First, education is everything. We give you detailed information on lifestyle, medications and dietary issues that can cause or aggravate acne. We also discuss which ingredients in skin and hair care products can be troublesome.
Next, we give you a strict home care regimen. There is a method to our madness! If you stick to it, you will have clear skin. You will be given instructions via email so you will know exactly how to use your products. We are also available via phone, email and text if you have any questions.
Our home care strategy is second to none. Our products include Mandelic, Lactic, Glycolic, and Salicylic acids. We also have prescription equivalent Vitamin A Proprionate which is a little gentler on the skin than Retin-A. Along with our step-up approach to Benzoyl Peroxide application you will begin to see your skin clearing in just a few weeks. We will adjust either the strength of your products or the frequency of use to keep clearing your skin to keep your skin from developing immunity to the products and to keep it getting too dry or irritated.
Lastly, we do extractions at every visit. We may change the treatment from exfoliating to gentle and hydrating, but we will always do extractions. As the comedones come up through the layers of the skin we will get them out so the skin becomes more smooth and they won’t continue to smolder under the skin causing scarring. At each visit they become less and less active as the products begin to prevent new blackheads or whiteheads from forming.
If you’ve tried every acne treatment your doctor has offered and are disappointed, give us a call and let our acne specialists coach you to clear skin.