Acne vulgaris is a chronic, inflammatory disorder of the sebaceous (oil) glands of the face, anterior chest and back. Acne is a disease that occurs in all races and has affected approximately 90% of the individuals in the United States at one time or another. It may have its onset during childhood, teen-age years, or later in life. The severity of acne varies from a few papules, blackheads and pustules to the severest form, which is cystic, and results in scars and disfigurement.
We understand that acne can be a real challenge. Not only can patients suffer physical damage from their acne, but they can also suffer emotional trauma from having to deal with the condition while trying to participate in their normal, daily activities.
Many acne treatments are available at our Long Beach, CA office. One of our board certified dermatologists can determine which acne treatment is best for your skin, as well as discuss options to reduce scarring.