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Acne Specialty Clinic
Acne vulgaris is one of the most common skin disorders encountered by patients. Despite not being a life threatening disease, acne can seriously impact an affected person's life. The new Stanford Dermatology Acne Specialty Clinic focuses on delivering world class dermatologic care to patients with all types of acne.
Redwood City, California 94063
Phone: 650-723-6316 Getting Here
Redwood City, California 94063
Phone: 650-723-6316 Getting Here »
Care and Treatment of Acne
Expertise in Acne Treatment
We understand that not all acne is created equal, and will work with you to design a personalized acne treatment that fits for your acne type, severity and lifestyle. Stanford dermatologists are experts in using topical and systemic acne medications to treat your acne. Our doctors specialize in treating women with hormonal acne, and often work closely with colleagues in Endocrinology and OB/GYN to help treat patients with acne that is associated with the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Acne specialists also collaborate to treat acne scarring and dyspigmentation as well as unwanted facial hair that is commonly seen in patients with hormonal acne.
The Stanford Dermatology Acne Specialty Clinic offers the following types of treatment for your acne:
Chemical peels for acne and acne scarring
Certain solutions can peel away old skin — revealing a new layer that's often smoother, less wrinkled and more evenly colored.
Photodynamic therapy is a precise, patient friendly way to treat some skin cancers and precancerous growths caused by sun damage.
Non-ablative and ablative laser for acne scarring
Oral vitamins and minerals (i.e. Zinc therapy)
Oral isotretinoin (i.e. Accutane)
Oral contraceptive pills and Spironolactone for hormonal acne
Laser hair removal
The process in which unwanted hair is removed via exposure to light pulses that destroy the hair follicle.
Non-traditional over the counter products such as topical vitamin B3 (nicanamide) and tea tree oil
Traditional over the counter acne treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acne
Topical retinoids (i.e. Retin-A)
Please confirm the location of your appointment during scheduling as our doctors and staff see patients in multiple locations.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
- New patients should bring their medical records to their first appointment
- Make sure your primary care provider sends any physician notes, laboratory results, X-ray films and other studies or bring them with you to your first visit.
- Bring your insurance card and the name and telephone number of your referring doctor.
Call us to make an appointment
For Health Care Professionals
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
You may also submit a web referral or complete a referral form and fax it to 650-320-9443 or e-mail the Referral Center at ReferralCenter@stanfordhealthcare.org
When you refer one of your patients to a Stanford Health Care Dermatology Clinic, we want to assure you that we'll provide him or her with the same level of personal care you give them.
HOW TO REFER
To refer a new patient, submit a web referral or fax the patient referral form with any supporting documentation to 650-320-9443 or 650-721-3476. A Patient Care Coordinator will fax a confirmation of receipt to your office. We will contact the patient and schedule an evaluation appointment upon insurance clearance.
- Send referrals online
- Place radiology orders
- View referral status
- Access medical records
New to the clinic? Schedule your first appointment online.Online Appointment