Acne Treatment

CONDITION TREATED: Moderate persistent acne in teens and adults.
THE REMEDY: Application of Levulan, which is activated by Blue Light.
RESULTS: Destroys most common bacteria that cause acne.
TREATMENT INTERVAL: Twice a week for 4 weeks.
TREATMENT TIME: 20 minutes.
RECOVERY TIME: Client must stay out of sunlight for 24 hours. There may be slight redness for 1-2 days.
When we combine the latest in Laser Acne treatments to fight acne / acne scar tissue (including Photodynamic Therapy - a treatment with the efficacy of Accutane for severe acne but without the risks), Blue Light treatments, Microdermabrasion and Acne Fighter facials, your acne doesn't stand a chance!
Our IPL system provides acne treatment by sending intense light through the skin that is of a wavelength specific for killing acne bacteria and drying up overactive oil glands. Because the light is specifically tuned for acne and oil glands, IPL acne treatment does not cause skin or other tissue damage. Since no harm is done to the surrounding tissue, there is minimal pain and redness after the procedure. Our patients go right back to work or class after the treatment. 

Blue Light or Laser (IPL) Acne Treatment are very effective acne therapies, but when we pre-treat the skin with amino levulinic acid - a powerful light sensitizing agent, the potency of these light based acne treatments increases exponentially. This is called Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and it is being adopted around the world as the best alternative to Accutane. Photodynamic Therapy gives outstanding results, even for the most severe or resistant cystic acne without dangerous side effects. Photodynamic Therapy clears acne for up to two or more years.

Dr. Darush believes that acne should always be treated with a combination of therapies.  Depending on your acne and the skin type, Dr. Darush will explain the best therapy specilized for your skin type.  All of our acne regimen may include acne detoxifications, IPL Photofacial,  blue light therapy with levulan, skin care products customization for your skin, regular facials, microdermabrasions, chemical peels and our last resort is Accutane.
For more information or to schedule a complementary consultation with Dr. Darush, give us a call at 818-280-0700.