Medical Spa & Aesthetics Centers located in Laguna Hills, CA & Long Beach, CA

Although acne is largely considered a teenage skin condition, chronic acne affects adults of all ages, too. In fact, more adults than ever are experiencing routine acne breakouts, which can often be linked to stress, hormonal fluctuations, or genetics. Dr. Frederick L. Stafford and the team of skin experts at Contours in Laguna Hills and Long Beach, California, provide comprehensive treatment solutions for patients with persistent acne, including clinical facials and laser photorejuvenation. To learn more, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Acne Q & A

What causes acne?

Acne, which typically appears on the face, neck, chest, back, or shoulders, develops when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. These oil-clogged pores can become deeply inflamed or turn into painful cysts when P. acnes, the bacteria that lives on your skin, get inside and multiplies.  

Although chronic acne is most common among teenagers, the problem has become increasingly widespread among adults. Women, in particular, are more likely to experience breakouts in their 30s, 40s, and even 50s.

Why is it important to treat chronic acne?

Chronic acne can feel like a never-ending problem — just as one breakout begins to clear up, a new one emerges. While you may be tempted to simply allow each breakout to run its course, letting an acne problem go untreated can lead to permanent skin damage, including visible scarring and dark spots.

To decrease your risk of lasting skin damage, it’s important to begin a customized acne treatment protocol as early as possible. Even though persistent acne can’t be cured, it can be kept under control and its impact can be minimized.

Effective acne care usually combines personalized skin care recommendations with in-office clinical skin treatments. Dr. Stafford and his team offer a complete menu of treatment solutions for chronic acne, including custom facials and chemical peels, medical-grade skin care remedies by Le Miuex, and advanced photodynamic light therapy.  

How can photodynamic light therapy help?

Dr. Stafford always strives to meet his patients’ needs with the latest, most advanced technologies, and his approach to acne care is no different.

At Contours, patients with chronic acne have access to the most effective treatment solutions, including OmniLux blue™ light therapy, a photodynamic treatment that uses a special blue light to destroy the acne-causing bacteria growing in your pores.

OmniLux blue light therapy is a gentle, safe, and effective acne treatment solution that simply requires you to sit with your face, chest, or back close to the light. Following blue light photodynamic therapy, you can expect to see clear skin for several months.

What is an acne facial?

Contours also offers a one-hour facial specifically designed to treat acne and minimize future breakouts. Performed by expert clinicians under the supervision of Dr. Stafford, this deep-pore cleansing facial can help eliminate blackheads, smooth skin texture, and calm breakouts.

The treatment includes deep exfoliation, a detoxifying mask customized to your individual needs, skin hydration, and SPF protection. It also includes comprehensive acne home care recommendations.

To learn more about the acne treatment solutions at Contours, call your nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary