Schweiger Dermatology is a full service cosmetic and general dermatology practice in New York City. Under the direction of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Eric Schweiger, we have six locations: Midtown, Midtown West, Upper East Side, Flatiron, Financial District and Westchester NYC.
Our offices are staffed by eight dermatologists, seven physician assistants, two clinical estheticians and a plastic surgeon. We treat both cosmetic and medical dermatology concerns. Common skin problems treated include eczema, hair loss, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer and warts. Our cosmetic dermatology practice includes 15 lasers and skin resurfacing devices, and is noted for our specialty in acne, acne scars, laser tattoo removal and non-invasive cosmetic procedures.
For many cosmetic dermatology procedures, we use a combination of fillers (Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse), Botox injections and laser surgery including facial resurfacing to produce great results with minimal downtime. We also specialize in non-invasive fat removal and body contouring. To treat acne we use traditional medications as well as new laser and light treatments, such as Photodynamic Acne Therapy. For acne scars, we use the non-ablative Fraxel Laser and the new ablative Fractional Lasers to achieve outstanding results. Dr. Schweiger is also the founding dermatologist behind Clear Clinic, the first complete acne treatment center with four locations in NYC.
We pride ourselves on delivering five star concierge-like service and complete care to all our patients.
Finding a Dermatologist in NYC
In a city full of choices, it can be confusing when searching for the best dermatologist in NYC. The most important criteria when looking for a dermatologist is making sure they are board-certified, have had proper medical training, have a medical degree (MD) and have had sufficient amount of experience, particularly in the treatments, procedures or skin concerns that you are interested in. It’s essential to do your homework and spend time looking for the right match in your dermatologist, as this is someone who will be helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and any medical skincare issues that may arise. Since New York City has its own special set of elements that can contribute to your skin’s overall health, it certainly helps to have a doctor who is well-schooled in the ins and outs of living in New York and the toll it can take on your skin.
Alert: Pollution Can Lead to Acne!
What you touch during your daily grid usually ends up on your face. That means the bacteria you contract while grabbing cash or from the subway causes Propionbacterium acne (P. acnes) bacteria to flourish, creating inflammation and eventually leading to inflammatory acne papules. “These are recommendations you’ve heard before, but we all need reminders,” says Dr. Schweiger. “Don’t touch, but lean when searching for something sturdy—especially on the subway—and use a napkin when hitting the ATM keys.” He’s also an advocate for washing your hands as much as you can, and never touch your face. When it’s not possible to get to a bathroom to wash your hands, it’s essential to carry a hand sanitizer with you at all times. We stand behind garbage trucks, street cleaners and car exhaust pipes everyday causing clogged pores and contributing to the formation of acne. “Never ever sleep on an unwashed face!” says dermatologist Dr. Eric Schweiger. Following a dermatologist-recommended skincare regimen that includes cleanser, an antioxidant product, a moisturizer and a sunscreen is essential for fighting dirt, pollution and the free radicals that can affect and destroy the complexion. It’s also important to incorporate professional, in-office procedures along with your daily skincare maintenance. In-office microdermabrasion treatments, medical facials with extractions, chemical peels, laser treatments and tools like the Clarisonic cleansing brush to remove oil and dirt build up from pores and gently exfoliate the outer layer of skin reducing scarring, fine lines and skin discoloration.