Teenagers aren’t the only ones who suffer from acne. In fact, the majority of acne patients that Dr. Chiu sees are adults in their 20’s and 30’s. Unfortunately, there is no age limit for this embarrassing and potentially disfiguring disease! The Bellevue Laser & Cosmetic Center takes pride in the successful treatment of acne. We specialize in blending traditional medicine, adjunctive therapies, and technology to achieve optimal results.
While mild cases of acne may respond to over-the-counter treatments, more severe cases may require prescription medications. At The Bellevue Laser & Cosmetic Center, we take all acne cases seriously. Dr. Chiu is an expert at treating acne and is dedicated to preventing acne scar formation. She may recommend a combination of topical medications and oral medications including oral antibiotics, birth control pills, spironolactone, or in extreme cases, Accutane.
At The Bellevue Laser & Cosmetic Center, we also offer a variety of adjunctive therapies and laser treatments to treat acne. We specialize in combining treatments to custom tailor a plan that is just right for you. Depending on the type of acne that you have, Dr. Chiu may recommend acne extraction facials, chemical peels such as the Beta Lift peel, Smoothbeam laser, IPL , or photodynamic therapy.
It’s important to know that acne cannot be cured overnight. It may take many weeks before it starts to respond to treatment. Be patient. We will help you take control of your acne and discover a beautiful complexion!
Many patients with acne, particularly those with darker skin color, may develop residual long-lasting discoloration in sites of previous acne lesions. Patients complain that their acne lesions go away quickly, but these dark “scars” persist for many months. For this post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, The Bellevue Laser & Cosmetic Center offers a number of different treatment options. Besides prescribing bleaching creams, we may recommend chemical peels such as the Beta Lift peel. We also carry the Obagi skin care system that contains prescription strength bleaching cream and Retin-A.
Once your acne is clear, The Bellevue Laser & Cosmetic Center can then help you with any residual acne scarring. During your consultation, Dr. Chiu will determine the best treatment plan for the type of scarring that you have. Severe pitted scars may require minor surgery to remove. If you have darker skin color and/or if you have milder acne scars, the Palomar LUX 1540 laser may be the best option. For more severe acne scars, you may be a good candidate for the Fractional CO2 laser. Sometimes a combination of treatments will yield the best results. Dr. Chiu has had tremendous success treating acne scars. You don’t have to live with them any longer. Call to schedule your free consultation today!
After seven IPL treatments