Here at Celibre Medical, we have worked very hard over the years to develop unique, safe and effective treatment programs that really work to get rid of acne. We stand alone in our approach; while lots of other places just give you a topical medicine or a wash, we treat acne with a thorough, complete and comprehensive plan that includes up-to-date laser acne treatments, chemical peels and pharmaceutical grade skincare products.
And we also tailor our plans to fit our patient’s needs. We have something for everyone, and we are not a one-size-fits-all facility. If you have special concerns about budget, downtime and number of treatments needed to see results, we understand. We work with you on these things to find the perfect program that works for you. It’s important to know that there is no cure for acne. But we can tell you that over 70% of our acne patients are thrilled with the results of our acne treatment programs and that speaks for itself!
Our approach uses lasers and light energy (like blue light) to get rid of P. acnes, the bacteria that cause acne. Exposing your skin to these proven technologies over time can really help cut down on your breakouts.
We also incorporate our lasers into treatments that target overactive oil glands and shrink them down. This not only helps prevent break outs, but it also helps if your skin is really oily by cutting down on the amount of oil that your glands can make. It also helps your skin look clearer and smoother by shrinking the size of your pores.
One of these treatments is known as PDT (photodynamic therapy), which uses a special medicine called ALA (aminolevulonic acid). When we put this medicine on the skin, it gets sucked up into the oil glands. We leave it on (which is called incubating) for up to eight hours, which really helps it get down deep into the pores. Then, when we treat your skin with the laser, the laser energy becomes ultra-focused on the oil glands where the ALA is. This process is called “photosensitization” and it’s a way that we can really direct the laser energy into the place where it can do the most damage, which is good when you want to get rid of the oil glands that are causing your acne!
Our acne experts will also examine your skin and prescribe a special skincare routine that uses high quality, effective, pharmaceutical grade products. These are specially formulated for your skin type and contain ingredients that you may not be able to find at the grocery store. By using a pH-balanced acne cleanser, a renewal (exfoliation) cream, moisturizer and oil free sunscreen, you will ensure that you are providing your skin will all of the necessary components each and everyday to keep your skin fresh, healthy, exfoliated and protected from the sun in order to keep it looking clear and balanced.
Lastly, we may recommend a periodic chemical peel as part of your treatment plan. These treatments can really help stimulate exfoliation and keep excess oil and dead skin cells from clogging up your pores. This will help clear your acne and can either jump-start or give you a little nudge in the right direction to get your skin looking it’s very best.
All of these treatments: the products, chemical peels and blue light are all included without additional cost as part of one of our individualized, acne treatment program packages. And we should also mention that we provide nurse check ups on your progress too as part of our program packages. So you will always have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered, discuss any concerns and be able to make any changes along the way.
We will do everything we can to get and keep you on the road to clearer skin. All we need is you! Please give us a call today to schedule your completely free consultation with one of our acne experts at either of our Los Angeles or Orange County offices.