Acne Treatments in Los Angeles, CA
Acne is a skin condition that affects adults just as it affects teens. If it gets too severe, it can leave lasting scars that may last a lifetime. At Rejuva Medical Aesthetics, Kian Karimi, MD, FACS, and Chester Griffiths, MD, FACS, double board-certified plastic surgeons, treat teens and adults living in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Brentwood, CA, as well as the surrounding areas, dealing with acne to help control it and diminish the appearance of breakouts.
What Is Acne?
Pimples (acne) are small swollen red bumps that result from excess oil that causes pore openings to become clogged. The openings become red, swollen, inflamed and ultimately infected. At this point, a whitehead (white pustule) develops on the top of the pimples becoming increasingly larger and more obvious. Untreated acne can get worse and, for some, leave scars as it heals.
What are Acne Treatments?
There are many acne treatments on the market that target breakouts by penetrating the pores in the skin and removing excess oil, dirt, and bacteria, decreasing the chances of reoccurring pimples. Most acne treatments prescribed by physicians are topical solutions and ointments that effectively treat this common issue. For those with more severe problems, oral medications and laser therapy are used to achieve successful results.
Benefits of Acne Treatment
Prescription acne treatment controls and clears up breakouts as well as provides benefits, such as:
- Inhibits acne scarring
- Restores a smooth complexion
- Little to no downtime following treatments
- Lessens the severity of future breakouts
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Acne Treatment?
Acne affects everyone differently, which is why it is important to seek medical assistance in treating it no matter the age or severity. That’s why anyone with acne is an ideal candidate for acne treatment.
How Do I Prepare for Acne Treatment?
Topical and oral medications are typically prescribed then applied or taken at home according to the directions. For laser therapy, it is important to avoid direct sun exposure prior to your treatment as well as stop taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements that may hinder the healing process. During a consultation for laser treatments, we provide you with the necessary serums and moisturizers to prep the skin.
What Should I Expect the Day of Acne Treatment?
In-office acne treatments take place when laser treatments are used. This involves using laser energy on the affected areas to remove damaged skin. These laser treatments also stimulate collagen production, which in turn boosts new skin growth.
As for topical and oral treatments, they are prescribed and typically handled at home. It is important to follow the directions for taking or applying the acne treatment. Many prescription treatments have successful results with acne, especially when combined with the appropriate skin care products for acne prone skin.
What to Expect After Acne Treatment
Following acne treatment with laser treatments, the treated area may have slight redness that takes a few days to dissipate. There may also be some slight flaking as the redness diminishes. Once these issues resolve themselves, the skin starts to look smooth and clear.
When Will I See the Results?
Depending on the selected acne treatment, the results take some time as the current breakouts must clear up and future breakouts become less severe. As for laser treatments, the treated skin must heal, and new skin must take over. If treatments stop, acne may return to previous intensities.
How Much Does Acne Treatment Cost in Los Angeles?
The cost of acne treatment varies based on the treatment method used. Acne treatment may be covered by some insurance plans, as it is medically necessary to prevent infections. We can help you determine if your plan provides coverage. During your consultation, we discuss payment and financing options through CareCredit®.
Rejuva Medical Aesthetics is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Brentwood and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us today!