Acne is the most common skin problem in the United States. It impacts all age groups, men and women, young and old. Acne can appear as everything from small, annoying whiteheads and blackheads, to larger pimples and pustules, painful cysts, and nodules that can leave scars. Patient Preferred Dermatology offers education and acne treatment for Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Cerritos, and other residents of Orange County
Since acne can manifest in so many forms, on so many different areas of the body, and has differing degrees of severity, no one acne treatment can be applied universally. A consultation will allow us to examine your skin and initiate an acne treatment plan customized to your unique condition
Known for gently removing the outermost layer of skin, microdermabrasion also vacuums away the dead skin cells and other small debris that can clog pores, leading to inflammation. This acne treatment works for mild to moderate cases by preventing a buildup of oil and bacterial growth.
Ideal for eliminating unwanted epidermis, chemical peels remove cells that would plug pores and cause problems. Peels come in a variety of strengths. Gentler options serve as effective acne treatments while stronger solutions can reduce the severity of acne scars.
Focused laser light heats up the skin in very specific areas. The laser energy kick-starts a resurfacing process that causes shedding of the outermost layer. When new skin replaces old skin, the once-visible scars start to recede.
Patient Preferred Dermatology uses eMatrix technology for acne scars. This radiofrequency-based treatment triggers rejuvenation of the dermis while leaving the thin epidermal layer intact. The formation of new collagen helps diminish acne scars. The eMatrix sublative method differs from ablative laser techniques, since the laser removes most or all of the outermost skin layer.
Acne treatment is the best prevention against scars. For many people, these permanent marks are a nuisance and an unwanted reminder of the condition. Dermal fillers are designed to add volume where it is needed, temporarily serving the role of collagen and hyaluronic acid. This technique works well to fill in acne scars—especially those resembling chicken pox scars or rolling waves.
Learn more about what causes pimples to form, about different types of acne, and what leads to scarring on our acne and acne scars page.
The services listed above are not only for acne treatment. Most of these procedures also reduce the appearance of fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and can give a healthy glow to the skin. Certain fillers are used to treat deeper creases and folds and add volume to sunken or flattened areas due to age-related volume loss.
* individual results may vary