Laser Acne Treatment in Wellesley, MA

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Acne is one of the most widespread skin conditions in the U.S., affecting approximately 60 million people each year. While many cases are mild and can be controlled with medication and a consistent at-home cleansing regimen, many individuals have it so severely that scarring may happen. Acne generally is a mix of whiteheads, pimples, blackheads, and little cysts, as well as additional red, itchy, and inflamed areas on the skin. Caused by a blend of clogged pores, dead skin cells, and bacteria, it is most frequently found in teenagers but can affect adults well into their 40s. Acne most commonly shows up on the face, chest, and back. To regain a healthier, luminous appearance, Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz in Wellesley, MA can provide numerous treatment choices, which range from custom at-home cleaning methods to prescription drugs and laser treatment. Our Accure laser treatment provides an FDA-approved solution that targets active acne to heal your skin from within. No matter your type of acne or your concerns with it, at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we have treatment options available to get you happy with and confident in your skin.

Common Causes of Acne

Acne is caused by the accumulation of clogged pores, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Hormones are also a major factor when it comes to acne, as they can trigger excess oil production and inflammation. Stress levels are known to exacerbate acne flare-ups — so it’s no wonder that breakouts tend to be worst during times of high stress! A trained dermatologist such as Dr. Pomerantz can help assess the causes of your acne, devise an appropriate treatment plan, and make recommendations for lifestyle changes or products to prevent future breakouts.

Research indicates that over-the-counter medications do not treat acne effectively. VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics offers many therapeutic options to control and manage acne and clear its standard symptoms. For milder cases of acne, prescription medications such as topical creams and solutions that contain retinoids, salicylic acid, sulfur, and benzoyl peroxide might help. Oral antibiotics are also effective. In addition to topical and oral prescriptions, laser therapies have also proven effective.


If you are getting laser acne treatment with our Accure system, we will begin by cleaning your face. If necessary, patients will receive safety glasses to conceal their eyes. Throughout the half-hour session, Dr. Pomerantz will gently move the Accure laser around the skin to get rid of oils and destroy acne-causing microorganisms. You will probably experience a little irritation during the treatment; however, the majority of people describe it as an annoying stinging sensation. The treatment helps restore your skin, allowing you to achieve a magnificent complexion.

Dr. Pomerantz has been my dermatologist for several years and I am grateful for her knowledge and careful attention to my many skin issues. I'm in the club for regular full body skin exams and I feel that she is very thorough and not rushed. She takes time to explain what's going on and what's next. I highly recommend her!

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Dr Pomerantz is the best dermatologist I have ever had the pleasure of seeing! I struggled with really bad systic acne for a few years and came to her hopeless about a solution. She was everything I needed throughout the entire journey of clearing my skin. Supportive, smart, attentive to my lifestyle and adjustments needed to be made. She put me on the appropriate strength medication needed and with proper monitoring and any time I needed her advice or assistance with a stubborn pimple she was there to work it out for me. After a few months or treatment my skin was so gorgeous I couldn’t even believe it or recognize myself. I still see dr Pomerantz to this day for follow ups and because she genuinely has a great presence to be around. Do yourself a favor and go with the best there is when it comes to your skin!

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If you are sick of covering your acne using cosmetics or enduring the physical discomfort, embarrassment, and psychological affliction that may develop from this skin condition, we invite you to visit VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics and schedule a consultation. Our Accure laser system is one of our most popular and effective forms of targeting active acne. No matter your concern, we will offer a comprehensive skin analysis and create a tailored treatment program to help clear up your complexion as quickly as possible.

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Do laser acne treatments cause pain?

No, many people only report minor discomfort during laser acne treatment. Many say it feels something like a "snapping" sensation as the treatment starts, but that eventually fades as the skin gets used to the treatment. We can apply a topical numbing ointment to help make your procedure as easy and calm as possible.

Can acne be permanently cured?

Regrettably, while acne can be diminished and temporarily relieved, there is no permanent cure for it. Almost everyone will deal with some level of acne at some point in their life. For many individuals, it can be severe, but for others, acne is rarely a problem. This is why Dr. Pomerantz offers a multifaceted approach to treating acne that can be personalized to your own goals.

Do certain foods cause acne or make it worse?

By and large, no, eating certain foods does not lead to acne. Much research has been conducted on the relationship between specific food products and acne. However, the chief source of acne is biological changes that can prompt the sebaceous glands under the skin to overproduce sebum, which can obstruct pores, causing acne outbreaks. While unconfirmed, certain foods are believed to worsen acne symptoms, such as heavily fried foods, dairy items, foods that contain saturated fats, foods with a lot of processed sugar, and milk chocolate. The connection between acne and these foods is that they have the ability to influence hormone levels, which may result in acne.