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Acne

Dermatology, Cosmetic & General Dermatology & Dermatology and Cosmetic Center located in Covina, CA

Acne

Acne services offered in Covina, CA

What are the treatments for acne and scarring?

The LDI team understands that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach to treating acne like most dermatology practices use.  Every acne case is unique and needs its own treatment plan. We can treat some successfully with medications, others with lasers and radio frequency devices, and some will need a combination of both. Every patient who walks through our doors is treated like family and will receive a personalized treatment plan tailored to you. 

Why LDI?

Our lasers and radio frequency devices are consistently being upgraded with the newest technology, allowing the staff to put together a comprehensive approach to fit your specific needs. LDI has been on the forefront of acne treatments for the last 45 years and has helped thousands of patients recover from acne and acne scarring.

Our board certified dermatologist, physicians assistant, and nurses, have been using their state-of-the-art lasers for over 20 years and have access to board-certified plastic surgeons if the case calls for it.

Call the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California today or schedule a consultation online to find relief from acne and scarring.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 50 million Americans experience acne flare-ups in their lifetime.  Treating acne and acne scars is our flagship service provided by world renowned board certified dermatologist, Jacob Rispler MD and his team here at the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California (LDI). Here at LDI, our unique acne treatment center is exclusively devoted to treating all cases of acne and acne scarring. We are the only laser center in Southern California with all 12 laser and radio frequency devices that we often use simultaneously to clear the most stubborn acne inflammation and scars. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to book a consultation.

What is acne?

Acne is an inflammatory medical condition that primarily affects the face and neck. However, it can also develop on other areas of the body, including the shoulders, back, and chest.  The condition is often stubborn to treat. Acne starts during puberty, however, flare-ups can continue well into adulthood.

There are many types of acne, including:

  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Papules
  • Pustules
  • Nodules
  • Cysts

Nodules and cysts are particularly difficult to treat and only partially respond to medications.

What causes acne?

Acne is caused by an imbalance of both male and female hormones, which trigger an overproduction of oils, and bacteria buildup in the sebaceous glands. Aggravating factors include, but are not limited to:

  • Hormones
  • Irregular Menstrual cycle (in women)
  • Oil-based cosmetics
  • Certain medications
  • stress

The experts at LDI will work with you to identify your triggers and create a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

How do acne scars develop?

The inflammation that acne causes can damage the pores and surrounding tissues. Your body creates collagen (an essential protein) to repair the skin. If it produces too much collagen, hypertrophic (raised) scars can develop. Too little collagen may cause atrophic (depressed) scars to form. Squeezing and picking acne increases your risk of scarring.

What are the different types of acne scars?

Atrophic scars appear in several different forms, such as:

  • Dark Spots and Red Spots
  • Icepick (narrow, deep, and V-shaped)
  • Rolling (wide depressions with rounded edges and irregular shapes)
  • Boxcar (wide and U-shaped)

Hypertrophic scars can appear on the neck, back, and chest. Extreme cases can turn into Keloids.  Understanding your specific type of acne scarring allows Dr. Rispler’s team to create a targeted treatment plan for your specific case.