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Break the acne cycle with professional care

Acne isn’t “kid’s stuff.” It is a medical diagnosis describing pimples, white heads, black heads, cysts, and nodules of the skin. It most often occurs on the face, chest, and back, but it can appear on any part of the body. Anyone from pre-teen to mature can develop troubled skin in a cycle that causes immediate stress and may result in permanent scars. Encinitas dermatologist, Dr. Amanda Lloyd, wants North County San Diego to know that there is help available for acne.
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Stressful cycle

Most of your body is covered by hair. Acne is the result of clogged hair follicles. They become plugged when excess oil traps dead skin cells. That allows bacteria to flourish, resulting in inflammation and infection.

Usually, hormonal imbalance or fluctuations cause too much oil production. That makes puberty, pregnancy, and menopause prime times of life to develop acne. However, stress is also a trigger. The more pimples you get, the more you stress, leading to even worse acne.

Treatment for acne scars

Treatment for acne scars - Encinitas CA
Dr. Amanda Lloyd from Skin & Vein Institute explains how she treats her patients for acne scars at her practice. She explains that Board-certified dermatologists will be able to carefully evaluate the skin and identify the pathogenesis behind why the scar has formed and to provide the best treatment for the scars.
There's not really one quote-and quote ""best"" treatment for acne scars; there's a multitude. You can use fillers to help improve acne scarring but if you're going to treat your acne scarring at all, you need to make sure the acne is completely under control otherwise it's a waste of money because acne scarring treatments are not covered by insurance.

You want to get your most, get the most bang for your buck. So it's important to keep your acne completely under control.

There are just three different kinds there's boxcar scars, Ice Pick scars, and rolling scars. And, similar to when you're using dermal fillers for cosmetic needs, the filler choice kind of depends on or definitely, completely depends on the patient's scarring pattern and what types of the scar they are.

Sometimes you need a more, a superficial filler that isn't going to look blue when placed, you know, really high in the dermis. Sometimes you've lost a lot of volumes and so you need a filler that provides more support and goes a little bit deeper into the skin.

And having someone knowledgeable in acne scarring and treating acne scars with fillers is really important

Board-certified dermatologists will be able to evaluate the skin and know the pathogenesis behind why the scar has formed and then can provide the best treatment for the scars.

Calming treatment

There is no reason to deal with day to day acne. Dr. Lloyd works with you to get acne under control, andclear it up completely. It is essential to see a Board-Certified Dermatologist to calm troubled skin and treat the remaining acne scars. Estheticians can help, but they do not have this level of training, or access to physician-grade treatment regimens such as:

  • Prescription topical antibiotics and retinoids.
  • Oral medications.
  • Surgical draining and excision techniques.
  • Laser therapies.

Erasing bad memories

Unaddressed (or improperly treated) acne can leave lifetime reminders of a condition you’d rather forget. Dr. Lloyd treats acne scarring with lasers. However, it is imperative to have acne under complete control prior to starting any therapies for scar remediation.

Soothing, effective treatment for acne-prone skin is as close as a call to Dr. Amanda Lloyd in Encinitas. New patients can dial (760) 642-6674 while current patients can dial (760) 452-2080.

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Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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