Face Reality™ Acne Program
Acne is a mysterious skin disorder, but one thing is for sure – it can be controlled with the right combination of products, used in the correct way. Just as in a clogged drain, the pore must be treated with products that unclog it and kill the acne bacteria.
Face Reality Acne Program has a clear-skin system that will have your acne under control in about three to four months, depending on your type of acne and your commitment. We combine the power of clinical-grade products that are customized for your type of acne, with a series of bi-monthly treatments. We also teach you about other aggravating factors that make you break out – foods, medications, cosmetics, stress, and common ingredients in skin care formulations that might be clogging your pores (even professional and prescription products).
As you go through your process of achieving clear skin on your face and/or body, you will want to come in for treatments every two weeks. Treatments are for:
- exfoliating the skin so that home care products can penetrate the pore more easily; or,
- hydrating the skin so that the skin is receptive to your home-care regimen
- extracting existing acne impactions
- killing acne bacteria inside the pore
Each acne treatment is specifically focused on what the skin needs at the time of treatment. Sometimes the skin will need more hydration, other times it will need more anti-bacterial and/or anti-inflammatory action.
Acne Consultation (60-Minute) - $50
We will determine your skin type, acne type and skin tolerance to create your customized home care and treatment plan to get clear skin. We will also go over triggers that lead to breakouts – foods, medications, lifestyle choices, etc.
You will also get step by step instructions on how to use your home care products to get your skin clear.
*Products are not included. Approximate cost of initial home care is $150
No treatment will be performed in consultation only appointments.
If you have previously been on program with another provider, you will still need a consult for your skin and treatment history.
Acne Consultation with Initial Treatment (90-Minute) - $105
Acne Treatments (for returning follow up Face Reality Acne Program clients only)
Facial Acne Treatment (45-Minute) – $75
Series of 3 – $200
We will want to see you every two weeks for an acne treatment. It typically takes about six to eight services over a 3 to 4-month period of time to get you mostly to completely clear. As your Acne Specialist I will:
- assess what type of treatment your skin needs when you come in. I will also
- assess how your home care regimen will be adjusted so that your skin does not over-adapt and stop responding.
Back Acne Treatment (45-Minute) – $75
Series of 6 – $200
Acne on the body is assessed the same way as on the face. We still test the skin for sensitivity and tolerance to products. Often, the back needs stronger products because the skin is thicker and less sensitive than on the face.
Acne Rosacea Treatment (45-Minute) – $75
Series of 3 – $200
Even though Acne Rosacea is not acne, it still responds to an anti-bacterial regimen much the same as acne. It usually clears up much more quickly than acne and will stay clear as long as product use is maintained. We educate you on food and environmental triggers that can make rosacea worse.
LED(Light Therapy) is also a good treatment add on to help reduce inflammation and aid in the clearing of your acne.
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Face Reality™ Acne Program – FAQs
What is acne?
For most, acne is an inherited condition of the skin in which the skin cells inside pores shed faster than can be expelled leading to clogged pores. Normal pores shed about one layer of skin cells a day. Acne prone skin can shed up to five times that amount. The build up of dead skin cells, called “hyperkeratosis” leads to plugs within the pore or “microcomedones.” Clogged pores create the perfect anaerobic environment for the P.Acnes bacteria. This bacteria feeds on the oil from your skin and proliferates. It’s important to note that OIL is not the cause of acne; it’s just one thing that contributes to the problem.
Because acne is a DEAD SKIN CELL PROBLEM and starts with the formation of microcomedones deep inside pores, it is crucial to use products that are able to penetrate the pores to kill bacteria and expel excess dead cells. Face Reality products do just that!
What to expect at consultation and treatments?
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How often should you come in for Acne Treatment?
Why do you adjust home care routine every two weeks?
What will it cost for products?
Does acne treatment work?
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How is this acne treatment program different than regular facials?
- The Face Reality Skincare line offers a range of products in different strengths that can be customized to treat your specific type of acne and severity (it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach).
- You have a personal acne expert to coach you through your specific skin problems, and is available to answer your questions anytime and walk with you every step of the way.
- We adjust, not add more products to your home-care routine every few weeks to push your skin to clear faster. (This takes monitoring so that skin doesn’t get too dry or irritated).
- The system addresses all aspects of getting your skin clear (lifestyle, diet, hyperkeratosis, bacteria), not just one area.
Can you get rid of acne scars?
Why do I need professional products for my acne?
Will antibiotics clear my acne?
What about Accutane for acne?
You must be off the drug Accutane for at least 90 days, and/or off any prescription topical and other oral acne meds for at least two weeks, before you can begin our program. These drugs cause heightened sensitivity to the skin, and our products and treatments may be too strong.
No Face Reality Acne Treatments or extractions will be performed on anyone who is not in our acne program and on Face Reality home care products.
Products are not included in consultation or treatments.
Content courtesy of Face Reality Acne Clinic.