Simone McKitty, MD -  - Dermatologist

Simone McKitty, MD

Dermatologist located in Torrance, CA

Acne Treatment Specialist

As a dermatologist serving the residents of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Simone McKitty understands how your acne affects the way feel about yourself. Her expertise and compassionate nature makes her the ideal choice when you need a caring professional to provide acne treatment services.

Acne Treatment Q & A

by Simone McKitty, MD

What is acne?

Acne is the most common reason people seek help from a dermatologist. It is a skin condition that affects more than 80 percent of the population at some point in their lives. Learning how to manage and prevent it is a critical part of maintaining your skin’s luster.

Put simply, acne occurs when dead skin cells combine with natural skin oil to clog hair follicles. The follicles produce the oil that moisturizes the skin. When they become clogged, the oil builds up, unable to reach the surface. This creates an ideal environment for bacteria. With an infection brewing in the follicle, the inflammation leads to a pimple and acne.

What causes acne to start?

No one knows for sure why some people are prone to acne outbreaks, but factors like diet and hormones are triggers. Sebum, the oil that moisturizes the skin, increases with hormone fluctuations. That is why many teenagers going through the changes of puberty develop pimples. There is some evidence that carbohydrate-rich foods can trigger an attack, as well.

The key culprit, however, is probably genetics. If acne runs in your family, chances are you will have it, too.

What Acne treatment services are available?

Treatment will include a combination of therapeutic approaches. It will start with medication to clear up your skin. The doctor may also use chemical peels to remove pimples and reduce some scarring.

Cutting-edge treatment options include lasers that improve your skin tone and smooth the surface to eliminate potting causes by scars.

The doctor will also school you on skin care to help prevent acne outbreaks. From recommending skin care products to demonstrating the proper washing technique, it all provides a framework to help keep you acne free.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept all PPO insurance plans and Medicare. If you have any questions regarding insurance plans, please call our office.


Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "Dr. McKitty was very thorough and very personable."

    Amy C.
  • "I had a wonderful experience with Dr. McKitty, her medical and front office staff. I found Dr. McKitty to be very thorough during my annual check-up for my skin. "

    Sara R.
  • "Dr. McKitty and her staff were very personable and professional. They took the the time to listen to my concerns and answer my questions."

    Leslie C.
  • Yelp

    "I went to Dr McKitty's office and got Botox!!! For a while it seemed to never work for me and now that I'm in my 40s I have to make sure I age gracefully!!"

    Michelle Y.
Location
Simone McKitty, MD
3440 Lomita Boulevard , Suite 442
Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: 424-204-8961
Fax: 310-530-3070
Office Hours

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424-204-8961