Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Acne conditions can be improved or completely resolved with quality treatment offered at Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology in Franklin Square and Farmingdale, New York. The team sees teens as well as adults who suffer from acne. Call the office nearest you or schedule online for an appointment to discuss how to resolve your acne.
Acne is a condition caused by the overproduction of oil by the oil glands of the skin. The oil that normally lubricates the skin gets trapped in blocked oil ducts along with dead skin. Bacteria then gets inside, too, resulting in pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads on the surface of the skin. You can also develop deeper lesions called cysts.
The most vulnerable areas of the skin contain the places with the largest number of oil glands. The forehead, chest, shoulders, and back are vulnerable. For example, the forehead has more than 2,000 oil glands alone.
The primary symptoms of acne you may notice include:
Acne is common in adolescence and the early 20s, but many older adults and children have acne, too. Women in their 30s and 40s often develop acne because of, for example, hormone fluctuations.
Acne doesn’t just run its course. Treatment minimizes the effects and prevents side effects such as scarring. With treatment at Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology, you can avoid feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable due to the skin condition.
Prescription topical medications that help control exacerbation of your acne are available. Your provider also can prescribe oral medications that help control acne, especially red, swollen pimples, and cysts. Medications available include:
In the case of large cysts, your provider may also recommend intralesional corticosteroid injections, which can cause lesions to shrink and even disappear entirely. Skin resurfacing treatments and microdermabrasion also help resolve acne appearance and scars.
I've been a patient of Dr. Kushner for years now, but I just visited the Farmingdale office for the first time. I had an amazing experience: the office is clean, crisp, and brightly lit. The office staff are friendly and helpful. My wait was negligible and as always, Dr. Kushner addressed my issue in a professional and efficient manner. Highly recommend
I love the accommodations and the heart felt care this office provides there patients. I have a very hectic work and mom schedule and they have always been able to work around my schedule. (Especially weekend office hours) On my most stressfull days with my illness they have always attended with kindness and concern for my care. Pharmacies have always been called the minute you are done with your office visit. Which shows me a prompt and responsible treatment they provide to there patients.
Dr Kushner has always been kind, dedicated and a fantastic doctor. I wouldn’t go anywhere else I took my husband who is in a wheelchair and cannot walk for a small procedure. Dr Kushner was patient and total professional with him Highly recommend Dr Kushner
The lady at the front desk, as well at the PA/MA were so great! I was very pleased with the PA, she was so nice, very honest and professional, specially in this time and date we need more medical professionals like her. I love your practice so much that I brought my daughter there, and made an appointment for my mother too who lives in Queens. Keep up the good work!
Love Doctor Kushner and her staff. I am a new patient and I was very pleased with my visit with her. Very patient, Dr Kushner took her time with me, I did not feel rushed. I love her pleasantness. Her staff is very pleasant and responsive to any questions you may have. Office is clean
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