Acne and Acne Scars
Acne is one of the world’s most common skin conditions, affecting adolescents and adults. It is a widespread and upsetting condition, which can produce lifelong physical and emotional scarring.
Acne is not caused by bad diet or greasy foods. In fact, acne develops when the sebaceous glands in a person’s skin produces excess oil (sebum). This oil combines with cells that line the gland walls and clogs the skin’s pores. Normal skin bacteria colonize these pores and the body’s response causes the inflammation or reddening of the skin that we associate with acne.
There is considerable variation in types and degrees of acne scars, but all share the emotional turmoil this condition causes. Scars may be flat or depressed and red, white or normal skin color. They may be fairly well localized or generalized. They may look worse due to volume loss under the skin from aging, and may be recent or old. All of these factors help us to recommend the best type of treatment for your specific needs.
Susan Stevens Tanne, M.D. and her professional staff of skin care specialists offer an array of services and products for the treatment of acne–prone and acne scarred skin, in both adolescents and adults. Treatments are individualized depending upon the type of acne and its severity.
One of Dr. Tanne’s recent patients
At Cosmetic Laser MD Dr. Tanne offers the state–of–the–art Acne Solutions™ acne treatment program. Treating acne effectively requires an approach customized to each individual patient. The Acne Solutions™ acne treatment program is for all ages and utilizes the very best in laser, light based and topical therapies designed to get your acne outbreaks under control, and to reduce the appearance of acne scars that can remain for years after active outbreaks are no longer present.
At Cosmetic Laser MD, we use a variety of treatment methods alone or in combination to best treat your specific needs. We use LightWave LED therapy, which combines gentle blue light to kill the acne causing bacteria on the surface of the skin, and gentle red light to reduce the redness and inflammation associated with active acne.
Other highly effective treatments that may be recommended include eMatrix Sublative Fractional Skin Resurfacing, FotoFacial RF Skin Rejuvenation, Fractora Fractional Skin Resurfacing, CO2RE Fractional CO2 Skin Resurfacing, Portrait PSR Skin Resurfacing, DermaPen Collagen Induction Therapy, Photodynamic Therapy, Chemical Peels, SilkPeel DermalInfusion, Customized facials, DiamondTip Microdermabrasion, and medical grade skin care products. This comprehensive approach is appropriate for adolescents and adults, and require minimal or no downtime.
We look forward to welcoming you to Cosmetic Laser MD where you will learn more about our breakthrough methods. With our Acne Solutions™ acne treatment program we can effectively clear acne outbreaks without the harmful side effects associated with many medications and other acne treatments, and greatly reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Call 973–716–9000 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Tanne for a thorough skin examination, including a VISIA® Complexion Analysis. Based upon your needs, Dr Tanne and one of our specially trained skin care professionals will create a skin care program that will promote optimal conditions for maintaining a healthy, beautiful complexion.
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Call us at 973.716.9000 to schedule a complimentary consultation or click the button below. We will discuss your concerns and establish a treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.