe, results-oriented and will not cause further irritation to your skin.
This treatment is administered three steps. First, a liquid, cream or medication is either applied topically or administered intravenously. The medication is left to sit and absorb into the skin for a set amount of time, and a special light source is held in front of the patient’s face.
Photodynamic therapy destroys abnormal tissues without injuring healthy ones and is one of the safest and least invasive acne treatments.
Pulsed Dye Laser
Often used in conjunction with photodynamic therapy, the Pulsed Dye Laser is popular with patients due to its soothing sensation akin to warm water droplets on the skin. Released in pulses, the laser technology stimulates new collagen growth in the skin, promoting continued improvement over time.
Studies have shown that specific wavelengths of blue light target the strain of bacteria that play a major role in causing acne. When exposed directly to the skin, blue light therapy creates oxygen radicals that kill this bacteria, eliminating acne at the source.
Manual and Laser-Assisted Extraction
During manual acne extraction, our medical team pulls the skin taut and uses special surgical tools to remove the solid and liquid irritants inside the pimples. When used in conjunction with laser therapy, acne is methodically cleared without spreading the infection to healthy areas.
Superficial and Medium Depth Chemical Peels
Another safe, non-invasive way to exfoliate the skin is through a chemical peel. During this treatment, a diluted chemical solution is directly applied to the face and left to dry. The solution is then neutralized and washed off, cleansing the skin and revealing a fresh new surface.
Chemical peels are effective in treating various cases of acne. A superficial peel is more gentle and is meant for mild cases of acne, whereas a medium depth peel penetrates deeper into the skin to maximize results for those with more severe acne.
During your consultation with our medical team, factors such as your skin type and condition will be evaluated to determine which acne treatment would be best suited to you. Contact Metro Dermatology today to schedule a consultation and eliminate your acne for good.
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