Treating Acne the Right Way

Acne impacts nearly 80% of our population, including children, teenagers, and even adults.

Not only can acne have an impact on your skin and overall appearance, but it often leaves sufferers with weakened self-confidence and self-esteem.

Acne vulgaris is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit of the skin, which is composed of the hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland. While acne often occurs in adolescence, it can happen in adulthood as well. The most common site affected by acne is the face, however the chest and back are likely to be involved as well. Whether you’re coming in to Upstate Dermatology to treat different types of acne scars or looking for expert advice on how to treat a pimple, we’re here to help.

Upstate Dermatology offers a Comprehensive Acne Treatment Program, where our specialized team of Registered Nurses and Licensed Aestheticians work closely with our medical providers to provide each and every client a customized treatment plan. From mild to severe conditions, we provide the latest in acne treatments for any age and ethnicity.

A popular treatment for acne sufferers involves using Smoothbeam acne laser therapy. With this technology, we can provide patients with a gentle and safe treatment to target overactive sebaceous glands in your skin – which are the root cause of acne. The Smoothbeam laser has been used for over 20 years to treat a variety of common medical and cosmetic skin conditions. **Include a link to Smoothbeam brochure

We also offer Photodynamic Therapy or PDT, which uses a topical photosensitizing agent called Levulan (5-aminolevulinic acid or ALA) activated with a specific wavelength of light. These treatments are used to remove pre-cancerous lesions and spots called actinic keratosis – rough, dry, scaly patches on the skin. PDT can also be used to treat Acne and Rosacea.

Contact us to discuss a treatment that is right for you!

Acne Treatments:

  • Acne Phototherapy
  • Acne Smoothbeam Laser
  • Chemical Peels
  • Smoothbeam Laser
  • Microdermabrasion
  • BLU-U
  • Omnilux
  • Extractions

Please note: Most treatments are covered by insurance. Every plan is different, we recommend checking with your insurance company.