Acne in San Diego, CA
What is Acne?
Acne is a very common skin condition in which the pores of the skin become repeatedly blocked by an accumulation of dirt, oils, dead skin cells, and/or bacteria over time. Acne is most commonly presented in small black or white blemishes or pimples on the skin that become more irritated and inflamed when picked. There are four different types of acne that Dr. Siddiqui typically sees at our clinic:
- These small, red bumps are mild but still cause inflammation.
- These small bumps are like papules but generally have a white pus-filled tip.
- These more severe bumps are solid, lay underneath the skin, and are often painful.
- These large bumps under the skin are like nodules, but may also contain pus.
What Causes Acne?
Acne can be a frustrating skin condition to have and many of our patients often feel there’s no way to avoid it. Acne can be caused by a variety of factors including changes in hormonal levels, the use of certain prescription medications, genetics, and consuming a diet rich in carbohydrates and processed sugars. Narrowing down the direct cause of your acne may be difficult to do on your own. Dr. Siddiqui and the professional medical staff at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic are happy to sit down with you and help you find the root cause of your acne, so we can better treat it at its source.
How Do I Know if I Have Acne?
Acne is characterized by the consistent appearance of papules, pustules, nodules, or cysts on the skin. Patients who experience a regular occurrence of these blemishes on their face, neck, chest, back, or shoulders may be suffering from chronic acne breakouts. The best way to find out if you have acne is to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Siddiqui and her expert medical team.
How is Acne Treated?
Because everyone’s skin is different, each acne treatment will be tailored to the patient. Acne treatments may include one or more of our Signature Services for active acne. During your private consultation, Dr. Siddiqui will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you reduce your acne and achieve the beautiful, even skin you deserve.
How Much Does Acne Treatment Cost?
The cost of your acne treatments will vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic accepts coverage from most insurance plans. To get a more accurate estimate of your treatment cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.
It’s time to get rid of your chronic acne and say hello to beautiful, smooth skin. To learn more about acne treatments for men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California, contact us at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today to schedule a consultation.