Best Celebrity Acne Scar Treatment

What do Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Britney Spears have in common with 85% of all teens? Acne! They bear the acne scars to prove it. Dr. Simon Ourian believes the Coolaser is the most effective available treatment to deal with this affliction.

May 04, 2009 — Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, located in the exclusive shopping, restaurant and hotel enclave in Los Angeles, California treats acne and acne scars every day. His patients, both men and women, tell him how they suffered as teens with active acne and continue to suffer with the resulting scars. Doctor Ourian empathizes more than they might imagine because he too was prone to acne in his younger days. “I had acne as a teen, ” says Doctor Ourian, “not as bad as some but enough to cause me great embarrassment. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I decided to practice as a cosmetic Dermatologist.”

“Flawless skin is a rather rare commodity, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “you’d be surprised what many top actors, actresses and models have to go through to cover up their flaws. Some employ literally teams of people to do their makeup and ensure that they’re shot at the best angle and in only the most flattering light.”

“For some, such as Edward James Olmos, their acne scars are quite apparent. Brad Pitt is one of the best actors in Hollywood and one of the most famous people on the planet but it appears obvious to me that he was an acne sufferer. Just imagine how difficult it is for women such as Cameron Diaz, Jessica Simpson or Britney Spears. Like it or not, female celebrities are held to an almost impossible standard of beauty.”

Doctor Ourian gives a brief description of acne and its causes: “People who’ve never had acne may not know that its one of the most common skin diseases. Generally it develops in the teens but can continue for some into their 20’s and beyond. Acne results from the overproduction of oil by the sebaceous glands that then mix with dead skin cells to clog the pores of the skin. These clogs are a breeding ground for bacteria which in turn may leak to neighboring tissue causing redness, swelling and bumps or pimples.”

Patients that suffered from acne are likely to have acne scars; for some these scars can be almost disfiguring. These scars may vary widely in type, color and shape. Doctor Ourian utilizes the Coolaser as part of an individualized treatment protocol designed for each of his patients. “With the Coolaser, ” explains Doctor Ourian, “I can literally scan down the surface of the skin so that the acne scars are less deep. I’ve worked hard over the years to develop the technology and technique that allows me the control necessary to remove only as much as needed, maintaining as much of the healthy skin as possible. Depending on the severity and depth of the acne scars I may inject a dermal filler such as Juvéderm, Radiesse or Restylane.”
According to Doctor Ourian, “The Coolaser is a very safe procedure and the discomfort is usually temporary and we prepare the patient’s skin with a topical anesthetic first. Most patients report that it feels like the snapping of a rubber band.”

“I have been helping patients with acne scars for more than ten years, ” concludes Doctor Ourian, “and I believe the Coolaser achieves results superior to other laser or treatment modalities, especially when used in conjunction with a dermal filler.”

Best Acne Scar Treatment

85% of all teenagers suffer from acne; of those 25% will have permanent acne scars. Renowned cosmetic Dermatologist Doctor Simon Ourian M.D. says that the Coolaser treatment he developed is the most effective treatment he knows to deal with this all too common affliction.

March 30, 2009 — Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, located in the exclusive shopping, restaurant and hotel enclave in Los Angeles, California knows all about acne and acne scars. Every day he speaks with and treats patients, both men and women, with this sometimes disfiguring affliction.

Acne is one of the most common skin diseases. Typically acne develops during the teen years and 20’s. Varieties include blackheads and whiteheads as well as more severe forms such as cystic acne and nodular acne. The causes of acne are varied and include:

  • Hormones: The overproduction of oil by the sebaceous glands. Each oil gland is connected to a tiny canal containing a hair. This canal is called a follicle. A rise in hormones, especially androgens, may signal the sebaceous glands to overproduce oil which then mixes with dead skin cells and clogs the pores of the skin. This becomes a fertile breeding ground for bacteria which in turn may leak to neighboring tissue causing redness, swelling and bumps or pimples. Both male and female hormones have been shown to impact the severity of acne.
  • Cosmetics and skin care products: Cosmetics and skin care products that clog pores may cause acne. Many cosmetics and skin care products are non-comedogenic which means they do not clog pores.
  • Heredity: Scientists and Dermatologists believe there may be a hereditary component to acne but are unsure as of yet what it may be.

“Acne misconceptions abound, ” says Doctor Ourian, “diet, sweat and stress are often inaccurately blamed as causes of acne.”

  • Diet: People are often told to stay aware from certain types of food such as chocolate or junk food. Greasy food may not be good for your waistline or overall health but it, like the other foods mentioned, is not a cause of acne.
  • Sweat: As explained above, it is an excess of oil produced by the sebaceous glands that clogs pores not sweat. And it is important to note that over-washing may tend to dry out and irritate skin.
  • Stress: Acne is unpleasant and the resulting stress may cause people to scratch at their pimples and creates scars. But stress, in and of itself, is not a direct cause of acne.

“In layman’s terms, using the Coolaser, I can sand down the surface of the skin so that the scars are less deep”, explains Doctor Ourian. “In some cases I’ll recommend a dermal filler such as Radiesse, Restylane or Juvéderm for acne scars that are especially deep.”

What does a Coolaser session fell like? According to Doctor Ourian “Most patients liken it to the snapping of a rubber band. If necessary, I can prescribe a topical anesthetic cream to help alleviate any discomfort.”

“I have been practicing as a cosmetic Dermatologist for more than ten years, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “and I have yet to see another laser or treatment modality achieve superior results to the Coolaser, especially when used in conjunction with a dermal filler.”

Dr. Ourian’s Epione Medical Corporation, located in Beverly Hills Golden Triangle, is among the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art laser and aesthetic surgery centers. Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer for laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including Restylane, Botox, Juvéderm, Radiesse and Sculptra. These treatments are used for correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, acne scar removal, skin discoloration, lip enhancement, wrinkles, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and tens of others. Laser hair removal and laser tattoo removal are offered too. Epione also carries Dr. Ourian’s Signature Series skin care products. For further information please contact 310-271-6506.

Laser Acne Scar Removal

Laser Acne Scar RemovalMost of us have had blemishes or acne at one time during our lives. Unfortunately, severe acne can lead to scarring and embarrassment. These scars can vary in shape, type and color. Laser resurfacing is the best recommended treatment for most of these scars.

The process is like sanding the surface of a damaged table so that the scars are less deep. Continue reading



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