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Effective Acne Treatment

Stress and hormones can also influence the development of acne. Although living with acne can be a frustrating experience, there are a variety of treatment options available that can treat your active acne in San Diego and help keep your skin clear.

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Acne can develop for a number of reasons. It is caused when the tiny hair follicles in the skin are clogged by dead skin cells and sebum, the oily substance that lubricates the hair and skin. This leads to a buildup of bacteria, causing acne outbreaks. 

This buildup and imbalance that causes acne can sometimes be attributed to hormonal changes, endocrine conditions, smoking, lack of sleep or stress, certain medication, and genetics.

What are the different types of acne?

There are three types of acne patients can suffer from, ranging from mild to severe.

Comedonal, or noninflammatory, acne

This form of acne is the mildest. It appears as whiteheads and blackheads over the affected skin.

Inflammatory acne

Inflammatory acne is more severe, including pink bumps across the skin and pustules, which are pink bumps with white pus.

Cystic acne

This is the most severe type of acne. It consists of large, painful, red bumps with or without pus that often result in scars on the skin.

At Laser Cliniqúe, we offer a wide range of specialized acne treatments in San Diego that are designed to treat different skin types and varying levels of acne in San Diego.

What are different types of acne treatments?


BLU-U is a light treatment designed for mild to moderate forms of acne. It is a non-invasive treatment that uses a high-intensity blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria. The procedure is pain-free and can be completed in as little as 15 minutes.

Chemical peels

A chemical peel provides deep exfoliation and removes layers of damaged skin. This allows for fresh, healthy skin cells to come to the surface. During this treatment, a solution containing alpha-hydroxy acids (fruit acids) or beta-hydroxy acids (salicylic acid) will be applied to your skin. Light, medium, and strong are the different levels of chemical peels you can receive.

Prescription medications

We also offer a variety of topical and oral treatments for acne in San Diego. This can include antibiotics, retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid.

Acne Scar Treatment Options at Laser Cliniqúe

While active breakouts are the primary concern of all acne sufferers, acne scars can also have an impact on one’s aesthetic. They are lingering reminders of past breakouts, negatively impacting skin texture and appearance. They are the result of the body's natural healing process, which may leave behind depressions or raised areas on the skin. Treating acne scars usually involves a wide array of techniques, such as laser therapy, microneedling, and dermal fillers.

At Laser Clinique, we offer the following acne scar removal in San Diego:


Laser resurfacing treats acne scars and enhances skin texture by destroying damaged skin layers and stimulating new cell growth. Options like Active FX, Deep FX, Scaar FX, and Total FX use different lasers for specific cases. The healing process may take up to ten days, with full recovery and pigmentation restoration in 18 months.


This minimally invasive procedure uses tiny needles to create microchannels in the skin's top layer. It induces the skin's wound response, boosting collagen and elastin production for improved moisture retention and youthful appearance. The procedure is quick, painless with topical numbing, and results in minor post-treatment redness. 

Photofractional Laser

Photorejuvenation uses laser light to stimulate collagen production by creating superficial skin wounds. These wounds trigger the body's natural healing response, resulting in smoother skin with increased moisture retention and youthful vitality. Multiple treatments yield visible improvements, and as no skin layers are removed, there is no downtime or recovery required.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel removes damaged skin layers, promoting new cell growth. A chemical solution causes skin to blister and peel over a few days, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin with reduced acne scar appearance. Recovery time varies, but regular treatments can minimize scarring and improve skin texture.


This advanced, painless procedure combines fine needles creating micro-channels in the skin's outer layer with radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The result is improved skin tightness, moisture retention, and volume without surgery and minimal recovery time.


BellaFill, a safe and effective injectable filler, rejuvenates the face with synthetic hyaluronic acid. Acting as a dermal filler, it restores volume and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. This option is ideal for those concerned about aging signs without opting for a facelift.

Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling can be combined with other topicals like vitamin-rich creams or PRP, which is a concentration of natural growth factors from your blood. PRP accelerates healing and enhances results, promoting smoother, brighter skin through natural processes without harsh chemicals.

Why choose Laser Clinique?

Since we offer the latest and most technologically advanced forms of acne treatment in San Diego, P. Alexander Ataii, M.D. will be able to choose a treatment plan that is based on your individual skin type and acne severity. We have helped countless patients overcome acne and acne scars with our tried and true treatments. To get started on the path to clear skin, schedule an appointment with Laser Cliniqúe.


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