Dr. Gregory S. Keller, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at Keller Plastic Surgery, provides a variety of effective treatments against acne and acne scars for residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and adjacent communities in Southern California.

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin disease that primarily targets teens, but many adults also develop acne. Acne most commonly affects the face, but it may also appear on the upper arms, back, chest, neck, thighs, and buttocks.  Acne is caused by a combination of accumulated skin oils and dead skin cells, which can clog pores and hair follicles in the skin. Once clogged, bacteria begin to accumulate in the skin pores. These accumulated bacteria may produce whiteheads, pimples, blemishes, and other symptoms of acne.

What are the most common symptoms of Acne?

Acne affects every individual differently, and the severity and frequency of breakouts varies between individuals. Some people suffer from significantly more frequent and intense breakouts than others.

Severe blemishes are referred to medically as papules, firm lesions, nodules, and pustules. In some individuals, these blemishes may occur only in localized areas, or they can occur on the face, upper arms, shoulders, neck, chest, back and buttocks.

Is there any way to prevent Acne?

Most acne is not preventable, but daily treatments may effectively control moderate pimples. Both laser and prescription treatments may be effective in controlling acne. It is especially important to cleanse the skin properly and regularly to prevent the clogging of pores and accumulation of bacteria that cause acne. With proper care of your skin, you may effectively reduce the frequency of acne outbreaks.  In some patients, sudden onset of acne may be tied to dietary or environmental changes, cosmetics, or medication. In these cases, if the trigger can be identified and avoided, it may be possible to prevent future acne breakouts by eliminating the trigger. We will be happy to discuss your specific condition, triggers, and treatment options during your initial consultation.

What types of Acne Treatments are offered at Keller Plastic Surgery?

If you’re currently suffering from acne, our cosmetic specialists can develop a safe and effective customized treatment plan for you. Keller Plastic Surgery provides the most effective and advanced acne treatments available today, including:

  • Microneedling: The EndyMed Intensif, IntraCell, and Fractora microneedling treatment stimulates the skin's natural healing process, rejuvenating the skin while diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, acne and traumatic scars in all skin types.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing: Gently removing the outer layer of skin, laser treatment provides effective control of acne as well as acne scars, while also triggering collagen production and tightening the skin.
  • DefenAge™: This revolutionary new formula treats acne as well as sun damage, age spots, and other imperfections in the skin by means of powerful peptides called Age-Repair Defensins™

Our team of specialists at Keller Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller, provides advanced and effective solutions for acne for our Southern California patients who reside in and around Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills. Contact one of our convenient offices today to schedule your complimentary introductory consultation!