Nearly everyone at some point during his or her life is affected by acne. Generally, acne is caused by plugging of the pores and inflammation of the sebaceous glands in the skin. When the sebaceous glands function properly, they collect and excrete an oily substance called sebum, which helps to keep the skin healthy and prevent it from drying out. However, the very narrow channels through which the sebum leaves the sebaceous glands often become plugged. Once these channels plug, bacteria that normally live within the sebaceous glands multiply rapidly, initiating the chemical reaction we know as inflammation. This in turn leads to the pimples and pustules typically associated with acne.
At the Acne Treatment Center, Dr. Amerian, Dr. Anterasian, and their talented staff utilize the most up-to- date research, the most effective medications, the most modern techniques, and the best lasers and light treatments available. We develop a treatment program that is customized to each patient’s unique needs. The goals of treatment are as follows:
- Bring existing acne under control
- Prevent future flare-ups of acne
- Treat acne scars
- Leave our patients with healthy glowing skin
Depending on each patient’s unique needs, these four goals are accomplished by using a combination of medications, lights, lasers, facials, and peels.
These treatments work best when used in combination. Treatment plans are always developed based on what each individual patient needs to most effectively treat their particular case of acne. We have listed below the most common acne treatments that we use.