Acne & Acne Scarring
Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Beverly Hills, Larchmont & surrounding areas of Los Angeles
Breaking out from your mask? Here's why and what to do.
Wearing a mask can lead to acne mechanica, a form of acne triggered by excess heat, pressure, friction or rubbing of the skin. This breakdown of the skin’s barrier allows bacteria to enter the skin creating the perfect environment for an acne breakout.
Some tips while wearing a mask:
Scars from Acne are a tough reminder of a time you'd rather forget. Unfortunately, unlike acne which usually goes away on its own, scars don't.
The only way to improve acne scarring in a permanent way from the "inside out", is with new collagen production that your body makes.
The challenge lies in choosing the right procedure for your skin. Collagen creation can be activated in more than one way.
Yes, it can. Microneedling is an excellent alternative to laser skin resurfacing that can improve fine lines, acne scars, wrinkles, trauma scars, loss of skin volume, and your skin's color and tone. It is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that requires little downtime.
Acne can be painful and embarrassing. It's the most common skin condition in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 50 million Americans annually deal with acne, and it affects 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24.
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions impacting Americans between the ages of 12 and 25. For many acne patients, the condition can be a source of self-consciousness or embarrassment.