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Recovery & Support for Acne

At NYU Langone, our dermatologists understand that it can take time to find an acne treatment that best fits your symptoms and lifestyle. Our doctors work with you for as long as it takes to identify a combination of treatments that successfully manages symptoms and prevents future breakouts. 

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Ongoing Management

After your dermatologist at NYU Langone has decided which combination of treatments is most effective for you, it’s important to follow the regimen every day. Your doctor supports you while your skin improves by monitoring your progress and adjusting treatment as needed. Some people need to maintain treatment for years; in others, symptoms diminish after using a treatment regularly. 

In addition to following your treatment plan consistently, doctors recommend that you use sunblock with SPF 30 or higher every time you plan to be outside. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays can damage skin and cause oil production to increase, making your acne worse. 

You don’t have to live with facial redness, scarring, and blemishes. By partnering with an NYU Langone dermatologist, you can manage the symptoms of acne. 

Stress Management

If you find that stress or anxiety causes acne breakouts or makes them worse, doctors and therapists at NYU Langone offer programs and services designed to alleviate stress and enhance your overall sense of wellbeing. These include acupuncture, acupressure, meditation, and tai chi. In addition, some people find that speaking with a psychotherapist helps them to better manage stress and anxiety, which may be caused by acne or exacerbate breakouts. If you think that speaking with a psychotherapist may help you, our dermatologists can refer you to the right specialist at NYU Langone.

Our Research and Education in Acne

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.