While acne may seem like a rite of passage for many teens, Dr Shainhouse of SkinSafe Dermatology in Beverly Hills is now observing it in pre-pubertal children, as early as 8 years of age. Newer treatments are geared toward this age group, in addition to the armamentarium of topical and oral medications available for comedonal, inflammatory and nodulo-cystic acne variants. Acne can be socially-stigmatizing, physically painful, and can lead to permanent scarring. Scientifically, there are 4 main acne triggers, which Dr Shainhouse will address and manage. As your dermatologist, Dr Shainhouse will work with you to develop a treatment plan that best addresses your acne needs. And ask about our Teen Skin Spa and Skin Care program with carefully crafted teen facials, acne peels and products designed for teen skin.