Dr. Malouf is a board certified dermatologist with more than 20 years of experience treating acne.
One of the most common skin conditions in the U.S. is acne, which affects an estimated 17 million people nationwide. Acne occurs when the pores become clogged on a person’s face, chest, back, neck, or upper arms and cause blemishes. While acne is not a life-threatening problem, it can have far reaching and long-lasting psychological effects; causing low self-esteem and a lack of confidence by making one feel self-conscious about their appearance. In severe cases and if not treated properly, it can cause embarrassing and unsightly scarring.
Dr. Peter Malouf is highly trained in laser dermatology for the treatment of acne. This procedure uses lasers and other light devices to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, helping unclog the pores. Patients usually show improvement after just a few sessions. Since progress is dependent on the severity of the acne, an in-office consultation can determine if this treatment may offer better results than conventional acne treatments involving washes and creams.
Intense pulsed light (IPL)
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy can easily be customized to your skin type and condition as well as your schedule and lifestyle. Patients can typically return to work immediately following the procedure. IPL uses light to reduce oil gland production and help kill the bacteria that causes acne. Available treatment areas include the hands, shoulders, face, neck, and chest. IPL works by penetrating the top layer of skin and working upon the underlying dermis. The light seals blood vessels and destroys unwanted pigment and hair follicles. There is minimal recovery time associated with this procedure; some minor redness and swelling may be present for up to three days after the session. Patients with most skin conditions will take three to five treatments to get the “full effect”. When compared to other forms of skin rejuvenation surgery, photorejuvenation is by far the most convenient for those with a busy schedule. Many patients even get treatments on their lunch break!