How It Works
In the Office
If you’re coming to see us in our Atlanta office, we’ll cover a series of questions and tests to find out more about your skin. This will help us create a personalized product and treatment regimen that you’ll follow over a 12-week period to achieve clear skin.
Once clear, you will continue using our products to maintain your results. Since there is no cure for acne this is the best way to manage your acne without prescriptions.
In-Office Treatment and Product
Fastest way to clear skin. See results in 3-4 months.
There are two ways to work with us
#1 Schedule a Consultation w/ full Treatment in our office. This includes a consultation and treatment ($225). We will explain how our program works and what is expected in order to achieve results. You will be expected to purchase your Say Goodbye to Acne Kit at that appointment. That kit is $172 and includes enough product to last approximately 3 months. To get clear as quickly as possible get acne treatments in our office every 2 weeks.
#2 Work with us virtually by purchasing your Say Goodbye to Acne Kit online and follow the instructions on how to use the products you receive in our emails and check in with us if you have any questions.
*Once clear skin is achieved, clients will continue using our products to maintain results.
Note: We can accelerate this option for an event (wedding, graduation, etc.)
Also note: Prices are approximate and vary based on which products are recommended for your skin and acne type. To maintain results, patients should continue using products after desired skincare goals are met.
Consultation & Treatments
Consultation with Mini Treatment
This consultation includes a discussion on how our program works. A skin evaluation to learn about your skin and acne type. We will test some serums for your sensitivity and examine your skin. We will then customize a home care regimen to help you get rid of acne on your face, back and/or chest. We will also discuss lifestyle, diet, makeup, and hair product changes that can improve your skin.
*Treatments (i.e. extractions, exfoliation, or chemical peel) are not included.
Consultation with Full Treatment
This consultation includes a discussion on how our program works. A skin evaluation to learn about your skin and acne type. We will test some serums for your sensitivity and examine your skin. We will then customize a home care regimen to help you get rid of acne on your face, back and/or chest. We will also discuss lifestyle, diet, makeup, and hair product changes that can improve your skin. We then perform a 60 minute acne treatment that includes cleansing the skin and based on your test results apply the serum we choose as your exfoliation. We will then do extractions and ice globes or LED treatment depending on time allowed then apply SPF.
Facial Acne Treatments
COST: $100 – $150
At Atlanta Acne Specialists, we analyze your skin carefully to determine which treatment option is best for you. All treatments are flat rate and customized.
You may choose a treatment by time we spend on your skin. 30 minutes ($100) Includes a Cleanse and exfoliation (determined by the Acne Specialist) with a focus on extractions (removing blackheads/ pimples) ice globes and LED if time allows and SPF.
60 minutes ($150) Includes the above with more time for extractions. Clients will visit our office every two weeks to receive treatments and check in with a specialist, while continuing a regimen at home. Achieving clear skin can take anywhere from 12 to 14 weeks.
- Expect to see significant results seen in the first 6 weeks.
Body Acne Treatments
Body acne can occur alone or alongside facial acne. Some people never have acne on their face, only on their body. Either way, it’s just as devastating. The skin on the back is thicker and can tolerate a stronger treatment, whereas the skin on the chest is much thinner. body acne treatment is very similar to that of facial acne in that the Acne Specialist will include extractions and an exfoliating treatment or a chemical peel, just a little stronger depending on your skin or acne type.
To achieve the best results, we will periodically adjust your regimen in order to prevent the skin from adjusting to the products.
Deep Pore Cleanse
We recommend this 60 minute treatment for clients who want to learn more about us or who are not interested in doing our full Acne Program. With this treatment you will receive an enzyme exfoliation and extractions. We will not recommend active products or give coaching with this treatment. It is strictly for clients only wanting extractions.
Acne Scar Treatment
Many clients first question when working with us is “How can we get rid of the scarring?” We must first get rid of the acne or we will chase scarring for a long time.
We recommend a introducing a Retinol Propionate which is gentler than Retin-A or stronger chemical peels to even out the texture and tone of your skin and help with scarring. Once you’ve been clear skin for at least 3 months we are happy to discuss other options with you as well.
Acne scars, or Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), can be a painful reminder of dealing with breakouts – no matter how mild or severe. If you have PIH those will diminish on their own in 4-6 months after the pimple has healed.
PIH is technically called Angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is background redness left over from past breakouts. Your body has created a lot of new blood vessels as it tried to heal the pimples itself. Now the body has to reabsorb those breakouts and the redness isn’t a scar it’s just residual redness in your skin. When the body absorbs those vessels it will disappear.
At Atlanta Acne Specialists, we don’t perform scar revision or promise to remove scarring, however we can help minimize acne scarring in several ways. By using our products and strictly following our product recommendations, you will notice your acne scarring start to minimize.
Once you’ve achieve clear skin for at least 6 months, we recommend a series of microdermabrasion treatments or stronger chemical peels to even out the texture and tone of your skin.