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 $85
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 Clinical 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 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.