We have the ultimate treatment combination to combat stubborn breakouts.
CLEAR AND CLEAN SKIN PACKAGE $1100 (from $1800) save $700
Ideal for acne prone, congested skin
3 X SIGNATUR ENZYME FACIALS WITH LED LIGHT THERAPY
3 X HERBAL PHYTO PEELS WITH LED LIGHT THERAPY
What is acne?
Acne is a condition that occurs at the base of the hair follicle within the oil glands. It usually requires a medical diagnosis and it appears within the skin predominately in adolescent years and often middle age.
Acne is determined by the appearance of pimples, pustules, comedones (black heads) and hyperkeratosis (the excessive build-up of dead skin cells). Acne occurs when follicles become blocked with dead skin and trapped sebum (oil). It is this anaerobic (no oxygen) environment that bacteria thrive on.
What should you do if you have acne?
Suffering from the skin condition Acne can mean several things. It is important not to search the web, self-diagnose or self-prescribe.
Many of our clients at Face Plus have spent countless amounts of money and time on incorrect, inefficient and even harmful treatments and products to try and settle their acne.
At Face Plus we strongly advise you to educate yourself with the guidance of an experienced and trained dermal therapist. The first step to managing your acne is to find the triggers that have caused the acne to appear in the first place.
Sometimes these triggers are easily identifiable but, in other cases, may require further medical testing. This is a crucial step to understanding the appropriate treatments and products to treat the acne.
Understanding Adult Acne
Adult acne is more frustrating as it is commonly associated with teenagers going through puberty. For teenager’s acne is usually triggered due to the elevation of the androgen hormone.
However, for adults it can be a combination of several factors such as stress, poor diet, poor hygiene etc. To read about the main triggers of acne read our blog post here
Acne treatments at Face Plus
At Face Plus we offer a wide range of incredible treatment options for patients with acne.
We start with a thorough skin care assessment.
Together with your trained dermal therapist we look at your diet, lifestyle, medical issues, skincare products and routine.
We then would follow the assessment up with a bespoke 1-hour facial. Usually this first appointment would involve a good cleanse, exfoliation, potential extraction and purifying mask. A must have add on for acne-prone patients is our LED Light Therapy. The Blue light in particular helps to settle and neutralise the acne bacteria and speed up the skins recovery process.
Enzyme Facial $160
Ground spelt and natural kaolin enzymes are key ingredients used which suit all skin types and sensitivities. Enzymes are a safe and effective natural way to facilitate exfoliation, help overall biological processes in the skin that have slowed down because of age or sun damage and to inhibit free-radical damage.
Enzymes accelerate biochemical reactions in a cell that would proceed minimally or not at all if the enzymes were not present.
This deep yet gentle exfoliation is suitable for even the most sensitive skins such as those clients with active acne. The Enzyme treatment removes the stratum corneum surface of the skin which will leave the complexion smooth, hydrated and glowing.
Herbal Hydra & Phyto Peels ($270 & $280)
Using the power of selected botanical strength herbs, the Herbal Hydration & Phyto Peel were made for clients concerned with:
- Targeting skin sensitivities such as Acne
- Brightening the skin
- Increasing plump and improving texture
- Cellular rejuvenation
The peel activates the skin’s metabolism and detoxification by increasing circulation. The skin is supplied with oxygen and nutrients by the improved microcirculation.
The treatment also activated the skin’s repair mechanism through targeted, controlled irritation. The herbal and phyto are gentle enough for clients with Acne, while still working to repair the skins barrier for stronger, healthier skin.
After treatment patients will see an immediate visible difference and the skin will feel instantly rejuvenated.
Patients with Rosacea should aim to have one treatment fortnightly, with a total of six treatments to achieve long term revitalised, calmer and smoother skin.
Pumpkin Peel by HydroPeptide (used in the 1-hour customised HydroPeptide Facial $195)
The Pumpkin Peel simultaneously clarifies, exfoliates and draw out impurities while nourishing the skin with peptides, vitamins, enzymes and nutrients.
The naturally occurring salicylic acid and enzymes in pumpkin remove dead surface cells, leaving skin looking and feeling smoother and clearer. The skin will be more even and have a healthy glow following treatment.
SGA (Sebaceous Gland Ablation)
SGA is utilised when a sebaceous gland is affected by acne and breakout. Out of the 1200 sebaceous glands per square cm there are only a very small number of these affected by acne or break out.
The affected sebaceous glands are treated with an ultra-fine probe delivering a localised electrical current to destroy the glands, one by one. Once the sebaceous gland has been ablated or destroyed the tissue with the use of heat it can no longer breakout.
It is not a one-off treatment, patients will see results following two to six treatments. These glands are below the surface of the skin and often we are unaware of the size and detection can take several treatments.
Short, sharp treatments will be repeated until the acne is gone and does not return!
There can be some bleeding from the acne lesions whilst the treatment is being performed and the sebum extracted from the gland following the diathermy.
Following the session, the skin will remain “bumpy” for about 7 to 10 days. Patients will usually not experience pain or discomfort following their treatment and the inflammation they had before the treatment will dissipate days following the SGA treatment.
SGA should be performed in conjunction with other facials and herbal peel treatments.
Similar to our laser treatments on offer, dermapen would never be performed on a client with active, cystic acne. It is however, used to improve the skin texture of a client overcoming a long bout with acne.
Dermapen is a hand-controlled device with small, shallow needles to puncture the outer layer of the skin. The micro-injuries to the skin will stimulate the body to produce new collagen and elastic.
The freshly produced collagen will rejuvenate your skin by filling in fines lines, resulting in an overall improvement in the texture and tightness of your skin by removing wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks.
Laser Genesis & IPL
Laser Treatments should never be performed on clients with active, cystic acne, however, can be used to treat mild post inflammatory pigment (redness) and is excellent for treatment acne scars.
Visit one of our clinics and experience a thorough cosmetic consultation:
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