More than 60 million Americans suffer from some form of acne breakouts. Acne affects more than 80% of all teenagers at some time in their lives, and clogged pores comprise more than 25% of all visits to the dermatologist office. Some people see acne as just an issue teens face. But for many, acne persists well into their thirties, forties, and beyond.
Acne is a typically inherited disease of the pores. It can be caused by certain drugs, medications, hormone fluctuations related to external factors, stress, or exposure to certain chemicals, but most acne issues are genetic. Predetermined factors that contribute to acne include: level of oil produced by your skin, the rate at which your skin cells shed inside the pore, and your hormone levels.
Because it is formed below the surface of the skin, acne CANNOT simply be washed away. Clinical-strength products specifically designed to penetrate the pore, exfoliate dead skin cells, and kill the acne bacteria are necessary to clear acne. While acne cannot be cured, it CAN be controlled.
There are several different types of acne, each requiring different treatment approaches. Our acne treatment program and products are specially developed to quickly and safely treat your specific type of acne while also considering your skin type. Products used at beauty & the BRiDE Skin Care contain the highest concentrations of active ingredients available without a prescription. These strong products are used under strict supervision to create a personalized acne regimen with a balanced approach that’s not overly harsh.
In office treatments are customized to treat your specific skin condition at each visit. Sometimes the skin will need increased hydration, and other times corrective peels may be necessary to facilitate the clearing of acne and dark spots. Extractions of acne impactions are performed at every treatment to help your skin clear and heal more quickly.
However, in office treatment alone will not solve your acne problem. You also need an effective home regimen and expert guidance from a Certified Acne Specialist to get and stay clear. The continued use of your product regimen and corrective professional treatments by your Certified Acne Specialist will help to control your acne.
The treatment of acne is a delicate dance. As Certified Acne Specialists, we know when to push forward and when to pull back. We are trained to consistently make adjustments to your treatments and products ensuring that your skin does not adapt to your homecare regimen. These slight changes will continue to push your skin to stay clear while avoiding irritating or overly drying out your delicate skin and causing more unwanted issues.
To get started on your acne program, schedule a consultation so that we can analyze your skin type and determine your acne type. From there, we will design a treatment plan and product regimen based on your skin’s specific needs.