Acne and Other Sensitive Skin Issues

Acne is a skin condition that effects almost 85% of sensitive skin clients. It can be genetic or environmentally caused, but the result is a true burden for those who have struggled with ineffective approaches.

The skin is the largest organ of the body, and I take that into consideration when beginning to work with new clients. This approach is effective, but not always immediate. Many times, I need to reverse prior damage done and restore the skin barrier. The skin barrier is considered the “roof” to the skin. It keeps the good stuff in and helps protect the inside from environmental pollutants, aggravating ingredients in skincare products and even sweat. If the barrier is dysfunctional, many times any approache to restore skin balance is ineffective.

There are numerous ways to address aggravated skin, and after a detailed question and answer session, we discuss the options I would recommend and why. Typically, I ask you to commit to 3 months of working together, to begin to see true change and the skin rebuilding.

Acne Consultation

60 minutes | $95

This is a one hour discussion in which we will review your prior products, doctors, treatment, successes and failures. You receive a book that highlights aggravating products and ingredients and recommendations for better choices for your sensitive skin.

Acne Consultation & Treatment

$150

This facial is a first-time facial with treatment. As I examine your face for clues to the root cause of the disruptions, I tediously clean each pore and begin the repair process. You also get a FREE 2-week sample package of the products I will recommend. Yes, the package of products is at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

Post Acne Scars

Requires a consultation.

Micro Needling

Price starts at $250.00

Depending on you acne scaring the appropriate in clinic and out clinic treatment is discussed.

Major Peel

$850.00

While a lot can be accomplished with the mini peel, I recommend the major peel for acne scaring. The major peel will begin to break down the fibrous collagen bonds that pull the skin down creating the scaring. Combined with other modalities and supplements, the peel creates a major shift in the reflection and texture of the skin.

Venus Viva

$550.00

I love the simplicity and effectiveness of this treatment. Created for all skin types, the Venus Viva is known for its ability to repair texture irregularities and refine pore size. A test treatment on the skin will be performed on any skins, so this treatment option requires a mini consultation before treatment.

Cleansing Only

Deep Clean

 $120.00

This facial takes a pore by pore look at your skin and clears any dead skin cells and product waste. Treatment varies due to skin health, durability and product history.

Extreme Clean

$150.00

I won’t lie, it can be painful, especially if you are a woman and close to your cycle, dehydrated, have allergies, or are hungover. I prep the skin with a pore dilator, and occlude it with warm towels to help buffer the pain. I wear surgical glasses that isolate the pores and the debris to be cleaned and go to town till your face appears poreless and pristine. If there are issues that hinder the facial or I feel it is too aggressive, I will recommend the “deep” clean and we can work up from there.

What is a Major Peel?
We use the Elaine Brennen Skin renewal system. This peel is unique in that the treatment not only produces a superior peeling that is safe, but is also extremely effective. It achieves a true rejuvenation of the skin resulting in the dramatic improvement in its elasticity, texture and color. Some peelings can destroy the cells in the deeper layers of the epidermis, which can damage the delicate skin tissues. This unique peeling formulation, removes any risks by using special base ingredients which have no penetration properties and cannot carry the peeling process too deeply into the skin. Therefore, there are no toxic side-effects.
What to Expect?
  • Evens skin tone
  • Clears acne, improves post acne scaring and normalizes skin oilyness
  • Improves wrinkles and dry skin, fine lines and the appearance of aging skin
  • Brightens, evens tone and texture
  • Treats hyper pigmentation and melasma
  • Reverses sun damage
  • Stimulates collagen grow and elastin for firmer skin
Downtime?

6 – 10 days

  • Day one and 2. Subtle redness
  • Day 3, a bit swollen with the appearance of a sun burn
  • Day 4, the skin is tighter and one might look as though they have never used sunscreen
  • Day 5, peeling begins around the mouth
  • Day 6, full effect of peeling on the face while neck and forehead stay intact
  • Day 7, normally will remove excess skin or if the peel is still intact will make an appointment for day 9

Other FAQs

Q: Can I drive, go to the store, walk the dog?

A: Yes, if you are completely covered up with no facial exposure.

Q: Can I take a shower and wash my hair?

A: No, but you can take a bath but do NOT wash your hair.

Q: Can my stylist wash my hair and dry it?

A: Yes, if you have a towel over your face to ensure it does not get wet.

Q: Will I scare my kids or the pizza delivery person?

A: Maybe, but explain you will lovely in 5 more days.

Q: Can I sleep on my side?

A: This depends on your pain tolerance, but I suggest you sleep on your back.

Q: Can I go hiking, sking, or to the beach the following week?

A: No

Q: Can I go hiking, sking, or to the beach if I wear a hat, sunblock, and sunglasses?

A: No

Q: Do I really lay down for 2 hours 2 days in a row with this peel on my face?

A: Yes

Q: Does it hurt?

A: Not really, you have a fan.

Q: Does it hurt more the 2nd day?

A: No