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How to Ban Back-ne (or Back Acne)

Summer’s here and so is the time for tank tops, swimsuits and sundresses. What does that mean for your skin? If you suffer from back breakouts, now is the time to do something about it. We often just focus on the skin on our face and neglect the skin on our backs, thinking that nobody […]

Acne Awareness Month: Acne Treatment Options

As Acne Awareness Month approaches, it is important to remember that many acne treatments are available.  Even patients with mild acne can benefit from visiting a dermatologist for treatment.  Acne left untreated can lead to the formation of acne scars.  Dr. Schweiger explains that, “Acne scars can be treated with resurfacing lasers, such as the […]

Acne News: Aloe May Help Prevent Breakouts

This just in: Aloe may prevent acne breakouts. The sap from the aloe vera plant has long been known to help heal and soothe sunburns, but it turns out aloe also has beneficial effects on acne. Aloe contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help ease redness and swelling of acne lesions. When using aloe topically on […]

Acne 411: Hormone Enhanced Food May Cause Breakouts

Are you suffering from acne breakouts? Your chicken dinner may be to blame. Hormonal overdrive in the body is one of the causes of sebum production in our skin. Which is why we tend to breakout during our menstrual cycles or during stressful times. And overproduction of sebum can lead to acne breakouts. So it’s […]

Five Acne Myths and Truths

Acne breakouts are frustrating and embarrassing. When our face becomes overpopulated with pimples, it’s natural to try and point the blame somewhere. But it’s important to know exactly what the cause is behind your blemishes. Here, New York City dermatologist Eric Schweiger, M.D. debunks five acne myths with the truth: 1) Myth: Acne breakouts are […]

Best Laser Acne Treatments

Patients often ask us, “what is the best acne treatment?”  The answer is that the best treatment for acne is different for every patient.  Different types of acne on different skin types require a unique approach to treatment.  Prescription medications and at-home devices, such as the Clarisonic brush, are part of many acne regimens.  However, […]

What Can I Do To Get My Skin Wedding Ready?

We have now entered wedding season and many of our patients are asking us what they can do to make their skin look radiant for their big day. The truth is, nothing replaces years of sun protection and good skin care.  However, we have a few tricks that can elevate a bride’s skin in time […]

New Laser Acne Treatment On The Horizon?

A study from Harvard Medical School was published in this month’s issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine suggesting that a new laser treatment may soon be available for the treatment of acne.  Free electron lasers were used to cause increased thermal energy to the skin.  The increased thermal energy did not cause any damage […]

How Can I Get “Beach-Ready” In Time For Summer?

Now is the perfect time to start prepping your body for summer.  Many people join the gym, but the gym can’t address the loose skin, unwanted spider veins, “back-ne” and those pockets of fat that just won’t go away with exercise.  In the two months between now and Memorial Day, Dr. Schweiger believes that small […]

“I Use Retin-A and It Really Dries Out My Skin, What Should I Do?”

Retin-A, and other retinoids, are great treatments for both acne and anti-aging.  However, we often hear the complaint that these treatments can be irritating.  If used improperly, they can cause excessive redness and even peeling.  Dr. Schweiger recommends using retinoids only three nights a week initially.  Dr. Schweiger notes that, “with time, the frequency of […]

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