Acne Treatment Specialist

Lawrence Matt, MD -  - Dermatologist

Lawrence Matt, MD

Dermatologist located in Los Angeles, CA

If you're one of the millions of people in the U.S. who suffers from acne, you know how distressing it can be. Dr. Lawrence Matt uses the most advanced treatment modalities to help patients in and around Santa Monica, CA, get the care they need to help reduce and prevent acne breakouts so they can look and feel their best.

Acne Treatment Q & A

What causes acne?

Acne is the most common skin disease in the U.S., affecting about 17 million people including both teens and adults. It occurs most commonly on the face, chest, neck, back, shoulders and upper arms when hair follicles become blocked, trapping oily secretions called sebum which then provide a place for acne-causing bacteria to grow. In response, the body produces white blood cells to fight off the bacteria, resulting in inflammation and redness which we see as pimples. Although acne is not necessarily a serious medical condition from a physical perspective, it can cause significant emotional distress, especially in severe cases.

How can acne be treated?

There are several different treatments for acne, and the type that works best for you will depend on several factors, including your skin type, the type of acne lesions you have, your age and other factors. Popular options include oral and topical medications, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing and surgical removal of deeply pitted scarring acne. Remember: Skin is an organ, and it can take time for medicines and other treatments to take effect, so you must be patient. Most people see results within six to eight weeks of beginning a treatment regimen.

How can I tell which treatment is best for me?

The best way to determine which treatment is the optimal choice for your skin type and your needs is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Matt. Acne is a chronic condition that can persist for years. Getting professional treatment early is the best way to help treat acne and prevent it from becoming worse or causing scarring. If you're suffering from acne, call today to schedule an appointment to learn about your treatment options.


Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most major insurance plans, as well as entertainment insurers, DGA (Director's Guild of America) and AFTRA Health Fund.

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