Acne Treatments

There are numerous acne treatments available on the market and many promise effective results, but fail to deliver. While topical remedies are often considered the first line of defense, severe cases may require cutting-edge technology for effective and lasting results. At PFRANKMD, we provide a number of advanced acne treatments in NYC at our locations on 5th Avenue in the Upper East Side and West Village, along with treatments for acne scarring, folliculitis, and enlarged pores.

What Is Acne?

Acne occurs when there is an accumulation of oil, dirt, bacteria, or dead skin cells, known as sebum, that clogs your pores. A pimple, whitehead, or blackhead develops in the clogged pore and over time, can lead to cystic or nodular acne. Acne can lead to scarring or even hyperpigmentation. Teenagers and young adults may get acne at some point, but it can also occur in adulthood, resulting in pesky blemishes.

Am I a Good Candidate for Acne Treatments?

We provide a number of different acne treatments, so there is definitely one that’s suitable for your unique needs. Our team will determine the best treatment based on your specific case.

The ideal candidate for laser acne treatments, such as AviClear, Aerolase, Laser Genesis, or Vbeam, you should not have any open lesions, infections, or skin cancer. If you have a history of keloid scarring, we may recommend a treatment in combination with lasers. Laser acne treatments can be safe for women who are pregnant, but we recommend discussing the treatment with your OB/GYN prior to scheduling your appointment.

Your Consultation for Acne Treatments

At your consultation, we will determine the acne treatment that is right for you and your specific needs. The severity and type of acne will be considered when developing a tailored treatment plan. Additional tests may be requested to rule out other skin disorders and your medical history will be reviewed to assess any risk factors.

Once our team recommends the best option for you, we will discuss the treatment, what to expect before, during, and after, and answer any questions you may have.

Our Acne Treatment Options:

AviClear – This FDA-approved laser treatment targets overactive oil-producing, sebaceous glands, reducing face and body acne and lessening the severity of future breakouts. It also shrinks enlarged pores.

Aerolase – This state-of-the-art, non-ablative skin treatment uses high-energy laser pulses to destroy acne-causing bacteria and treat overactive oil glands and reduce active acne. Its laser energy also reduces the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen production.

Laser Genesis – This laser facial treatment is ideal for stimulating collagen production to help with frustrating acne scars.

Vbeam Prima – Vbeam Prima is a state-of-the-art treatment that uses laser energy to rejuvenate the skin, targeting acne scars for smooth skin.

Ellacor – This fractional micro-coring device removes tiny micro-cores of skin using hollow needles. As a result, the skin’s natural healing process is triggered, clearing away acne scars and tightening the skin.

Vivace RF Microneedling – Vivace RF microneedling treatments create microchannels on the skin. As channels are created, radiofrequency energy is delivered to the treatment area. This encourages reduction of the targeted acne scars and enlarged pores.

Cryotherapy – By delivering pressurized cryogenic air to the targeted areas, this treatment reduces redness and inflammation to treat inflamed, active acne. It can also shrink oversized pores.

Topical and Oral Antibiotics – Folliculitis and certain types of acne can be treated with antibiotics to reduce acne and redness and treat infected hair follicles.

Clear + Brilliant – Clear and Brilliant is a skin-resurfacing laser treatment that helps stimulate the production of collagen and speed up the skin’s regeneration rate, healing enlarged pores and acne scars.

TCA CROSS – TCA CROSS stands for Clinical Reconstruction of Skin Scars. The treatment uses trichloroacetic acid to reduce oversized pores.


Every acne treatment has a different recovery process. The majority of acne treatments don’t require any recovery or downtime. You are able to get back to work immediately or resume your daily routine right away. There may be slight swelling or redness, but these should resolve quickly. Stay away from prolonged sun exposure, tanning beds, and topical applications that may irritate the skin. You may be required to come back for additional sessions to maximize the treatment’s efficacy.

Cost of Acne Treatments on 5th Avenue and in the West Village

The cost of acne treatments in New York City will be discussed during the consultation. Factors such as type of treatment, how many sessions the treatment will take, size and number of treatment areas, and severity of the issues being treated can impact the overall price.

Why Choose Us for Acne Treatments?

Are you tired of battling relentless breakouts and the emotional toll they take on your self-esteem? We understand your frustration, and we have the perfect solution: acne treatments in New York City on 5th Avenue and in the West Village at PFRANKMD.

Imagine waking up each day with a fresh, blemish-free face that radiates confidence. With our revolutionary acne treatments, you can finally conquer those stubborn pimples and reclaim your skin’s natural beauty. Here’s why our treatments are your ultimate acne-fighting allies:

Personalized Solutions: At PFRANKMD, we know that no two cases of acne are the same. That’s why expert dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank will assess your unique skin condition and create a tailored treatment plan just for you. Say goodbye to generic solutions and embrace personalized care that targets the root cause of your acne.

Cutting-Edge Technology: Our clinic stays at the forefront of dermatological advancements to ensure you receive the most effective treatments available. From state-of-the-art laser therapies to advanced medical-grade skincare products, we have the tools to combat even the most stubborn acne.

Bye-Bye, Breakouts: Dr. Frank and the PFRANKMD healthcare providers are dedicated to helping you achieve long-lasting results. Through a combination of advanced treatments, he will not only clear your existing acne but also prevent future breakouts. Say hello to clear, flawless skin that makes heads turn wherever you go!

Expert Guidance: Dealing with acne can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to face it alone. Dr. Frank and our compassionate team of skincare professionals will guide you every step of the way. We will provide ongoing support and education on skincare routines, lifestyle adjustments, and proper maintenance to ensure your skin stays blemish-free.

Lasting Results: We believe in delivering results that stand the test of time. Our acne treatments on 5th Avenue and the West Village are designed to address the root causes of acne, providing you with long-lasting benefits. No more temporary fixes or endless cycles of ineffective over-the-counter products.

Don’t let acne define you any longer. Take control of your skin and unlock the beauty that lies beneath. Choose PFRANKMD and begin the life-changing journey to clear skin. It’s time to embrace the clear, beautiful skin you deserve.

Contact Us to Learn More about Acne Treatments in New York City

Are you ready to treat your Acne? Schedule your complimentary consultation today with our team of aesthetic healthcare providers at PFRANKMD by calling us at (212) 327-2919 or schedule a consultation.