Acne is the most common skin condition in the country. It affects about 50 million Americans each year, and nearly everyone suffers from acne at some point in their lives.
Although it’s common, acne can be very embarrassing — especially when breakouts last long past the teenage years. Adult acne is a growing problem, with some 15% of women reporting adult acne.
Persistent acne doesn’t always respond to over-the-counter treatments, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. Daniel Moghadam, MD, and our team at Modern Aesthetica can help. We specialize in skin care, from treating active adult acne breakouts to erasing stubborn acne scars.
Acne starts when oil glands in your skin secrete too much oil. The excess oil, along with dead skin cells and bacteria, get trapped in hair follicles. Then, infection and inflammation create visible blemishes known as acne.
There are lots of over-the-counter washes, scrubs, and ointments that promise to banish stubborn acne. But when those treatments don’t make a difference, dermatologic care offers an alternative.
Dr. Moghadam and our team offer the latest in aesthetic facials to address all the most common skin concerns, from aging to acne. Our pico laser facials use rapid pulses of laser energy to improve the look and texture of your skin, and they can improve active adult acne breakouts.
Laser facials penetrate the surface layers of your skin to rejuvenate and stimulate healthy cell growth. When used to treat adult acne, lasers can slow down oil glands, eliminate harmful bacteria, and reduce inflammation.
Another option for persistent acne is our acne buster injection. This solution is great for particularly large blemishes that show up before important events. We administer the injection directly into the blemish, and cortisone reduces inflammation and speeds healing.
Severe acne can leave blemishes that look discolored and uneven, long after the breakout has healed. So even if you’re not plagued by active acne, you might be bothered by acne scars in adulthood.
Pico laser facials work to improve active acne, and treatment can address acne scarring too. Laser therapy targets damaged skin cells and encourages healthy cell turnover, leaving you with more even-toned skin and minimized scars.
Microneedling is another popular option for skin texture and acne scarring. At Modern Aesthetica, we combine microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) technology to penetrate deeper layers of skin. RF microneedling stimulates healthy cell growth for revitalized skin.
Make acne a thing of the past with a customized skin care plan from Modern Aesthetica. Contact us online or call our Santa Monica, California office at 310-975-3918 to schedule your first appointment.