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Our Approach to Treating


Acne is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people of all ages, from childhood through adulthood. It causes skin redness and blemishes—small, inflamed spots on the skin—that usually appear on the face, chest, or back, and sometimes in more than one of these areas. 

Dermatologists at NYU Langone recognize that everyone experiences acne symptoms differently, and that acne breakouts can make everyday social and professional interactions uncomfortable. To successfully manage breakouts, our doctors create a treatment plan based on your symptoms, and use the latest research to determine the most effective therapies for you.

Treatment for Acne

Medications, which can be applied to the skin or taken by mouth, work well to diminish or eliminate acne breakouts in many people. For more resistant acne, NYU Langone doctors offer new laser and light-based therapies that are precise and effective.

Our Research and Education in Acne

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.