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Acne Treatment Specialist

Eugene D Festa, MD, PhD -  - Internal and Preventive Medicine Clinic

Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body

Eugene D Festa, MD, PhD

Internal and Preventive Medicine Clinic & Addiction Medicine Physician located in Totowa, NJ

Acne isn’t necessarily cause for concern, but it can take a toll on your self-confidence. If you’re tired of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and acne scars, Eugene Festa, MD, PhD, and his aesthetic team at Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body in Totowa, New Jersey, can help. They offer a wide array of acne treatments to give you clear, smooth, aesthetically pleasing skin. Schedule an appointment with Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body over the phone or online today.

Acne Treatment Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin problem that occurs when hair follicles become clogged. Pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads can appear on your:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • Chest


Acne is common in teens and young adults. While not usually cause for concern, acne can make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious. Simple acne treatments at Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body can clear up your skin.


What causes acne?

The cause of acne isn’t always entirely clear, but several factors appear to increase your risk of developing it or make acne worse. Examples include:

  • Hormone changes
  • Bacteria
  • Stress
  • Certain medications
  • Genetics
  • Excess oil production
  • Your diet


Acne is common among teenagers and during pregnancy because of hormone fluctuations. There appears to be a genetic component associated with acne too. If someone in your family is prone to acne, you’re more likely to develop it.


What are acne treatments?

Dr. Festa and his team develop a personalized acne treatment plan based on the severity of the acne, your medical history, and your lifestyle. He might recommend:

Topical medications

You can apply topical medications directly to affected areas to reduce acne and clear up your skin. Dr. Festa lets you know which topical medicines are right for you.

Oral medicines

Taking antibiotics, combined oral contraception for women, antiandrogen medicines, or other oral medications are effective acne treatments available at Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body.

Laser therapy

Laser therapy uses noninvasive light-based energy to reduce acne.

Chemical peels

Dr. Festa might recommend chemical peels to improve acne using glycolic acid, retinoic acid, or salicylic acid.

Extraction

Extracting blackheads and whiteheads using special aesthetic tools can clear up acne-prone skin and make it smoother.

Steroid injections

Steroid injections help get rid of large acne lesions and can decrease pain associated with them.

At-home treatments

At-home solutions that can reduce acne breakouts or make them less severe include keeping your skin clean, protecting your skin from the sun, and avoiding oily skin care and hair styling products.

Don’t live with unsightly pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads when simple acne treatments are available at Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.