As many as 50 million people struggle with acne in the United States. If you’re one of them and can’t seem to clear a breakout with home remedies, Ginny Leva, MD, and Jacquelline Leva, DO, provide personalized and professional acne treatment at Leva Medical in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens in New York City. To schedule your visit, call the office right away or book an appointment online.
Acne treatment is a personalized service available at Leva Medical for those who struggle with regular, ongoing, or severe breakouts. Acne is a common skin condition. Yet, not everyone needs acne treatment. Many breakouts go away on their own after a few weeks.
Acne is common during puberty when your hormones are changing rapidly. However, some people continue to get acne well into adulthood. Fortunately, acne treatments both over the counter and by prescription are widely available.
Leva Medical proudly offers some of the latest acne treatments with the best possible results. When you first arrive for a consultation, your providers examine your skin, ask about when and how often your acne appears, and find out about your medical history to make personalized acne treatment recommendations.
Before you start treatment for acne, your provider at Leva Medical grades your acne on a scale of one to four. A score of one is mild acne, while a score of four indicates that your case is severe. Then, your provider recommends a treatment plan using one or more of these modalities:
Topical medicines can either kill bacteria or reduce your skin’s oil production. In any case, they’re a cornerstone of any acne treatment plan.
Oral medications can also help clear or reduce acne breakouts. These include birth control pills to regulate hormones and antibiotics to control bacteria.
Light therapies use various light sources to reduce acne inflammation and kill the bacteria. Blue light therapy and red light therapy are both commonly used to treat acne.
As you go through treatment for acne with Leva Medical, you can improve your treatment outcome by washing your skin daily, especially after workouts. You should also avoid picking at your skin or scrubbing too hard when you wash your face.
If your pimples and blemishes bother you, try over-the-counter medications for acne first. If they don’t make a difference, you should come to Leva Medical for your acne treatment consultation.
Professional acne treatment offers visible results in as little as a few weeks, and you can visit Leva Medical regularly for progress checks or treatment updates.
To schedule a consultation for professional acne treatment at Leva Medical, call the office or book a visit online today.