Imagine Winning The Battle Against Acne.

Acne treatments include a range of different procedures that are designed to treat acne and reduce the long-term impact on your facial skin. Facial skin is incredibly sensitive, especially during acne breakouts, so Dr. Afrooz carefully reviews all the options with his patients to determine the treatment that will produce the best results. Acne treatments can help diminish acne breakouts and help reduce the acne scarring for a smoother, more attractive complexion.

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Can my Acne Scars be resolved?

Dermabrasion and chemical peels can also produce a remarkable improvement in acne scars. These treatments remove the exterior, damaged layer of skin, and allow new, healthy skin to grow in its place. The fresh, new layer of skin will have less visible scarring.

In some cases, Dr. Afrooz will use Juvederm®, a dermal filler, to smooth acne scars. This plumps the skin if it is pitted or uneven due to acne scars. These injections provide instant results that can last up to a year or longer. Another treatment that can help reduce scarring is laser skin resurfacing. As with chemical peels and dermabrasion, safe, reliable, custom laser treatments remove the outermost layer of the skin. As a result, new, undamaged skin grows in its place, with the added benefit of stimulated collagen production in the body. The natural increase in collagen triggers further skin repair and growth for weeks and months after treatment.


Dr. Afrooz uses two main techniques to treat acne: dermabrasion and chemical peels. These treatments exfoliate the outermost layer of skin, where acne is the most severe. After the outer layer of the skin is shed, the newly revealed layer is fresh, undamaged and healthy. These techniques can also help reduce the amount of oil found in the skin, a common cause of acne breakouts.


Your acne treatment will depend on the techniques used. All our techniques are generally comfortable, although a topical anesthetic can be applied to minimize any discomfort that the patient may experience. Dr. Afrooz prioritizes the safety and comfort of each patient and performs all acne treatments with the utmost care and precision.

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SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen microneedling is an effective, simple treatment that can precisely target areas of acne to help reduce active acne, and also reduce the appearance of acne scars. SkinPen microneedling strengthens skin and achieves smoother, healthier skin and better skin hydration.


To help relieve patients suffering from acne, Dr. Afrooz will prescribe Accutane. Accutane is a powerful drug that can lead to the full resolution of acne within 4-5 months. Accutane is designed for moderate to severe acne that has been unresponsive to other treatments.


Obagi is a medical-grade skincare regimen that was scientifically formulated to treat acne where it starts. The Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. System includes the ingredients benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. These powerful ingredients help control acne to achieve clearer, healthier skin.

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Dr. Afrooz often prescribes topical tretinoin (.025 to .1%) to help clear skin of acne.

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Kayla Ferraro

Our Acne Specialist, Kayla Ferraro, NP

Kayla Ferraro is a board-certified NP whose experience in aesthetics and skincare as a devoted plastic surgery nurse for more than five years makes her a perfect choice for patients who are suffering from acne. She provides acne treatments and skincare procedures with compassionate, professional care.

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How Long is the recovery?

Recovery from acne treatments will also depend on the techniques used. Dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing can cause minor swelling or redness following treatment. In addition, we recommend that patients minimize sun exposure following these treatments, because the newly exposed skin will be highly sensitive to sunlight for several weeks.

Patients treated with Juvéderm® will typically experience minor swelling or soreness at most, and are able to resume normal activities immediately after treatment. The results and their duration vary by patient and procedure, but Dr. Afrooz will explain what you can expect from your treatment during your consultation.

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Before & After Acne Treatments

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Am I a good candidate for acne treatments?

If you have acne or acne scarring, you may be a good candidate for acne treatment. If you have questions, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul N. Afrooz. During your consultation, Dr. Afrooz will explain what results are possible through the procedure and review any costs with you.

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What is the cost of acne treatments?

Your acne treatment is customized for you and may range, based upon the extent of the treatment. Some acne treatments are covered by insurance. However, if you have treatments as a cosmetic procedure, you will be responsible for the full cost of treatment. We accept most major credit cards, including financing through CareCredit to provide our patients with flexible payment options.

At Paul N. Afrooz, MD, our top priority is providing patients with exceptional care and beautiful results, and we believe an effective treatment for acne is well worth the investment. However, we don’t want the cost of treatment to prevent you from having access to our services. With CareCredit, you can pay for your surgical or med spa procedure through affordable monthly payments. Please contact us regarding any questions about financing or the cost of our procedures.

Acne Treatment FAQ

What causes acne breakouts?

How long does it typically take to see results from acne treatments?

Are there different types of acne, and if so, how are they treated differently?

What causes acne breakouts?

Acne breakouts are primarily caused by the overproduction of sebum (skin oil), clogged hair follicles, and the proliferation of acne-causing bacteria on the skin. Hormonal changes and genetics also play a role.

How long does it typically take to see results from acne treatments?

The time it takes to see results from acne treatments can vary, but it often takes several weeks to a few months before significant improvement becomes noticeable. Consistency and patience are important when managing acne.

Are there different types of acne, and if so, how are they treated differently?

Yes, there are different types of acne, including whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, and cystic acne. Treatment approaches may vary, with milder forms often responding to over-the-counter products, while more severe types like cystic acne may require prescription medications or options like chemical peels or laser therapy for better results.

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