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Dr. Michele Green takes a closer look at various dermatology treatments. For instance, you can find out how Thermage works, details about laser skin treatments such as Fraxel, or info on what CoolSculpting is, all via our blog and get information from one of the best dermatologists in New York City.

Which Dermal Filler is Best for Acne Scars

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting as many as 50 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. While acne breakouts are already frustrating, approximately 40% of individuals who experience active acne breakouts will develop acne scars. Severe acne lesions, such as nodules, cysts, and inflammatory acne, can cause damage…

Acne Treatment for Teens & Adults

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, with up to 50 million Americans affected yearly. Acne starts for many in early adolescence, caused by hormone changes during puberty. Although many associate breakouts with their teenage years, acne can persist or develop in adulthood. Luckily,…

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How To Treat Hormonal Acne

Hormonal adult acne breakouts are caused by fluctuations in hormone levels that lead to increased oil production in the sebaceous glands of the skin. Hormonal adult acne most commonly presents as cysts along the jawline and lower face. Hormonal acne breakouts may occur during puberty, pregnancy, menopause, around the menstrual cycle, as a side effect…

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Is Accutane Safe?

More than 50 million Americans suffer from acne breakouts, making acne vulgaris the most common skin condition in the United States. While many acne treatment options are available, some acne breakouts resist standard, over-the-counter treatment methods, particularly cystic acne, nodular acne, and pimples, which can remain red, swollen, and tender, leading to the formation of…

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The Top Acne Scar Treatments of 2023

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States, affecting as many as 50 million Americans every year, and when picking or scratching of active breakouts, inflammation, and lesions occur, acne breakouts can lead to acne scars. Acne scars can take on many forms, including atrophic or depressed scars, hypertrophic or…

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Does Sweat Cause Acne?

Summer provides opportunities for beach days, barbecues, and relaxing in the sun, but when the sun is out and heat and humidity are high, it can be difficult to keep sweat from building up, and along with it, you may start to notice sweat acne breakouts. Characterized by red or pink bumps, sweat acne breakouts…

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Does birth control help acne?

Acne – pimples, blemishes, spots, breakouts – the skin condition that tends to start during puberty and can, unfortunately, continue to plague you well beyond your teenage years. These blemishes, characterized by red spots that appear most frequently on your forehead, chin, upper back, chest, and arms, can make you feel self-conscious, even though the…

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Sunscreen for Acne Prone Skin

Everyone understands the importance of applying sunscreen daily to prevent skin cancer and protect against the premature signs of aging. However, when you have oily, acne-prone skin, the idea of slathering a thick, greasy sunscreen on your face might make you cringe. Don’t panic! Applying facial sunscreen to oily skin doesn’t have to end in…

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Punch Excision for Acne Scars

Acne is one of the most prevalent skin conditions around the world. There are a myriad of treatment options available when it comes to tackling acne breakouts. However, once the breakout is resolved, the resulting acne scars become another issue. Unfortunately, inflammation associated with acne can damage skin tissue, causing acne scarring. Oftentimes, treating acne…

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Acne Scar Removal Costs

Acne is an issue that affects most people at some point in their lives and as serious as an issue it can be it does normally resolve itself eventually with the right skin care. Unfortunately in some cases though acne can have a lasting effect due to issues surrounding acne scarring such as scar tissue,…

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Do Tanning Beds Help Acne?

Since acne breakouts are one of the most universal skin conditions for all of our patients, we often find that patients have developed creative solutions to clear up acne. One common discovery that people from high school through adulthood find is the effect that sun exposure can have on the skin. Particularly in our current…

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RF Microneedling for Acne Scars

Acne, formally known as acne vulgaris, is something that affects almost every human at one phase of life or another. It’s one of the most common skin conditions in the world and, unfortunately, painful acne can often leave a mark both physically and emotionally after it subsides. Acne scars can affect patients from the teenage…

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Acne Dark Spot Treatment

Those of us who have experienced acne breakouts – which, as it turns out, includes the majority of teens and adults – have often breathed a sigh of relief when a blemish disappears. However, for many patients, a painful acne breakout can lead to a dark mark or scar where a pimple once stood. After…

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Where Acne is and What it Means

 Acne may be one of the most identifiable skin diseases: according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, acne affects up to 50 million Americans annually. Though acne breakouts are common, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of those pesky pimples. However, when acne breakouts  develop in the same area of…

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Does Stress Cause Acne?

Many of us like to live our lives to the fullest and, unfortunately, our all-in commitment to work, friends, and family can lead to ample amounts of stress. One of the most frustrating experiences for our patients is how stress levels can play a role in the health of their skin, particularly when blemishes begin…

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Acne Scar Discoloration Treatment

Anyone who has experienced a bad acne breakout knows the sigh of relief that comes when a breakout has cleared. However, for many, lingering discoloration or acne scarring on the skin can make a clear complexion feel like a distant dream. Thankfully, there are a variety of different treatments that can help to reduce the…

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What is Maskne? Mask Acne Prevention & Treatment

Acne has always been one of the most common areas of concern in dermatology. Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned expert in treating recalcitrant acne and acne scars in her boutique NYC office.  Maskne has become the newest form of acne, and these new acne breakouts have been a concern with many patients. Due…

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Best Dermatologist Treatment for Back Acne Scars

Acne is commonly treated on the face but “BACNE” or back acne is often neglected. While patients may turn to their dermatologist for acne treatments on their face, they often forget about treating their back. As a result of follicles being clogged with oils, dead skin cells and bacteria, the numerous sebaceous glands on your…

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How to Fade Acne Scars

One of the main reasons patients come to consult dermatologists, like Dr. Michele Green, is her expertise in treating acne scars and hyperpigmentation, as well as acne.  Most dermatologists frequently treat acne patients in their practices, since acne breakouts are a common occurrence. For some patients, the basic problem is finding and using the right…

Cosmetic Dermatology Trends of 2018

Now all the Christmas cheer has come to an end and New Year’s resolutions have been made it is time to take a look at what dermatology treatments and trends were popular in 2018 and what might be popular in 2019. For this we’ll compare our most recent data to our previous dermatology treatment review…

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