What is Acne?
Acne occurs when the pores become plugged. Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and deeper lumps (cysts or nodules), occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and even the upper arms. Acne is experienced by both teenagers and adults all the way through their 40’s. Untreated acne can leave scars. Although acne can be upsetting and disfiguring, break outs can also lead to serious and lifelong scarring.
How does Acne form ?
Hormones found in both males and females rise during adolescence (puberty) and stimulate and enlarge the oil (sebaceous) glands of the skin. These glands are found in the face, upper back, and chest. Rarely, acne can be due to a hormonal imbalance.
The oil glands are connected to a hair-containing canal called a follicle. The sebaceous glands make an oily substance called sebum, which reaches the skin surface by emptying through the skin surface opening of the follicle. The hair follicle opening is sometimes called the pore. The oil (sebum) causes the cells from the follicular lining to shed more rapidly and stick together, forming a plug at the hair follicle opening. Bacteria grow and stimulate inflammation, which causes the wall of the follicle to break. The bacteria spill into the skin causing redness, swelling, and pus.
Acne Treatments The Body Clinic Day Spa offers……
Acne Facial $70
This therapeutic Acne facial includes steam and deep pore cleansing followed by a customized exfoliation treatment which exfoliates and removes accumulated skin cells inside the oil gland to unclog pores. Blemishes, such as blackheads and whiteheads (milias) will be removed. High frequency is then used to purify and oxygenate the tissues, kill acne bacteria, and aids in the healing of the skin. Depending on the severity of the acne, this facial treatment may be done in 2-4 week intervals until under control, and maintained thereafter every 4-6 weeks.
**Using Professional Skin Care Acne Pevonia & SkinCeutical Products is recommended**
Chemical Peel $70
Diminished acne activity and irregularities, rejuvenates the skin, smooths away imperfections while promoting an more even looking skin tone, and reduces very fine lines and very superficial scars. Best results with minimal 4 treatments.
Microdermabrasion facial rejuvenates sun damaged skin on the face, neck and decollete advancing the quality of the skin and rebuilding healthy skin. It will also reduce age spots, minimize blotchy skin coloring, reduce acne and superficial scars such as pock marks and concave holes on the skin. The result is smoother, radiant skin with reduced fine lines, wrinkles, scars and pores with no down-time. Recommended series of 4 for $350.
Silk Peel Dermalinfusion $140
Dermalinfusion is fully customized, non-invasive microdermabrasion treatment that uses hand pieces, diamond tips, vacuum and flow adjusters, and condition specific serums to improve skin health, function and appearance. The result is skin that shows immediate and noticeable improvement in volume, hydration, tone and texture.
Fractional Skin Resurfacing $350 Full Face
EndyMed’s unique FDA cleared 3DEEP technology is an innovative multisource RF technology that delivers controlled, focused RF energy deep into the skin without risk,minimal discomfort,minimal downtime and maximal safety for All Skin Types and Colors.Impressive results in single FRS treatment.
(FSR) handpiece contains a matrix of 112 tiny RF electrodes, with each possessing a 300 micron spot size, and this technology has six independent radio frequency sensors that generate pulses of RF energy,deep dermal heating reaches the collagen fibers, allowing for the first time simultaneous epidermal (overlying outer layer of the skin) resurfacing for the improvement of skin texture together with volumetric heating of the dermis (middle layer of skin, beneath the epidermis ) for the promotion of collagen growth and remodeling with resultant reduction of skin laxity and wrinkles.
3DEEP® Fractional Skin Resurfacing (FSR) will help your skin to look and feel younger. It helps to combat the signs of aging and sun damaged skin by:
•improving skin textural irregularities and tightening sagging skin
•softening fine lines and wrinkles
•increasing new collagen production
•minimizing enlarged pores
•reducing brown spots or blotchy skin coloring (hyperpigmentation)
•diminishing various kinds of scars including acne or chicken pox scarring
•reducing the depth of stretch marks
Skin will feel hot for few hours and look red over the next few days.You will be able to cover the treatment are with make up and resume normal activities. When the redness and swelling begins to fade,you may notice small microscopic tiny dots and they will turn to faint brownish colors. Skin will feel tight, itchy, scabby, crusty which is perfectly normal and to be expected. This recovery usually takes from 5 to 7 days.Within one week after treatment your skin will show the benefits of brighter,smoother look.Four weeks after treatment a collagen remodeling process will start leading to longer term improvement up to 3 months after treatment.For more damaged skin or acne few additional treatments will be needed to enhance the outcome.The improvement in skin quality should be long lasting,however proper skin care and sun protection will help to preserve the results.
$350 for each full face treatment
$350 for 3 local acne treatments