Face Reality – Are You Embarrassed by Acne?
Acne can be physically painful, devastate our confidence, and can cause those suffering with acne to avoid attending events and celebrating during some of the most joyful times of life due to insecurity and anxiety. Acne most commonly affects the face, but can also affect the chest, back, and shoulders. Furthermore, acne can affect the derriere and breasts, causing low self-esteem and withdrawal from intimacy. Whether it is an untimely blemish before a public event, occasional breakouts, or a chronic issue that continuously limits us tso reach our full potential, no one wants to reflect and wonder, “What if?” or worse, regret not seizing life’s opportunities.
What causes acne?
Acne is the most common skin condition in humans. It is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that has many causes ranging from clogged pores, to stress, to dietary choices, to various hormonal changes that aren’t limited to puberty nor to women. Men often suffer from acne due to hormonal changes. Testosterone can excessively stimulate oil-producing glands, leading to painful and unsightly acne. There are many causes of acne just as there are many ways to treat it. While there is no panacea, a comprehensive program can successfully treat this condition and clear your skin. Dermatologists often prescribe oral and topical treatments that not only do not improve acne, but actually worsen the condition.
What acne treatments are available?
There are several modalities that we consider when devising a plan for clear, glowing, and healthy skin.
For acute breakouts, high-frequency current spot treatments can be used to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation and shorten the time it takes for the blemish to disappear. Other advantages of the high-frequency treatment include quickly and effectively boosting circulation, collagen production, and glow without pain or discomfort.
Chemical peels can be very effective in treating acne and scars as a result of acne. Over the years, acids have become more refined and modern chemical peels no longer leave skin red, irritated, and peeling but rather nourish the skin and produce a healthy glow immediately after treatment. Our professional, in-office PCA Skin Care chemical peels are individualized and elevated — increasing in strength based on the state of each client’s skin, needs, and goals. Clinically-proven formulas reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the texture of the skin, reduce hyperpigmentation and redness, and clear blemishes and acne without the downtime often associated with harsh chemical peels.
Celluma LED light therapy is a result of NASA’s technology research and development. This patented light emitting diode (LED) treatment is clinically-proven to destroy bacteria, repair tissue, and stimulate collagen production using specific light wavelengths. Simultaneously, Celluma LED uses blue, red, and near-fared light to kill acne-causing bacteria, stimulate new collagen, and reduce acneic inflammation. Increased circulation and protein that renews the skin leads to radiant, glowing, and healthy skin. Celluma LED is FDA-approved for the treatment of periorbital wrinkles, acne, muscle and joint pain, muscle and joint stiffness, muscle tissue tension, muscle spasm, arthritis and compromised local blood circulation. Because the device is adaptable and lightweight, it is not limited to the face but can be used on the chest, back, shoulders, and various other areas of the body. Each treatment is just 30 minutes and can be used alone or in combination with other facial treatments.
As if breakouts aren’t humiliating enough, scarring and discoloration from severe acne can plague us long after acne has cleared. Professional microneedling can be used to minimize scars or acne pitting, while chemical peels administered by our skin experts and daily retinol use can reduce dark spots and minimize discoloration. Wearing sunscreen daily and even reapplying a protective SPF is invariably part of any treatment plan. A recent study found that exposure to harmful UV light is the cause of 80% of visible facial aging.
Once we have stabilized your skin, we will then pivot to take a proactive approach to avoid future flares including routine signature facials to cleanse, detox, and nourish your skin. Our full-spectrum hemp, CBD-infused facials can not only reduce acne but can heal and balance skin suffering from many ailments with its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and oil-preventing properties.
Let us rescue your skin and restore your self-esteem.
Allow the experts at Vitality Aesthetics analyze your skin, determine the causes of your acne, and ascertain which of our treatments will have the best outcome for you. As part of our proven acne consultation program, we will outline a multi-defense program for clear and glowing skin. While there is no immediate fix, together, we will use the ideal combination of professional treatments and medical-grade at-home skin care to clear your skin. As your skin changes, we will reevaluate and tune your regimen to continue the momentum. All that is needed is your commitment — we will provide you with the expertise, guidance, and tools to restore your confidence and achieve the best version of yourself.