Acne

Acne is a medical term used to describe pore congestion resulting from the buildup of excess skin cells, sebum, and bacteria. It’s a common condition that can present as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts on the face, neck, or body. It may be influenced by hormonal changes, medications, and oil-based products.

Although acne can clear up on its own, active disease may adversely affect quality of life and if severe, may lead to permanent scarring. Treatment programs are personalized for the management of active acne and maintenance/prevention strategies.

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Treatment Options

Chemical Peel – help manage complex conditions of acne-prone skin. Our SkinCeuticals’ Gel Peel contains 20% glycolic acid and 10% lactic acid which work to decongest pores without dehydrating the skin. An initial series of 4-6 peels scheduled 2-4 weeks apart is recommended.

Laser Genesis – a non-ablative gentle laser treatment that can be used while acne is active. This 30-minute procedure with no downtime reduces post-inflammatory redness and shrinks acne-prone glands through the delivery of micro-pulses of laser energy. A series of 6 treatments scheduled 2-4 weeks apart is recommended.

Fraxel – a non-ablative fractional laser that targets deep acne scars and can be used once active acne is cleared. It induces the production of collagen to improve the appearance of scars and the texture of the skin. A series of 4 treatments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart is recommended.

Microneedling – microtrauma to the skin with micro punctures that heal with collagen formation. Improves the appearance of acne scars, reduces post-acne pigmentation, and smooths overall skin texture. For best results, a series of 3 treatments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart is recommended.

Secret RF – tiny microneedles deliver controlled radiofrequency energy to the skin at varying depths, to induce collagen production and remodeling. Improves skin texture as well as the appearance of acne scars. Optimal results are seen after 3 treatments, with noticeable improvements up to 3 months after your last treatment. A series of 3-4 treatments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart is recommended.

Suggested AM Skincare

LHA Cleanser – SkinCeuticals – contains a combination of lipo hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid. This potent blend of acids promotes cell turnover via targeted exfoliation, improves skin texture, and reduces the formation of acne.

Medicated Wash – Vivier – a unique 2-in-1 product that functions as both a cleanser and a toner. It contains 2% salicylic acid to exfoliate skin and reduce acne formation.

Simply Clean – SkinCeuticals – an acid-free exfoliating cleanser that soothes skin, improves texture, and is enriched with calming botanical extracts. Removes long-wear and waterproof makeup.

Phloretin CF – SkinCeuticals – contains 10% pure vitamin C. Protects against free radicals generated by UV, pollution, and visible light. It is a natural skin brightener that diminishes the look of discoloration and decreases skin inflammation.

Blemish + Age Defense – SkinCeuticals – oil-free serum containing dioic acid which limits acne bacteria and normalizes sebum production. Salicylic acid prevents pores from clogging with cells and oil. This product is as effective as prescription Benzaclin Gel.

Phyto Corrective Gel – SkinCeuticals – lightweight serum containing hyaluronic acid and a calming, soothing blend of botanical extracts to hydrate the skin, while reducing irritation and inflammation.

Daily Moisture – SkinCeuticals – lightweight and pore-minimizing moisturizer that maintains skin health. Leaves skin feeling smooth and soft without greasy residue.

Hydrating B5 Gel – SkinCeuticals – an alternative oil-free serum moisturizer that helps bind moisture to skin and replenish essential nutrients.

Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 – SkinCeuticals – a corrective moisturizer that replenishes and reinforces the skin barrier. Great for applying on top of retinol if it’s found to be drying.

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 – SkinCeuticals – a tinted 100% mineral sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 – SkinCeuticals – oil-absorbing broad-spectrum sunscreen with a matte powder finish to minimize the appearance of sweat and shine.

Suggested PM Skincare

LHA Cleanser – SkinCeuticals – contains a combination of lipo hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid. This potent blend of acids promotes cell turnover via targeted exfoliation, improves skin texture, and reduces the formation of acne.

Medicated Wash – Vivier – a unique 2-in-1 product that functions as both a cleanser and a toner. It contains 2% salicylic acid to exfoliate skin and reduce acne formation.

Simply Clean – SkinCeuticals – an acid-free exfoliating cleanser that soothes skin, improves texture, and is enriched with calming botanical extracts. Removes long-wear and waterproof makeup.

Blemish + Age Defense – SkinCeuticals – oil-free serum containing dioic acid which limits acne bacteria and normalizes sebum production. Salicylic acid prevents pores from clogging with cells and oil. This product is as effective as prescription Benzaclin Gel.

AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cream – Vivier – 3-in-1 solution that gently exfoliates, cleans blemish-prone skin and offers anti-aging benefits.

Retinol – SkinCeuticals – uniquely formulated to stimulate healthy cell regeneration while simultaneously causing the exfoliation of dull and damaged skin cells. This process promotes the growth of collagen and elastin, decreases pore size, decongests pores, as well as improves overall skin texture. It also regulates melanin production and the pigmentation secondary to blemishes.

Phyto Corrective Gel – SkinCeuticals – lightweight serum containing hyaluronic acid and a calming, soothing blend of botanical extracts to hydrate the skin, while reducing irritation and inflammation.

Daily Moisture – SkinCeuticals – lightweight and pore-minimizing moisturizer that maintains skin health. Leaves skin feeling smooth and soft without greasy residue.

Hydrating B5 Gel – SkinCeuticals – an alternative oil-free serum moisturizer that helps bind moisture to skin and replenish essential nutrients.

Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 – SkinCeuticals – a corrective moisturizer that replenishes and reinforces the skin barrier. Great for applying on top of retinol if it’s found to be drying.

Additional Recommendations for Patients on Accutane

Serum 10 – SkinCeuticals – formulated for sensitive skin, this antioxidant serum contains 10% pure vitamin C providing protection against free radicals generated by UV rays and pollution. Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while restoring healthier looking skin (to be used instead of Phloretin CF).

Antioxidant Lip Repair – SkinCeuticals – relieves dryness, replenishes lost moisture, and protects against environmental damage. Contains vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin.