Get clear skin with our customized acne treatments!
Acne treatments are a great way to help you combat oily skin and
troublesome breakouts. We combine a deep pore cleansing treatment,
extractions and a custom masque to promote moisture balance and
Common acne (or acne vulgaris in medical terminology) is the
single most troublesome medical skin condition for preteens and
young adults. Fortunately, we have developed safe, effective and
very successful treatment programs for thousands of patients who
suffer from mild to severe acne.
Acne problems can begin as early as age 9 or 10, but typically
show up during puberty when hormones begin to surge. Nearly 85% of
those aged 14 to 24 deal with some level of acne, even if it is only
the occasional “zit” that shows up the day before a date or a job
If your acne problems are becoming severe, or if over-the-counter
products do not help, we recommend you visit us for a specific,
detailed acne program to prevent long term skin problems such as
scarring or facial discoloration.
We have found that the absolute best way to treat acne
is to create an acne program specific to your needs, depending on
level of severity and your lifestyle. Whether you are a student
athlete that plays sports in the sun, or a busy working parent
with very little time for yourself, we will design a personalized
treatment program that will work with you and for you so that you
can have the best results.
STEP BY STEP ACNE TREATMENT
Glycolic or Salicylic Acid Peel - Accelerates the removal of dead
outer layers of skin and leaves your skin soft and smooth.
Diamond microdermabrasion - Exfoliates skin to help improve
the appearance and the circulation and give the skin a healthy
glow. Unclogs pores of blackheads and whiteheads.
Acne Extractions - Removes excess acne sebum.
Light Facial Massage - Completes treatment with a massage of one of our signature products.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I have a facial?
Once a month is recommended. The skin cells take about 28 days to reach the surface,
so once a month it is beneficial to deep cleanse and remove impurities from the pores.
Your dermatologist can recommend the proper skin-care agenda as well as help you
maintain your skin’s well-being.
What are the benefits of having regular facials?
There are many benefits to regular facials: Clearer skin is a natural result
of professional exfoliating on a regular basis, and smoother, more moist
and supple skin is a result of the professional massage that may be
included in your facial. As you keep regular appointments, your
dermatologist will learn the cyclical changes that occur with your skin
and will offer the best products for you to use.
What causes my acne to flare up?
Acne outbreaks are caused by the four "trigger factors": excess oil,
pore-clogging dead skin cells, acne bacteria and inflammation.
Hormones prompt your oil glands to produce excess oil, provoking
the skin cells in your pores to rapidly shed. When the pore becomes
clogged by trapped oil and dead skin cells it creates a perfect
breeding ground for irritating acne bacteria. As your skin tries
to deal with the bacteria, it becomes inflamed, eventually causing
a full-blown breakout.
Do I need to use a toner?
Toner is one of the most under-rated products on the market.
Our skin care line offers toning pads that are different than
most. Our toning pads are designed to complete the cleansing
process and keep the acne away, but it also prepares the skin
to accept all of our other products such as creams, serums etc.
How often should I exfoliate? And should I do it at night or in the morning?
We recommend that you exfoliate your skin 1 to 3 times a week.
Our Green Tea Scrub gently buffs away dulling surface flakes,
unclogs pores and smooths out skin as it exfoliates. It does not
matter whether you exfoliate morning or night, but be sure to
cleanse and tone your skin first as exfoliators are not cleansers.
Why are my cheeks always red and sensitive?
Usually it is due to either telangiectasia (broken capillaries)
Rosacea, or both. This is a condition that should only be
diagnosed by a physician.
What can be done for occasional breakouts on the face?
The Acne Gel is great way to spot treat an occasional acne breakout.
Of course, a monthly acne treatment with the right skin-care regimen
can help keep those occasional breakouts away.
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