Acne is the term for the blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and deeper cysts and nodules that can appear typically on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Seventeen million Americans currently have acne, making it the most common skin disease in the country. While it affects mostly teenagers, and almost all teenagers have some form of acne, adults of any age can have it. Acne can be the source of great emotional stress and may lead to emotional and physical scarring if not treated promptly and appropriately. The good news is nobody has to have acne because so many treatment options are available. Over the counter preparations can be helpful, but if clearance is not achieved within several weeks, prescription medication may be required. Dr. Bakshandeh specializes in creating a personalized program for each patient, from topical to oral medications. Dr. Bakshandeh is registered with the iPLEDGE program to dispense isotretinoin commonly known as Accutane®.
For those patients who already have acne scarring, treatment may include certain skin care products, chemical peels, soft tissue fillers, and microneedling.