Beat breakouts

Actual before and after photos from Dr. Katz

Actual before and after photos

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Nasty breakouts can ruin your day and your looks. And unexpected eruptions can be a problem from adolescence through menopause. It is maddening. Many things aggravate acne including stress, hormones, and diet. But bacteria are the root cause of all acne pimples. The best way to clear your skin of repeated acne breakouts is with expert medical advice.


Dr. Bruce Katz, MD, Manhattan dermatologist and Director of Juva Skin and Laser Center, shares his solutions for stopping acne at the source:


Photo Dynamic Therapy: “At Juva, we use a combination of Levulan Kerastick which is a prescription strength topical medication that is with a pulsed dye laser to destroy the bacteria that cause acne,” says Dr. Katz. “The combination reduces output of oil and has proven to be very effective, even in patients who previously were not responsive to Accutane.”


Get Gelly: Switch from rich cream moisturizers to lighter lotions and gels that won’t block pores in hot humid weather. We sweat more in the summer, which can cause heavy hydrators to build up and clog pores, resulting in both deep-rooted blemishes and pesky whiteheads.


Keep Hair Products to a Minimum: Avoid using oils and oil-based conditioners and styling products on your hair. When hair brushes against the face, neck, and back, the oils can transmit onto skin and cause breakouts.