Ugh – there it is again: Another pimple. No matter what you do or what products you use you just can’t figure out how to get rid of acne. There’s nothing worse than breakout; It has the power to control your mood, self-esteem and even how your day goes. If you’ve done your fair share of research on how to get rid of acne and acne scars, just know you’re not alone. To break it down and make it simpler for you, the Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center has put together a blog on how to get rid of acne and acne scars. Bye, bye breakouts!
How To Get Rid of Acne
The first step in treating your acne is to understand what type of acne you have – yes, there are different types of acne. Acne comes in many different forms, and each type of acne requires a different type of treatment.
Different types of acne include whiteheads, blackheads, nodules, cysts and acne rosacea. Each type of acne appears and reacts in its own way, and the best way to craft a treatment plan is to determine which type of acne you have.
At the Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center, we take a multidimensional approach on how to get rid of acne. Each treatment plan is designed to bring existing active acne under control, prevent future flare-ups of acne, treat acne scars, and leave our patients with healthy glowing skin.
Depending on each patient’s unique needs, these four goals are accomplished by using the latest state-of-the-art laser technology and most effective medications.
These treatments work best when they are used in combination. Treatment plans are always customized and are developed based on what each individual patient needs to most effectively treat their particular case of acne.
Acne Treatments Include:
• Glycolic Acid Peel
• Fraxel Restore Laser
• Fraxel Repair Laser
• PicoSure Laser Skin Rejuvenation
How to Get Rid of Acne Scars
Acne scars are almost worse than the breakout itself because they’re here to stay. Even if you don’t pick at a pimple, it can still leave a scar depending on your skin type. After a pimple goes away, the damage is done and we’re left with those stubborn little dark spots on our face.
We use the most modern technologies available to get rid of those stubborn dark spots and acne scars. Depending on your scarring and skin type, the doctors at Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center will set you up with a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, facials or laser therapy.
Acne Scar Treatment Options
• The Glycolic Acid Peel: As we listed this treatment above, the Glycolic Acid Peel is great for treating acne and acne scars. It’s a great to revitalize skin that is appearing dull, while also helping improve the appearance of brown spots and acne.
• Intense Pulsed Light/Photofacial: The use of gentle technology provides a great solution for skin discoloration, including brown spots, acne scars and/or the redness of rosacea, broken capillaries, and spider veins.
• Fraxel Restore Dual Laser: This treatment is designed for patients who want long-lasting improvements with no downtime. It improves skin texture, abnormal brown pigment, brown spots, acne scars, and other facial scars.
Dr. Mary Lee Amerian and Dr. Anterasian at Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Dermatology Center can help treat your acne and acne scars in an effective way so you can finally start seeing the results you want. Call our office today to schedule an appointment or a free consultation!