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Acne Treatment / Acne Scar Treatments
We know that acne can be a very severe, painful, and humiliating skin disease at any age. Below are the available treatment packages that we offer. The following represent an attractive option for acne patients who have not responded to traditional therapies and who either cannot or will not take oral medications, or have not seen optimal results.
Do Lasers Work for Acne?
By Michael H. Gold, MD and Section Editor: Joel Schlessinger as published in Practical Dermatology Vol. 13, No. 4 April 2016
Close to 50 million Americans have acne, a condition that can result in significant physical and psychological problems, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). There are a multitude of acne treatment options available today including topical therapy, antibiotics, isotretinoin, oral contraceptives and/or laser and light-based devices. New AAD guidelines for the management of acne vulgaris suggest that combining therapies provides the best chance for clearance.
Lasers represent an extremely attractive option for acne patients who have not responded to traditional therapies and for those who either cannot take or who do not want to take oral medications including antibiotics or isotretinoin.
At first, much hope was pinned on blue light for acne and while this can be effective, some inherent drawbacks exist. For starters, blue light acne therapies are best suited for mild-to-moderate acne cases. Patients who have severe acne likely won’t benefit from blue light. This modality is usually only effective in killing the most common types of acne bacteria, not some of the outliers that we know can cause or worsen acne. Intense heat from the earlier generation of lasers caused pain, burns, and/or other adverse affects. Other light-based devices, including intense pulsed light (IPL) and diode lasers do not possess such deep heating power. Instead, many apply “sucking mechanisms” to the skin to bring the targeted sebaceous glands closer to the skin surface. This can make the procedure less hygienic and can increase risk of spreading the P. acnes bacteria to unaffected skin sites.
Acne Treatment Packages
4 Chemical Peels for $ 120
Acne treatment Package 2
2 Microdermabrasions for $120
Acne treatment Package 3
2 chemical peels and 1 microdermabrasion $ 130
Acne treatment Package 4
2 chemical peels and 2 microdermabrasions $ 200
Acne Laser treatment package
4 treatments face $450
4 treatments upper back or chest $ 650
can be added to a facial, chemical peel or microdermabrasion for an additional fee
back or extensive extraction: $55
Acne extraction ala carte
back or extensive extraction $75
Acne Scarring Treatments:
PRP injections for acne scarring :
1/3 face (cheeks) $ 250
2/3 face (cheeks, temples) $ 350
Microneedling of entire Face: $ 200
Microneedling of 2/3 of face: $ 150
Microneedling of 1/3 of face: $ 75
microneedling of entire face with topical PRP: $ 350
microneedling of 2/3 of face with topical PRP: $ 300
microneedling of 1/3 of face with topical PRP: $ 250