Acne treatments for different types of acne nyc new york ny

Cystic acne requires more aggressive treatment to be effective.

In cystic acne the contents of the pilo-sebaceous unit ( the pore) have spilled out into the surrounding dermis setting up an intense inflammatory response. Unless this inflammation is quelled, scarring ensues due to the body's efforts to limit the damage.

Patients with cystic acne should be placed on an antibiotic for starts. Minocycline is the strongest, but Doxycycline and Tetracycline may also be used. I prefer Zithromax as an alternative. Erthryomycin has fallen out of favor due to possible drug interactins and cardiac effects. ( Let me digress a bit here. New Beauty magazine ran an article on acne treatment during pregnancy about a year ago. They interviewed a cosmetic dermatologist who offered the suggestion that Erythromycin be used during pregnancy. I feel this is out of date information and, though the cosmetic dermatologist meant well, he probably has not treated a pregnant acne patient in years. Erythromycin can cause heart defects, heart arrythmias, and pyloric steosis when given in utero. In many European countries such as Sweden its usage during pregnancy is banned. When I wrote to the editor of New Beauty magazine suggesting that they write a correction, my letter was ignored. I realize it may be more convenient, and less embarassing, than to admit an error. However, I do not feel they are being fair to their readers.)