Why do I need Acne Treatments?

You should come in for an Acne Treatment every two weeks. Using professional-strength exfoliants that need to be applied by a professional, we treat your skin to facilitate your process of clearing. The reason for treatments are six-fold:

  1. To allow us to monitor your progress and make changes to your home-care as needed.
  2. To exfoliate the skin so that home-care products can penetrate the pore more easily.
  3. To lighten dark spots (if you have them) that are caused by acne lesions.
  4. To hydrate the skin so that the skin is receptive to your home-care regimen. (Your home-care can dry out the skin somewhat as you are getting used to them.)
  5. To extract existing acne impactions.
  6.  For killing acne bacteria inside the pore.

Each Acne Treatment has a specific focus for what the skin needs at the time of treatment. Sometimes the skin will need more hydration, other times it will need more anti-bacterial action or exfoliation.

We will assess your skin at the beginning of every treatment to ascertain what treatment will be best for your skin at the time of treatment.

It’s very important for us to see or speak to you every two weeks to assess your home-care regimen. We almost always change how you use your home-care every two weeks to make sure we stay ahead of you ability to adapt to skin care products.

We also want to check and make sure that your home-care is not too strong and irritating. We want to achieve that balance between helping you get rid of acne as fast as possible without irritating and dehydrating your skin. We are partners in this process; we can’t do it without your full participation.