Acne

Donald B. Feinsod, MD, PC

Dermatologist located in Nassau County, Hewlett, NY

About 50 million Americans struggle with acne, making it the most common skin problem today. Whether you’re a teen dealing with persistent breakouts or you’re an adult who’s frustrated with embarrassing skin eruptions, you can reclaim beautifully clear skin with help from expert dermatologist Donald B. Feinsod, MD, PC, in Hewlett, New York. Dr. Feinsod has 35-plus years of experience in treating acne, rosacea, and other skin conditions, and he’s also a pharmaceutical expert who led development for some of today’s leading acne medications. Call the office or schedule an appointment online for acne help today.

Acne

Do I need to see a dermatologist for acne?

Everyone has acne from time to time, particularly during the teenage years. It’s also common for adults to have occasional acne, especially during hormonal fluctuations. 

But, if you’re struggling with persistent or severe acne, it’s time to get professional help. Untreated acne can cause permanent scars and skin discoloration. Prescription treatment can clear your breakouts faster, dramatically enhancing your appearance. Plus, prescription treatment reduces the chances of future breakouts to help you keep clear skin long term. 

Do I have acne or rosacea?

Acne and rosacea can look very similar. Both skin conditions cause inflamed, red bumps on your skin, and rosacea can also cause whiteheads, so it’s easy to mix them up. Some key differences usually include:

  • Acne causes blackheads, but rosacea doesn’t
  • Acne causes red around blemishes, but in rosacea, it extends over larger areas
  • Acne can be anywhere, but rosacea is found on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin
  • Rosacea often includes prominent blood vessels, but acne doesn’t

Dr. Feinsod starts by making an accurate diagnosis, and then he formulates a customized treatment plan for your acne or rosacea. 

What is the best way to clear acne?

Acne treatment depends on how severe your acne is, the type of acne, and how you respond to treatment. Dr. Feinsod always takes the time to fully evaluate every patient personally, and he really listens to your problems and concerns. This personal connection allows him to create truly customized acne solutions. 

The treatment for mild acne is completely different than the approach for severe cystic acne. Depending on your situation, your treatment might include topical solutions that you apply daily, prescription creams, or prescription gels. Dr. Feinsod may also recommend specific skin care products to cleanse, moisturize, and clear your skin. 

Sometimes, prescription medication is the best solution for acne, especially if you’re dealing with chronic and severe acne that doesn’t respond to other solutions. Dr. Feinsod may prescribe antibiotics or a powerful acne drug like Accutane®. The American Academy of Dermatology calls Accutane the only medication that’s effective, regardless of the cause.

To get fast help for acne, rosacea, and other skin conditions, call the office of Donald B. Feinsod, MD, PC, or use the online scheduler now.