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Acne Treatments

Acne Treatments

Acne, rosacea and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), are skin disorders caused primarily by inflammation.   Excess sebum production, which may be the result of genetics, hormonal changes, stress, diet, smoking, and hygiene, is the cause of this inflammation.  When your skin does not exfoliate as it should, dead cells can build up on your skin surface and inside your pores.  Dead cells mix with trapped oil and then pores become clogged, resulting in blackheads and whiteheads.   These may then become infected with bacteria that normally live on your skin’s surface, causing an inflamed cyst.  These cysts can result in permanent scarring.  The ZO Skin Health acne program uses a combination of treatments to target production of inflammatory fat (sebum), exfoliate dead skin cells, boost collagen production, target replication of bacteria on the skin surface to improve acne, rosacea and PIH.  The regimen also includes antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents to reduce inflammation.   Some forms of acne require medical treatment with oral medication or procedures.

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Am I A Good Candidate For Acne Skin Systems?

ZO® Skin Health acne program is recommended for adolescents or adults with inflammatory acne breakouts with the presence of blackheads, whiteheads, or papulopustular lesions and inflamed cysts.  Regimens are individualized to your needs.  The systems work to improve the barrier function of your skin, provide exfoliation of dead skin cells, improve skin texture, prevent of breakouts, reduce oil production. 

Ask the Doctor

Frequently Asked Questions

What products are right for me?

Schedule a consult with one of our skin care system experts Lyndsley, Caitlin, Courtney or with our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Aaron Capuano, (for an additional fee). They will perform a comprehensive skin care assessment and make recommendations to best meet your needs.  

Dr. Capuano is a skin care expert and one of Dr. Zein Obagi’s 28 clinical faculty members worldwide and he would be happy to discuss your options for skin care with you.


How do I make an appointment for a skin care consultation?

Contact the office of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery at (201)820-5280 to schedule an appointment.

What if I am interested in other treatments including surgery?

You may schedule an appointment with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Aaron  Capuano, who will address your surgical needs.