Acne Specialist

La Jolla Laser MedSpa -  - Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

La Jolla Laser MedSpa

Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons & Ophthalmologists located in La Jolla, CA

Whether you’re suffering from breakouts now or still dealing with the detrimental side effects of teenage acne in the form of scars and pits, you know how pimples and acne impact your self-esteem. At La Jolla Laser MedSpa, conveniently located in La Jolla, California, the team of professionals can address your acne and eliminate acne scarring, giving you the smooth, soft skin you’ve always wanted. If you live in northern San Diego and want to learn more, call La Jolla Laser MedSpa today to schedule your initial consultation. You can even book online.

Acne Q & A

La Jolla Laser MedSpa

What causes acne?

Even though acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, information about what causes it is often misleading and riddled with myths. In most cases, acne doesn’t result from bad hygiene or eating too many sugary foods. Instead, the most common culprits include things like:

  • Overproduction of sebum, oil naturally created by your skin
  • Hormones, which can increase the amount of oil your skin produces
  • Bacteria that form on the skin, leading to inflammation and infection

Although your skin naturally produces sebum, when it’s produced in excess, it keeps the skin oily, which doesn’t allow dead skin cells to rise to the skin’s surface and fall away. With this extra oil, the cells clump together, clogging your pores.

The clogged pores turn into blackheads and whiteheads, and when they become infected, lead to pimples and nodules.

How is acne treated?

The team at La Jolla Laser MedSpa determine the bests acne treatment based on your specific needs. In mild cases, they may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications that you apply topically. When needed, they may add an oral medication. They prescribe antibiotics to kill bacteria and may suggest birth control pills to balance hormones.

How are acne scars treated?

When acne scars that leave you unhappy with your skin, the team at La Jolla Laser MedSpa has a solution for you with the PicoSureⓇ aesthetic laser system.

First, your doctor directs the PicoSure laser energy at your acne scars. This energy is delivered so quickly that it causes the damaged skin cells to shatter, without damaging the surrounding tissues.

This state-of-the-art system also stimulates cell signaling, your body’s natural ability that allows cells to communicate with one another. This cellular signaling ignites a healing response, drawing growth factors to the area, which begin to rebuild the damaged tissue.

With the increase in growth factors and skin-building proteins like collagen and elastin, your skin becomes smooth, youthful-looking, and blemish free.

To learn more about this cutting-edge procedure, call the office to book your initial consultation, or use the online scheduling tool and be one step closer to eliminating your acne scars once and for all.