Acne: How We Can Help
For many people, acne is part of their teen years, when hormonal changes in their bodies lead to breakouts on their faces. Once puberty is behind them, so are their days of applying zit cream. For others, however, acne is part of their daily lives for years – even decades – to come.
What is acne?
Acne is the result of congestion – not in the lungs or sinuses, but in the pores of the skin. When these pores are clogged with oil and dead skin cells, whiteheads and/or blackheads form. If bacteria joins the mix, these blemishes become inflamed, resulting in cysts, pimples, and/or pustules. Regardless of how it manifests, suffering from acne is frustrating and embarrassing, especially for adults.
If you’re an adult who suffers from acne, you’ve likely tried every wash, toner, moisturizer and topical cream in the drug store aisle, probably in a variety of combinations, hoping to find just the right regimen. You may have tried products from infomercials or sold by your friends on Facebook. These products likely helped reduce or even eliminate your acne – for a time. Once your skin adapted to the products, however, you probably saw a resurgence of breakouts that won’t respond to the products any longer.
Personalized care, lasting results
Fortunately, there is hope. Through our holistic acne treatment program, featuring products from Face Reality Skincare, you will work one-to-one with an acne expert. Equipped with extensive training and experience in treating acne-prone skin, our expert will evaluate your skin and type of acne, then design a regimen that fits YOUR skin – not someone else’s skin. You will learn how to avoid pore-clogging ingredients in other products, including laundry detergents, hand lotions, health supplements, and more. Our expert will teach you how to follow your skin care routine effectively.
Because skin gets used to products over time, even products that work can become less effective. Our expert will check your skin every two weeks to determine what it needs at that time, providing the needed treatment, and adjusting your home-care routine accordingly. Types of treatment that may be needed might include:
An exfoliation treatment, microdermabrasion buffs and vacuums away dead skin cells. We use a diamond-tipped wand, which is gentler and leaves skin softer than the traditional crystal-tipped wand. This technique results in refined pores, brighter and more even skin, and reduced appearance of acne scars.
We use Face Reality chemical peels, which deliver clinical results safely and effectively. Peels employ alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids to remove the top layer of skin cells, encouraging regeneration of healthy skin that is generally smoother.
Also known as “collagen induction therapy”, microneedling uses a dermapen (a tool with fine needles) to create small channels in the top layers of the skin. The practice encourages growth of new skin cells, and increases serum absorption to deliver more powerful results. Fine lines, wrinkles, scars, uneven texture, hyper-pigmentation, and more are lessened, improving the skin’s texture, appearance, and elasticity. The procedure is safe, sterile and virtually painless, and delivers long-lasting results.
Time to get clear skin
Here’s the honest truth: nothing will clear your face in three days. Acne takes one to three months to form, and it takes three to four months to clear. With time, personalized products and treatments, and the care of our expert, you will see results. You want clear skin – we want to help you get it. Book your consultation with our acne expert today.