General Information About Acne

Our dermatologist, Dr. Parvin Shafa at OC MedDerm in Irvine, Orange County, is an expert in acne and acne scar removal. She will find an individualized treatment plan for your specific type of acne, not only will she tackle the underlying cause of acne but also offer a wide spectrum of acne treatment beginning with a patient education and proper acne cleanser all the way to, if needed “Accutane” (now called Absorica/Isotrentinoin) as a last resort. It is the miracle treatment for the most stubborn and severe cystic acne. Remember that acne can and must be controlled as soon as possible, to prevent permanent discoloration and scarring which is significantly more difficult to treat. Learn more about how we treat acne at OC Med Derm.

Acne Treatment Before and After

View more Acne before and after procedures with dermatologist Dr. Parvin Shafa

How We Treat Acne


Accutane, now called Absorica/Isotrentinoin is a miracle acne treatment, a lifesaver and always an effective treatment for stubborn severe acne that changes lives. Learn more about Accutane


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  • Medical evaluation for acne
  • Hormone Treatment for Acne
  • Spironolactone
  • What are Retinoids (The gold standard treatment for acne)
  • Dapsone
  • Antibiotics (topical or oral)Dapsone
  • Azelex (Azelaic acid) and Salicylic acid
  • Prednisone for acne
  • Accutane, a miracle acne treatment
  • Intralesional steroid Injection for acne
  • Minor Acne Surgery
  • Drainage and Surgical Extraction
  • Chemical Peels for acne
  • Comedone Extraction
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Acne Soothing Masks
  • Home therapy for acne

How We Treat Acne Scars

  • Scar corrective topical treatments
  • Discoloration and acne mark correction
  • Deep chemical peels, TCA, Glycolic acid, salicylic acid, combo-acid
  • Laser to correct acne scar
  • Micro -needling and PRP for acne
  • Surgical acne scar revision, subcision
  • Volume replacement under acne scar
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Acne Soothing Masks
  • Home therapy for acne

Our Goals for Acne Treatment

  • Heal existing lesions.
  • Prevent the formation of new lesions.
  • Treat and prevent permanent discoloration.
  • Prevent scarring and improve old acne scars.

By achieving our goals we can minimize the psychological stress and prevent the emotional and physical scarring caused by acne. Self confidence and ease in socialization will be regained.

Contact Us!

If you are suffering from acne, feel free to call us to make an appointment to see Dr. Shafa. During your appointment, Dr. Shafa will evaluate your skin as well as overall health. After the type and cause of acne is diagnosed, Dr. Shafa will explain the variety of treatment options best suited to your needs and help select the best regimen for you and your skin. If you have questions prior to your visit, please do not hesitate to ask here.