In CRMC we can help you eliminate your acne. There is no need to suffer with acne and acne scars.
What is Acne?
Acne is an inflammatory skin condition characterized by skin eruptions around hair follicles. Acne is most common in teenagers, but it occur at all ages. The condition usually begins at puberty and may continue for many years. Laser acne scar removal is one option we offer clients seeking to erase the scars that acne left behind. Three out of four teenagers have acne to some extent, probably caused by hormonal changes that stimulate the sebaceous (oil producing) skin glands. Other hormonal changes related to menstrual periods, pregnancy, birth control pills, or stress can also aggravate acne. Acne is caused when glands within the pores of the skin become plugged, because oil and skin cells accumulate faster than they can exit. The plug causes the hair follicle to bulge (causing whiteheads), and the top of the plug may appear dark (causing blackheads). If the plug causes the wall of the follicle to rupture, the oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria found normally on the surface of the skin can enter the skin and form small infected areas called pustules (also known as pimples). If these infected areas are deep in the skin, they may enlarge to form firm, painful cysts.
Treatment of Acne
You have recourse when it comes to acne scar removal. Acne is not untreatable, and many effective therapies have been developed in recent years. Since acne has many forms, at CRMC we design an individual approach to achieve successful control. We’re confident of being your best bet in terms of finding an effective treatment for acne scars and acne itself. We use our insights to develop a specific course of therapy to work according to your type of acne, its severity and extent, and your day-to-day activities. Our office is in West Hollywood; if you’re looking for acne scar removal in Beverly Hills or in the surrounding areas, we’re not far from you.
Acne Treatment technologies include: * Blue and Red Light treatment * Levulenic Acid treatments * Intense Pulse Light treatments * Advanced Medical Microdermabrasion DiamondTome – crystal-less technology * Chemical peels by trained estheticians and medical providers * The absolute latest in physician grade skin products. Come in today for a consultation and see how we can help your skin be its best. The Soli Tone LED system is a breakthrough acne treatment technology. This is a non-laser light treatment that is pain-free, without the risk or side effects of antibiotics or Accutane. Soli-Tone Blue and Red lights treatments feel great — and can be very effective in many patients with acne, oily skin, and other skin conditions.
Mild acne is treated with one or a combination of creams and solutions. The purpose of these topical medicines is to prevent new blemishes from forming. Therefore, apply these all over your affected areas, not just directly on the present pimples. In addition, in some people these creams may cause the face to become a little dry, pink, or feel taut. This is normal. If your face becomes too irritated or feels ‘raw’, don’t stop using the creams, just decrease the frequency of application (i.e. apply every second or third day). Moderate and severe acne is usually treated by topical medicines with the addition of antibiotic pills. Since different combinations work better for some patients than others, you are usually evaluated every four to six weeks until the acne is well controlled. In addition to this conventional therapy, we may recommend one or more of these treatments to speed the healing and clearing of your acne.
Treatment of Acne Scarring
Prior to correcting acne scarring, it is generally advisable to wait until acne activity has been low or absent for several months. Scars improve with time as the body softens their appearance. The color contrast is often the most troublesome aspect of resolving large acne blemishes. These lesions may leave a flat or depressed red scar that is so obvious, patients mistake the mark for an active lesion. The color will fade and approach skin tones in 4 to 12 months. Many patients are self-conscious about the pitted and crater-like scars that do not fade. These remain as a permanent record of previous severe acne. At CRMC, we may use a variety of procedures on you to remove or revise these marks:
Superficial acne scarring and irregular pigmentation of the skin are easily treated with this technique. Chemical agents are applied to the skin to cause the outer layer to be removed. Different chemicals and concentrations are used, depending on one’s skin type and degree of scarring.
Patients with a few soft, depressed scars with smooth edges respond well to facial fillers such as Restylane or Radiesse (Radiance). This injectable is utilized under the scar to elevate it to the level of the skin. If you have any questions about acne treatment, the use of Radiance or Restylane, another procedure, or would like to make a complimentary consultation, call us. You can schedule an online appointment, or call toll free: 1-877-6APPEAL (1-877-627-7325).