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.
Acne Treatment Reviews
"My visits to Dr. Spann at Couture Dermatology and Plastic Surgery are always calm and pleasant. The staff is courteous, kind and responsive."- Anonymous / Other / Apr 19, 2021
"Dr. Spann is awesome! She has been helping me with a particular type of "calcified nodules" if you will, that are on my face due to inflammation from cystic acne. It is a rare condition and I have it. The only way to remove them is to surgically extract them. I went to a doctor prior to Dr. Spann and it was very traumatic. He was heavy handed, leaving me with scars and it would always bleed the next day, he left ugly, dark stitches and the scars, oh my...I felt like the Bride of Frankenstein (that's what it reminded me of). He was not current with modern techniques/materials to use for this procedure and it was so upsetting. I thought that there had to be a better way. Dr. Spann has been brilliant at removing these nodules and my skin has been healing beautifully. She has taken this difficult situation and made it much less traumatic for me and the results are moving in a positive direction. I cannot thank her enough. What a wonderful person she is. She genuinely cares and is concerned for her patients. She takes time with her patients. The staff is always nice and helpful. I am so thankful for Dr. Spann and highly recommend her!"- Anonymous / UCompareHealthcare / Aug 13, 2014
"Always a pleasant experience - My visits to Dr. Spann at Couture Dermatology and Plastic Surgery are always calm and pleasant. The staff is courteous, kind and responsive. They do not keep me waiting.The consult with the Dr and his assistant is informative. They answer all my questions and concerns thoughtfully and privately.The office waiting area is pretty, clean and calming. I enjoy the friendly and easy atmosphere from the entire staff.I would not hesitate to refer anyone to Dr. Spann. He is experienced and his confidence puts me at ease."- G.R. / Vitals / Nov 03, 2014
"I recently had breast reduction surgery with Dr. Marvin Spann at Couture Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. I was so happy with my results. The entire experience was so smooth. The office staff and nurses always knew my name when I arrived. I was never kept waiting. They were paitient and calming when answering any questions or concerns both before and after my surgery. Dr. Spann did a wonderful job explaining the procedure and let me know in advance any complications that might arise. I am very pleased with the results of my surgery. I look better and I feel better. I have never felt so cared for at a Doctors office. I will certainly return!"- L.K. / Vitals / Oct 30, 2014
"I have had the best experiences with Couture Dermatology & Plastic Surgery over the last three years following my bilateral mastectomy in Jan 2012, I am compelled to share. I have encountered many complications and setbacks from my cancer treatments which have interuppted and delayed reconstruction. Dr. Marvin Spann has been a life saver to my ego during this time, his knowledge and experience in recommending the best course of action at the right time along the way have kept my hope alive that I will soon be a whole and complete woman again physically and mentally. There were many times I wanted to push the envelope even though I knew the risks and that there are no gaurantees, but I am grateful to his caring and knowledge staff like Ashley and Alyssa who have a wonderful knack at helping me put my health above my ego. I truly appreciate the time Dr. Spann and staff spend with each patient, they really make sure that you have all questions answered and feel comfortable with your plan. The whole staff is always welcoming, professional and most of all caring offering a decadent and posh facility. I would reccommend Dr.Spann and staff for services to everyone!"- H.R. / Vitals / Oct 01, 2014
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