Acne Treatment Los Angeles

acne treatment los angeles

Acne can be a struggle for both teens and adults alike. Acne has an impact on body image and self-confidence at every age, so it’s important to know that the team at Signature Med Spa by Su Sachar MD provides effective acne treatments for everyone, from teens through seniors. If you have any questions, please call our office in Torrance, California, or book an appointment online for an acne consultation.

Acne Q & A

What causes acne?

Acne develops when your oil glands produce more oil than usual, often due to hormonal changes, then the oil backs up because old skin cells block the pore opening. Bacteria that normally live on your skin don’t cause acne, but they can make the problem worse, as they cause inflammation and swelling.

What are the different types of acne?

The term “acne” refers to all the different types of blemishes that appear including:

  • Blackheads: little black dots of oil and debris that rise to the skin’s surface
  • Whiteheads: tiny white pimples that stay below the skin’s surface
  • Papules: little pink bumps
  • Pustules: small, red, pus-containing pimples
  • Nodules: bigger, solid, pimples deep in the skin that feel painful
  • Cysts: deep, pus-filled bumps that are painful and may cause scars

When should you seek help for acne?

Over-the-counter cleansers and topical treatments may solve the problem if you have a mild case of acne. However, using the wrong products can worsen your acne or cause dry skin. If you have persistent acne, acne that’s inflamed, or have had cysts, please don’t hesitate to contact Signature Med Spa by Su Sachar MD for a consultation and appropriate treatment.

Professional treatment to clear your complexion is important for your appearance and confidence. Early treatment also prevents complications that can develop from ongoing acne such as folliculitis, cellulitis, keloids, and hyperpigmentation.

Your doctor at Signature Med Spa by Su Sachar MD can let you know when what appears to be acne is really a different skin condition, like rosacea, that needs an entirely different type of treatment.

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How is acne treated?

Acne treatment is always individualized, so Signature Med Spa by Su Sachar MD offers diverse therapies that can be customized to meet your needs.

TEEN ACNE PROTOCOL

Acne treatment for male and female teens includes facial peels, prescription strength medications when needed, gentle yet effective washes, and carefully selected skin care products. When severe acne demands oral antibiotics, topical treatment is started at the same time.

ADULT ACNE PROTOCOL

The basics of acne treatment are the same for adults as teens, including:

  • Topical therapies to kill bacteria, relieve inflammation, and reduce oil
  • Oral medications such as antibiotics, birth control pills, and isotretinoin
  • Lasers and light therapies to eliminate bacteria
  • Chemical peels and facial washes
  • Physician-prescribed retail products
  • Cyst drainage and extraction

At Signature Med Spa by Su Sachar MD, our team has produced effective results in patients aged 16-86 when using our services like the specialized Vi Peel and microneedling with platelet-rich plasma in conjunction with prescription and non-prescription medications.

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