The Acne Program
What is Acne?
Acne is an inherited disorder of the pores causing dead skin cells to shed much faster than normal. Normal pores shed about one layer of dead skin cells per day inside the pore. The acne-prone pore sheds up to five layers of dead skin cells per day creating a plug. This plug is called a microcomedone, the beginning of all acne. Taking up to 90 days to surface, it turns into blackheads and congestion under the skin; or into inflamed pimples, pustules or cysts.
How Long Will It Take To Get Clear?
Because it takes up to 90 days for acne to form, you may still have 90 days of acne that will surface. Our acne products and protocol will keep the new acne from forming that would surface 90 days from now. Our Acne Program will have you clear to mostly clear in 3-4 months depending on your type of acne. Some types of acne may take longer to clear.
What You Must Do
Home care regimen AM + PM
Acne Treatments every two weeks until you are clear or mostly clear
Home Care Adjustments to boost your regimen as your skin adapts to products
Lifestyle Adjustments to reduce or eliminate acne aggravating foods, medications, and cosmetics or hair care products.
What Are Adjustments to Home Care?
During each Acne Treatment, your skin will be assessed to see if we can boost your regimen. We do not want your skin to get used to products, but also not make the regimen so strong that your skin gets dry and irritated. This method will keep your skin clearing up. Sometimes this will mean using a product you already have more often or sometimes you will need to purchase a higher strength active product to alternate into your routine.
How Much Does it Cost?
Your first appointment will be $95 for consult + treatment plus products. The cost of products will depend on your needs but can range between $160 - $230. Products for teens/young adults will run the lower price range and those with age management concerns will run the higher range. You will need to replenish products as you go through them or sometimes add a new product. Most of the products last 2-3 months. The treatments are $70 each. It typically takes about six treatments over a 3-month period of time to see results
ACNE CONSULT + TREATMENT 90 min | $95
This is your first step towards achieving clear skin. During your in-depth consultation, we will perform a skin analysis to determine what type of acne you have, your skin type, and skin tolerances as well as your first acne treatment. Pictures will be taken to monitor progress. We will also discuss lifestyle, diet, cosmetics, and home care to determine any contributing factors to your breakouts. You will be prescribed a custom home care regimen and given detailed instructions on how to start using your products. Using our professional home care is a critical part of getting you clear and a requirement in the Acne Program. Expect to invest approximately $160 - $230 for a 2-3 month supply in addition to the cost of service. *Before starting the Acne Program you must discontinue the use of prescription acne medications for a minimum of two weeks and no use of Accutane or Isotretinoin within the last six months.
ACNE TREATMENT 45 min. | $70
Each acne treatment will be customized depending on what your skin needs that day. Your treatment may include any combination of the following: professional exfoliation, extractions of impacted lesions, anti-bacterial high frequency, and LED light therapy. Your home care products will be adjusted as needed to prevent the skin from adapting and keep you on the path to clear skin. *Consult required before first Acne Treatment. These are clinical treatments and do not include massage.
BACK CONSULT + TREATMENT $95 | 60 minutes
We will go over current medications, diet, and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to your breakouts. You will be given a home care routine and instructions on exactly how to use your products. Back treatments are recommended bi-weekly until you are clear to mostly clear.
BACK ACNE TREATMENT $70 | 30 minutes