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General Dermatologist in New Jersey

Offering only the best dermatology solutions, Dr. Ackerman is a compassionate doctor. As a Cosmetic and General Dermatologist in New Jersey, Dr. Ackerman is able to provide her patients with the specific care they deserve. Dr. Ackerman treats patients for many common skin conditions. Some of these include acne, warts, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, hair loss, actinic keratoses, and other common skin infections.

Dr. Ackerman, dermatologist New Jersey, explains that acne is one of the most common skin conditions, especially in teenagers. Acne occurs when follicles or pores become blocked. The oil or sebum that normally drains to the surface becomes clogged. Bacteria begin to grow and eventually turn into a pimple. Acne is particularly common during puberty because this is when hormones become overactive. The hormones overproduce sebum. The T-zone is typically where people are most prone to acne because there are many oil-producing glands. The T-zone consists of the forehead, nose, and chin.

Dermatologist New Jersey provides acne tips

A compassionate person and New Jersey Dermatologist, Dr. Ackerman understands the struggles you can face with acne. Breakouts or acne can cause a person to become self-conscious and insecure. Dr. Ackerman, dermatologist New Jersey, would like to extend some helpful advice on how to treat acne prone skin and help prevent future outbreaks.

It is important to wash your face twice daily with warm water and a special soap for acne. When washing your face, gently massage the soap into your face. It is crucial not to scrub because the skin can become irritated and raw. To help decrease the oil and bacteria, you should apply a thin layer of benzoyl peroxide lotion. You should avoid touching your face. By touching your face with your hands or to other objects, you are spreading bacteria that cause your pores to become inflamed or irritated. Always thoroughly wash your hands before touching for face to apply makeup or lotion. Finally, never pop pimples. Popping pimples can cause more problems including swelling, redness, and scarring. To learn more about treating acne, please visit your General Dermatologist in New Jersey.

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