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September 21, 2018
Category: Skin Care

Finding an effective acne treatment isn't always as easy as the pimple cream ads and commercials imply. Although over-the-counter treatments may be helpful, they may not be the best choice for you, particularly if you have severe or stubborn acne. Your Belleville, NJ,Acne Treatment dermatologist Dr. Joseph Eastern of The Belleville Dermatology Center offers several treatments that can help improve your complexion and boost your self-confidence.

Prescription-strength topical medication may be the answer

If pimples keep appearing despite your use of drugstore products, your Belleville dermatologist may recommend a prescription-strength topical medicine, like adapalene, tazarotene or tretinoin. Acne occurs when your pores become blocked with dead skin cells, debris and skin oil. These medications unblock pores, promote healing and trigger rapid skin cell turnover, which helps your pores remain unblocked. Creams, gels and ointments are applied at night and be used every night or several times a week, depending on your skin doctor's recommendation.

Antibiotics offer additional help

Adding a topical or oral antibiotic to your skin care regimen may be a good idea if topical medications alone aren't helpful. Antibiotics kill p. acnes bacteria, the germs responsible for the red, inflamed appearance of pimples.

Medications aren't the only option

Your dermatologist may recommend a few other treatment options, such as:

  • Blue Light Therapy: Blue light therapy shrinks the glands that produce skin oils and kills bacteria in the oil glands.
  • Chemical Peel: Chemical peels remove the top layers of skin, eliminating acne in the process. Just a few days after the chemical solution is applied, the outer layers of your skin will peel away, revealing smoother, acne-free skin underneath.
  • Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is also used to remove the top layers of the skin. Your dermatologist uses a handheld device that exfoliates the layers with a fine spray of crystals. Unlike chemical peels, you won't have to wait a few days to notice results.

Clearer skin is possible, thanks to the acne treatments your Belleville, NJ, dermatologist offers. Call Dr. Joseph Eastern of The Belleville Dermatology Center at (973) 751-1200 to schedule your appointment.

August 14, 2018
Category: Skin Care

Take years off your skin thanks to this skin resurfacing system.


Aging happens to all of us; however, it doesn’t mean our skin has to give away our age. Of course, if you’ve spent years basking in the sun to get the perfect tan or you had acne as a teenager that has now left scars, you may be looking for a treatment option that will be able to reduce or even get rid of these issues and improve the texture, tone, and overall appearance of your skin.

What is microdermabrasion?

During microdermabrasion, a dermatologist will glide a small device over the skin that contains fine crystals designed to remove the outermost layer of dead skin to reveal healthier, more radiant and younger-looking skin underneath.

As the handheld device is directed over the skin to blast away dead skin cells and remove the outer layers of the skin it also stimulates the production of collagen and the growth of new skin cells. Collagen is instrumental in keeping skin tight and firm but our bodies do not produce as much collagen as we get older, which is why the skin becomes loose and saggy.

What can microdermabrasion help with?

Microdermabrasion is a great treatment option for handling a variety of dermatological issues. If you feel like your skin has become dull and lifeless, this treatment can enhance and improve the tone and radiance of your skin.

Since this treatment removes the outer layers of the skin, it can reduce the appearance of acne scars, lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, age spots and other imperfections. If you are someone who has enlarged pores, microdermabrasion can clean out the pores to remove excess oil and to reduce their appearance.

Microdermabrasion doesn’t just reduce imperfections in the skin, it can also help tighten the skin and make it look more vibrant.

What can I expect from microdermabrasion treatment?

The treatment itself is completely painless and only takes between 30 minutes to one hour to complete. Depending on the severity of the issues you wish to treat, your dermatologist will tell you how many sessions you will need to get the results you want. Typically, you’ll receive anywhere from five to 12 treatments spread out a couple of weeks apart, but you should notice results almost immediately.

If you are interested in what microdermabrasion can do for your skin then it’s time to talk to a dermatologist who can discuss your treatment goals and determine the best course of action to give you that healthy, glowing and younger-looking skin.