Acne Specialist

Beauty Boss Medical Spa

Aesthetics Laser & Wellness Center located in Newport Beach, CA

Acne can ruin your self-confidence and interpersonal relationships, but you don’t have to live with this often embarrassing condition. At Beauty Boss Medical Spa in Newport Beach California, Ali Ahmad, MD, and the team use Omnilux™ light therapy and other revolutionary acne treatments to help you achieve the vibrant, clear, smooth skin you desire. To learn more, call Beauty Boss MD today or book a free aesthetics consultation online.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States that occurs when hair follicles get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It can lead to embarrassing:

  • Red, tender pimples
  • Pus-filled skin lumps
  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads

Acne often appears as groups, or clusters of raised red bumps on the skin and might feel tender or even painful to the touch. It might show up on your face, neck, chest, shoulders, and upper back as these areas contain a large number of oil glands.

What causes acne?

You may experience acne at some point in your life or feel that it is a constant struggle. It often results from one or more of the following causes.

  • Hormone changes during the teenage years or pregnancy
  • Taking certain medications
  • Excess oil or hormone production
  • Bacteria
  • Stress
  • Eating trigger foods
  • A family history of acne

Foods that can exacerbate acne might include milk, bread, bagels, chips, and other carbohydrate-rich foods. Chocolate may also worsen acne, but everybody is different. Foods that trigger acne in some people may not affect others.

What is the treatment for acne?

Numerous treatments help clear acne, and Dr. Ahmad at Beauty Boss MD  discusses all options with you to find one that best matches your needs. He might recommend:

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that help eliminate acne. Your practitioner applies a chemical solution, such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or retinoic acid, to remove outer skin layers, promote collagen production, and enhance healing to reduce or eliminate acne.

Topical or oral medications

Dr. Ahmad lets you know if you’re a good candidate for acne medications. He might recommend topical or oral acne medicines to reduce symptoms of acne and prevent future breakouts.

Don’t let acne ruin your self-esteem and personal life. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Ahmad and the team at Beauty Boss MD  by phone or online today.