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Acne Specialist

ERderm -  - Dermatology


Dermatology & Surgical Dermatologists located in Newport Beach, CA

Treatments for acne and acne scars revitalize your skin and can give you a major boost in self-confidence. Located in Newport Beach, California, ERderm provides many of the most advanced available acne treatments to patients of all ages. Dermatologists Edward Rohaly, MD, and Samuel Peterson, MD, FACMS, FAAD, work with you as you take part in an individualized acne management plan. To get rid of your acne or lingering scars, call ERderm, or request an appointment online today.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is an extremely common skin condition that is the result of clogged pores and inflammation. It causes a few different types of lesions, including pustules, blackheads, whiteheads, and deep cysts within the skin. Usually, these appear on the face and forehead. They can also show up on the back, shoulders, and other areas. 

Many people, especially teenagers, get acne because of hormone fluctuations. But there are other contributing factors that could cause the excess oil production that leads to acne, including:

  • Stress
  • Certain medications
  • Menstruation
  • Hats and headgear
  • An unbalanced diet
  • Rosacea

At ERderm, you get a personalized skin evaluation before the team decides on the best way for you to manage your acne. They can also address rosacea, which can include acne as a symptom. There are a lot of treatments available to reduce acne, prevent future breakouts, and help with acne scar healing. 

How can I get rid of my acne?

If your acne is mild, there’s a strong chance it’ll clear up on its own. Severe breakouts and breakouts that don’t go away might experience some clearance with one or more of the following treatments or medications:

  • An improved, personalized skin care regimen
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Hormonal birth control pills
  • Oral isotretinoin (Accutane)
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Acne extractions
  • Chemical peels
  • Sciton® laser treatment
  • Sciton® profractional laser resurfacing
  • Levulan® photodynamic therapy

Even with an intricate, individualized treatment plan, your acne might take several months to calm down or go away entirely. You should visit ERderm for follow-up visits and bring up any concerns about your acne, skin care regimen, and treatment plan. 

How can I get rid of my acne scars?

Acne scars are a lasting effect of inflammatory acne. When bacterial inflammation breaks down the walls of your pores, Sometimes, this breakdown results in a recessed scar. At other times, tissue breakdown causes your skin to start producing more collagen, and a raised scar forms. 

While only one in five people with acne gets acne scars, they can be a long-lasting issue that impacts your skin’s texture. The ERderm team fills in acne scars with dermal fillers or can treat them using some of the same treatments that relieve the acne itself. After your skin evaluation, the team might suggest using topical products like alpha hydroxy acid or salicylic acid for acne scars. 

Laser resurfacing and chemical peels, two procedures available in-office, can also remove some of your acne scars and encourage the collagen in your skin to regrow at a more even rate. 

Even though acne and acne scars are quite common, they don’t always go away without professional care. For help managing your acne or textural issues resulting from acne, call ERderm, or request an appointment online today.