Posted on March 4, 2024

How to Tackle 5 of the Most Common Skin Concerns

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Achieving a healthy, youthful-looking complexion starts with understanding your skin and the underlying causes of common skin challenges. Here, we break down 5 common skin concerns and how they are best treated – both with your daily skincare regimen and med spa treatment options. At MSpa, we offer proven treatments for even the most difficult to treat skin concerns as well as our own line of custom-blended premium skincare products, MariottiMD SkinScience.


Acne occurs when pores become clogged, creating the perfect environment for acne-causing bacteria. Thus, treating acne requires a multi-step process. First, clear and calm pores with an ingredient like salicylic acid. Next, use an ingredient like benzoyl peroxide to kill the bacteria. Finally, to prevent acne in the future, customize your skincare routine to include only non-comedogenic ingredients.

Age Spots

Age spots, also called dark spots, can be improved with topical skin-brightening ingredients like vitamin C, kojic acid, niacinamide and others. Pair skin-brightening products with daily SPF to prevent future signs of skin discoloration.


As with age spots, wearing daily sunscreen will go a long way to prevent lines and wrinkles from showing up on your skin. To improve existing wrinkles, use a topical retinol cream as part of your regular skincare regimen. In-office treatments like injectables, lasers and peels can help to enhance the results of anti-aging products. 

Dark Circles

Under-eye circles can be caused by sun exposure, aging, dehydration, genetics and lifestyle factors. The best topical treatments for dark circles include antioxidants, moisturizing ingredients, peptides and retinol that has been specifically formulated for the delicate eye area.

Dry Skin

While some people experience seasonal dry skin, others struggle with this common skin concern year-round. In either case, dry skin needs hydrating ingredients that will improve its barrier function and ability to retain moisture. Avoid cleansers and other products that strip away the natural oils from your skin. For an instant boost of hydration, consider in-office treatments like HydraFacial.

For customized skincare recommendations based on your skin’s unique needs, schedule your consultation today – call our Concord office at 925-685-4533 or get in touch online.

How to Tackle 5 of the Most Common Skin Concerns
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How to Tackle 5 of the Most Common Skin Concerns
Concord board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Mariotti shares the best skin treatments for some of the most common skin conditions, like acne and wrinkles.
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Dr. Eric Mariotti
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