Acne

Janaki Kanumilli MD Family Practice & Aesthetics

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Queens, Forest Hills, NY & Queens, Floral Park, NY

Successfully treating acne breakouts can involve more than proper skin care. At Janaki Kanumilli, MD Family Practice & Aesthetics in New York City, Dr. Kanumilli offers treatment solutions for troublesome skin conditions at two convenient Queens locations in Forest Hills and Floral Park. To improve your skin and reduce your risk of permanent acne scarring, call Janaki Kanumilli, MD Family Practice & Aesthetics or schedule your appointment online today.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that causes spots on your body like whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, and pimples.

Breakouts occur when your hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil. This blockage causes pain, swelling, and redness below the surface of your skin. While acne typically appears on the face, it can also occur on the back, neck, chest, upper arms, and shoulders.

When acne is severe, it can lead to scarring or permanent skin discoloration.

What triggers acne breakouts?

Acne is very common during puberty and other times when hormones fluctuate, such as menopause and pregnancy. Your risks of developing acne are higher if you have a family history of skin problems.

Additional acne triggers include:

  • Cosmetics
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Certain medications
  • Humid and hot climates
  • Improper facial cleansing
  • Squeezing or picking pimples


Diets high in carbohydrates can also increase your acne. This is a result of your blood sugar rising quickly and triggering the release of insulin. Excess insulin can trigger oil production, which increases your risks of acne.

How is acne treated?

During your appointment, Dr. Kanumilli reviews your symptoms and evaluates if your personal health or lifestyle may be playing a role in your acne breakouts. To treat your condition, she might recommend:

  • Acne medications: kill bacteria, unclog oil ducts, and heal pimples faster
  • Dietary modifications: balancing your blood sugar to reduce excess insulin
  • Facial cleansing: proper skin washing with gentle cleansers to reduce skin irritation


Dr. Kanumilli also offers state-of-the-art laser therapy to treat skin conditions like acne.

How is laser therapy used to treat acne?

Laser therapy effectively supports other acne treatments to improve skin by:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Lowering skin oil levels
  • Killing acne-causing bacteria


Using laser therapy to treat acne usually requires several treatments spaced approximately one month apart. To ensure maximum results, Dr. Kanumilli works with you to outline a strategy for your individual needs.

Laser therapy treatments take place at Dr. Kanumilli’s Floral Park office, but consultations are available at either office location. To learn more, call Janaki Kanumilli, MD Family Practice & Aesthetics or schedule your appointment online today.