Skin Care

Marissa T. Santos, M.D. -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine

Marissa T. Santos, M.D.

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Aesthetics Specialist located in Woodside, NY & Rego Park, Queens, NY

Proper skin care must start with healthy skin, and Marissa T. Santos, M.D. in Woodside, New York is here to help. Dr. Santos treats underlying skin problems like acne, while also delivering the best in anti-aging treatments like microneedling with PRP and IPL skin tightening. Click now to arrange your skin care consultation with Dr. Santos.

Skin Care Q & A

What are the most common skin problems today?

Some of the most common skin problems today include:

  • Acne
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Rough skin
  • Poor skin tone
  • Sun damage
  • Loose skin
  • Rosacea
  • Hyperpigmentation like melasma

It's frustrating when your skin doesn't look its best, but you'll be pleased to know that Dr. Marissa Santos offers a variety of skin care solutions to help with any concerns that you may have.

What can I do about loose or sagging skin?

Dr. Santos offers a couple of great solutions for loose or sagging skin.

Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling with PRP therapy can stimulate your body to start making new collagen, which is the substance that gives your skin a firm appearance. Microneedling with PRP is great for filling in volume where you need it, whether it's stretch marks, acne scars, or facial wrinkles.


Another excellent option for skin tightening is the Intense Pulsed Light (IPLâ„¢) photorejuvenation treatment called a photofacial. During a photofacial, Dr. Santos uses a handheld device to send intense light pulses below your skin's surface. This stimulates your collagen and blood vessels, causing them to constrict. This, in turn, reduces facial redness and reduces or eliminates facial lines.

Depending on your concerns and needs, Dr. Santos will recommend a treatment that works for your skin tightening needs.

Is there a treatment for hyperpigmentation?

Yes, there are several possible treatments for hyperpigmentation. Although some patients do get minimal results with skin creams or lotions, Dr. Santos usually recommends a far more effective option for hyperpigmentation like melasma: microneedling. The tiny needles in the micropen can break up hyperpigmentation, and your body will then make fresh new skin cells to take its place.

What can I do about acne?

Acne treatment is specific to the sufferer. Dr. Santos will work to better understand the origin and scope of your breakouts, so she can offer the best treatment. Treatment options can include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Topical lotion, cream, or gel
  • Medications such as Accutane
  • Lifestyle changes, including improved skin care
  • IPL treatment

If you have acne scars, Dr. Santos may recommend microneedling to eliminate them and replace them with clear, smooth skin. You may also benefit from high-quality products like JACE, available at Marissa T. Santos, M.D.

No matter what your skin care concerns are, experienced aesthetic physician Dr. Santos can help. Book your consultation online, or call the office today.