Acne can be embarrassing at any age. Although most acne is minimal and does not necessitate intensive treatment, for some people acne can be life-altering. Severe acne can cause infections, severe embarrassment, and low self-esteem.
At Laser Touch Medical Clinic, we offer laser acne therapy that can reach deep into your pores, destroying both the acne and the bacteria there that cause acne in the first place. In addition, our laser acne treatment also stimulates collagen production in the body, helping your skin to heal naturally. If it is determined that our laser acne treatment is right for you, Dr. Hakimian will schedule you for a laser acne treatment appointment. Normally, this process is painless and does not require any anesthesia, but patients with very sensitive skin may benefit from a topical anesthetic, as the heat from the laser can sting mildly. The entire procedure usually takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
For optimal results, most patients require four to five acne treatment sessions, each spaced about two weeks apart, as well our acne scar treatments to reduce the scars that old acne breakouts may have left behind. Results continue to improve over time, and optimal results are usually seen in four to six weeks and can last for four to eight months.
In addition to our laser acne treatment procedures, patients with severe acne may also benefit from microdermabrasion, peels, or a VI Peel™. Dr. Hakimian may prescribe topical acne treatments in addition to in-office acne treatment or alone. These gels, serums, and lotions can be taken home and applied daily by the patient to continue fighting acne. Obagi® offers a great skin care treatment product known as Nu-Derm®, and also offers CLENZIderm®, which is designed specifically for the treatment of acne. Avage® is another topical ointment that may work for you, and is distributed by Allergan®, the same company that produces Botox®. Finally, Dr. Hakimian also offers products from the entire Vi-Derm® skin care line, which include many acne treatment and prevention products.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss acne treatments and any of our other facial procedures with you. Please call us at 1-888-LASER-15 (1-888-527-3715) to schedule an appointment at any of our five Laser Touch Medical Clinics or book an appointment online.