Why Do I Have Maskne & How Can I Treat It?


As if social distancing, quarantining, wearing a mask, and handling all of the challenges associated with Covid-19 weren't enough, many of us are now facing another struggle... Maskne. 

What is Maskne?

Formally and medically known as acne mechanica, Maskne is a buzz word that has emerged in 2020 as a reference to the acne, breakouts, and skin irritation associated with the use of facial masks as a protective covering during the current global pandemic. These breakouts, redness, and irritation can occur on your jawline, neck, chin, or cheek.

What causes Maskne?

Hours of wearing protective face masks can lead to a build-up of oil and sweat underneath the mask, which can trigger skin conditions that clog pores and ultimately result in pimples or acne cysts. This is because the masks contact and rub against the skin, cause skin occlusions and trap heat and humidity from talking, breathing, and sweating. Masks also increase the likelihood of redness, rashes, or can make the skin become dry, raw, and itchy. 

How do I get rid of Maskne?

You can help reduce instances of Maskne by:

What is Morpheus8 and how can it help my Maskne?

Morpheus 8 enhances collagen and elastin production. It is an FDA-approved, radiofrequency microneedling technology that makes tiny punctures in the skin to, which prompts the body to create new collagen and elastin. This process helps restore skin tone and texture, and effectively and efficiently improves acne and acne scarring.  Our Morpheus8 Prime technology is specifically designed to target hard to reach areas like the neck, chin, and jawline -- common places for maskne breakouts. 


Where can I get Morpheus8 Maskne Treatments?

We would love to invite you in for a free consultation for Morpheus8 maskne treatment near you in either our Upper West Side Manhattan, NY, or Lake Success, Long Island, NY offices. Contact our offices to set up your visit. 



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