best Acne & acne scars Treatments at Skin Works Medical Spa in Torrance and South Bay Los Angeles

Acne & Acne Scar Treatments

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What is Acne & Acne Scar Treatments?

At Skin Works Medical Spa, we proudly offer dozens of treatment options to help you resolve your specific acne concerns. Our treatments will eliminate pimples, brighten dull skin, and unclog pores. If you are unsure which option is right for you, then book a FREE consultation, we will gladly review all your available options! If you know what you would like, then please book a service below.

How does Acne & Acne Scar Treatments work?

How your treatment will work is completely dependent on the treatment you select. With literally dozens of treatment options available to you at Skin Works Medical Spa like facials, peels, lasers, cortisone shots, and radiofrequency machines we are confident that we have the remedy for you.

How much does Acne & Acne Scar Treatments cost?

All options come with a FREE consultation and a ZERO purchase obligation.

Acne Fighting Facial

$100

The perfect solution for oily, acne prone skin. This facial is designed to fully detoxify the skin by killing bacteria and unclogging your pores. This treatment includes a deep cleanse, exfoliation, extractions, a clarifying mask, and a relaxing massage. | Duration: 55 minutes |

VI Peel Purify

$250

The Vitality Institute (VI) Peel Purify is a gentle yet powerful medical-grade peel that reduces inflammation and redness, kills p.acnes bacteria, and purifies the pores.

Cortisone shot (1-3 areas)

$60

A Cortisone injection at Skin Works Medical Spa is a quick treatment to rapidly reduce the inflammation of an acne cyst. Healing and reduction of inflammation of the cyst occur immediately or within 24 hours. A small amount of diluted cortisone is injected by a medical professional in office. It’s best to receive immediate treatment for deep acne cyst because scarring or discoloration can occur if left untreated.

Cortisone shot (4-7 areas)

$90

A Cortisone injection at Skin Works Medical Spa is a quick treatment to rapidly reduce the inflammation of an acne cyst. Healing and reduction of inflammation of the cyst occur immediately or within 24 hours. A small amount of diluted cortisone is injected by a medical professional in office. It’s best to receive immediate treatment for deep acne cyst because scarring or discoloration can occur if left untreated.

Cortisone shot (8-10 areas)

$120

A Cortisone injection at Skin Works Medical Spa is a quick treatment to rapidly reduce the inflammation of an acne cyst. Healing and reduction of inflammation of the cyst occur immediately or within 24 hours. A small amount of diluted cortisone is injected by a medical professional in office. It’s best to receive immediate treatment for deep acne cyst because scarring or discoloration can occur if left untreated.

N-LITE LASER FOR ACNE

$600 Package of (x3) treatments: $1500

Skin Works' N-Lite Laser emits a yellow laser light that targets the small blood vessels beneath the skin surface. The small blood vessels absorb the heat of the laser while the surrounding tissues and surface skin cells are unaffected. The N-Lite laser stimulates the body’s natural collagen production and effectively kills the bacteria that causes acne. The same treatment is effective for rosacea, where near-surface blood vessels are minimized. Skin Works Medical Spa proudly provides you the best N-lite treatments available in Torrance and South Bay area.

Infrared Light Therapy & Detox

$125

Infrared light therapy is a gentle and effective way of healing and rejuvenating your damaged skin cells, also known as photomodulation.

RF MICRONEEDLING (FACE)

$700 Package of (x3) treatments: $1700

RF Micro-Needling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. The idea is that pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and that the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue. The RF energy heats the underlying layers of skin, causing constriction and tightening of the skin, as well as the stimulation of collagen and elastin production. Because the RF energy is delivered so deeply, it can produce faster healing and repairing results that are more dramatic.

RF MICRONEEDLING (FACE) + PRP

$1100 Package of (x3) treatments: $2805

At Skin Works Medical Spa, we can add Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP to your RF micro-needling treatment. RF Micro-needling with PRP application is a supreme treatment for smoothing wrinkles and acne damages and scars. Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of platelets in the blood that are essential to wound healing.

Fractional CO2 Laser FOR FACE

$1800 Package of (x3) treatments: $4590

Skin Works Medical Spa’s Fractional CO2 Laser uses the power of carbon dioxide to evaporate the top layers of the skin. These dermis layers tend to accumulate damage over the years, usually in the form of sun damage, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scarring. By removing these damaged skin layers, CO2 lasered skin allows the body to create new skin cells rich in collagen. This process addresses small areas of skin at a time, leaving the surrounding skin and tissue untouched.

LASER GENESIS FULL FACE

$250 Package of (x3) treatments: $650

Laser Genesis is a non-invasive, non-surgical laser treatment that effectively minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, as well as diffuses redness.

Individualized RX Program

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Tailored by the Doctor to treat your skin care concerns. Please schedule an appointment to see which prescriptions are best for you. | Price Varies |

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What is acne, and what is the best acne treatment?

Acne is the most common skin disorder affecting Americans. Cystic Acne is a condition that develops when your hair follicle is clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Bacteria begin to grow inside pores, causing inflammation and “breakouts.” This causes blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples. While there are lots of commercial acne medications like oral contraceptives, or skin care products with active ingredients that are made to unclog pores, Skin Works Medical Spa's advanced and scientific methods for acne treatment and reversing acne damages are beyond what the mass-made products and solutions have to offer. We choose one or a combination of techniques to give your skin the glow it deserves!

What causes acne ?

Acne occurs when pores or hair follicles are clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Bacteria inside this plug causes swelling initially. Once the swelling reduces, a pimple is formed. When your skin’s oil glands produce excess oil, acne will worsen. Overproductive sebaceous glands can cause acne too. Clinical research supports that active ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid can be used as a quick remedy or counter treatment, but are not recommended for long-term use. This can be caused by hormonal changes, certain medications, or the application of oily products to the skin that might cause clogged pores.

What can make my acne worse?

If you use greasy or oily substances, instead of oil-free products on your skin or work in a greasy area, you may cause your pores to become more clogged. Squeezing, picking at, or hard scrubbing of pimples may spread bacteria or cause swelling that can make acne worse. If you have sensitive skin, make sure to consult your dermatologist or one of our Medical Professionals at Skin Works Medical Spa in Torrance to help you decide with choosing water-based or oil-based products with active ingredients.

What can I do to prevent or treat my acne at home?

You can care for your skin in a few simple ways to decrease acne outbreaks. Use a mild cleanser on your skin in the morning, evening, and after working out. Cleanse the skin gently without scrubbing the skin as this can make acne worse. When applying makeup, ensure that it is oil-free. If you shave, use an electric or sharp-bladed razor and soften the hair with soap and water before applying shaving cream. Oily hair can also cause acne. Make sure you shampoo regularly to cleanse hair of oils that may cause acne near the hairline. Over-the-counter medications, alpha hydroxy acids, and mass made acne treatments are typically used at home; however, you want to ensure that you are not drying out your skin as this can worsen acne. If you have severe acne, topical or oral prescription medications may be recommended by a dermatologist. Avoid picking or squeezing pimples as this may cause scarring.

Who can get acne?

Anyone can get acne; however, hormone fluctuations tend to cause acne more often in teenagers and young adults. Women may experience an increase in acne during pregnancy, their menstrual cycle, or menopause due to these hormone changes. Luckily, there are a variety of treatment options available at Skin Works Medical Spa. If you live in Los Aneles South Bay area, Torrance, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Palos Verdes, get in touch and claim your Free consultation to see if you are a candidate for our effective, efficient, and life-changing results.

How can I treat my acne at Skin Works Medical Spa?

We offer a variety of different treatments that can assist with decreasing acne, reversing the damage, and giving your skin the glow that you desire. Each method assists with reducing the presence of acne while also providing other benefits to your skin. Most of our methods stimulate collagen production in order to promote the healing of acne. These procedures include Radio-Frequency Micro-Needling, N-Lite Laser Therapy, and Infrared Light Therapy. Facials help cleans and brighten the skin while cortisone shots can be used for problematic bumps or ingrown hairs. Get a consultation with one of our highly skilled medical professionals to find out what options are best for you!

What options will help decrease the scarring of acne?

Any method that stimulates collagen production will assist the skin with healing; therefore, the chance of acne leaving scars decreases. Micro-needling, N-lite laser treatments, and infrared light therapy stimulate collagen production and healing of the skin. VI peels help reduce the signs of acne damage while cortisone shots can help prevent scarring by reducing the damage done by a cystic bump.

Do you have any urgent remedy for a problematic bump?

Cortisone shots can be used to rapidly reduce the inflammation of cysts within 24 hours. Cortisone shots are not meant for bumps that can be “popped” and should not be used for blackheads or whiteheads.

What can I expect when I get a cortisone shot?

A highly skilled medical professional will insert a tiny needle with medical precision near or in the bump to inject a dilute cortisone solution. The procedure only takes a few minutes and reduces inflammation quickly, resulting in keloid scars or pimples that become smaller and less noticeable within hours of the injection.

Will my bump go away completely with a cortisone shot?

Yes. The bump at the treatment site should recede and become completely flat in less than 24 hours.

Who can get a cortisone shot?

If you have a pimple that you cannot treat at home or keloid scarring that is new or years old, then a cortisone shot may be right for you!

Can I use cortisone shots regularly?

While it may be tempting to get cortisone shots regularly, cortisone shots should only be received when you cannot extract the contents of the bump. For example, if you have a pimple come up right before a special event and need to get rid of it or if a pimple is causing pain and swelling, then treatment would be warranted.

Who cannot receive a cortisone shot?

Cortisone shots are only effective for pimples when you cannot “pop” them. These pimples do not head into a bump and are cystic in nature. Unless cortisone is injected, you will have to wait for these swollen acne pimples to shrink on their own. Cortisone shots may never be used on bumps that can easily be treated with a facial or removed by extraction. Prior to the procedure, do not manipulate or pick at the affected areas, as this may delay treatment. Let your medical professional know if you have recently undergone a cosmetic procedure.

How much time will I need to recover after a cortisone shot?

You should not need any time to recover. You will typically notice the swelling go down immediately.

Are there any risks associated with a cortisone shot?

Rarely, a divot or indentation can occur and cause a sunken appearance when too much cortisone is injected; however, if this occurs, it will resolve within a few weeks to several months.

Can I wear makeup after my cortisone shot treatment?

Before applying makeup, clean the area with a normal facial cleanser. Wait at least a few hours before applying makeup to the treated area.

HOW DOES N-LITE LASER WORK for acne treatment?

Skin Works' N-Lite Laser emits a yellow laser light that targets the small blood vessels beneath the skin surface. The small blood vessels absorb the heat of the laser while the surrounding tissues and surface skin cells are unaffected. The N-Lite laser stimulates the body’s natural collagen production and effectively kills the bacteria that causes acne. The same treatment is effective for rosacea, where near-surface blood vessels are minimized.

WHAT IS N-LITE LASER USED FOR?

The N-Lite laser treats skin conditions including acne and rosacea. If you want the ultimate treatment for your acne problems, get in touch today and come for a complimentary Skin Evaluation at Skin Works Medical Spa.

WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR N-LITE LASER?

Individuals who want to treat acne and rosacea. All skin types and colors can be treated with N-Lite Laser. N-Lite Laser is quick and has amazing results! It is used as an alternative to other laser treatments, which are a little more aggressive and may require longer recovery time.

WHO CANNOT RECEIVE A N-LITE LASER TREATMENT?

Individuals with undiagnosed lesions, recent herpes outbreak, severe active acne, unstable diabetes or auto-immune system disorder or a photosensitive skin condition. Our highly skilled medical professionals at Skin Works Medical Spa can address any questions or concerns that you may have. Call now and book a free consultation!

HOW OFTEN CAN I GET A N-LITE LASER TREATMENT?

Our skilled medical professionals at Skin Works Medical Spa will help you come up with a schedule to get maximum results from your N-lite laser treatments in the least time possible!

IS N-LITE LASER PAINFUL?

N-Lite laser is virtually painless; however, some patients have reported mild discomfort.

WILL I NEED TIME TO RECOVER FROM N-LITE LASER?

There is no downtime after your N-Lite laser treatment at Skin Works Medical Spa. You can resume your normal daily activities immediately. Because this laser skin treatment doesn’t destroy cells, there is no significant redness or skin peeling.

HOW MANY n-lite laser TREATMENTS WILL I NEED TO GET?

Individual results will vary, and the number of treatments will depend on your unique situation. However, at Skin Works Medical Spa, you generally need 2-3 treatments to see the best outcomes. Skin Works Medical Spa provides you with the most efficient N-Lite Laser therapy in Torrance, and South Bay Los Angele.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY & DETOX?

With the state of the art, Infrared light therapy devices at Skin Works Medical Spa, this treatment boosts collagen production and firms your skin. It is safe for all skin tones and requires no downtime.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO GET INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY?

You will feel a relaxing heat sensation during the procedure as one of our highly skilled medical professionals waives the device over your skin.

HOW LONG DOES INFRARED THERAPY TAKE?

At Skin Works Medical Spa, Infrared treatment of the face will take about 20 minutes. If you live in Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, or South Bay Los Angeles, call Skin Works now for the best and quickest infrared therapy in your area!

WHAT SKIN TONES CAN BE TREATED with infrared light therapy?

All skin tones can benefit from infrared light therapy. From anti-aging, and acne damage repairing to wound healing, infrared light therapy at Skin Works Med Spa can help you achieve your beauty goals.

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH INFRARED Light THERAPY?

All areas of the body can be treated! The face is typically treated with infrared therapy in order to stimulate collagen production and firm skin and repair acne damage. Infrared therapy can be used on the back and legs for pain relief. It can also be used on the waistline to lose water weight!

ARE infrared light therapy RESULTS PERMANENT?

Yes, results are permanent! If you are doing Infrared therapy for pain relief, you may require additional treatments or a regular treatment plan if you need pain relief from your muscles in the future.

HOW MANY infrared light therapy TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

In order to achieve optimal results, we recommend that you get a treatment every 2 to 4 weeks for 6 sessions.

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY?

The skin in the treatment area will become lifted and tighter! Results will look natural and your skin will be radiant!

WILL THERE BE ANY DOWNTIME with Infrared light therapy?

There is no downtime with this procedure at Skin Works Medical Spa! You can get treated during your lunch break and return to your normal daily activities! skincare at its best and without side effects.

IS TREATMENT SAFE WITH INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY?

Completely! Skin Works Medical Spa's Infrared light does not damage the skin, organs, or tissue. Infrared is commonly used as a detox agent in saunas and can be used to treat joint pain, chronic pain, and wound healing.

HOW DOES RF MICRONEEDLING WORK?

Skin Works Medical Spa's RF Micro-Needling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. The idea is that pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and that the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue. The RF energy heats the underlying layers of skin, causing constriction and tightening of the skin, as well as the stimulation of collagen and elastin production. Because the RF energy is delivered so deeply, it can produce faster results that are more dramatic. Need more details? Book a FREE consultation!

WHAT IS RF MICRONEEDLING USED FOR?

Skin Works Medical Spa's RF Micro-Needling helps create new collagen that tightens skin and improves its texture by decreasing the appearance of stretch marks and acne scarring. RF Micro-Needling can reinvigorate your skin by improving circulation, allowing for bright, radiant skin!

WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR RF MICRO-NEEDLING?

Individuals that want to treat stretch marks and scarring. All skin types and colors can be treated with RF Micro-Needling. Skin Works MedSpa's RF Micro-Needling is quick and has amazing results! It is used as an alternative to laser resurfacing treatments, which can require longer recovery times.

WHO CANNOT RECEIVE A RF MICRO-NEEDLING TREATMENT?

Individuals with certain conditions cannot receive RF Micro-Needling. This includes individuals with hemophilia, certain skin diseases, eczema, autoimmune disorders, certain allergies, cancer, or keloid issues. Our highly skilled medical professionals can address any questions or concerns that you may have!

IS RF MICRONEEDLING PAINFUL?

Not when done right! Our highly trained medical professionals at Skin Works Medical Spa will apply a medical-grade numbing cream to the site. Scars and stretch marks will become less noticeable while the skin tone becomes evener.

WILL I NEED TIME TO RECOVER from RF MicroNeedling?

A minimal amount of recovery time is needed. During your treatment at Skin works Medical Spa, you will most likely have some pinpoint bleeding that will stop quickly. After your treatment, you will initially have pink, sensitive skin that will resolve in a few days, revealing the soft, radiant skin underneath! We recommend that you avoid prolonged sun exposure, strenuous exercise, hot showers, hot tubs, saunas, and baths for at least 1 week after treatment.

HOW MANY RF Microneedling TREATMENTS WILL I NEED TO GET?

The number of treatments at Skin Works Medical Spa depends on the condition of your skin at the time of treatment. Individuals typically receive anywhere from 3-6 treatments in order to dramatically improve their skin.

HOW OFTEN CAN I GET A RF MICRO-NEEDLING TREATMENT?

Treatments should be between 4 to 6 weeks apart. Your skin needs to heal in between sessions, but it is also important to get regular treatments in order to maximize collagen and elastin production. Our skilled medical professionals will help you come up with a schedule to get maximum results in the least time possible!

WHAT AREAS CAN A VI PEEL BE USED ON?

A VI Peel can be used on the hands, arms, chest, and face.

ARE RESULTS of VI PEEl PERMANENT?

Results are permanent; however, sun damage and aging will continue to occur. Follow-up treatments may be needed for optimal results.

IS THE VI PEEL SAFE?

Yes! Individuals of all skin types can enjoy the Skin Works' VI Peel results.

DOES IT HURT TO GET A VI PEEL?

There might be mild irritation while the peel is being applied. This decreases as more of the solution is applied to your skin.

HOW MANY VI PEEL TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Depending on the severity of your skin issues, some people might need 3 peels (1 per month for 3 months) and others might need 1 peel every 3 months.

HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS of VI PEEL?

Results typically take 1 to 2 weeks to develop.

WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT from a VI Peel?

You can expect lightening or disappearance of dark spots, freckles, and general discoloration. Fine lines and wrinkles are also smoothed away, making you look younger as signs of sun and environmental damage disappear.

WILL MY VI PEEL RESULTS LOOK NATURAL?

Yes. A VI Peel lifts layers of damaged or dead skin, revealing healthy skin as results develop after treatment.

WHO SHOULD NOT GET A VI PEEL?

Those with active wounds or infections in the treatment area should not receive treatment. It is not recommended for nursing or pregnant mothers to receive this treatment and most elective procedures; however, an Aqua Facial is perfect for these individuals.

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER A VI PEEL?

Some peeling will occur for 3-5 days, so social downtime is a possibility.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS FROM A VI PEEL?

There may be some redness that will last a couple of hours after the peel solution is applied. Irritation can occur during the time your skin is peeling.

WHAT SHOULD I AVOID AFTER A VI PEEL TREATMENT?

Avoid prolonged sun exposure. If you must be out in the sun, wear a hat and sunscreen of at least 50 SPF. Do not use Retinols or products containing Vitamin C after treatment.

WHAT FOLLOW-UP CARE WILL I NEED AFTER A VI PEEL??

The VI Peel comes with products to use at home after your peel. This includes a gentle cleanser, SPF, and a cream that soothes the skin.

WHEN SHOULD I GET MY NEXT VI PEEL?

The time frame of when your next peel is due will depend on the concerns or issues you have with your skin. One of our skilled medical professionals at Skin Works Medical Spa in Torrance will assist you in determining when your next peel should be to achieve optimal results.

CAN I GET MY VI PEEL BEFORE TRAVEL OR A SPECIAL EVENT?

Due to residual peeling, the VI Peel should be done at least two weeks prior to a special event. Traveling is absolutely fine! Just remember that you need to avoid prolonged sun exposure. IF you cannot avoid the sun, then wear a hat and use sunscreen that is at least 50 SPF.
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