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Shahin Javaheri, MD

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Acne Treatment

Acne is a difficult process to improve because it involves four processes in the skin:

  • Excess oil production*
  • Bacteria*
  • Inflammation*
  • Dead Skin Cells*

That is why treating acne takes a multi-treatment approach. Unfortunately, conventional skin cleaning methods are minimally effective at getting rid of acne. Face washes and scrubs can clear away dirt and some oil, but they fail to penetrate deep into the pores where the acne bacteria thrive. You should avoid the temptation to scrub harshly, as this can damage your skin. Still, there are a few things you can do at home to combat acne.

Keep your skin clean and your pores clear. That means avoiding heavy makeup, hair products that can get on your skin (like pomades or fragrances), sun exposure, and touching your face. Moisturize your skin using noncomedogenic lotions, which don’t contribute to acne. Over-the-counter acne treatments also help some people. At Dr. Javaheri’s Office, we offer cosmetic acne treatments that are much more effective than home remedies. Sometimes IPL treatments are combined with chemical peels, facials and microdermabrasion to treat all aspects of acne. Our approach is non-surgical, but that still leaves a wide variety of cosmetic treatments to choose from.*

IPL Treatments for Acne

IPL treatments deliver pulses of light – IPL stands for “Intense Pulsed Light” – directly to your skin, which can diminish bacteria and even out your skin tone. This is not a laser treatment; rather, the IPL device delivers light pulses of varying wave lengths. These can be used to target and treat skin cells in ways that lasers cannot. For this reason, it is often especially effective at treating acne rosacea.*

Physician directed skin care is imperative to combat oil production, even out pH levels and diminish bacteria. Ask us about our 10 Step Acne Program which attacks acne on many sides! To get started, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Javaheri at our San Francisco or Berkeley offices today.

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for treatment. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” – D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE*

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR*

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” – DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” – LB

    - LB*

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

Schedule your Consultation Today

If you would like to meet with Dr. Javaheri to discuss your options, please contact our practice today. Dr. Javaheri will be happy to answer your questions!

Give us a call today (415)923-3800