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Acne Skin Treatment Procedures and Cost – San Fernando Valley, Calabasas, Sherman Oaks or Encino

Trying out a host of creams and treatments to get rid of acne to no avail can be distressing. The appearance of acne is first seen during puberty in most people, due to a surge in androgen hormones. The sebaceous or oil-secreting glands are stimulated by these androgens which causes breakouts. Acne can also flare up in women when their bodies undergo hormonal fluctuations during menstruation, menopause and pregnancy. Also, certain drugs and cosmetics have a tendency to aggravate acne.

Treating acne

Diagnosing the acne condition helps in controlling breakouts. A dermatologist typically prescribes suitable treatment based on how severe the acne is. Here are some common treatment options they prescribe:

  • Topical Treatment: This treatment can be used to treat mild to severe acne. It involves applying lotions, ointments or creams on the affected area.
  •  Systematic treatment: This treatment is used when topical treatments don’t work. It can be used to treat moderate to severe,persistent acne. It works internally to clear out the skin. This is done by either taking oral acne medications or by injecting it into the skin.
  • Procedural treatment: This treatment can be used to treat mild to severe acne. The procedure is typically performed in a medical spa which is a cross between a spa and a clinic. A med spa performs anti-aging procedures, treats acne and hair loss, and conducts skin rejuvenation techniques under the supervision of a doctor.

Acne treatment procedures

Med spas offer many options like laser hair removal, laser treatments, light treatments, chemical peels, injections like Juvederm and Botox, and Photofacials. Skin therapists in med spas often use these procedures to treat acne:

1) Light chemical peels: Chemical peels help to clear the clogged pores and remove dead cells in the skin. It is used to treat sever acne and uses exfoliation techniques on the skin.

2) Phototherapy: This involves using light or laser to treat mild to severe acne. It helps in shrinking the oil-secreting glands and killing the bacteria that causes inflammation of the skin. It has an advantage over other methods as it penetrates and affects the deeper layer of the skin without damaging its surface.

3) Microdermabrasion: This is a treatment that exfoliates the skin by spraying it with fine crystals to remove the dead cells. It is performed on patients who don’t have skin inflammation.

4)  Corticosteroid injections: These are used to treat persistent cysts that form lesions in the skin. It works in such a way that the inflammation reduces while causing minimal scarring.

How much do these treatments cost you?

The cost of acne treatments vary based on the technique used. Topical and systematic treatments

cost fairly less when compared to laser treatment procedures. In spite of this, laser treatment is  preferred over other methods as it is highly effective. These procedures may also require for the patient to come in for multiple sessions and a touch-up every few months which adds up to the costs.

 

Acne Skin Treatment Solutions | Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas

Dr. Bijan Farah, medical director of Rejuvenate Medical Spa, is a dedicated physician with board certification in Internal Medicine and Emergency. With more than 40 years of experience in the field, Dr. Farah provides safe, proven, and effective skin care and anti-aging treatments at his med spa. Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and surrounding communities can receive advanced facial cosmetic enhancement treatments such as Botox and Juvederm as well as effective solutions for acne and hair loss.

What is Acne?

Acne is one of the most common and oldest known skin problems known to medical science. It refers to the small, benign skin eruptions on the face that are mostly temporary but may be recurring in many cases. Acne usually occurs in men and women in teenage and youth, but it may happen to people in any age group.

The nature of acne problem may vary in different people, and some patients suffer from a persistent and aggressive condition of acne that can not only affect facial aesthetics but also cause discomfort and itching on the skin. Precise causes of acne remain unclear, but regular skin cleansing and removal of excess oil from the skin may help in some cases.

Treatments for Acne

Rejuvenate Medical Spa provides a wide range of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments for anti-aging, hair loss as well as acne conditions. Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA and nearby areas can receive facial injectable treatments such as Botox and Juvederm, and also get innovative treatments for acne at Rejuvenate med spa.

Obagi and Skinceuticals Acne Treatments

Obagi and Skinceuticals Acne Treatment  are effective and proven line of skin treatments. Obagi and Skinceuticals Acne Treatments are designed to enhance and improve the appearance of skin, and reduce or remove acne from the face.

A number of products in the PCA Skin range are developed with an aim to support clearing of acne. Apart from acne treatments, several of the products also work as anti-aging treatments. PCA Professional Products can help minimize the depth of facial lines, reduce skin discoloration and redness, and achieve a smoother skin texture.

IPL Photofacials and BBL System

IPL photofacials and Sciton BBL System are two effective non-invasive treatments for various skin conditions, including acne. BBL System is one of the latest technologies provided by Rejuvenate Medical Spa, and IPL Photofacial is a popular treatment for several years to treat skin damage caused by sun exposure and other conditions such as acne and pigmentation.

Dr. Farah recommends such treatments to his patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA and other areas at his med spa when they are looking for non-surgical aesthetic solutions for the skin. Both IPL Photofacials and BBL are cost-effective treatments and involve very little downtime. BBL can be used in various body parts in addition to the face and optimal results can be achieved within three to five treatment sessions.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

One of the most effective and minimally invasive treatments for the skin is laser skin resurfacing. Unlike traditional laser treatments, this involves no damage to the healthy areas of the skin and achieves precise and targeted outcomes. Acne, which is one of the major causes of unsightly skin, and may lead to scarring in some cases, can also be treated effectively with this skin resurfacing technique.

This treatment can be seen as a “laser peel” where the laser removes a thin layer of skin that is affected by acne, scarring, or sun damage. It allows for the natural replacement of old skin with a fresh, healthy layer of skin, which is smoother.

 

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