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Does Proactiv Work?

According to Dr. Schweiger, the answer is “sometimes.”  He explains, “The active ingredient in most of the Proactiv products is benzoyl peroxide, which kills the bacteria that causes acne.”  Benzoyl peroxide is available at all concentrations over-the-counter, which means that over-the-counter treatments are able to provide this effective acne treatment without a prescription.  Benzoyl peroxide […]

What is the Difference Between Blue Light Therapy and Photodynamic Therapy?

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is one of the most effective in-office procedures for the treatment of acne.  A photosensitizing agent, called Levulan, is applied to the skin and absorbed into the follicles.  A light is then administered to activate the medications; this results in a decrease in the sebaceous (oil) gland production and kills the p. […]

Ginger May Reduce Skin Inflammation

We know that eating right can help you look and feel your best. But can they reduce fine lines and even remove wrinkles? Can they get rid of acne? There are some foods out there that might hold the key to looking your youngest as well as clearing the skin. One of those foods is […]

What is the Best Moisturizer for Acne Prone Skin?

It is a common misconception that acne prone skin is oily, and therefore doesn’t require the use of a moisturizer.  However, the excessive oil production in the pores does not translate to moisturized skin.  Dr. Schweiger recommends that all patients, particularly acne patients who are often using irritating topical acne medications, use a gentle daily […]

Cetaphil Launches Acne Treatment Skin Care Line

One of the most dermatologist-recommended drugstore brands has just launched a skin care line devoted to acne. The new Dermacontrol line from Cetaphil is made for people looking for skin care gentle enough to use with prescription acne treatments, but effective enough to really treat breakouts. The line consists of two products: Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil […]

At-Home Blue Light Treatments: Do They Work?

At-home blue light devices have become very popular over the past few years.  They are touted as bringing the in-office treatments that dermatologists offer into your own home.  In reality, board certified dermatologist, Dr. Eric Schweiger of NYC,  says that “they are most effective when used as an adjunct to an in-office Blue LED Light […]

Acne During Pregnancy Treatment Options

Many women find that they revert back to their teenage ways and begin to have acne on their face and body during pregnancy.  Anecdotally, pregnancy acne tends to be worst during the second trimester and improve after childbirth.  This can be a frustrating phenomenon for many women, as they may already be overwhelmed by the […]

Isolaz Laser For Acne: New Treatment Option!

There has been recent press about the Isolaz Laser for acne treatments and we have also gotten asked several questions from patients in office and via email. We offer this procedure at Schweiger Dermatology in New York. Here is a quick synopsis: What is the Isolaz Laser and how do the Isolaz treatments work?          The […]

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