Everyone gets acne. Whether you’re a teenager, parent, or Hollywood star, acne can affect anyone. With over 85 percent of people suffering from some form of acne at one point in their lives, it is rarer to never be plagued with a pimple or red bump outbreak.
Pop star singers and actors such as Britney Spears, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Jessica Simpson, Alicia Keys, and Emma Stone have all had a breakout in front of bright lights and cameras. Fortunately, most of us don’t have to deal with paparazzi or People magazine covers.
These are topical creams, oral medications and cortisone shots among the most popular treatments for mild to severe acne. Whichever acne treatment you take, it is important to stick closely to your individualized plan in order to see results. Emma Stone, an A-list actress, has spoken openly about what she refers to, her “debilitating and embarrassing” battle with acne. During the filming of movies such as “Easy A” producers had to video-airbrushed the breakouts out of the film for the final movie version.
Acne can also leave behind some terrible scarring. Dr. Rokhsar provides an expertise as a fellowship trained dermatologist, in scar treatments. Such treatments include cleansers, topical medications, oral medications, laser treatments or photodynamic therapy. Dr. Rokhsar is a leading authority in laser treatments and the two main types of lasers that he uses for acne scars are the Fractional CO2 laser and fractional laser. The difference between the two is the amount of skin being targeted with the specific type of wavelength the light administers. These lasers will target and remove damaged areas of skin on a microscopic level and improve uneven skin tone, smooth scars, improve elasticity and erase wrinkles. Other treatments include Intense Pulse Light (IPL), V-Beam and Photodynamic Therapy (PDT).