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Aesthetics: Acne Treatment - Photo Therapy

Photo Therapy is an advanced acne treatment technology, which uses light-heat energy based on a multi wavelength laser. The laser selectively targets and destroys the acne causing bacteria, P.acnes, from within, without harming the surrounding skin.


Typical Results

Given below are “before” and “after” pictures.






How effective is it?

70% to 90% of the inflamed acne will be cleared in one month using Photo Therapy. This is 1/3rd the time it takes for alternative treatments.

8 treatments at a 2 to 4 day interval are required to clear the acne. Touch-up treatments may be required to maintain desired results and address the dormant acne.
Who and What can be treated?

Photo Therapy is safe for use in all skin types and skin colors. It has been used in men and women age 12 and above.

Typical Treatment

The procedure involves a series of laser pulses administered to the area over a period of 10 to 20 minutes. It feels as if a rubber band is hitting your skin.
Skin will feel as if sun burnt and may appear red and irritated, immediately after the treatment. Ice, Aloe Vera, and 1% Hydrocortisone may be used to alleviate these conditions.


Other Aesthetic Treatments


Laser Hair Removal   Botox/Restylane/Collagen Fillers
IPL/Vein Treatments   Chemical Peels
Acne Therapy   Microderm Abrasion







My Medicine

Dr. Kavitha Kotrappa, a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, leads a team of experienced and compassionate health care professionals to offer the best health care for your entire family. She has received numerous awards for quality of care and is one of the most respected physicians in the community. She has been practicing in the San Gabriel Valley area since 1996.

Our Patients

Adults and Entire Families.
Children as young as 6 months old

Our Treatments

Physicals, Well-women exams, well-child exams, Sports Physicals, Work-Physicals
Vaccinations, Immunizations, Flu Shots
Blood Tests - We have an inhouse lab for your convenience)
Skin Biopsy, Skin cancer exam
Aesthetics: Laser Hair Removal, Botox/Restylane, IPL
Joint injections, Arthritis
Kidney function, Diabetes maintenance
Cardiac Risk and Maintenance
Injuries (sports, work-place)

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