Acne is a skin condition caused by malfunctioning oil glands at the root of facial hair follicles. If the follicles are blocked, oil accumulates, forming a pimple that can appear raised and inflamed. Pores overflowing with bacteria may burst, spreading toxic debris deep within the dermis, which results in more severe craters. While acne is most common during teenage years, studies show that 20-40% of adult males may also suffer from the scourge. Hormonal changes can be the main cause of the disorder, but other factors including stress, diet and a lack of sleep may also play a role.
In an effort to compensate and repair skin damage, the body produces excess collagen, which forms a scar. While not dangerous, acne scars may have a profound effect on self-esteem and quality of life, even years after the pimples themselves have vanished. Most scars are found on the face, but can also be visible on the back, neck or chest. Scars vary in depth, width and color, thus requiring an individualized treatment plan for each patient’s needs. Common methods of reducing acne scars are laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, dermal fillers, dermabrasion, dermaplaning and microdermabrasion.
When you first meet with our board certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in Beverly Hills, he or she will conduct an in-depth medical evaluation to conclude the best type of treatment for your particular skin condition. This may be a single approach, or may include several different treatments at once. Factors that determine the best plan for scar fading are the depth of the pocks, your skin tone, skin texture and skin color.
The consultation is an excellent time to ask questions, voice concerns, and to look over our phenomenal results evidenced by an extensive library of before and after photos. Your physician will thoroughly explain what to expect from the chosen procedure, including any side effects, recovery obstacles and/or complications, as well as insurance issues.
Below you will find a brief overview of the most popular acne scar treatments offered at Lasky:
Developed in 2011, the Fraxel Dual laser gently vaporizes the damaged outer skin layers while it stimulates the body to produce new collagen stores and regenerate healthy skin cells. With the renewal of vibrant, glowing skin textures, scars are minimized and pore size is reduced. Downtime and discomfort are minimal with the 30-minute fraxel laser treatment and results are exceptional.
Vbeam laser treatment is among the least invasive procedures available, requiring no anesthesia and virtually no downtime. Its remarkable ability to rejuvenate and retexture the skin make it ideal for resolving unsightly acne scarring. Laser heat energy administered through micro light pulses is employed to break down blemishes, reduce redness and even out imperfections. Vbeam’s innovative cooling system works to keep the skin’s temperature neutral, ensuring the patient’s maximum comfort throughout the procedure.
Chemical peels employ powerful agents such as alphahydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acids and phenol to exfoliate the skin and remove damaged, dead cells. Potency spans the gamut from mild to intense, with each peel customized to accommodate the client’s exact skin type, tone and problem areas. In addition to smoothing compromised skin surfaces, shrinking enlarged pores and fading scars, chemical peels can trigger collagen regrowth that ensures results are sustainable long term.
At Lasky, we put trust and transparency first, offering a safe, comfortable and confidential environment in which the client can express their goals and needs frankly. From your initial consultation to your final results, we offer an outstanding patient experience that includes the undivided attention of a board-certified specialist, advanced, state-of-the-art technology and immaculate, top-tier facilities.
Find out why our patients have called our team the best medical aestheticians Beverly Hills and Los Angeles lay claim too. Contact our offices today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.