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Acne Treatment Santa Barbara – Acne Laser Treatment Santa Barbara – Facial Rejuvenation

Acne vulgaris (also known as acne) is a skin disease that occurs regularly in humans. It is typically characterized by regions of the skin with several noninflammatory follicular papules or blackheads (also known as comedones). Inflammatory papules, nodules, and pustules of a severe nature are also present. Acne affects the areas of the skin with a dense population of sebaceous follicles. The back, chest, and face are included among these areas for acne treatment.


Acne is commonly associated with teenagers, but adults experience the condition as well. SB Aesthetics Medical Spa offers you the latest acne treatment Santa Barbara in order to effectively treat your condition. A complimentary evaluation of your skin is provided, in addition to acne education and information what the best treatments for clearer skin.


These systems offer one of few prescription-strength acne treatments that contain 5% benzoyl peroxide (BPO) in solubilized form. These treatments penetrate the deepest areas of the follicle and stop acne before it starts.  These therapies can be used daily, in conjunction with various other in-office treatments, to clear acne quickly.

If you would like to find out more information about acne treatment and to see if you’re an ideal candidate for this procedure, contact Carmen, our patient coordinator at our Sant Barbara office location 805.318.280


The SkinMedica® Acne System contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. This combination destroys bacteria, deep cleans, speeds up the healing process and reduces breakouts on sensitive skin. With this amazing three step system, acne is healed more gently and effectively.


This non-invasive procedure has no discomfort or downtime. Teens and adults with mild to moderate acne can use this treatment to help clear up their Photodynamic therapy focuses on p. acne bacteria in the patient’s follicle, which inhibits the formation of new acne while fighting off previous inflammation. Patients should start with twice a week treatments (20 minutes each) for four to six weeks.


Salicylic Acid is contained in chemical peels and this chemical removes debris and oils that have become attached to the surface of the skin. The clogged pores are cleaned out once the sebum filled follicles are penetrated. This peel works best for mild acne and can be completed within 60 minutes.


This revolutionary breakthrough improves the following:

  • Surgical scarring and acne scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Pore sizing
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Skin lifting, rejuvenation, and tightening

The BELLA SKINPEN® is a microneedling device that works in a fractional manner. Its unique needle tip is disposable and spring loaded. A vibrating, automated stamp like motion enhances the results a patient receives while offering a safer method of treatment than other devices of this nature. Epidermal damage is minimized as well.

Pain and discomfort are reduced by the automated needling motion. The effectiveness of treatments is increased due to the even absorption of topicals into the patient’s skin. The treatments match the effectiveness of Fractional Laser Therapy and BBL, but the recovery period is much shorter.

BELLA SKINPEN® delivers exceptional results, is easily used and controlled with little or no downtime.


A medical facial extraction is the best choice for those seeking a quick fix. A medical facial with extractions gets rid of active acne lesions immediately and is a great way to prevent future flare-ups. In need of clear skin ASAP? Making an appointment for a medical facial with extractions is your best choice.

Even patients with pristine skin are often interested in clearing out all of their clogged pores. Everyone has them and it is just a matter of deciding on the best method for clearing them out. Patients who try to clear their own clogged pores tend to do more harm than good. At SB Aesthetics, our well-trained estheticians specialize in acne treatments and can provide medical grade facials that allow for safe extraction.


Beautiful skin will always be in style. Thanks to the advancement of laser technology, acne laser treatment is now the suggested acne treatment. High tech medical equipment is used to treat acne lesions and get to the root of the issue. Bacterial overgrowth is removed, in hopes of helping to prevent future breakouts.  Using our multiplatform Cynosure Laser, we are able to provide significant acne treatment improvements.

  • It is a simple procedure with little bo pain or discomfort
  • It is a fast and simple treatment, that uses non-invasive sessions
  • Consistent and reliable results


Acne is one of the most common skin diseases and it often appears on the face, making it quite embarrassing. There are several treatments for acne, but some of them are more effective than the others. Patients seek effective treatments without the potential side effects associated with ablative lasers. Typically, the ideal solution is a non-ablative laser treatment.

This type of procedure rejuvenates the skin without damaging the epidermis. Non-ablative laser treatments also take care of dyspigmentation and reduces wrinkles while toning the skin and improving skin texture. These procedures produce moderate results and generally requires no downtime.

Results Without The Downtime

The Palomar 1540 laser procedure should top your consideration list if you want an effective treatment with little or no downtime. The procedure takes about 3 to 4 treatments before you achieve full results. However, the treatments need the interval of at least 30 days in between them. If these guidelines are followed, the non-ablative laser for resurfacing of the skin should yield the desired results.

How the treatment works

The Icon 1540 laser treatment delivers results by driving light energy into the skin, creating columns in the skin after it penetrates the deeper layer of the skin. Apart from getting rid of blemishes, the treatment activates and facilitates the natural healing of the skin by stimulating the growth of new and healthy tissues.

Patients will get smoother, and more youthful skin with better tone and texture. The Cynosure ICON 1540 is also known to give patients an evenly toned skin and it can reduce or erase sun damaged skin and skin imperfections such as enlarged pores, acne spots, brown spots or freckles.

What To Expect

The ICON 1540 acne scar treatment can create some discomfort during the procedure. Many providers of the treatment usually have numbing creams that they’ll apply to reduce the pain. Following the procedure, patients may encounter a gentle redness or sunburn feeling which will subside in a couple of days. It is minor and can be easily concealable. If swelling is present, it will only be present for three to five days.

There’ll be marked improvement after each acne scar treatment. You may observe that the spots on your face are gradually becoming less conspicuous over the next couple of weeks. It could take up to 6 months after you begin the treatment before the acne scars, wrinkles or lines disappear completely, leaving your skin to heal up naturally.

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Whether you are thinking about having acne treatment Santa Barbara, an aesthetic treatment, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering aesthetic and cosmetic services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.


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