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LIGHTSTIM in Orange County, California

LIGHTSTIM ACNE THERAPY

With today’s technology, there’s no reason to walk around with pimples on your face or any other part of your body. Acne can be resolved completely or improved dramatically with available treatments usable by anyone at any age under most any circumstance. LightStim for acne (an acne bacteria-kiling blue light) is one of the functional tools we can use. At Total Dermatology we strive to offer the best LightStim Irvine has to offer.

Irvine LightStim patient during treatment

A NON-DRUG PAINLESS TREATMENT WITH LIGHTSTIM

This light-based acne therapy involves a short, completely painless treatment regimen with impressive results and no side effects or downtime.

The acne professional light contains 756 Blue LEDs and 378 Red LEDs to provide complete light spectrum benefits. Dr. Pilest upgraded to LightStim, the only FDA cleared Blue AND Red combination/Multiwave light for Acne, to make sure patients have the best possible clearance and control of acne.

  • LightStim’s blue light treatments kill acne-causing bacteria within the skin. Applied in eight treatments over a four week period, most of our Orange County LightStim patients see a dramatic decrease in the number and severity of acne blemishes and lesions; some report significant improvements after only two or three sessions.
  • LightStim’s red light treatment begins an immediate process of inflammation reduction.
  • Dual Light Treatments accelerate the reduction of acne pimples and the redness and swelling they cause.

The addition of alternate red light treatments increases the effectiveness of acne light treatments by acting as an immediate anti-inflammatory. At Total Dermatology your light therapy may be preceded by Salipeel to unclog pores. Acne patients are discovering a faster, more visible response to their acne clearing. In investigative studies, Photo Therapeutics noted a mean clearance rate of over 82% at 12 weeks after the final treatment.

Isolaz is the most recent system for non-drug acne clearance. Isolaz works by clearing the pores with a vacuum and obliterating acne bacteria with light.

GOALS OF THE LIGHTSTIM ACNE TREATMENTS

  • Prevent acne scarring
  • Reduce the number of painful legions
  • Limit disease duration
  • Minimize psychological stress and embarrassment. No blood test or antibiotic is necessary. LightStim is a systemic drug-free treatment with no downtime, no pain, no irritation, no problems with the sun or physical activities, and no side effects.

HOW LIGHTSTIM WORKS

Traditional acne treatments have various side effects. Topical therapies often cause redness, irritation and/or peeling. Topical-only treatment can be effective in the management of mild acne but rarely has the desired results for those suffering from constant and persistent acne.

Oral antibiotic therapies may have even more side effects. Although not to be discounted and frequently helpful in combined treatment, typical oral antibiotics alone simply don’t “get the job done”. Ongoing antibiotic use in women often results in imbalances that encourage yeast infections and requires self-monitoring of sun exposure.

LightStim is suitable for all body areas, including the large areas of the back and shoulders and the sensitive beard area. It treats mild to moderate inflammatory acne. Severe acne requires more aggressive treatment and many cases will respond well to the newer “non-ablative” lasers. (Non-ablative lasers do not remove or burn skin, but work from within the skin.) See SmoothBeam and Vbeam links below under Related Treatments.

WHAT IS A LIGHTSTIM TREATMENT LIKE?

First, you should arrive with clean skin. Makeup must be removed prior to treatment. You will lie comfortably under a light for a period of minutes with protective goggles over your eyes. During LightStim Orange County patients will experience NO PAIN, no peeling, no irritation, no restriction from sun exposure and no one will even notice you have had a treatment. If you wear makeup, it can be reapplied directly following your treatment. It’s really that simple.

Want to keep pimples at bay at home? Ask us about the handheld home version of LightStim for Acne.

Orange County Lightstim acne light for home use

WILL I BE BLEMISH-FREE AFTER MY LIGHTSTIM TREATMENTS?

Though the inflammation will be gone for the majority of our Irvine LightStim patients by the end of the treatment series, you may experience redness, where the inflamed blemish was located. This redness will dissipate in a short time. It is important to remember that LightStim treats only inflamed mild to moderate acne blemishes. LightStim is not designed to clear cystic and/or nodular acne or comedones and will provide little or no clearing of these lesions. Our office has a wide range of other effective treatments for more severe or resistant acne.

Acne is not a medically “curable” condition, but it is one that can be controlled and managed. You may require maintenance treatments to keep the clearing at an optimum level. This is in addition to any at-home treatment program you have been advised to use.

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RELATED TREATMENTS AND INFORMATION

  • Isolaz – Vacuum and bacteria-killing light in one procedure. Helps prevent breakouts by removing the source of the acne bacteria breeding ground from pores.
  • Acne Facts – Learn what acne is, what causes acne, the various types of acne treatments and how you can help maintain clearer skin.
  • Photodynamic TherapyResistant Moderate Acne – A “stepped-up” treatment using ClearLight and a special Photo-sensitizing solution
  • SmoothBeam Laser Acne and Acne Scarring – A non-ablative laser which targets the sebaceous gland and alters its function, reducing more severe acne.
  • Vbeam Laser“Red” Acne Scarring and Post-Acne Redness – A non-ablative laser which targets the broken capillaries responsible for redness left by acne lesions. Use in combination with SmoothBeam or Lightstim.
  • Intensif MicroneedlingAcne Scar treatment for every skin, even darker skins. Also reduces skin oiliness.

PATIENT REVIEWS

We love our patients at Total Dermatology! Read what our satisfied patients have to say about their experiences with Dr. Pilest and our team.

“The staff is amazing and sweet. Professional, kind, prompt, and the best service. I will only get my Juvederm and lip injections here!”

— Priscilla S.

“Dr. Pilest is the best injector in Orange County. Obviously, no one likes needles, but he makes getting a little botox painless. I make the drive all the way from L.A. just to see him and his amazing staff.”

— Kay S.

“I have been coming here for about 5-6 months and the service is amazing. All staff members are very welcoming. They have helped with my skin so much. I totally recommend them.”

— Victoria L.

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*Individual Results May Vary

WHAT SHOULD I DO BETWEEN LIGHTSTIM TREATMENTS?

You should avoid touching or picking your blemishes at all times. In addition, use a non-irritating anti-acne cleanser such as salicylic acid daily. You will be advised of correct products and proper home care during and after your treatment.

LIGHTSTIM VS. TOPICAL CREAMS AND ORAL ANTIBIOTICS

Topical and Oral Antibiotics – Treatment Time and Side Effects

Manufacturers’ information on topical creams and oral antibiotics indicate that conventional treatment for acne sufferers have limitations and require, at least, 3 months of continuous treatment. Some of these drugs are reported to have side effects that range from mild to quite severe. For example, Benzoyl Peroxide causes irritation to the skin, and topical antibiotics have a very low effective rate. Topical retinoids such as Retin-A and Renova are photosensitive. Oral antibiotics have a relapse of a few weeks to a couple of months at the end of the therapy and the side effects include GIT, Vertigo, Vaginal candidiasis (yeast infections), Hepatitis, and Lupus. Accutane and Roaccutane cause severe skin and mucosal irritation, liver enzymes, blood lipids, night blindness, and depression.

LightStim

The LightStim acne treatment series is completed in four (4) weeks, with treatments lasting approximately 15 minutes each. Most importantly, blue light treatments have been shown to significantly decrease inflammatory acne lesions in a very high percentage of patients with no side effects.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP – REQUEST A CONSULTATION

Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today by calling (949) 727-3800.

*Individual Results May Vary

Schedule your consultation with Total Dermatology today!

When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.

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