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Acne Breakouts

Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages and skin types. It is characterized by the appearance of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads on the face, neck, chest, and back. These breakouts occur when the pores of the skin become blocked or congested. This can happen when dead skin cells, sebum (an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands), and p.acnes bacteria (a type of bacteria that lives on the skin) build up inside the pores.

Contributing Factors to Acne

Several factors can contribute to the development of acne. One of the most common causes is an overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands, which can happen because of hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause. Other factors contributing to dark skin acne in Los Angeles include stress, certain medications, and certain cosmetics or skincare products. Excess sebum and dead skin cells can clog the pores, and acne-causing bacteria can lead to inflammation and persistent breakouts.

Acne is a complex problem, so it needs to be handled from multiple angles. Our medical providers carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your goals and concerns, and understand the root cause of your acne breakouts before curating a personalized treatment plan.

Dark Skin Acne

Meet Ginille, a skilled nurse injector in Santa Monica, California, specializing in acne treatment for dark skin. Acne can present differently on darker skin tones, making it crucial to have an expert who understands the unique challenges. With Ginille’s experience and personalized approach, you can achieve clear, healthy skin through services she provides such as microneedling, and her skincare line, Jasi Skin.

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women who treats dark skin acne in Los Angeles examing a fair skin woman.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical treatment for acne scars. They are injected into the skin to fill in depressed areas of the skin, such as ice pick, boxcar, and rolling scars caused by acne. The fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that adds volume and hydration to the skin to aid in the treatment of dark skin acne in Los Angeles. When injected into the acne scars, the hyaluronic acid molecules fill in the depressions and reduce the visibility of scars.

Medical-Grade Skincare

Medical-grade skincare products are specially formulated to address specific skin concerns, such as acne. Medical-grade products are typically more potent than over-the-counter products. They contain a higher concentration of active ingredients scientifically proven to be effective in treating acne, so they address the root cause of acne breakouts rather than just the symptoms. Our medical providers carefully evaluate your skin conditions and curate a personalized skincare regimen to help you achieve smooth, acne-free skin.

One popular ingredient found in medical-grade skincare products for acne is salicylic acid. This beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) unclogs pores and reduces inflammation. It can also exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells that can contribute to the formation of acne. Some products also contain benzoyl peroxide, an antibacterial agent that kills the p.acnes bacteria responsible for acne breakouts. Retinoids, a group of Vitamin A derivatives, reduce inflammation, unclog pores, and increase cell turnover to manage dark skin acne in Los Angeles.


Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that involves using a specialized device with extremely fine needles to puncture the skin’s uppermost layers. The micro-injuries activate your body’s innate healing processes without damaging your skin. Over time, your body produces new skin cells to replace the damaged skin and stimulates collagen production. As your skin heals, it produces collagen and elastin fibers to repair the damage and fill in the acne scars, leading to a smoother and more even complexion.

Neo Elite Aerolase Laser

The Neo Elite Aerolase Laser is a cutting-edge device that uses 650-microsecond technology to treat dark skin acne. NeoClear by Aerolase offers a safe, effective, and well-tolerated approach to addressing the underlying causes of acne. By targeting excess sebum production, inflammation, and the p. acnes bacteria responsible for acne breakouts, NeoClear helps you achieve and maintain healthy, acne-free skin. Additionally, the deep heating energy stimulates collagen production, aiding in the reduction of acne scars.

NeoClear by Aerolase produces minimal side effects and involves little to no downtime. The results are evident after just a single treatment. With treatment times ranging from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the severity and location of the acne, NeoClear is versatile and accessible for all skin types and ages. The procedure can be performed without skin cooling, anesthetic, or direct skin contact, ensuring a comfortable experience for patients seeking clearer, healthier skin.


Acne Scarring

Repeated acne can lead to deep facial scars even after acne breakouts cease. Acne scars can also take numerous forms, including ice pick, boxcar, and rolling scars. Ice pick scars are deep and narrow, usually less than 2mm wide, and have steep walls that make them appear as if they were created by a sharp object. Boxcar scars are wider and have more defined edges, and rolling scars are wider and have a rolling appearance. For more information on the treatment of scars for dark skin acne in Los Angeles, please contact us for a consultation. 

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which can prevent acne scars from healing completely. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its strength and elasticity. When the skin is injured, collagen is produced to repair the damage. However, when the skin is repeatedly injured, as in the case of acne, the body may not produce enough collagen to completely heal the damage, resulting in permanent facial scars.

Our medical providers analyze your skin type, examine the acne scars, and curate personalized treatment plans to reduce the prominence of acne scars. We offer fillers and microneedling to fill the depressions left by acne and stimulate natural collagen production.

Acne Treatment FAQs

Is microneedling safe for all skin types?

Microneedling is generally safe for most skin types, including black and brown skin, because it doesn’t involve chemicals or lasers that target specific pigments. Instead, it activates your body’s innate healing properties to improve the appearance of dark skin acne in Los Angeles. However, people with certain skin conditions and underlying conditions should be cautious, so please contact our providers.

Are there specific precautions or considerations for using dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers can yield great results if performed by skilled, licensed providers. Discuss your medical history, allergies, and ongoing medications with our providers to avoid potential complications. While dermal fillers are safe, you should be prepared for potential side effects like swelling or bruising around the injection sites for a few days.

What are the potential long-term benefits of seeking professional acne treatment?

Professional acne treatment can significantly reduce the risk of scarring, which can otherwise persist for years. Professional guidance also ensures tailored treatments that address the root causes of acne, leading to clearer and healthier skin in the long run. Ongoing care and advice can help prevent future breakouts, promoting sustained skin improvement over time.

Is the treatment painful?

Pain levels vary based on the treatment type. However, most treatments for dark skin acne in Los Angeles, such as microneedling, cause minimal discomfort, especially since we apply a numbing gel before the treatment. Our providers take special precautions to ensure a comfortable experience.

Can I wear makeup after acne treatment?

After acne treatment, it’s advisable to avoid makeup for a few hours or as recommended by your provider. Please use non-comedogenic makeup to prevent clogged pores and irritation.

Is NeoClear suitable for all skin types?

Yes, NeoClear is safe and effective for all skin types, including dark skin tones. It can be used on individuals with light to dark skin without complications. The 650-microsecond laser energy can pass through the epidermis quickly without overheating the epidermal melanocytes, thus preventing hyperpigmentation risks in individuals with darker skin.

Is NeoClear painful?

Most patients describe NeoClear treatments as comfortable. The procedure does not typically require anesthesia or skin cooling. However, individual pain thresholds may vary.

Are there any side effects associated with NeoClear?

NeoClear is known for its minimal side effects. Patients may experience temporary redness or mild swelling in the treated area, which usually subsides within a few hours. Please follow our post-treatment care instructions to minimize any potential side effects.

How long does a NeoClear treatment session typically take?

The duration of a NeoClear session can vary depending on the severity of your acne and the size of the treatment area. Sessions typically range from 10 to 30 minutes, making it a convenient option for busy individuals.

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Ginille Beauty is a luxurious medical spa dedicated to helping clients achieve optimal aesthetic health and wellness. We are your lifelong partners in aesthetic health, guiding you on a sustainable path toward healthy, youthful, and radiant skin. We understand your goals and curate personalized treatment plans to ensure safe and naturalized results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for treatment for dark skin acne in Los Angeles.

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