Acne Specialist

Adebola Dele-Michael, MD -  - Dermatologist

Adebola Dele-Michael, MD

Dermatologist located in Central Park South, New York, NY

As a leading dermatologist in New York City, Dr. Dele-Michael provides customized treatments for patients in Midtown Manhattan West so they can help reduce their acne flareups and prevent new ones from occurring.


What causes acne?

Although acne is extremely common, affecting 40 to 50 million people in the U.S. each year, the mechanism that causes acne is complex. It begins when the hair follicles are blocked, preventing oil from reaching the skin's surface. Trapped beneath the skin, the oil provides the ideal breeding environment for certain types of bacteria. As these bacteria grow, the body tries to fight them off by increasing its production of white blood cells, resulting in redness, inflammation and swelling, which in turn causes pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and cysts. Acne can occur anywhere on the face, neck, chest, back and arms, and in addition to these physical manifestations, acne also causes significant emotional distress and even depression in severe cases.

What treatments are available?

Dr. Dele-Michael offers an array of treatment options, including:

  • topical medications

  • oral medications including Accutane

  • laser treatments

  • chemical peels

  • acne facials

  • cortisone injections

  • whitehead and blackhead extractions

  • cyst treatments

With so many treatment options, how can I tell which is right for me?

Some treatments work better or are more appropriate for specific symptoms (pimples, cysts, blackheads and whiteheads). Dr. Dele-Michael will perform a comprehensive assessment of your skin and the manifestations of your acne so she can determine which treatment will work best. Many patients respond best to therapy that includes more than one type of treatment. Also, some treatments can become less effective over time, which means you may need to stop one type of treatment and begin another to continue to see results.

I have acne; how should I care for my skin between office visits?

During your office visit, Dr. Dele-Michael will provide you with complete skin care advice to help keep your acne under control while also ensuring the skin stays clean and properly moisturized.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept all major insurance plans. Fianancing is available. If you have any questions, please contact our office. We are happy to assist!

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
UPMC Health Plan
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield