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Speak to any teenager or adult with acne and you will consistently hear of the hours spent looking for the “cure” or any form of relief from feeling self-conscious or insecure about acne. Whether you’re looking for relief from current acne or treatment for post acne scars, there are many treatment options available to you. Please give us a call to schedule a consultation or treatment.

Acne is the most common of all skin diseases. Some figure has it that eighty percent of all people between the ages of twelve and twenty-four have some type of acne. It is a disorder of the oil glands in the skin. Contrary to some conventional conceptions, it is a problem suffered not exclusively by teenagers. Some people are plagued their whole lives with constant outbreaks of acne. The hair follicles, or pores, in our skin are connected with oil glands called sebaceous glands. These glands produce sebum, an oily substance that lubricates our hair and skin. At the same time, dead skin cells are expelled from the pore lining while sebum is being distributed to the exterior surface of the skin.

Most of the time the glands produce the right amount of sebum and the pores are fine. But sometimes when too much sebum is produced, a pore or two may get clogged up. This plug blocks the pore, preventing the sebum or dead skin cells from leaving the pore. The situation could further be aggravated by a build-up of bacteria that live on sebum. This leads to swelling around the pore and acne is the result. This could happen to anybody, young and old.

However, a few eruptions every now and then are not what concern us. We acne sufferers are concerned with those numerous and serious pimples that dotted our face and neck and never seem to go away. As soon as some old ones begin to subside, to our relief, more new ones pop up. The constant battles eventually turn into hopeless struggles.

Why does acne occur? And why does acne have to be on the face, and not on some harmless spot, like, say…the sole? The latter question has its answer in our body. It’s because the oil glands in our skin are concentrated in the T-zone–the face, the neck, the chest, the back, and the shoulders. Nobody knows for sure the exact cause of acne. We only know about some of the elements that influence its development, and they are:

  • Heredity
  • Oily skin or hair
  • Increased production of male hormones at puberty
  • Hormonal imbalance in women
  • Some prescription medications
  • Cosmetics that contain chemicals and vegetable oil
  • Periods of high stress
  • Some nutritional deficiencies

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March 22-25, 2018
Los Angeles Multi-Speciality Cosmetic Academy
Los Angeles. CA

February 22-25, 2018
California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
Skin Aging, Facial Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery
Lake Tahoe, CA

January 19 – 21, 2018
Advanced Aesthetics & Cosmetic Dermatology 2018

Marina Del Rey, CA

December 13 – 16, 2017
American Academy Anti Aging A4M Annual World Congress

Las Vegas, Nevada

November 18, 2017
Dr. Bitter Teaches at the Ultimate Aesthetic Training Workshop

Dr. Bitter teaches his Top 10 things you may not know IPL can do and his exclusive 3 keys to success with fillers.
Beverly Hills, CA

November 12, 2017
Sciton Summit 2017

Advanced Forever Young BBL Treatments – The Future Today & Introduction to ForeverClear BBL – Acne Treatments with BBL
Dallas, TX

November 3 – 5, 2017
19th Annual Scientific Meeting

The Keys to Success w/ Fillers & Combining IPL & Laser/RF Treatments & 12 new uses of IPL
Newport Beach, CA

Bright Lights Big City – The BBL Tour 2017
Master the BBL FotoFacial®
One-Day Master Course with Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr.

September 5 – 7th, 2017
Moscow, Russia

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Toronto, Canada

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Friday, November 10, 2017
Dallas, TX

October 16, 2017
Forever Clear Webinar
5pm – 6pm

October 12 – 14, 2017
Aesthetic Extender Symposium

Hollywood, FL

September 14 – 16, 2017
A4m Aesthetic Fellowship Module: Aesthetic Treatments utilizing laser, light & Energy

Chicago, IL

August 31 – September 3, 2017
8th 5 Continental Congress

Topics Included:  Techniques for eliminating bothersome lines with filler.
Three Keys to Success with Fillers and Optimizing Patients Outcomes
Barcelona, Spain

June/July 2017
Faculty Lecturer at The Aesthetic Show
Speaking on the Advanced Injectables and Techniques with host Dr. Andrew Ordon.


Dr. Bitter is a sought after speaker and a nationally renowned expert and lecturer on many topics including FotoFacial®, BBL, skin rejuvenation, and the new ManUp!™ and LoveTyte™. If you are interested in attending one of his training’s or conferences, call 408-358-5757 or email abla@patirickbitterjrmd.com


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