There’s no denying that acne is both unsightly and often painful for those that experience it. Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people and doesn’t discriminate on gender or age. Fortunately, there’s no need to “just live with it” as there is a range of acne treatment options available. At the Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA, our professional dermatologists have many treatment options available for eliminating unwanted acne. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary How Can I Get Rid of Acne? Acne is a real problem for both adolescents and adults alike. It can impact a person’s confidence and mental health and is a skin condition many people struggle to eradicate throughout their lives. The good news is there are several options open to patients seeking acne treatment with positive results. Most are minimally-invasive and boast long-lasting effects, and range from laser treatments and chemical peels through to LED light therapy and microneedling. Our expert team of dermatologists and medical doctors [...]
Acne scars can be a source of embarrassment for many men and women. In some cases, the raised dark spots pose a bigger aesthetic problem than the acne itself. While acne scars can fade over time, most patients don’t see scars disappear quickly enough. If you’re ready to improve your complexion with a minimally-invasive treatment, we’ve got the solution for you. VIEW MORE PATIENT CASES At Laser Skin Care Center, our go-to treatment for moderate to severe acne scars is micro-needling with DermaPen. The procedure is an advanced form of micro-needling that produces exceptional results when it comes to acne scars. Treatments are typically quick, easy, and pain-free. What to Expect from DermaPen Treatments? DermaPen is a specialized handpiece that allows your Aesthetician to focus on your precise problem areas while improving overall tone and texture. The unique device creates tiny micro-injuries at specific depths for triggering the body’s wound-healing response with as little damage as possible. The process stimulates enhanced collagen to quickly repair skin. Micro-needling with DermaPen is done in [...]
Most people experience acne at some point in their life – usually as a teenager. But for others, acne never really goes away. It can be embarrassing and frustratingly hard to get rid of. The key to healing acne is to open the pores and cleanse the skin of dead cells and acne-causing bacteria. Chemical peels with glycolic acid can help. Glycolic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in sugar cane. When used in skincare products, it offers many rejuvenating and moisturizing benefits to the skin. In its raw state, glycolic acid is a powder made up of colorless crystals that have no scent. Glycolic acid is found in many chemical peels. It’s a safe and effective way to exfoliate and remove the outer layer of the skin. This encourages new skin cell growth and removes dead or damaged cells. Exfoliation and removing dead cells prevents cell build-up on the skin, which causes a dull complexion and clogged pores, leading to acne. Oily and acne-prone skin usually has slower rates of natural exfoliation, making it [...]
Dermal Infusion is a gentler version of microdermabrasion. It is a skin resurfacing treatment that simultaneously exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, while it applies serums to treat specific skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and dry skin. There are many benefits of Dermal Infusion that are not associated with similar procedures, such as microdermabrasion. Dermal Infusion does not irritate the skin as much as traditional, crystal-based dermabrasion treatments, and that it provides serum infusion during treatment. This treatment is superior to others because of the infusion of customized vitamins and topicals that are applied to the skin during the exfoliation process. Your skin gets the benefits of both exfoliation and topical dermal infusion simultaneously. Benefits of Dermal Infusion include: Skin rejuvenation: Dermal Infusion will accelerate skin rejuvenation by promoting healthy cell turnover, removing dead skin and gently resurfacing the skin. Improves complexion: Dermal Infusion treatment will increase blood flow to the skin and promote new skin cells. This creates a healthy, balanced, and radiant complexion. It is used to treat [...]
Many people, teenagers and adults suffer from acne. For many, the condition clears up over time. However, others are left with redness and craters in the form of acne scars. Laser Skin Care Center offers DermaPen/Microneedling procedures for those suffering from acne scars. DermaPen/Microneedling The Dermapen is a micro-needling system that uses a disposable tip consisting of 12 micro-needles that penetrate the skin, creating micro-injuries that stimulate collagen production. This encourages the body to repair through the skin’s normal physiological process. Penetrating deep into the dermis, the DermaPen creates the growth of elastin and collagen using the body’s own natural healing. It treats tone and texture at a very deep level, including wrinkles and acne scars. This leaves smoother, more even, and flawless skin. Immediately after your Dermapen procedure, you will experience redness, pinpoint bleeding, minimal swelling and you may feel like you have had a mild sunburn. The benefits of one Dermapen procedure will be apparent immediately; however, we recommend 3-6 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results. Before [...]
Acne affects approximately 80% of people at some point in their life – typically as a teenager and young adult. What should be a temporary inconvenience can turn into a lifetime of redness, blotchiness, and scarring, even after the acne itself has faded. When over-the-counter acne skin care products and prescription acne preparations such as Accutane® are not effective in reducing, controlling, or eliminating an individual's acne, a chemical peel could help. During a chemical peel, chemicals are applied to the skin to destroy the outer layers of the skin – the layers damaged by acne. A chemical peel speeds up our body’s natural exfoliation process. Chemical peels have different strengths and depths of penetration, including deep, medium, and light. Their technical names are: alphahydroxy acid (AHA) or glycolic acid peels, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels, and phenol peels. AHA peels are the lightest and most gentle; TCA peels are a bit stronger; and phenol peels are the strongest. View Our Gallery Patients may experience redness, dryness, and flaking after chemical peels. A deep chemical peel may result [...]
The acne breakouts are long gone – but unfortunately, your scars make you look like you still suffer from acne. You’re not actually sure how to treat them; it seems like most acne products are geared toward treating acne itself, not the scars they leave behind. If deep pocks and red scars still make you feel like you have to cover up your skin, it’s time to discover the best treatments for acne scars at Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA. Our team of dermatologists have developed the perfect menu for minimizing the appearance of acne scars – including deep and noticeable pock marks. Ready to discover the best treatments for acne scars? Take a look: Fraxel Dual: The Fraxel Dual Laser treats the top layers of the dermis to eliminate most complexion woes, including acne scars. The Fraxel Dual laser works by creating tiny wounds in the skin to trigger the body’s collagen-production processes. With consistent treatments, clients will see a noticeable improvement in acne scars, as well as hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Fraxel Dual is [...]
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