Acne is a persistent medical skin condition that can affect your face, chest, back, shoulders, and arms, and although it does not necessarily impact our physical health, it can absolutely take a mental toll.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is an extremely common skin condition, and it affects approximately 50 million Americans every year. In fact, 3 out of 4 people aged 11-30 years old have experienced acne at least once in their lives.
Acne develops when an abundance of dead skin cells and a naturally-produced oil called sebum plug tiny hair follicles, or pores. As sebum production continues to build under the plug in the skin’s surface, it becomes infected with bacteria, causing swelling, redness, and inflammation.
Acne presents itself in many ways - whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and cysts are all common forms of acne, and each type can require a different approach for treatment. Although acne is often considered a “teenage issue,” it can occur to any person at any age for a wide array of reasons.
LED light therapy works by killing acne-causing bacteria at the source, deep beneath the skin’s surface. As people across the nation are searching for more natural, chemical-free alternatives to traditional medical solutions, light therapy fits the bill perfectly. Blue LED light therapy emits specific, clinically-proven wavelengths of light to trigger an all-natural effect in human tissue, killing acne-causing bacteria, decreasing inflammation, and improving skin tone, texture, and clarity from the inside out.
Teen Acne Facial- This facial begins with a 2-step deep cleansing and the appropriate exfoliation technique unique to each client (may be microdermabrasion, enzyme peel, or AHA/BHA peel) to relieve congestion, dullness and sallowness. The peel increases cell turnover to retexturize and smooth the skin (Considered a “lunch-time peel” with no downtime, the client can immediately return to normal daily activities). Each technique, however, will allow for immediate improvement in skin clarity and radiance. Exfoliation is followed by the use of galvanic current and an alkaline solution to “melt” blackheads and make extractions a snap with our ultrasonic skin spatula. High frequency is then applied for its antibacterial and antiviral properties followed by blue LED light therapy to calm the skin and help control oil production. 75 mins. $120
Teen Acne Express Facial - An abbreviated treatment for teens short on time, this facial includes deep cleansing, detoxification, light extractions and application of high frequency for its antibacterial and antiviral properties. 45 mins. $75