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Putting the Squeeze on Pimples: Acne Treatments that Work

LOS ANGELES, Calif. August 24, 2005—Most students will bring more than textbooks, vacation stories and new jeans back to school this fall. About 85 percent will return with acne. Teen acne and the associated acne scars that it may cause can be very embarrassing to young adults. And it's not just the teenagers—adult acne afflicts nearly thirty percent of the adult population as well.

Recently, large strides have been made to combat acne and treat acne scarring. But the array of new choices from medications to laser therapy can be baffling.

"It's a balancing act between choosing an acne treatment that's the least aggressive but gets the most results," explains Forever Young's Dr. Rahimi, who himself suffered from acne. "After reviewing countless options, a number of topical procedures stand out." These include:

  • Manual Epidermal Dermabrasion (MED), a gentle peeling procedure with no down time that utilizes hand-held tools and a chemical conditioner. Dr. Rahimi recently revived the procedure and considers it ideal for existing acne scars and for the prevention of future outbreaks.
  • A combination approach, using fruit acid peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatment tailored to each person's skin show great results.
  • Topical agents like antibiotic creams and vitamins A and C as part of a traditional approach still works for many.
  • Medical facials, formulated and designed just for acne patients, have the added benefit of being covered by some medical insurance plans, like PPOs.

"These days, better looking skin is within everyone's reach," says Dr. Rahimi. "No one should let acne develop that leaves them scarred for life."

Founded in 1999, Forever Young is a cosmetic practice, providing patients with discrete, personalized care at reasonable costs. Specializing in the Tuliplift™ Facelift—an improvement on mini facelifts, liposuction and cutting edge procedures like Thermage, Forever Young has also set out to offer care that stressed close doctor-patient collaboration with a holistic approach to care.