Acne is a skin condition caused by clogging of pores or sebaceous glands by excess oils, dead cells and bacteria. Acne results in formation of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts or nodules which if left untreated cause acne scars in different shapes and can permanently damage the skin.

Dr. Ilona Shternfeld is a board certified ophthalmologist, with international training in cannula technique, extensive experience with Botox, dermal fillers and dry eyes syndrome .  She is a three-time winner of America's Most Honored Doctors Top 5%.

Acne is a common and complex condition, which can affect younger and older people. There is no cure for acne, but there are many ways to control it and get great looking skin. Besides a healthy diet, exercise, a proper at home skincare routine, there are many procedures that can improve acne and reduce the appearance of scars. At Inner Glow AesheticsMD, we have a variety of tools to help get your skin clear and keep it clear for years to come.

What causes Acne?

The sebaceous (oil-producing) glands of people who get acne are particularly sensitive to normal blood levels of a hormone called testosterone, which is present in both men and women. This causes the glands to produce an excess of oil. At the same time, the dead skin cells lining the pores are not shed properly and clog up the follicles. These two effects result in a build-up of oil producing blackheads (where a darkened plug of oil is visible) and whiteheads.

The acne bacterium (known as Propionibacterium acnes) lives on everyone’s skin, usually causing no problems, but, in those prone to acne, the build up of oil creates an ideal environment in which these bacteria can multiply. This triggers inflammation and the formation of red or pus-filled spots.

What Acne treatments do we offer?

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who Suffers From Acne?

Acne affects people of all ages. Though acne is predominantly seen with teenagers it also affects adults (adult acne). Even less severe acne can cause permanent acne scarring. It is best advised to start early treatment to prevent scarring. Acne can cause physical discomfort and an emotional one as well. This can happen at any age. Most patients are embarrassed and usually have low self-esteem and depression as a result of their look. We at Inner Glow AestheticsMD help you through this process and become your emotional rescue.

Where Does Acne Appear?

Acne is a condition of the skin and it can show up on any part of the body. Body parts that are more prone to acne are the face, chest, and back. The main reason is because they have a higher percentage of sebaceous glands, which then produce sebum.

Can Acne Scars Be Treated?

Acne scars are treated by a variety of different methods. Skin resurfacing with laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or injections with soft-tissue fillers can all make noticeable differences in appearance of your acne scars. However, acne management is very important to prevent acne scars in the future.

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

This is a very common question that is asked in our office. Since we do not have the same protocol in place for every person, we formulate a combination skin treatment plan for you to meet your goals. We will achieve this by using multiple technologies and discussing with you at time of consultation.

What Do I Except After Treatments?

All Inner Glow AestheticsMD treatments are done by Dr. Ilona Shternfeld in the comfort of our office. We are fast, effective and efficient with NO Downtime, most people will go back to their normal daily routine after most of our procedures. We may ask you to use sun block when long periods of sun are expected. To also keep your skin moisturized as well.

If acne breakouts are making you uncomfortable, Inner Glow AestheticsMD has several safe and effective treatments to help! Contact us today to schedule an appointment and explore all options available.

About Dr. Ilona Shternfeld

Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Physician Dr. Ilona Shternfeld is a board certified ophthalmologist, with international training in cannula technique, extensive experience with Botox and dermal fillers. She was trained in the use of Botox in the 1990’s for facial and eye movement disorders and is a specialist in both medical and aesthetic injections. Her knowledge of the delicate eye and orbital anatomy has brought her patients from all over the country to have their under eye area treated with fillers. Dr. Shternfeld loves subtlety and works to keep you looking your best at any age. Dr. Shternfeld combines her passion for Aesthetic Medicine with her love for eye care, specializing in Dry Eye Disease. She is the only provider of IPL for evaporative dry eye disease in Hartford County.

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