Anti-Acne

ANTI-ACNE


Acne Reduction

Clearer, cleaner, confidence.

We understand the difficulties faced by clients who are prone to breakouts.We offer laser acne therapy and chemical peels to help restore your confidence in your skin.When it comes to acne treatment we believe that the best course of action is to treat the cause.Both cosmedical grade peels and laser acne therapy work to reduce dead skin and bacterial build up as well as oil production to help reduce active acne, and give you control over your skin.

How does it work?

Using a low energy, the light flashes over the area, flooding the skin with oxygen & destroying acne-causing bacteria within the pores. IPL is proven to be extremely effective on moderate inflammatory acne.

What areas can be treated?

Face, chest & back

Is the treatment right for me?

This treatment is suitable for most people. During your initial consultation, your practitioner will assess your skin to determine if IPL is the right treatment. You will be patch tested during your consultation if IPL is right for you. We recommend some of our clients use homecare products in combination with this treatment to get the best results.

Is there any downtime?

Your skin may appear a little flushed after the treatment, but this should subside very quickly

How many treatments are recommended?

Most people need a course of 3+ treatments, with improvements noticeable after each session

What will the treatment feel like?

IPL treatments are pain free. A few clients say that the light flashes feel like a gentle warm flick to the skin

Skin Care Tip

Do’s:
Treat your skin gently. Instead of using a washcloth on your facial, switch to a gentler option like a baby washcloth or Renée Rouleau Facial Sponges. The rough texture of a wash cloth can be too aggravating for skin that is already irritated.

Wear SPF. You’re exposing vulnerable immature cells so you must make sure they don’t get damaged from UV rays. Apply sunscreen daily on the face and neck.

Limit your time outdoors to reduce sun exposure.

Use soothing products with ChamomileAzulene and Sea Whip to comfort the skin and reduce redness.

Use antioxidants. Since the skin has been traumatized, free radical production is high. Suppress the free radical activity with an antioxidant moisturizer

Use a skin lightener. Since chemical peels can stimulate melanin activity, you don’t want to end up with post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation, a condition where you can develop brown spots post-peel (common in skin that already struggles with discoloration/brown spots). Our Vitamin C & E Treatment works beautifully for preventing and lightening discoloration.

Don’ts:

Pick at the skin! The whole purpose of a chemical peel is to “burn” off the surface dry, damaged cell layers and reveal younger-looking, healthy new cells. But to do this, the skin has to shed and that’s part that people dislike the most. But picking off dry, flaky skin when it may not be ready to come off can result in scarring and unnecessary redness.

Over-moisturize to compensate for post-peeling dryness. When the skin is peeling and flaky, it’s normal to want to apply heavier moisturizer to alleviate dryness and comfort the irritated skin. The whole purpose of a chemical peel is to peel. So to hydrate peeling skin when it wants to shed off, will not give you the best benefit and prolongs the down-time of the peel. Just use your regular moisturizer and let the skin do what it wants to do.

Exfoliate. It is so important to not remove the dry skin before its time and to let the skin shed naturally. Facial scrubs and acids will only irritate the irritation further and could result in scarring the skin.

Bottom line: Hands off, protect your skin with SPF, use calming ingredients and let it run its course.