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.
"Dr. Grace Kim has been a family friend for years but that doesn't mean I'm biased! I got my Kybella treatment done by her and a custom acne care consultation. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor to do the Kybella. She did the treatment with precision and was super caring to my needs. The treatment worked wonders! I also had less acne problems with her recommended products and regimen. The Kybella does hurt and the swelling does last about 3 days but I would say it's worth it. 2 vials cost around 2k. My mother did get the laser fat treatment but didn't see much results but I would say all in all Couture medical's procedures most of the time work. And I would highly recommend Dr. Grace Kim as a preferred dermatologist."- N.N. / Yelp / Dec 30, 2019
"Dr. Marvin Spann and his staff were super professional. Very nice atmosphere."- L.A. / Facebook / Dec 06, 2019
"For my first appointment it was a very good experience. Everyone was friendly and Kacey was very knowledgeable!"- S.W. / Facebook / Dec 05, 2019
"I love this clinic! I have been seen by doctor Grace Kim, and I cannot thank her enough for her kindness and for making me feel welcome at her office. She always makes sure she answers all my questions and concerns and takes the time to explain to me what is going on with my health. I feel I am not just another patient, I feel Ms. Kim cares for me. Her staff is amazing, from her nurses to the ladies at the front desk. This clinic is very clean and the interior design of the lobby/waiting area is fantastic. Thank you, Ms. Kim, I truly appreciate you!"- L.S. / Yelp / Oct 31, 2019
"This is a wonderful derm office. Very clean office and kind staff. Kasie the PA is great! She is very thorough, explained everything and answered all my questions! Offered many solutions and explained treatments. Tonya is the esthetician and she is also very helpful! She is very knowledgable about all the lasers and products. I highly recommend this place!!"- A.M. / Yelp / Oct 24, 2019
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