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Acne Treatment
La Jolla

Scars from skin blemishes can leave a lasting unwanted mark not only on your skin but your self-esteem as well. Reduce the appearance of your acne scars and restore self confidence and feel great about your new skin. Learn about our La Jolla skin and acne solutions and get rid of acne scars for good.

Get rid of acne scars for good

At the La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, our team of medical professionals specialize in acne treatment in La Jolla. If you already have acne scars, we offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures to reduce acne scarring and improve the appearance of your skin.

Acne scars can appear as blemishes on our face and affect our self-confidence. Untreated acne can also lead to formation of permanent scars which may appear as depressions in the skin or present as thick growths known as keloids. Treatment options also depend on the stage and degree of scarring. Depending on the type of scarring, Dr. Shirazi has the professional medical training, knowledge, and experience to address your acne and acne scarring needs.

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A variety of dermatological treatments available to you

Cosmetic injectables: Dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres are often times used to raise and remodel depressed acne scars. These injectables also stimulate your natural skin to produce collagen and aid in scar remodeling.  

Laser skin resurfacing:  Ablative lasers are often used to sculpt scars and allow them to blend in with your natural skin. They allow controlled remodeling of scars and can be very effective in reducing skin scarring. This acne treatment in La Jolla may be combined with topical administration of scar medications at the same time as the procedure.

Laser therapy: If the scars are red or brown in color, the use of various lasers such as BBL or V-beam PDL laser can be used the reduce the discoloration along with topical serums such as vit C treatments.

Microneedling: Microneedling has been shown to allow for modifying the collagen in scars and helping to blend scars in with the surrounding natural skin. Multiple sessions may be needed and the treatment may be combined with topical application of PRP.

Chemical peel: Chemical peels allow for renewal of skin cells which in turn help eliminate blemishes and staining from acne. The peeling solution is applied to the skin removing the damaged outermost layer of skin, along with any blemishes that exist.  The old skin is removed in a controlled fashion, allowing for new fresh skin to reform over the course of 7-10 days.

Subcision: This technique is used to release the tethering of depressed scars and allow them to raise to the skin’s surface. Dr. Shirazi often times combines this acne treatment in La Jolla with the placement of fillers for a better cosmetic outcome.  

The Halo Laser:  The latest in non-ablative skin resurfacing technology, the Halo forms micro-thermal zones deep into the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen remodeling. This causes the scars to become blended into the skin’s natural texture. The scars fade over time. This treatment may require multiple sessions for best results.

woman after acne treatment in La Jolla

Personalized Acne and Acne Scar Treatment

Dealing with acne can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience. While there are many over-the-counter products and home remedies available, they may not always be effective in treating the underlying causes of acne. It’s important to consult with a dermatologist who can accurately diagnose the root causes of your acne and provide targeted treatment options. With the right approach, you can achieve clearer, healthier skin, boosting your confidence and self-esteem. At La Jolla Dermatology & Laser Center, we specialize in delivering personalized acne scar and acne treatment in La Jolla.

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What Is Acne?

Acne is a prevalent skin condition that impacts millions of people worldwide, occurring when hair follicles become obstructed due to the accumulation of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. This can lead to the formation of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and even painful cysts or nodules. While acne is most commonly found on the face, it can also appear on the chest, back, neck, and shoulders. It can be irritating and embarrassing, but there are many treatments available to help manage and reduce its appearance.

Several factors contribute to the development of acne, including hormonal changes, excess oil production, clogged pores, bacteria, and inflammation. Other factors such as puberty, hormonal imbalances, certain medications, stress, diet, and genetics can influence the skin and make it more prone to acne.

Acne can have physical and emotional effects, causing discomfort, pain, and scarring. It can also impact an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. Acne treatment in La Jolla may include procedures like AviClear, chemical peels, laser therapy, or extractions. The specific treatment approach depends on the severity of the acne and the individual’s unique circumstances.

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What Is AviClear Acne Treatment?

AviClear® is an FDA-cleared energy device that effectively treats mild, moderate, and severe acne. Unlike other acne treatments in La Jolla that target various causes and symptoms, AviClear specifically targets and suppresses sebaceous glands, preventing pimples from forming in the first place. AviClear works similarly to Accutane without having to take medications. Clinical trials show similar results to Accutane without the potential risks.

This revolutionary treatment is suitable for all skin types and ages, and it leaves melanin untouched while honing in on sebaceous glands. Multiple sessions are required for optimal and long-lasting results, with three 30-minute treatments spaced out at 3-4 week intervals. A complete round of AviClear treatments takes 2-3 months, and after treatment, patients produce less oil and experience fewer and less severe breakouts. Clinical trials have shown that future breakouts are also less frequent and shorter overall. AviClear is a safe and effective acne treatment for all skin tones.

Custom solutions for your individual needs

At La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, we have extensive experience providing acne and skin care treatments. If you would like to further discuss your options for acne treatment in La Jolla, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today.


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We proudly serve the Greater San Diego area; La Jolla, Del Mar, Downtown San Diego and even as far as Newport and Los Angeles.

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