Many of you may or may not know that acne is the most common skin condition. According to studies approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 deal with minor acne. Sadly, there is no “cure” to acne but we can provide each patient with a customized plan to control and limit their breakouts. There are many different products and treatments on the market so it can be confusing on where to start but good news is that we are here to help!
Each client that comes into our office for their first skin care appointment will be asked a variety of questions so we can give you a skin care regiment and treatment plan to best fit your skins needs. We always recommend getting facial treatments at least every 4 weeks and every now and then we will recommend treatments every 2-3 weeks especially if you are acne prone.
The facial treatments that we offer that can help control and limit your acne range from mild-aggressive. We like to start you off with a mild treatment and then will work your way up to the more aggressive treatments once your skin is tolerable. Treatments that we offer that are best for acne prone skin are customized facials, HydraFacial's, and a range of chemical peels that are mild-aggressive. Not only are monthly facial treatments extremely important but so is good skin care at home. I like to say it’s similar to working out and eating healthy, you need to do both in order to have the best results!
Products that we carry in office that are great for acne prone skin are from the medical grade skin care line ZO Skin Health. We always start you off with GSR (Getting Skin Ready) products which includes a cleanser, an exfoliating scrub, and a toner and of course we always recommend a sunscreen. Once your skin becomes more tolerable, we can add in different products like Sulfur Masque, Acne Control, Retinols, Exfoliating Accelerator, and more. Again, we will give you a custom plan and recommend the right products for you!
A few extra tips to help reduce and control your acne besides good skin care at home and monthly treatments would be to reduce stress, increase exercise, ice your pimple to help reduce inflammation, avoid picking and popping, limit dairy and sodium intake, avoid coconut oil and scrubs like St. Ives on your face, sleep on a silk pillowcase, and wear your sunscreen every day.
Skin care is not a "one size fits all". Let's get you started on your journey to clear skin today :)