Why Choosing Us

Why choose us for your acne treatment?

Expertise: Here at OC MedDerm, we are experts in acne treatment and acne scar removal. Our dermatologist Dr. Shafa has been practicing in Irvine, Orange County for over 20 years. She is an active member of the American Acne and Rosacea Society, keeping her up to date with the latest research and treatment options.

Medical evaluation: Acne can be the result of underlying medical disease. All of our patients will be medically evaluated and treated if needed before treating acne.

Private service: We practice a concierge-style of medicine by giving personalized attention and care. At our dermatology office, we will find an individualized treatment plan for your specific type of acne.

Cause and effect: Acne is the effect. The cause must be treated. Dr. Shafa tackles the underlying cause of acne and tries to treat the cause and control the effect “Acne”.

Act Fast: 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. We start the best possible combination therapy at the first visit after we explain all treatment options to you.

Personalized Care: There are many types of acne with varying severity and multiple treatment options that must be individualized for each patient. We offer all kinds of treatments based on your needs, desires, and lifestyle.

All treatment options under one roof: We offer a wide spectrum of acne treatment, beginning with patient education and proper acne cleanser, all the way to laser and, if needed, “Accutane”. As a last resort, “Accutane”, now available as Absorica (Isotretinoin), is a miracle treatment for most stubborn and severe cystic acne.


The above patient of ours was treated with “Accutane”, as Absorica (Isotretinoin). It is an effective treatment for stubborn severe acne that changes lives.

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Click here to visit Acne before and after photos of our own patients treated by Dr. Shafa

We consider all factors into your customized plan

Dr. Shafa considers multiple critical factors in choosing the right acne treatment for each individual patient.

The following are just a few of these considered factors :

  • The underlying cause of acne
  • Duration of acne
  • Cost of the treatments
  • Patient skin characteristics
  • Type and result of previous treatments
  • Severity and type of acne lesions
  • Time period available to achieve the result

We offer all possible procedures to correct acne scar

  • Medical evaluation, diagnosis and hormone therapy for acne
  • Accutane, Absorica ( Isotretinoin)
  • Acne home therapy
  • Topical treatment for acne
  • Acne steroid injection
  • “Retinoids“ The gold standard treatment for acne
  • Acne surgery, extraction

We provide all type of treatments for active acne

Topical products to correct acne scars

  • Creams
  • Deep chemical peels, TCA, Glycolic acid, salicylic acid, combo-acid

Lasers and Light treatment

  • Fractionated CO2 laser
  • Micro-needling and PRP for acne

Volume replacement under acne scar

  • Hyaluronic acids ( Restylane and Juvederm)
  • Artefill, Bellafil

Surgeries to correct acne scars

  • Surgical acne scar revision, subcision
  • Excision of scar
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermaplaning

Our goal 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.


Acne Surgery | Acne Home Therapy | Accutane or Isotretinoin | Topical Treatment for Acne | Acne Scar Overview | Acne Scar Correction with TCA | Acne Scar Leveling with Plasma Laser and Steroid Injection | Fractional CO2 Laser for Acne Scar | Subcision for Acne Scars Removal | Scar Excision – A Good Choice for Deeper Scars | Acne Before and After

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