Dr. John D. Stover DDS, MD, PhD
TRIPLE BOARD CERTIFIED:
Diplomate, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Diplomate, National Board of Dental Anesthesiology
Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii
Most comprehensive cosmetic surgical procedures in Hawaii
Acne is a red, irritating skin rash primarily affecting teenagers and young adults.
Acne can occur at any age but commonly affects teenagers and young adults. Typical acne appears in the oil-producing areas of the body such as the face, chest, and back. Acne can also occur on the neck and upper arms.
Severe acne can have a short-term or potentially lasting psychological effect. Decreased self-esteem and self-confidence can lead to social withdrawal and even depression. Left untreated, severe acne can lead to disfiguring scarring, which can itself be difficult to treat.
Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks.
Dr. Stover may recommend a prescription medication that you apply to your skin (topical medication) or take by mouth (oral medication) or a skin care line that may help with your treatment.
Chemical peels and microdermabrasion may be helpful in controlling acne. These cosmetic procedures — which have traditionally been used to lessen the appearance of fine lines, sun damage and minor facial scars — are most effective when used in combination with other acne treatments.
Numerous skin care treatments are available in Hawaii through Dr. John D. Stover's Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii. Dr. Stover is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with offices in Kona, Hilo and Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Stover continually updates his knowledge, skills and practice in the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures, which has made him one of Hawaii's top-performing cosmetic surgeons
Hilo 784 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96720 808.969.1818 Fax: 808.969.1838
Waimea 64-1035 Mamalahoa Hwy., Surgery Suite K, Kamuela, HI 96743 808.885.4503 Fax: 808.885.4371
North Hawaii Medical Spa - Suite I & J 808.885. SKIN(7546)
Kona 81-6627 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua, HI 96750 808.323.2600 Fax: 808.323.2608