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Acne Treatment at Montclair , NJ

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The most prevalent skin condition in the United States is acne. Treatment at image Dermatology ® P.C. , located in Montclair, begins with a comprehensive examination and development of a personalized treatment plan. Every person’s skin has unique characteristics, and acne is far more complex than most people realize. Dr. Downie personally understands the struggle. From ages 11 through 28, she suffered with severe acne, and she still experiences occasional outbreaks. This was one of the primary factors leading her to become a board-certified dermatologist.

What is acne?

When skin is healthy, dead cells rise to the surface layer, and are naturally shed. However, sometimes they can combine with skin oil and clog pores, resulting in acne. If propionibacterium acnes bacteria are trapped inside the pores, they will multiply rapidly causing painful and unsightly cysts.

The symptoms of acne include:

  • Pimples
  • Nodules
  • Cysts
  • Pustules
  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads

Acne Treatment

Acne treatment

Most people affected by acne begin treating it with over the counter products. Sometimes this approach can be effective, but it can be challenging to find the right formula for your skin type. If it is too harsh, or contains irritants, it may aggravate the problem. Additionally, untreated severe acne can lead to long-term scarring.

If your current regimen is not yielding satisfactory results, it is important to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and customized treatment. Some skin conditions can manifest with acne-like symptoms, but they require very different treatment. Dr. Downie will begin with an examination, and then discuss your options.

Treatment options for acne include:

  • Topical medication such as antibiotics, topical retinoids, or benzoyl peroxide formulas
  • Oral antibiotics or other oral medications
  • Chemical peels and other skin rejuvenation techniques
  • Extracting blackheads and draining cysts
  • Sunscreen helps prevent dark spots from forming as acne heals
  • Guidance in developing an effective at-home care regimen
You don’t have to live with the misery and embarrassment of acne, or take the risk of acquiring unsightly scars. Help is just a phone call away. Contact image Dermatology ® P.C. at (973) 509-6900 to arrange a consultation.


Dr. Downie is just so fantastic! She takes her expertise and applies it to your need work areas. If it has to do with skin, Dr. D., will have a positive effect on your troubled spot. She will improve your look with a personalized beauty regiment. The D in Downie is not just her name, it's what she does best- DERMATOLOGY!!

Professional Affiliations and Recognition's

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