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To properly address acne and acne scars it’s important to see a physician with experience in combination treatments. Dr. Khadavi & staff offer the most advanced lasers, skincare products and prescription medications to attack acne and acne scars from every angle. A combination of treatments tailored to the severity of your acne is crucial in attaining the best possible results with little to no downtime.

Chemical Peel for acne at Dermatology & Laser Medical Center in Encino & Thousand Oaks

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A chemical peel is a treatment in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. After the skin has flaked off the new, regenerated skin is smoother and more even in tone.

What problems can it help with?

It can help improve mild skin discoloration, smooth out the appearance of rough skin, age spots, treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, smooth out acne scars, dry up an active acne breakout and restore PH in the skin.

Microdermabrasion for acne at Dermatology & Laser Medical Center in Encino & Thousand Oaks


Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. This is a painless procedure that uses a special diamond tip applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin. You can expect for the treated area to be a little pink for a few hours after your treatment.

What problems can it help with?

It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines, age spots, acne scarring and melasma.

IPL Lasers for acne at Dermatology & Laser Medical Center in Encino & Thousand Oaks


Lasers are a crucial step in the acne treatment plan. We offer lasers that can be used in combination with chemical peels, skincare products and some prescription drugs. Lasers can bypass the epidermis and penetrate the skin down to the dermis level and treat the bacteria that cause acne. In addition, they work to resurface the skin, produce collagen, and encourage the cells to turnover faster resulting in a smoother skin texture and less visible acne scars. We offer:

• Intense pulsed light (IPL)

• VBeam® Perfecta

Microneedling for acne scars at Dermatology & Laser Medical Center in Encino & Thousand Oaks


PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) + Microneedling is a remarkable breakthrough in modern, aesthetic treatments. Our physician will first take a sample of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the growth factors (PRP) and prepare it for your treatment. During microneedling a physician uses a small device with small needles or a derma roller to create micro wounds in the skin that penetrate down to the dermis layer to stimulate collagen production. Following microneedling our physician will use the PRP as a serum and generously apply it to your face to promote natural healing. Patients have seen vast improvement in the appearance of aging and acne scars after just a few treatments.



Clearogen® is a highly effective treatment for adult acne, designed to clear skin and eliminate symptoms before they even start. Like other acne control treatment products, Clearogen uses FDA-approved medications to clear existing acne, but it also incorporates natural anti-DHT ingredients, to reduce the skin’s oil production to normal levels and break the cycle of acne formation.

Created by Dr. Alex Khadavi, renowned Board-Certified dermatologist, Clearogen’s three-step anti-DHT acne-fighting system is scientifically proven to help you achieve healthier, more vibrant, acne-free skin.

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Prescription Drugs to Treat Acne

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Depending on the severity of your acne, some cases call for prescription medications such as Accutane® to address the problem from the inside out. Topical medications such as Retinae® are also an option for the right patient. These medications require regular checkups from your physician and very limited exposure to the sun as your skin may become extremely sensitive.