What is Acne treatment?
With an aesthetics team with more than 20 years of experience, Optima Medical Spa can customize acne treatments based on your specific needs. Acne commonly presents as whiteheads, pimples, blackheads, or cysts (alone or in clusters). Our board-certified physician, Dr. Abraham (Avi) Ishaaya, offers acne treatments for acne on the face, back, and torso.
Your acne can be caused by one factor or many. Clogged pores, dead skin cells, bacteria, hormones, food triggers, and more can cause acne to pop up as red, itchy, and inflamed skin. We use medical-grade acne products for all treatments. Plus, we provide a comprehensive acne kit for patients to use at home. Find out more about how we can treat your acne at Optima Medical Spa in Los Angeles, CA.
"Wonderful staff- Junior always answers phones quickly with a friendly & welcoming voice. Darcy is an excellent MA, who immediately makes you feel at ease. I see Dr. Ishaaya for both sleep medicine and internal med. He is very professional, compassionate, and thoroughly explains all options. He is very easy to reach if I have questions outside of my appt. I appreciate that he is fully integrated w EHR, which streamlines the workflow of everything. He is excellent with follow-up on even the little things, like letting me know that he received my medical records from another physician. I am very happy with my Dr. Ishaaya, and strongly recommend him."- M.B. / ZocDoc / Dec 17, 2021
"Staff was friendly and the doctor seemed proficient. However, I was just in for a yearly physical which just required bloodwork."- D.M. / ZocDoc / Dec 17, 2021
"So far very good"- B. / ZocDoc / Dec 06, 2020
"Quick friendly service. All concerns where addressed and taken with importance by both the doctor and staff. Overal, great professional service."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Dec 06, 2020
"Very professional with their COVID-19 protocols."- J.P. / Google / Jul 13, 2020
Who is a candidate for acne treatment?
Dr. Ishaaya wants to help you be acne-free. How this is accomplished will be based on the type of acne you have and the severity. Blemishes come in very visible forms, such as whiteheads, cysts, pustules, papules, nodules, and blackheads. No matter how your acne started, Dr. Ishaaya understands your condition, even if it is severe. With medical-grade treatments, time, a great skin care routine, and cooperative skin, you can be on your way to clearer skin.
What Are the Benefits of Acne Treatment?
For patients who are experiencing acne outbreaks that cannot be treated with simple cleansers and other at-home alternatives, acne treatment can be incredibly helpful. By analyzing your skin, our team can diagnose exactly what's causing your problems and create a custom treatment plan that precisely targets them. In this way, we are able to quickly and effectively clear up your skin, alleviating the anxiety that acne can so easily cause.
What to Expect During acne treatment
Optima Medical Spa offers many therapy options to control and maintain acne. Let's clear up your symptoms. For less severe cases of acne, prescription medications, such as topical solutions and creams that contain retinoids, salicylic acid, sulfur, and benzoyl peroxide, can help. There are also oral antibiotics, such as tetracycline, minocycline, or doxycycline that are helpful to use. Depending on what type of acne you have, we may suggest acne facials, chemical peels, radiofrequency microneedling, and/or extractions.
We have IV nutrient therapies to replenish your skin from the inside out with an infusion of Vitamins A, C, D, E, and zinc for supplementation.
You may qualify for laser therapies we have here at Optima Medical Spa that are proven effective acne treatments. Laser acne treatments deep clean and eliminate the bacteria and dead skin cells on your skin. It can also help reduce inflammation and redness linked with acne. There are many opportunities for you to try to get your skin healthy and clear.
How Long is Recovery Following Acne Treatment?
The recovery time for your specific acne treatment will vary based on your treatment plan. Topical remedies and IV therapies should have no or very few complications or sensitivities. If you had a chemical peel, you may expect some redness and peeling of the skin, but this is normal and will dissipate over time. Like the chemical peel, if you had microneedling, you should be able to get right back to your daily routine. With laser therapy, you may experience some redness, puffiness, and skin sensitivity; however, you can expect to see results within 24 – 48 hours. After your acne treatment, Dr. Ishaaya or a member of the team will go over a home care routine with you to ensure you heal properly and are able to create a beneficial routine at home. No matter which option you choose, our team will probably schedule follow-up sessions to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Acne treatment FAQs
Can acne be permanently cured?
While most people are lucky enough to grow out of acne after their teen years, many struggle with acne outbreaks their entire lives. For some people, acne cannot be permanently cured, however there are effective treatments to manage acne and significantly reduce outbreaks. This is why Dr. Ishaaya offers a wide variety of acne treatment options so your treatment can be customized for your unique acne needs.
Why does my acne get red and inflamed?
A "flare-up" of acne can happen for lots of different reasons, including hormonal changes. Also, certain drugs and medications (such as the birth control pill) may lead to acne, as well as stress and a poor diet. Once the precise cause of acne is diagnosed, a suitable treatment plan will be established.
Can you also help me with acne scars?
Acne scars can be very difficult to treat once the skin has been damaged. Don't lose hope. Once your acne infection has cleared up, you can take a more targeted approach to treat your scars. Dr. Ishaaya can make recommendations on how to rejuvenate your acne-scarred skin.
How do I take better care of my skin at home?
We have comprehensive acne kits for our patients. You can also ask questions or voice your concerns at your appointment on how to better care for your skin. There are medical-grade skin care products available that may also be beneficial to your acne-clearing routine at home.
Does wearing makeup cause acne outbreaks?
Yes, wearing makeup, especially foundation or concealer, can contribute to acne outbreaks. However, this doesn't mean you'll need to stop wearing makeup. By choosing products that are non-comedogenic and oil-free, you can reduce the effect makeup has on acne flare-ups. Also, being diligent about daily removal of makeup and facial cleansing can further help.
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If you're fed up with masking acne with makeup, feeling the painful breakouts, and the embarrassment that can come from acne, call us. We encourage you to schedule an appointment at Optima Medical Spa in Los Angeles, CA. Let's clear your complexion as swiftly as possible.
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