Dr Kling is up-to-date on the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of acne and acne scarring. He is the recognized go-to-person for acne-related diagnoses in the metropolitan NYC area. He has extensive experience with the full range of acne and acne scaring issues.
Dr. Kling’s private practice offices are located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan and in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The offices are comfortable, stylish, elegantly decorated and impeccably clean. You can feel reassured that your consultation and treatment will be performed by an accomplished, experienced, and well-respected board-certified physician.
General skin care can have considerable impact on the severity of your acne. There are a number of things that you can do that are very good for your skin suffering from acne and there are things that will cause acne to continue to develop and worsen on your skin. Directly connected to how bad your acne becomes and how you treat it together with the treatment from our practice will limit the amount and harshness of the scaring.
Here are a number of home tips that can provide some way to help your acne.
Washing your skin
Caring for your acne is primarily about reducing oil on the skin. The first is using a mild soap and washing your face once in the morning and once at night to remove any oil on the surface of the skin. It is important that you do not scrub your skin that that will irritate the skin further and may cause the acne to develop. It may aggravate inflammation and tear the pimples that will adversely affect your acne in general and increase the likelihood of medium to severe scaring. Applying to much soap can also be detrimental, drying out the skin of all its oil, aggravating the skin and acne.
Washing your face will help to reduce the skin swelling up from the acne. The swelling is a major cause of acne scaring. So anything we can do to limit the impact the acne has on the skin, will go a long way in helping the acne scaring.
Popping pimples is a really terrible course of action against your skin. When you have acne, your skin is being ‘attacked’ and is very sensitive. It swells trying to manage the onslaught from oil production effecting the skins pores and cells. Collagen is produced to protect and heal the skins lesions but over compensates. This causes scaring. Popping the pimples only attacks the skin further from a different direction requiring a greater amount of collagen and damaging the skin. Popping the pimples will then only lead to more severe scaring.
My team and myself with our years of experience and seeing numerous cases of various types of acne we know the very best procedures and medications to treat your acne. We want you to be our partners in the task ahead to heal you of your acne. Patients need to be aware that they need to be responsible with courses of treatment and medication so the results that we hope to see have a chance of developing. It can be a long process but well worth it. Proper medical treatment and patient responsibility can go a long way to ensure that only minimal scaring and general after effects of acne are left.