Discovering acne can be an extremely upsetting experience. Dealing with acne scarring can be even more so, as scarring does not go away. The dreaded acne vulgaris and scarring that sometimes results usually begin to plague us as teenagers, but can affect people of all ages. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with either issue. At Refresh Med Spa LA, we have a range of techniques to help get rid of your acne and dramatically reduce the appearance of acne scars

Why Do Pimples and Acne Scarring Happen?

Although we usually think of forehead, chin, or other facial acne when we think of this cosmetic concern, acne an occur anywhere there is skin with hair follicles. Above each of those follicles is a pore, and that pore can fill up with skin debris, sebum (a necessary skin oil), and bacteria. When it does, that pore can become clogged, and breakouts are the result. Most acne tends to fade away in a few days, but in some cases, your body’s eagerness to heal causes it to send an overabundance of collagen rushing to the area, which produces the unpleasant marks and scars.

Close-up on facial acne and scars

What Are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of acne and acne scarring both include bumps that alter the texture of the skin. However, these bumps are red/pink, black or white, and go away in a short period of time. Scarring, on the other hand, can appear as recessed marks (“icepick” or “boxcar” scars) or bumpiness that does not fade.

The Best Acne Treatment Options

We have a variety of fast and effective methods for removing the top layer of skin containing the acne and acne scarring while stimulating collagen production to speed healing and allow fresher, more even-textured skin to shine through. Our treatment options include:

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How to Get Rid of Acne in Los Angeles, CA

As a busy person in LA, you need to get rid of your acne and acne scarring so you can look your best without letting anything slow you down. At Refresh Med Spa LA, we can provide you with fast and effective treatment to have you back to your routine in no time. Contact us by submitting the form below or give us a call at 818-864-SKIN today!