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Acne is an inherited skin condition most commonly found in teenagers, although many adults in their 30’s, 40’s, and even 50’s suffer from acne outbreaks. Acne affects approximately 80% of the population. Acne cysts, pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads can damage a person’s skin as well as their self-esteem. The dermatological condition can progressively worsen if untreated, so the best time to treat acne is at the first sign of an outbreak.
Control and prevention are the primary goals when treating acne, with the aim to stop acne from becoming so severe that it leaves scars. Our acne experts in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica have a series of customized acne treatments that address all stages of acne, including scarring. They leverage their experience in treating acne and the latest technologies to help patients treat acne and achieve clear skin.
A common myth is that acne is caused by dirt or diet. Though our Beverly Hills and Santa Monica dermatologists recommend practicing a proper skin care regimen, acne is not attributed to dirt or food alone. One of the most common reasons you struggle with breakouts is testosterone. Testosterone, a hormone that is present in both males and females, increases during puberty. It stimulates the oil glands of the skin to enlarge, produce oil, and plug the pores. When too much sebum (oil) is produced, they mix with dirt and debris to clog pores and form whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
In females, early acne occurs before the first menstrual period. When acne is severe and forms deep “pus-filled” lumps, it is called cystic acne. This may be more common in males. Adult acne develops later in life and may be related to hormones, childbirth, menopause, or stopping the pill.
Knowing your skin type helps you understand what ingredients work well with your skin, and most importantly makes your daily skin care routine quick and easy. A daily skin care regimen does not have to be complicated. A gentle daily cleanser is recommended to remove dirt in the skin and to keep it clean and refreshed. Lastly, a good lotion or cream should be used to keep skin moist, helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles that begin to develop as we age.
There are additional treatments for acne that may be recommended by Dr. Behroozan and our acne experts in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Acne can be effectively treated and cleared using a series of customized approaches developed by our dermatologists.
All facials and peels are customized using the highest level of medical ingredients and expertise, performed by our Beverly Hills and Santa Monica skin care experts. Our wide range of treatments promotes beautiful, youthful and glowing skin.
Acne treatment in Southern California cannot be treated with topical treatments alone. Often times, acne is a troubling condition that requires help from a board-certified dermatologist. Since acne is triggered by hormones, over the counter products can only help so much. The skin care experts at Dermatology Institute know how to eliminate the underlying causes of acne. By employing advanced methods, we reach the skin’s deepest layers to revitalize your complexion.
In addition to treating current acne, we also offer many ways to treat acne scars that have been left behind from previous breakouts.