Acne is a common skin condition caused by inflammation of the sebaceous glands. The common blemishes, flare-ups and scarring are easily recognizable, but what exactly causes them? Acne occurs in the skin when there is an overabundance of sebum, dead skin cells, dirt or bacteria clogging up hair follicles. Other factors, such as hormones, stress levels, high oil production in the skin and wearing tight fitting hats or sports helmets can increase the chances of acne. Pollution and humidity can also be indicators or it could be a side effect of medication.
Adolescents and teenagers tend to experience symptoms the most in both frequency and intensity. However, there are many adults that suffer from acne as well. Foods may also be a trigger for some and can cause acne flare ups. The most common foods include skim milk, whey protein and diets that are high in sugar.
There are several types of acne ranging from, but are not limited to blackheads, whiteheads, nodules, and cysts. Typically, acne appears on the face, chest and back but can be developed on other parts of the body as well.
The most important thing to start with is a prescribed medical skincare prescription such
as ZO Skin Health and regular facials/treatments that can help reduce oil production and bring the skin back to its most balanced state. Adjusting one's diet and doing monthly facials is extremely helpful.
Home care solutions:
A comprehensive program designed to minimize excess surface oil, unclog and cleanse pores and eliminate future breakouts. The kit includes an Exfoliating cleanser, Exfoliating polish, Complexion pads and Complexion clearing mask.
b. Daily Power Defense - Daily Power Defense has been elevated with ZO’s exclusive technologies – including new ZPOLY™ complex – to enable a long-lasting, youthful and healthy skin complexion. This advanced serum is clinically proven to strengthen skin’s protective barrier while defending against environmental stressors and premature signs of aging
c. Wrinkle & Texture - Featuring a micro-emulsion delivery system, Wrinkle + Texture Repair is a high-potency retinol that restores natural hydration, visibly improving the appearance of wrinkles and refining skin texture.
Always making sure to end your skincare with ZO SkinHealth chemical or physical sunscreen along with chemical free Jane Iredale Makeup.
In clinic treatments:
The active acne procedure improves the appearance of inflammatory acne by inducing photo-thermal effects from the laser energy. Through repeated irradiation of the areas surrounding the acne lesions, the photo-thermal effects induced by the laser energy penetrate deep into the dermis to inhibit sebaceous gland production and propionibacterium acne activity.
With a variety of facial and peel options, each treatment is customized based on a client’s skin type and concerns. During the treatment we can help address acne, dehydration, aging and redness. Proper home care is ideal to see the best results. Advanced medical treatments can be discussed further based on the client’s goals and skin condition.
Alumier BHA Peel is a no downtime peel that helps to minimize breakouts and brighten dull pigmented skin in just 30 minutes! This quick but highly effective treatment will also increase penetration of your home care products by deeply exfoliating the skin!
Laser Genesis treats deep into the dermis to target fine lines, acne, enlarged pores, redness, and minor pigmentation. Depending on the individual’s concerns, laser skin rejuvenation can be combined with other treatments for quicker results.
Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device (a pen) that houses a disposable cartridge containing fine needles. With a series of treatments, there is visual improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, surface pigmentation, and pore size. Since microneedling doesn’t use heat, it is safe for all skin types all year round.
Scarlet RF Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment designed to trigger skin tightening effects by delivering radiofrequency (RF) energy into the sub-dermal tissue through microneedle channels. Treatments are convenient, safe and customizable. By working within the deeper layers of your skin, Scarlet achieves long-lasting results that go beyond topical rejuvenation.
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