Treatments to Fight Acne & Acne Scarring
Acne is an inflammatory condition of the oil producing sebaceous glands that affects both teenagers and adults. Some of the more common causes of flare-ups include hormonal changes as those experienced during puberty, pregnancy, and a woman’s menstrual cycle as well as environmental irritants and reactions to skin care products. Hormones and other factors stimulate excess production of an oil which clogs the skin’s pores. Once clogged, pores can become infected with bacteria, resulting in pimples and inflammation. There are different levels of acne ranging from milder comedonal (blackheads and whiteheads) to moderate, pustular, on to severe cystic acne. In many cases, several or all of these levels of acne can be present on an individual simultaneously. There are many ways to treat active acne and reduce the appearance of acne scarring as well as prevent future acne breakouts.
Photodynamic Levulan Treatment with Omnilux LED | $350 per treatment
PDT is a new advancement in facial rejuvenation. It is performed by applying a topical photo sensitizer called levulan amiolevulinc acid-ALA to skin. It is left on for 1/2-2 HRS. The skin is then exposed to a light source to activate the levulan. It then produces molecules of oxygen which destroy the bacteria in the target area leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. ALA is a natural substance found through the body. You are a candidate for PDT if you have actinic keratosis, diffuse acne, severe oily skin, moderate to severe sun damage and textural irregularities or wrinkles. 2-4 treatments may be required depending on condition being treated. It is imperative to avoid sun exposure for first 48 HRS. Enhanced Package is also available for $775 and includes: 2 Photo Dynamic Treatments with Levulan, 1 Nutrametrix Skin Health Supplement, acne fighting products including Noor Wash, Sulphur Mask, Oil-free Moisturizer.
Vi Acne Peel | $400 – $450 per treatment
The VI Peel will improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin; reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma; soften lines and wrinkles; clear acne skin conditions; reduce or eliminate acne scars; and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin. Can be done on ANY SKIN TYPE and Ethnicity. The VI Peel also comes home care products and Oxygenetix healing makeup and moisturizer to match your skin tone.
Microdermabrasion | $150 per treatment
If your facial skin has suffered scarring due to nodules, cysts or other severe forms of acne, Microdermabrasion removes the skin’s top layer of dead cells and smoothes scarred tissue. It smoothes the surface of the skin, removes very fine lines, stimulates collagen production, and reduces skin imperfections. How does Microdermabrasion heal acne and prevent future breakouts? Microdermabrasion promotes new skin cell production in the deepest layer of the skin as it clears dull and congested skin. By cleaning the skin and removing the dead skin cells’ top layer, it clears out the blocked pores. Our machine works on the same principle as a vacuum cleaner – gently removing congestion and cleaning the pores. Pimples are most often caused by dead skin cells that clog the skin’s pores. When you eliminate the dead skin cells the chance of having pimples is greatly decreased. Package pricing available: purchase 5 treatments for $750, get 6th one free.
When acne becomes severe, a medical-grade chemical peel can bring skin back under control. Peels remove skins damaged outer layers to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. Superficial acne manifests itself as clogged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), inflamed pimples (pustules), and deeper lumps (nodules). The acidic solution of a Chemical Peel acts on the outermost skin layers – causing them to disintegrate and reveal the underlying, newer, unaffected skin.
BBL is a light wave similar to a laser that actually kills the bacteria Propionibacteria acne (P Acne) that is responsible for acne breakouts. P Acne lives on our skin and when the pores become blocked with oil and dead cells the bacteria thrives. It causes inflammation and pustules or pimples. By destroying the bacteria you are treating one part of the problem. The second is to keep the pores open and free of debris.
This is where our medical grade skin care products and chemical peels contribute to your success of keeping you skin clear and acne free.
A series of treatments is recommended and package pricing is available.
Omnilux blue light therapy
This is a comfortable treatment using Blue light to kill the P Acne bacteria. A series of 8 treatments is recommended with customized home care products to help you obtain the skin you
desire. $40 per treatment pkg pricing available. Skin care products sold separately.