Acne and Acne Scar Treatment in San Diego

If you struggle with acne or have pronounced acne scars on your face, chances are, you also suffer emotional distress as a result. Studies have shown that acne and acne scars are linked to poor self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. When drugstore products and home remedies prove insufficient for eliminating your acne symptoms or acne scars, it’s time to get help. Professional acne and acne scar removal treatment at Siti Med Spa can provide you with a clear complexion, smoother skin, and a boost in self-confidence.    

What causes acne?

Acne is caused by a combination of overactive oil glands, clogged pores, and the growth of bacteria in your hair follicles.  Teenagers are prone to acne because the hormonal changes taking place in their bodies stimulate their sebaceous glands to make more sebum, or oil, to lubricate their hair and skin. For most of us, as we mature, those sebaceous glands mellow out, and acne becomes a thing of the past.  But this is not true for everyone.

Some people continue to experience acne outbreaks in adulthood due to:

  • Genetics

  • Hormones

  • Stress

  • Skincare and cosmetic products

  • Poor diet

  • Smoking

  • Sensitivity to environmental pollutants

  • Other lifestyle factors

What are the best acne treatments?

The best treatment for acne depends on the type, cause, and severity of your acne.  Common acne symptoms include blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. Professional acne treatment includes a thorough examination of your skin and an assessment of your acne symptoms in order to determine the best course of treatment. At Siti Med Spa in San Diego, we offer the following acne treatments that can help you achieve the radiant skin you desire: 


Sometimes the answer to clear skin is as simple as choosing the right skin care products. SkinMedica creates their formulas using scientifically proven ingredients to treat a range of skin issues, including acne. Many of our clients have achieved beautiful results with the SkinMedica Acne System.  As an authorized SkinMedica distributor, we’re happy to assess your skin and help determine the right products for you. 

Jessner Peel 

This superficial chemical peel contains salicylic acid and alpha hydroxy acid, and it has proven highly effective in drying out active acne. The Jessner Peel exfoliates the outer layers of skin to eliminate the dead cells that clog pores, helping to prevent breakouts. It also offers the added bonus of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so you get a clear, radiant, and more youthful complexion.  

DermaPod microdermabrasion 

The DermaPod microdermabrasion device is a high-performance dual system device that allows us to simultaneously eliminate blemishes on acne-prone skin and treat it with anti-bacterial light that soothes and calms sebaceous glands. DermaPod treatments clear acne and provide immediate improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation.   

What are the best acne scar removal treatments? 

Unfortunately, many people who manage to outgrow their acne still retain daily reminders of it by way of the scars left behind. Typically, acne scars are caused either by collagen-loss from inflammation damage or by the overproduction of fibrous tissue in the body’s attempt to heal the skin lesions. Vascular acne scars have a red appearance due to the formation of new blood vessels at the site. The good news is that there are a number of effective acne scar removal treatments available on the market today. Here are a few we offer at Siti Med Spa: 


SkinMedica offers a number of targeted skincare products, including those that soften and minimize the appearance of acne scars. 

Dermapen microneedling

Dermapen microneedling improves the appearance of fibrous acne scars by breaking up the uneven tissue and encouraging the growth of smooth, healthy tissue. The needle delivery system can be customized to target acne scars at different depths. 

TCA peel

Chemical peels containing trichloracetic acid (TCA) have proven effective in removing acne scars and restoring a smooth, even texture to the skin. 


The DermaPod microdermabrasion system provides a deep skin exfoliation that eliminates acne scars and other blemishes and stimulates collagen production, revealing brighter, clearer, smoother skin.  

Total FX

Total FX treatments combat acne scars by combining upper layer skin resurfacing with fractional resurfacing. This dual-action laser skin treatment immediately minimizes the appearance of scars while also stimulating collagen production for results that continue to improve over time.  

Pico Genesis

Pico Genesis laser skin resurfacing treatments promote the production of collagen to help fill in pitted acne scars. They also improve vascular scars by eliminating the superficial blood vessels that cause the redness. Pico Genesis is one of the most effective non-ablative acne scar removal treatments available.

Contact Siti Med Spa in San Diego for Acne and Acne Scar Removal Treatment

Contact Siti Med Spa in San Diego today at (619) 717-8484 to learn more about acne and acne scar removal treatment options or to schedule your consultation.