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What’s the Difference Between a Glycolic Acid Peel and a Salicylic Acid Peel?

Chemical peels use unique peeling agents to remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.  There are many types of chemical peels that are used on the skin; some peels are used to improve acne or lighten pigmentation on the skin, while other peels are used to decrease the appearance of fine lines or brighten […]

What Can Adults Do About Acne Breakouts?

Although acne is often considered a teenage disease, a large percentage of adults experience acne.  In fact, over 50% of women in their 20’s experience acne, and large numbers of both women and men continue to experience acne well into their adult years.  We often meet with both women and men in their 40’s and […]

How to Avoid Acne Breakouts

Here are tips on how to avoid acne breakouts, from NYC dermatologist and acne expert Dr. Eric Schweiger: Keep your skin clean: It is important to cleanse your skin at the end of each day.  Excess oil and dirt builds up on your skin during the day; cleansing your skin at bedtime removes this debris […]

FAQ About Acne: Acne Causes, Is Acne Contagious?

I keep my face clean, wash morning and evening, why am I still having breakouts? Keeping your face clean is only one step in the equation of acne formation.   Increased sebum production, dead skin cells clogging the hair follicles and the p. acnes bacteria all contribute to the formation of acne. Is acne caused by […]

FAQ About Acne: When to Stop Using Acne Creams and Teenage Acne

I am on a cream for my acne that is working well. When should I stop using it? You should speak to your dermatologist prior to stopping any medications.  Topical acne medications are often continued for a long time in order to maintain improvement.  Some medications, like retinoids, are beneficial to use long-term for their […]

Photofacials for Acne

Photofacials for acne can be beneficial, as they improve both active acne and marks left behind from old acne.  Dr. Schweiger explains that, “Photofacials can be very helpful in treating acne.  The broad-spectrum IPL light that is used in a photo facial targets the p. acnes bacteria and kills this bacteria that leads to the […]

FAQ About Acne: Do Diet and Exercise Affect Acne?

Is it true that sugar and dairy will make breakouts worse? Traditional medicine tells us that sugar and dairy do not affect acne.  However, recent studies have shown that sugar and dairy may influence the development of acne.  Interestingly, in countries that consume a low glycemic diet, acne is barely seen.  Of course, there are […]

FAQ About Acne: Acne Treatments and How to Prevent Acne

What is the difference between an everyday treatment and a spot treatment? Everyday acne medications are used over the entire affected area in order to prevent the formation of acne.  Examples of “everyday” acne medications include topical retinoids, topical antibiotics and oral medications. Spot treatments are used only to treat acne lesions as they come […]

FAQ About Acne

At what age do people usually first develop acne? People most often first get acne between 11-13 years of age.  This is when hormones typically begin to influence sebum production in the hair follicle, which can lead to the development of acne.  However, at Clear Clinic we see patients of all ages with acne, even […]

Lasers for Acne

Acne is a common condition that affects nearly everyone at some point in their life.  The over-the-counter acne treatment market is saturated, with new brands being introduced constantly.  We recommend that our patients seek treatment from a dermatologist or dermatology PA for even very mild acne, rather than try products from the drugstore initially.  Even […]

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