Acne Specialist

Irradiance Medical Group Dermatology

Board Certified Dermatologist & Cosmetic Surgeon located in Little Tokyo, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA & Torrance, CA

Sometimes, severe acne can leave you feeling antisocial and depressed. Dr. Christopher Ho and the team at Irradiance Medical Group Dermatology: Christopher Ho, MD offer non-invasive and effective solutions to help clear up your unwanted acne for good. Through the use of innovative technology, he can choose which technique will work best for your skin condition. The team is available at two Los Angeles locations of Torrance and Little Tokyo. If you’re interested in learning more about what the team at Irradiance Medical Group Dermatology: Christopher Ho, MD can do for your acne, call the most convenient office, or request an appointment online.

Acne Q & A

What is Acne?

Acne is a common skin disorder that affects the oil glands and hair follicles found in your skin. Although acne is not a severe health threat, it causes severe scarring and leads to a diminished quality of life.

How Can Dermatologists Help Treat Your Acne?

Dr. Ho and the team at Irradiance Medical Group Dermatology: Christopher Ho, MD use non-traditional alternatives such as laser therapy and chemical peels to help treat your acne. These methods are safe, results-oriented,  and won’t cause further irritation or damage to your skin. A few of these techniques include light therapy, chemical peels, and prescription medication.

How Can Light Therapy Help Treat Your Acne?

An effective treatment method involves the use of blue light. Specific wavelengths of blue light target the strain of bacteria that can play a major role in causing your acne.

When Dr. Ho exposes this blue light directly to your skin, it creates oxygen radicals that kill this specific type of bacteria. As a result, the blue light therapy works to eliminate your acne, right at the source.

How Can Chemical Peels Effectively Treat Your Acne?

Chemical peels are an effective and non-invasive way to treat various cases of acne. Depending on your skin condition, Dr. Ho and the team at Irradiance Medical Group Dermatology: Christopher Ho, MD can choose which peel to use based on the level of exfoliation needed.  

A superficial peel is gentle and is meant for mild cases of acne, whereas a medium depth peel penetrates deeper into your skin to maximize results for those with more severe acne.

During this exfoliation treatment, a diluted chemical solution is directly applied to your face and left to dry. The solution is then neutralized and washed off, cleansing your skin and revealing a fresh new surface.

How Can Isotretinoin Help to Treat Acne?

>Isotretinoin is a prescription medicine for severe, painful acne. This type of acne treatment can result in the permanent clearance of acne. On average, one course of treatment takes about four to five months. However, the treatment time varies based on the condition of your skin.

Dr. Ho and the team at Irradiance Medical Group Dermatology: Christopher Ho, MD will assess your condition and help you decide which course of action will effectively target and treat your acne. Call today, or schedule an appointment online.