Acne Treatment in Chelmsford

For Skin that's Beautifully Clear

Everyone wants a clear complexion, but acne can get in the way of that. While over-the-counter acne products may improve your skin to an extent, many patients need a professional regimen to see results. With a personalized clinical treatment plan, blemish-free skin can be in your future.

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Many of our high-profile patients prefer to be private with their cosmetic procedures and prefer that their photographs not be placed online. At your consultation, you will be shown photographs of patients who have given us permission to display their before and after pictures.



Whether you are experiencing a sudden bout of hormonal acne or have struggled with breakouts for as long as you can remember, Pure Cosmetic Center in Chelmsford has a full arsenal of solutions.

We welcome you to meet board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dave Lee to learn about professional acne treatment options that can make a profound difference in your skin clarity.


Acne vulgaris commonly affects the face, shoulders, chest, and back but is not limited to these areas. Acne can also show up on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and even on the back of the arms. Pure Cosmetic Center can treat acne of all types, including:

  • Hormonal Acne
  • Nodules and Cystic Acne
  • Acne Pustules and Papules
  • Open Comedones (Blackheads)
  • Closed Comedones (Whiteheads)
  • Acne Mechanica (Sports-induced Acne)

PURE's Go-To Acne Treatment Products

Treating acne starts with a daily skincare routine. The brainchild of acclaimed dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi, ZO Skin Health represents the gold standard in professional skincare. Dr. Lee has carefully hand-picked ZO products with acne-fighting benefits to get your skin back to pristine condition from the comfort of your own home.

ZO Exfoliating Cleanser

Dead skin cells can clog pores and worsen acne. ZO Exfoliating Cleanser buffs away dead cells, so sebum is less likely to get trapped below the skin’s surface. The gentle polishing ingredients clear away oil, makeup, and debris, leaving the skin smooth and fresh. What sets it apart from ordinary exfoliating cleansers are inflammation-soothing antioxidants. It also contains salicylic acid, a gentle BHA that helps to get rid of blackheads with regular use.

ZO Exfoliating Polish

Acne-prone and combination skin types can sometimes look dull and flaky. ZO Exfoliating Polish brings life back to lackluster skin with magnesium oxide crystals that gently lift away dead cells for an instant brightening and softening effect. This exfoliating scrub gets added acne-fighting power from tea tree oil, which naturally inhibits acne bacteria.

ZO Complexion Renewal Pads

Acne-prone skin is often congested. Keep clogged pores clean with ZO Complexion Renewal Pads, which sweep away surface oil and gently exfoliate dead skin cells with glycolic and salicylic acids. The pads contain added hydrators to avoid drying the skin excessively, along with antioxidants and botanical extracts to soothe bumps.

ZO Oil Control Acne Treatment Pads

These maximum-strength acne prevention pads contain witch hazel, a natural astringent, and a trio of skin-safe acids: salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and mandelic acid, a premium ingredient with potent blemish-fighting properties. Swipe the pads over the affected areas to minimize oil, clear congested pores, and soften skin instantly.

ZO Complexion Clearing Masque

A clinical face mask is a great way to tame active breakouts and keep new blemishes at bay in Chelmsford. Sulfur helps to dry up existing spots, while kaolin and bentonite absorb pore-clogging impurities. The addition of glycerin, a humectant, prevents excessive dryness and irritation. Use as an allover mask or spot treatment.

Sciton BBL HERO for Acne

Combat acne with BBL (BroadBand Light™) HERO, a revolutionary pulsed light treatment that targets acne bacteria at the source. Once fitted with the Forever Clear BBL attachment, it emits blue, yellow, and infrared light to target existing breakouts and prevent new blemishes from forming. BBL Hero also works wonders on post-acne marks and helps to minimize the appearance of large pores—something everyone battling acne can benefit from.

Sciton ProFractional and Sciton HALO for Acne Scars

These groundbreaking laser treatments for acne scarring boast impressive results with minimal downtime. Profractional stimulates an influx of new collagen to uplift depressed scars. Sciton HALO combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to improve skin texture and clarity for skin that glows. Both feature adjustable laser settings, so you can determine the downtime you are comfortable with.

Pharmaceutical Acne Treatments

For some, a basic skin regimen is not enough to control acne. Dr. Lee may prescribe oral medications such as doxycycline or prescription-strength topical agents such as tretinoin, clindamycin, adapalene, retinoids, and benzoyl peroxide to ward off stubborn blemishes and clear existing acne.


Winning your fight against acne starts with booking a private consultation with Dr. Dave Lee. He is a compassionate listener and invites you to speak openly about your skin concerns. After examining your skin, asking questions about lifestyle habits or medications that may be contributing to your acne, and learning about how you are currently caring for your skin, he will provide a custom acne treatment plan designed to revive your complexion. You may need to avoid exfoliating, tanning, waxing, shaving, plucking, and applying active skincare ingredients for at least two weeks before your treatment begins.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare
Allow six to twelve weeks to see results from most topical skincare products and prescribed medications

Your skin may go through an adjustment period that may include flaking, peeling, redness, or skin purging. These issues generally clear up on their own so long as you follow all aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Lee. If you suspect you are having an allergic reaction or experience any unusual changes such as aggressive peeling or redness, discontinue use of the product and call his office for assistance. Dr. Lee can make adjustments to your acne regimen as needed. Finally, remember to wear SPF daily and avoid tanning beds since many active ingredients can make the skin more susceptible to sunburn.

Why PURE Cosmetic Center?

Founder Dr. Dave Lee is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge of acne treatments and conditions. He is truly passionate about skin health and understands the struggles patients dealing with acne face on a daily basis. His clinical expertise, customized treatments, and hands-on approach have earned him five-star reviews. Trying to manage blemished skin alone can be isolating and filled with frustration. Allow him to help you put your best face forward!

Schedule Your Chelmsford, MA, Acne Treatment Consultation at PURE Cosmetic Center Today

Pure Cosmetic Center is your destination for beautifully clear skin. Call or use the online form to book your private consultation with Dr. Lee and learn about the acne treatment options that are available to you in Chelmsford. We welcome patients of all ages dealing with acne.


Under constant monitoring from a Chelmsford acne specialist such as Dr. Lee, risks and side effects from these acne treatments are minimal. The most common side effects are redness, irritation, peeling, and increased risk of sunburn.

Sciton HALO and Profractional laser acne treatments are suitable for all skin types and tones.

Dr. Lee has carefully selected ZO Skin Health products because they are clinically proven to work and backed by years of research.

The cost of professional acne treatments depends on the specifics of your regime. Dr. Lee will provide customized recommendations and let you know the costs during your consultation. If any suggested procedures are out of reach financially, let him know, as there are various options that might be more affordable.


Your beauty is a symphony. Don’t trust it to anyone less than a true performer and a master at his craft. Chelmsford plastic surgeon, Dr. Dave Lee brings the virtuosity of a concert pianist and the artistry of a renowned plastic surgeon to each procedure. Schedule a consultation today to discover why patients across New England are singing the praises of Dr. Lee and his staff at PURE Cosmetic Center.

(978) 800-1680
15 Village Square Chelmsford, MA 01824