Common Skin Conditions

Common Skin Conditions

As the largest organ in the body, the skin gets a lot of exposure to the sun, pollutants, and other things that can irritate and damage it. Your dermatologist in New York, NY can help to treat any skin conditions you may develop. Dr. Alyson Penstein and Dr. Adam Penstein of Penstein Dermatology offer all the medical and cosmetic skin care you require.


Acne is a skin condition that often plagues teenagers, but it can also affect adults. It is caused by Sebum, bacteria, and dead cells that block the hair follicles. The result is blackheads, whiteheads, and inflamed papules. Many OTC treatments exist but if you are not getting any results, a dermatologist has stronger medication. If it is not cared for, scars can result, and they will need treatment later on. 


Psoriasis is a condition that causes thick raised spots on the skin that have a silvery scale and are very itchy. There is more than one type of psoriasis, including psoriatic arthritis. With Psoriasis there is an immune response involved. There is no cure for psoriasis.


Rosacea is a redness in the face that often makes the nose look red. It can make the sufferer very self-conscious. Rosacea can be triggered by sun exposure or emotional stress. It is often wrongly associated with being an alcoholic. 

Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a form of eczema. It is most common among children, but it can happen to people of any age. It can be extremely itchy and presents as dry cracked skin. 

Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is another type of eczema that is caused by contact with something that irritates the skin like poison ivy or poison oak. A rash results and is very itchy and can spread. It is particularly bad when it gets onto the face and near the eyes. If this happens, see your dermatologist in New York, NY immediately. 


Eczema is a group of skin conditions. What they all have in common is that they are very itchy, dry, and inflamed. Treatments are available, depending on what type of eczema you are dealing with. 

Contact Dr. Alyson Penstein and Dr. Adam Penstein of Penstein Dermatology when you need a dermatologist in New York, NY. To make an appointment, call our office at (212) 517-5171.

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