Simply put, clogged follicles result in acne. Acne is a medical skin disease known as acne vulgaris that appears where there are prevalent sebaceous follicles, such as your face, back and chest. Acne varies from mild flare-ups with a few pimples to chronic breakouts with severe inflammation. Since acne at any level can cause acne scars, how to remove acne is a high priority if you are affected by it consistently.

Acne typically appears during puberty due to hormonal fluctuations, though acne can occur at any age. Additional elements that contribute to and cause acne include environmental factors (makeup, sweat, excessive dirt build-up, poor hygiene) and those on the cellular level process (stress, hormonal fluctuations, genetics, hyperkeratization).

Dr. Umar of FineTouch Dermatology can recommend arrays of treatment regimens for how to remove acne depending on your acne severity. Options include topical solutions, oral medication, photodynamic therapy (PDT) procedures and laser treatments. To see results on patients from Dr. Umar’s methods of how to remove acne, click here .


Severe acne flare-ups, chronic breakouts and nodulocystic acne often result in acne scars. How to remove acne scars, as well as prevent future acne scars, requires a two-fold approach. The acne and accompanying inflammation must first be addressed, followed by minimizing or eliminating scarring from the acne cysts and nodules.

For addressing severe acne issues, minimizing skin inflammation and methods of how to remove acne scars, Dr. Umar often uses both PDT and laser treatments.   Monthly PDT treatments using Levulan and the VBeam laser are first used address inflamed acne cysts and nodules. It also works two-fold for a method of how to prevent acne scars. After PDT improves severe acne, Fraxel DUAL or Fraxel re:pair are ideal treatments for how to remove acne scars.


For laser acne scar removal, fractional lasers offer dramatic results. Fraxel r:epair is an ablative fractionated CO2 laser treatment that vaporizes acne scar tissue. The resulting new skin fills in acne scar depressions, improves acne scar discoloration, smooths skin and improves overall skin texture. Laser acne scar removal with Fraxel re:pair may dramatically improve acne scars after just one treatment. However, treatment is only recommended for those with lighter skin tones.

Successful Acne Results With Lasers - Los Angeles

For addressing severe acne issues, minimizing skin inflammation and methods of how to remove acne scars, Dr. Umar often uses both PDT and laser treatments.*

Fraxel DUAL is a non-ablative laser acne scar removal treatment that promotes collagen production and remodeling to improve acne scars. It targets deeper layers of the dermis with the Erbium laser and refines skin with Thulium laser.

Dr. Umar and FineTouch Dermatology have helped countless patients improve their skin and eradicate acne and acne scarring.