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Santa Monica Dermatologist, Dr. Ben Behnam, and Santa Monica Hair Transplant Expert, Dr. Sean Behnam, Launch Their New Websites Focused on Treatment of Acne, Skin Cancer, Laser Procedures and Hair Transplant
Date:1/23/2013

so sometimes be used.

Lasers have become very popular over the past several years for acne. Dr. Behnam, an expert in lasers used for acne and acne scarring, typically likes to combine various laser modalities in order to treat acne. Photodynamic light therapy with Levulan is a form of a laser where the Levulan chemical is applied on to the face for about 20 to 30 minutes and then the patient sits under the red light anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. This procedure is done every other week typically about 3 times. The patients could experience some redness as well as scaling after the procedure. However, the procedure helps in shrinking the oil glands and improving acne.

Red light and blue light can also be used to treat acne. Typically patients are recommended to have the procedure done 2 to 3 times per week typically alternating between the red and the blue light. In addition, photofacial lasers, known as IPL, and Vbeam can also be used to treat acne. It is typically done every 3 to 4 weeks on the face and it helps in reducing the acne lesions as well as reducing the redness.

Chemical peels may also be used to improve acne and acne scar. Glycolic peels, Jessner’s peels, and VI peel can be used to exfoliate the face and improve the appearance of acne. It is typically done every 4 weeks on the face. Some patients may peel depending upon the degree and strength of the chemical peel used.

Clarisonic is an electronic brush that Dr. Behnam recommends for acne patients. Patients use the electronic brush on a nightly basis, which helps to exfoliate the face, remove the dirt that plucks up the pores on the skin. After using the Clarisonic brush, patients can continue using topical prescription creams. Overall, there are many different treatmen
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