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Acne services offered in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NY

Acne can make it challenging to feel confident about the appearance of your skin. Eyal Levit, MD, and the team of dermatology specialists at Levit Dermatology in the Manhattan Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, offer the most cutting-edge tools and techniques for treating acne.

Acne QA

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that develops when your follicles become clogged. Skin is covered with thousands of follicles, each acting as a tiny channel into the deeper layers. The best way to understand acne is to think about how your follicles work normally. 

A hair root at the base of each follicle creates hair cells that stack on each other to create strands of hair. Dead skin cells and other debris exit your skin through these follicles. Your body produces sebum, an oil that lubricates your skin. Acne occurs when the follicle becomes clogged with thickened sebum, skin cells, and bacteria. The bacteria begin to multiply rapidly, creating inflammation, pus, and other visible signs of acne. 

What kinds of treatments help with acne?

There are numerous ways to treat acne. Medication might play a role in your treatment path, especially if you have severe acne or haven’t found relief through other measures. There are topical medications as well as oral options. Your practitioner helps you choose a treatment that aligns with your needs and goals. 

Levit Dermatology offers an acne facial designed to remove dead skin cells, deep clean your pores, and refresh your skin without causing irritation or triggering an outbreak. Preventing breakouts is a great way to control acne and reduce the risk of scarring.

Microneedling is another treatment option and uses a device covered in sterile treatment needles to create tiny channels in your skin. Your body responds with a powerful healing reaction, boosting cell production, increasing circulation, and reducing inflammation. This option helps create clearer skin and also smooths acne scarring. 

What are some energy-based treatments for acne?

Laser treatments help treat acne by attacking the bacteria on your skin that causes breakouts. Light-based therapy also helps boost cell growth while reducing inflammation. Levit Dermatology offers several laser systems and guides you toward the best fit for your skin type. 

The Secret® RF microneedling system combines the benefits of traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy. This further enhances the cell development you achieve with all forms of microneedling. 

If you’d like to explore options for treating acne and scarring, booking a visit at Levit Dermatology is a fast and easy process. Call our office at 718-375-7546 to set up a consultation.