Acne services offered in Huntington Beach, CA

If you’re one of the 50 million Americans living with moderate to severe acne, you can find personalized treatment plans at California Dermatology Physicians. Board-certified dermatologists Joseph Sedrak, MD, and Laura Cohen, MD, provide a range of effective treatments to calm existing acne breakouts and prevent new ones. They use evidence-based therapies to protect the overall health and appearance of your skin. Call the Huntington Beach, California, office to schedule an acne consultation or book an appointment online today.

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples or pus-filled bumps to form on the skin of your face, chest, back, and shoulders. These growths form when your body produces excess oils that clog the hair follicles just below the surface of your skin.

You may also be prone to more frequent acne breakouts due to a buildup of bacteria in the skin or if your body produces excessive amounts of hormones.

California Dermatology Physicians provides comprehensive, evidence-based acne treatments to protect your skin from damage and acne scars. They can also recommend skin care products from Klēnskin that you can use to prevent additional acne breakouts.

When should I seek medical attention for acne?

While many people develop occasional pimples, you may need the guidance of the California Dermatology Physicians providers if you have frequent or severe acne breakouts that cause:

  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Inflammation
  • Pus-filled bumps or cysts

Without treatment, moderate to severe acne can lead to painful infections and visible scars. If over-the-counter acne products aren’t working well, the team can assess your skin’s health and determine which treatments are right for you.

How is acne treated?

California Dermatology Physicians offers customized treatment plans to clear bacteria and other debris from clogged pores. The dermatologists also provide treatments to fight inflammation and eliminate pimples and bumps from the surface and deeper layers of your skin.

The providers offer a range of acne treatments based on your age, lifestyle, overall health, and the severity of your symptoms. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Topical retinoids
  • Steroid injections
  • Salicylic or azelaic acid creams
  • Laser or photodynamic therapy
  • Manual extraction of whiteheads and blackheads

You may also benefit from skin care products that cleanse and moisturize your skin to restore its health and lower your risk for additional acne breakouts.

When your acne is the result of a hormone imbalance, the providers may refer you to a specialist for additional therapies. They continue to monitor the effectiveness of your treatments through routine checkups. 

If you’re bothered by acne scars, the dermatology specialists may recommend aesthetic treatments like chemical peels or dermal fillers to minimize the scar’s appearance. 

Call California Dermatology Physicians to schedule an acne consultation or book an appointment online today.

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