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.
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
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)
Surgeries to correct acne scars
Surgical acne scar revision, subcision
Excision of scar
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.