Acne is a hereditary disorder of the oil glands and pores (also known as sebaceous glands and follicles). It can affect almost anyone. Pores get clogged with sticky skin cells and oil builds up, leading to blackheads and whiteheads. Bacteria overgrow, leading to inflamed red pimples, pustules, and larger pimples called cysts. Scarring can occur.

Board-certified dermatologists such as those at MDLSV Institute specialize in the treatment of acne. Prescription topical and oral medications are usually very helpful. We also offer treatments for acne that use light to destroy acne-causing bacteria in the clogged oil glands and help to unclog the oil glands. The Aesthera PPX™ and Aesthera Isolaze™ are painless, quick, and effective treatments that clear acne while improving your skin overall.* Isolaze™ treatments combine a gentle vacuum with therapeutic broadband light to help rid your skin of acne-causing impurities. Blue Light is another treatment option that doesn’t use antibiotics while treating acne with light. The appearance of large pores can be minimized by various techniques, ranging from the HydraFacial to noninvasive laser resurfacing. Acne scarring is discussed in the scarring section. A beta peel can help treat acne and acne scarring.

*Gold, Michael H. “Therapeutic and Aesthetic Uses of Photodynamic TherapyPart Two of a Five-Part Series: Lasers and Light Treatments for Acne Vulgaris Promising Therapies.” The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology 1.3 (2008): 28–34. Print.

Acne and Large Pores Before and After

*Results may vary for each patient.

Acne and Large Pores Testimonial

“I had a great experience with Dr. Weiss at MDLSV.  I have been dealing with acne for about 5 years and have had limited success with other dermatologists. Dr. Weiss created an individualized treatment plan for me based on my specific symptoms. The staff was also very friendly and accommodating.”