Jul, 27 2016

What is acne and what causes it?

By |2016-07-27T01:27:20+00:00July 27th, 2016|

Acne is the most common skin disorder, and 85 percent of all Americans will experience it some time in their lifetime. While commonly thought to be an adolescent problem, it can appear at any age, most often on the face, back, and chest.  The causes of acne are complex, but usually involve the overproduction of [...]

Jul, 27 2016

Are there different kinds of acne issues?

By |2016-07-27T01:27:09+00:00July 27th, 2016|

There are 4 grades of acne. Grade 1 is the mildest form, with open and closed comedones (whiteheads and blackheads). Grades 2 and 3 include papules and pustules as well. Grade 4 is the most advanced form, with all the above plus the appearance of cysts or nodules beneath the skin surface, that can be [...]

Jul, 27 2016

Who can benefit from acne treatment?

By |2016-07-27T01:26:43+00:00July 27th, 2016|

Anyone who has acne can benefit from treatment. Acne sufferers often state their quality of life and self-esteem improves dramatically once their acne is alleviated. If you are seeking a licensed esthetician’s care, chances are you’ve already tried over-the-counter preparations with disappointing results. Depending on the grade of your acne, your esthetician will go over [...]

Jul, 27 2016

What should I expect during acne treatment consultation?

By |2016-10-21T12:45:11+00:00July 27th, 2016|

When visiting your esthetician for consultation on your acne treatment, be ready to fill out a medical questionnaire and describe what medications and skin care products you are currently using. Your therapist will do an analysis of your skin, look for any interactions between products and medications, and devise a treatment plan that’s suitable for [...]

Jul, 27 2016

What should I expect from my acne treatment?

By |2016-07-27T01:26:01+00:00July 27th, 2016|

You should expect regularly scheduled treatments. Your treatment program may begin with an acne facial. This may include deep cleansing and extractions (clearing blocked pores), special exfoliation that will not increase inflammation or spread bacteria, a balancing/calming mask, anti-bacterial and balancing products, or some combination of these. The goal is to deeply cleanse follicles and [...]

Jul, 27 2016

What should I do to continue my acne treatment at home?

By |2016-10-21T12:45:11+00:00July 27th, 2016|

Your esthetician can provide the best guidance on caring for your skin between treatments. Generally, this will involve keeping your skin clean and avoiding picking at your blemishes—the single biggest cause of scarring. It’s very important you follow instructions given to you by your esthetician. Untreated or under treated acne can lead to continuing, worsening [...]


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