We provide specialist acne management for all types of acne, including teenage acne, childhood acne, and adult acne. Our aim is to help you have clear skin, prevent new scarring, and then address any pre-existing bothersome scarring.
We can offer a large array of treatments, including prescription creams, prescription tablets, chemical peels, dietary and other general measures, and the latest light and laser technologies. Our board-certified dermatologists will tailor a treatment approach most suitable for you.
Light Technology Using lasers and light technology in combination with Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) can effectively target acne-causing bacteria without affecting the surrounding tissues. Our FDA approved treatments are painless, easy and safe and can clear most moderate inflammatory acne in as little as eight sessions. Light treatment offers many benefits over other alternatives including a short treatment regimen that is non-invasive and has no side effects.
Oral Isotretinoids Oral Isotretinoids are powerful oral prescription medications used for the treatment of severe acne. These can take between four to five months until acne is completely cleared. These medications are derivatives of Vitamin A, a natural substance found in our bloodstream that is easily absorbed. They have many possible side effects, some of them serious, such as depression and the concern with long-term toxicity to bones and internal organs, which should be monitored by your physician. It is not an option for pregnant women as it may cause birth defects and it is essential for women of child-bearing age to be on birth control.
Amino Acid Peel This medical-grade chemical peel dramatically improves moisture retention and purifies the skin. The simple and effective Amino Acid peel is a two-step process that begins with a micro-exfoliating masque of acidified amino acid combined with a soothing clay, followed by a gentle exfoliating gel that removes cellular debris. This combination produces noticeable improvements in the appearance, texture and elasticity of the skin. Acidified amino acid, the principal ingredient, combines the visible anti-aging benefits of improved exfoliation and moisture retention with remarkably low levels of irritation. This peel is ideal for sun damage, acne and Melasma conditions. For optimum results, a series of six treatments every two weeks is recommended.
Saline Injections for Acne Scarring Pioneered by Dr. David J. Sire, M.D. and Advanced Skincare MedCenter, saline injections are a safe, nearly painless and highly effective way to treat scarring of the skin. Saline injections are effective on shallow atrophic “rolling type” scars. Saline injections can also be used prior to other procedures to reduce the amount of surgical trauma caused by a more aggressive procedure. In most cases, all treatment results are permanent, though some individuals may require maintenance injections. To learn more about saline injections, please read Dr. Sire’s published article, “Sticking it to Scars.”
Topical Medications A variety of topical medications may be prescribed to directly control and kill the Propionibacterium acnes (P-acnes) bacteria, which most often cause acne. These medications help reduce infections in the pores and keep them from becoming clogged. Oral antibiotics such as; Clindamycin, Minocycline and Tetracycline are available by prescription.
Bellafill Bellafill is an FDA-approved dermal filler for the treatment of acne scars. The collagen provides immediate volume below pitted scars or nasolabial folds to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin. Results are immediate and long lasting.