Acne Treatment

NewSkin Laser Center

Medical Spa located in Northridge, CA & Simi Valley, CA

Even though acne is a widespread skin condition, it can still be embarrassing when you have a breakout. Dr. Alan Darush, MD and Dolly Singh, RN specialize in custom acne care at NewSkin Laser Center. Teenagers and adults in Simi Valley and Northridge, California can discover acne treatment options by calling the clinic or booking a personal consultation online.

Acne Treatment Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a chronic skin condition that causes pustules, or pimples, on the face, back, neck, shoulders, and upper arms. Pimples form when follicles beneath your skin become clogged. Three-fourths of all people from the tween years until about age 30 get acne regularly.

Acne is either inflammatory or non-inflammatory.

Inflammatory acne

These are minor infections or threats that provoke an immune system response.

Non-inflammatory acne

Also called whiteheads and blackheads, these are not immune system related.

Many doctors and dermatologists also classify acne as mild, moderate, or severe.

What are the symptoms of acne?

Symptoms of acne are usually apparent but depend on the type and severity of acne you have. Some telltale signs you have a case of acne are:

  • Whiteheads: form when pus accumulates and makes a head
  • Blackheads: form when debris is trapped in the pore
  • Pustules: form when raised, red bumps swell up
  • Cysts: form when pustules are infected

What causes acne?

Acne occurs when sebum — an oil produced to moisten your skin — accrues in your pores.

Teenagers are especially prone to acne because the onset of puberty prompts near-constant secretions from sebaceous glands. Hormonal fluctuations are also a leading cause of acne flares.

Other possible acne triggers are:

  • Cakey makeup
  • Menstruation
  • Some medications
  • Stress

How is acne treated?

The providers at NewSkin Laser Center customize acne treatment to address your specific needs.

Dr. Darush believes that acne treatments work best when they're combined. During your consultation, he may recommend one, two, or a blend of any of the following treatment options:

  • IPL Photofacial
  • Acne detoxification
  • Blue light protocol with Levulan
  • Synthetic retinoids
  • Topical antibiotics
  • DHT
  • Azelaic acid
  • Sulfur
  • Smoothbeam laser
  • LED therapy

Acne can affect your self-esteem and make you self-conscious. Sometimes men, women, or teenagers with a severe case of acne will opt out of a social event because they don’t want to be seen during an outbreak.

The compassionate providers at NewSkin Laser Center can help by customizing a treatment plan that treats the underlying cause of your acne. Call for an appointment or book online.