Las Vegas dermatologist, Dr. Candace Thornton Spann, offers a number of options to treat acne in patients of any age. Acne is a common skin problem that starts when dead skin cells and oil clogs the pores creating whiteheads, blackheads and visible red pimples. Acne remains the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting men and women of every age, although it primarily affects teenagers, as well as middle-aged adults undergoing hormonal changes. The effects of acne go far beyond visible skin blemishes. Those with acne are at greater risk of suffering depression and poor self-esteem. Additionally, acne can leave permanent scars even after the active symptoms clear. Adults with acne, in particular, are often frustrated to find that over-the-counter treatments prove significantly less effective now than when they were teenagers.
"I could not be more pleased with my results. I would recommend Dr. Spann without hesitation."- Anonymous / Other / Dec 17, 2017
"I have had great experiences at Couture Dermatology! Dr. Candace Spann is very personable and professional. I recommend her to all of my family and friends! Recently, I had the IPL procedure done on my face, to remove age spots, and I have had amazing results! Tonia, who is the aesthetician, did a fantastic job! I don't have to wear any foundation anymore! Thanks Tonia!"- S.B. / Yelp / Nov 12, 2017
"Dr. Candace takes her time with you, explaining the care plan, options & alternatives. She is patient & caring. Her staff always seems on point."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 11, 2017
"Dr.Marvin Spann is very courteous. Service has been excellent. Staff also is very patient and friendly.He always makes you feel important. Many time going thru cancer treatment, surgery, radiation,and all that goes with breast cancer. I can truly say there were days when I wanted to cry, but his spirit always lifts mind He would always say something funny or come in singing. He's a very professional doctor..."- D.W. / Healthgrades / Oct 23, 2017
"What a great staff! Beautiful office. I have seen both Dr. Marvin and Candace Spann for cosmetic procedures and laser treatments. The Dr.s were both very attentive and made me feel comfortable in my procedures."- N.S. / Yelp / Nov 22, 2016
Some individuals are lucky, in that they will rarely experience breakouts or ongoing acne problems. The majority of people, however, will battle acne on and off most of their young and middle-adult life. Acne may be as minor as a small pimple here and there, to inflamed pores and papules. Some will have acne that is severe enough to warrant some type of surgical or laser procedure, especially those who have persistent and unsightly cysts and nodules. Treatment will ultimately depend on the severity of the acne condition.
Custom Treatment Approach
In many cases, combining treatments brings forth the most effective results. Successful acne treatment requires an individualized approach. Custom treatment plans designed by Dr. Spann may include a combination of the following:
- Prescription Medication
- Chemical Peels
- Medical Grade Facials
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Surgery—Acne Extraction
Surgical Removal of Acne
For those with severe acne, even professional skin treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, or chemical peels may not provide satisfactory results. For these men and women, a procedure called acne extraction may be the best option. During acne extraction, dermatologist Dr. Candace Spann will remove a large acne cyst, so that it becomes less painful, less visible, and less likely to leave a scar. Large or deep acne scars can also be removed surgically in some cases. During this procedure, she goes deep into the root to unclog the pore and surgically extract the infected particle.
Laser Treatment of Acne
Dr. Spann may attempt laser treatment before extraction. Acne laser surgery is able to address acne deep at the root, cleaning the infected pores. During an in-office appointment, the laser cleans, purifies and replenishes each acne spot and the surrounding area. A special vacuum gently lifts the acne impurities closer to the skin’s surface, and a broadband light is used to destroy acne-causing bacteria. Once the acne pores have been treated and are still “open”, topical ointments are applied to help keep the area clean and replenished.
Make an Appointment Today
If you are battling acne and would like to schedule a complete skin analysis with board-certified Las Vegas dermatologist, Dr. Candace Spann, we invite you to schedule a consultation today so that we can discuss the best treatment plan for your skin condition.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- Up to $1,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Office Visit