PURE ACNE PROGRAM
60 MIN: $75
Our Approach to Acne (Using Rhonda Allison Skincare)
Reduce bacteria and inflammation on the skin
Increase Cellular Exfoliation
Support Acne with proper Wound Healing Care
Each treatment is customized utilizing ingredients such as mandelic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic, totarol, green tea, phytic, and pyruvic acid, benzoyl peroxide and lactic acid. Extractions are performed in each treatment, as a well as high frequency which is thermal (heat producing) and oxygen creating which assists in killing stubborn acne bacteria. We include LED Light Therapy which assists in killing acne bacteria, reduces inflammation and increases circulation and boosts collagen production for healthy skin. Then we finished with an ice globe treatment with a customized mask to calm and hydrate the skin to help soothe, close pores and increase the healing process.
Our treatments are scheduled 2 weeks apart in advance. so we can stay on schedule. Depending on the type of acne, dry acne, cystic/hormonal acne, oily/congested acne.
A home regimen will need to be purchased. (Home regimens will be given a 25% discount)
We want to make it financially comfortable for you to stay on track. We are here to help and support you and your skin. We need a commitment from you to follow the home care regimen, show up for your treatments and make the lifestyle changes that we recommend so we both succeed in controlling your acne.
There Are Many Factors That May Affect Acne:
Stress - The number one factor affecting acne. Stress stimulates the adrenal glands; for women, this may be a problem because these glands produce much of the male hormones. Men produce only a small amount of testosterone in the adrenal glands. Since men also produce naturally higher levels of testosterone, surges of it from stress have less of an effect on acne. Usually flare-ups occur about 14 days following a stress response.
Nutrition - Avoid foods with iodides; salts, processed foods, fast foods, excessive dairy, soy sauce, MSG, alcohol, and caffeine. Some drugs even trigger existing acne conditions. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of pure water every day. Although there is no scientific evidence to support that incorrect nutrition causes acne, proper nutrition can aid existing acne conditions.
Hormones - Hormones also affect acne. Specifically, testosterone stimulates the development of sebaceous follicles and attached oil glands. This is a factor during adolescence when hormones are very active. The fluctuation of hormones during menses accounts for acne flare-ups. It is the increase of progesterone that aggravates acne conditions in genetically vulnerable women. Increased estrogen generally relieves acne, which is why physicians will prescribe birth control pills.
Picking & Touching - Improper squeezing and ill-attempted extractions may rupture the follicle wall and cause bacteria to spread. Touching irritates skin and breeds bacteria from fingers and hands.
Drying - Overuse of very drying skin care products may cause the sebaceous glands to produce more oil.
Excessive and/or Abrasive Scrubbing - Over-cleansing and excessive scrubbing can over-stimulate the production of sebum in the follicle and worsen acne conditions. The formation of acne begins with sebum.
Cosmetics - Fragrances, dyes and preservatives are irritating to sensitive and acne-prone skins and should be avoided.
Skin Irritants - Soap powders (all-natural, fragrance- free is best), fabric softeners, shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, etc. are all irritants to existing acne conditions. Rinse laundry thoroughly, replace pillow cases daily, and never use the same wash cloth more than once.
What Are the Different Types of Acne?
Acne Vulgaris - This is a self-limiting, treatable disease, primarily seen in adolescents, that involves the sebaceous glands. Acne Vulgaris usually involves a variety of lesions consisting of comeodones, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts and sequelae, such as pitted or hypertrophic scars. Propionibacterium Acnes are the bacteria that cause Acne Vulgaris.
Acne Cosmetica - A triggering topical comedogenic substance that penetrates the pore and causes formation of comeodones. Acne Cosmetica is usually the non-inflammatory type indicated by small slightly raised red lesions, whiteheads and occasional pustules.
Acne Mechanica - This is caused by friction or pressure. For acne-prone skin, rubbing or any manipulation of microcomedones may cause a rupturing of the follicle. Continual friction from material, such as a hat, will cause Acne Mechanica.
Acne Rosacea - This condition is considered adult acne and is more predominant in women than men. It is usually seen in people with northern European heritage. Acne Rosacea is recognized by erythema with telangiectasia. Lesions seem to follow along the blood vessel dilation. Papules and pustules form in the center of the face, primarily cheeks and chin, and are large and painful.
Keratosis Pilaris (KP) - This is a common skin disorder, often referred to as chicken skin or goose flesh. It is a benign condition that shows up as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks.
Pseudofolliculitis Barbae – Sometimes referred to as ingrown hair. More common in men and occurs when coarse, curved hair penetrates into the skin just before it would normally leave the follicle.
As you can see with all the different types and forms of acne there is no one for all regimen.
One other important factor with acne is that it is a wound to the skin. This makes a difference in how you approach the lesions and your view on how to heal that wound. It is definitely a balancing act between bacteria and oil control as well as healing and inflammation support.