Acne Treatment in Burbank

Burbank Medical Dermatologist

If you have a skin condition that needs Medical attention, you’re in good hands at the office of Lisa Benest, MD, Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology, located in the Greater Los Angeles area. Our experienced, Board Certified and highly trained Dermatologists can help you with Mole Removal, Rosacea, Acne, Skin Cancer Screenings and all of your Skin Care needs.

Acne can cause damage to the skin and unsightly scarring. With the right Medical Skin Care treatment, this can be reversed. While it is true that acne most commonly appears during the teenage years, a large percentage of individuals suffer from adult acne. Studies show that 25 percent of men and 50 percent of women in their twenties to their fifties still experience pimple flare-ups.

Adult acne can have negative psychological effects, just as adolescent acne does— perhaps even more so. The stress of having a career or raising a family is bad enough. Having to deal with an unsightly skin problem at the same time makes it even worse.

What Causes Adult Acne?

It can be caused by several things, one of which is emotional stress. The body can react to stress by increasing the secretions of the skin’s sebaceous glands or by releasing more hormones from the adrenal glands. Oils from the sebaceous glands can block pores, while a greater amount of hormones in the body can create an imbalance — both of which can give rise to acne flare-ups or exacerbate an existing acne condition.

Before & After Acne Treatment

acne before and after

acne before and after

acne before and after

acne before and after

Skin Care and Acne

Proper care of the skin and the use of the correct skin products can help make a significant difference in the control of acne. Patients should see a Dermatologist if they cannot achieve full clearing of acne on their own. Advances in Acne Laser and Skin Care Treatments can give you the smooth, clear skin you’ve always wanted.

What Is An Acne Cyst

Sometimes a deeper pimple occurs on the skin. Some patients refer to this as an “underground” pimple or an “acne cyst”. It is usually deep, red and tender, and it cannot be popped. In addition, it may take quite a long time to resolve. What occurred is a pore became blocked with dead skin cells, oil and bacteria, resulting in inflammation from your body. When this happens, the doctor can inject a dilute cortisone solution into the nodule. This helps to take away the inflammation, cause the bump to reduce and resolve, often within a day or two. This procedure is quick and can be done by any of our doctors.

Call 818-284-4003 to speak with a Board Certified Dermatologist serving the greater Los Angeles area.