Acne Treatment

What are Acne Treatments?

Top NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Barry Weintraub specifically designs acne treatments according to his patients’ needs. Many modalities are implemented to treat both active acne and acne scarring, from lasers to light therapy to cosmetic fillers. Active acne often appears in early to middle-teen years, yet Dr. Weintraub has seen an increase in patients suffering from adult acne as well. Chronic active acne can leave behind pock marks, divots, craters, and icepick scars on the face and body. Persistent acne, as well as the resulting scars, can have debilitating effects on one’s self-esteem. Dr. Weintraub treats acne in its acute and chronic phases at his NYC office, equipped with the latest technology.

Laser treatments for acne use specialized laser technology to target bacteria that cause breakouts. By treating this bacteria, the frequency of acne symptoms can be greatly reduced. Laser acne treatment can also treat acne scarring through the use of laser skin resurfacing. During this process, lasers target the initial skin layers and resurface them to allow new skin cells to grow. Smooth, fresh skin takes the place of unsightly acne scarring for a rejuvenated complexion. Laser skin resurfacing also encourages the growth of new collagen to reinforce skin elasticity and structure. Most laser acne treatments are non-invasive and require little downtime.

Dr. Weintraub also utilizes various non-invasive light therapies to treat acne at his NYC office. Light treatments, including BBL (Broadband Light) and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) send concentrated energy to the affected area to treat acne-causing bacteria and reduce the appearance of breakouts, while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.

Another option to correct the effects of acne is the use of long-lasting dermal fillers. Injectable options, such as Bellafill, Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero and Radiesse can lift troublesome acne scars and improve the appearance of divots and small craters caused by acne. These dermal fillers are non-invasive and require virtually no downtime or recovery.

While laser acne treatment, light therapy, and dermal fillers can help reduce the effects of breakouts and acne scarring, it is also crucial to develop and maintain a proper skin-care routine to maximize results and ensure a continued clear complexion. After undergoing acne treatment at our New York City office, patients are privy to Dr. Weintraub’s list of “10 Best Secrets” to keeping skin clear in the future! Following these guidelines will help complement the natural-looking results provided by our acne solutions.

Considering Acne Treatment

There is no specific chronological age that determines when you should have a rejuvenative procedure; the best way to know when it’s right to call for a consultation is when you look in the mirror and see something that truly bothers you. Likewise, there is only one person to have plastic surgery for: you and you alone. It should never be undertaken due to pressure from others.

Goals of Acne Treatment

Laser acne treatments are designed to reduce the appearance of acne and accompanying acne scars through the use of laser and light therapies. Cosmetic injectables used separately or in conjunction are also extremely effective in chronic acne in adults with residual craters, divots, pits, and icepick holes. Acne treatment can improve the appearance of acne-prone skin on the face and body – resulting in clearer skin and a more attractive appearance.

Your Consultation

You’ve certainly looked in the mirror many times. However, when you look in the mirror and begin to see things that upset you, that’s when you should schedule a consultation. A consultation will help give you a better understanding of what you see.

Even though acne treatment is non-invasive, it is imperative that it be administered by a highly qualified practitioner because complications can result from improper application by inexperienced providers. Just because non-invasive acne treatments do not qualify as surgery, this doesn’t mean they should be taken lightly!

The most highly qualified doctors available to administer acne treatment, or to perform any procedure – surgical or not – are board-certified plastic surgeons, due to their extensive medical training. Dr. Weintraub, with his Ivy League background and over two decades of experience, performs all non-invasive procedures himself with his own hands.

When looking for the best plastic surgeon, you should:

  • Check for board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (there are many other boards, some legitimate, some not, but there is only one American Board of Plastic Surgery, established in 1931).
  • Ensure that the physician attends a major hospital in your community, and is in good standing with that hospital.
  • Confirm that he or she has a fine reputation amongst other medical professionals in your community.
  • Speak to the surgeon’s patients who have undergone similar procedures.

Remember, this is your treatment, and you are interviewing the doctor as much as he’s interviewing you. Do not hesitate to bring a list of questions with you on your consultation. And remember: a good surgeon is someone who not only has the skill to perform the treatment, but is someone who understands what your specific needs and desires are. A good surgeon should listen, listen, and listen!

Have no fear during your consultation. This is a time to speak, to be heard, and to develop a trusting relationship. Questions can be answered, and fears allayed. And while Dr. Weintraub is at the forefront of his field in terms of his techniques and medical developments, you will find his office environment to be warm, personable, and inviting. He and his staff truly care about each and every patient, and take great pride in making themselves available to help with every step of the process.

Where Acne Treatment is Performed

Dr. Weintraub performs acne treatment in the comfort of his office in Manhattan at 800A 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side.

The Best Candidates for Acne Treatment

The best candidates for acne treatment are well balanced, in good general and mental health, and possess realistic expectations.

After Treatment

All our acne treatment options, whether laser acne treatment, light-based therapy, and dermal fillers, are generally non-invasive. By the time you leave the office, you can return to your work or personal responsibilities with little or no downtime. Makeup can often be applied immediately after.

If undergoing treatment with cosmetic injectables, cold packs might be applied to the face or site of treatment for a short period while in the treatment room. Makeup can be applied immediately after.

What Sets Dr. Weintraub Apart

Dr. Weintraub has always been blessed with a strong aesthetic sense. He possesses a unique blend of medical science and artwork, as it truly is artwork that he performs on the human form. His attention to detail ensures that he gets the best results possible, and he is meticulous about everything he does, from pre-op to post-op care and beyond.*

He studied medicine at Cornell during a time when core values were emphasized, and it is on these values that he bases his practice. He believes that physicians should be humble and respectful, and should never lose sight that the person they are operating on is exactly that: a person possessing real-life issues and concerns. The chairmen of the department of general surgery at Cornell at the time, Dr. Tom Shires, along with another luminary, Dr. Leon Morgenstern of Cedars-Sinai, taught Dr. Weintraub that “The operating room is a sacred place. It’s a very serious place. Never be cavalier about surgery.”

During his surgical residency training, Dr. Weintraub regularly visited Mexico to donate his time operating on deformed children and adults who couldn’t afford proper healthcare. In less-than-optimal conditions, he learned how to perform surgery with the basics, and received great satisfaction in making profound differences in people’s lives by restoring their faces and bodies. Similarly, when he was Chief Resident at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, and later when he was Chief Resident at the Reconstructive Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, he found that his compassion for patients, along with his skill and precision as a surgeon, could change lives and bring people joy they never thought possible.

Dr. Weintraub believes that surgery is never a race. The patient is always number one. He keeps in his wallet a piece of paper that is his motto in the operating room: “Always demand what is right, and never accept second best.” He likes to consider himself a “thinking surgeon,” and does not enter the operating room with a mechanical series of steps to execute robotically, but likes to remain alert and ready for whatever intraoperative challenges might spontaneously arise. Although many notable surgeons openly listen to music while performing surgery, Dr. Weintraub does not, preferring the mood of the operating room to remain serious and focused.

Over 60% of Dr. Weintraub’s practice is comprised of complex redos of surgeries performed by other offices. Such procedures always involve difficult issues, since there exist not only the limitations of a patient’s own anatomy, but also the limitations of another surgeon’s aesthetic, and the scar tissue that has developed as a result. Patients seek Dr. Weintraub from all over the world to correct their aesthetic problems. He takes great pride in getting the best results, and always enjoys the challenges of such procedures.

Last, Dr. Weintraub will not hesitate to turn patients away if he feels they are not good candidates for surgery. If a surgery is not in someone’s best interest, he will be the first to say so. However, when a patient is a good candidate, the results produced by Dr. Weintraub can be magical, and he feels that it is an honor to give patients a gift they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.

How To Get Started

Dr. Weintraub and his staff will be happy to discuss acne treatment with you. Please call our office for a private consultation. We hope you look forward to our warm welcome and the opportunity for us to help you make an educated and confident decision.

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