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Acne

As physicians, we understand the profound impact that acne can have on your life, both physically and emotionally. Acne is more than just a skin condition; it can affect one’s self-esteem, confidence, and overall well-being. We want to assure you that you are not alone in this journey, and together, we can work towards improving your skin health and restoring your confidence.

Acne can be a challenging and frustrating condition, but please know that there are effective treatments and solutions available to help manage and alleviate your symptoms.  Our goal is to provide you with personalized care, support, and guidance every step of the way. Your comfort, concerns, and goals are of utmost importance to us, and we are here to listen, understand, and collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.

We want you to feel empowered and hopeful as we embark on this journey towards healthier, clearer skin. Remember, healing takes time, patience, and dedication, but with the right approach and support, we can achieve positive outcomes together. We are committed to helping you regain control over your skin and embrace a brighter, more confident future.

Teen Program

Our acne program is tailored exclusively for patients under 18 years old, requiring the presence of parents or legal guardians during consultations and treatments. We recognize the significant impact acne can have on teens and aim to provide affordable solutions to alleviate their suffering and prevent bullying. To ensure accessibility, our program is priced significantly lower than the adult version.

  • Initial consultation $100

    This payment will be applicable for any treatment done on the same day.

  • Follow-up consultation $50

    This payment will be applicable for any treatment done on the same day.

  • Treatments are available in packages $390

    Three sessions. Regardless of whether laser or chemical peel treatments are chosen.

  • Treatments individual session $150

    Regardless of whether laser or chemical peel treatments are chosen.

We emphasize the importance of adhering to the recommended skincare regimen between treatments for optimal results. To comply with regulations, all communication regarding treatment must involve the parent or legal guardian.

Adult Program

Our adult acne program provides comprehensive solutions for individuals seeking to address their skin concerns.

  • Initial consultation $130

    This payment will be applicable for any treatment done on the same day.

  • Follow-up consultation $100

    This payment will be applicable for any treatment done on the same day.

  • Chemical peel packages for active acne from $480 to $660

    Depending on the type of peel, initially purchased in packs of three sessions. With single treatments available thereafter

Additionally, for the treatment of complications, we provide various options including microneedling pen Exceed, microneedling with RF, chemical peels, and non-ablative resurfacing laser treatments, available in packs of three or as single sessions. Please see the detailed pricing below. To ensure the effectiveness of our treatments, commitment to a prescribed skincare regimen is essential.
  • microneedling Exceed pen pack of 3 $960*
  • microneedling Exceed pen single session $400
  • microneedling with Radiofrequency pack of 3 $1100*
  • microneedling with Radiofrequency single session $450
  • Frax laser (non ablative resurfacing)pack of 3 $1200*
  • Frax laser (non ablative resurfacing) single session $500
  • *Face prices; adding the neck and décolletage incurs an additional charge of $450 for the pack or $190 for single session.

SKIN CARE

Choosing the right skin care products and ingredients is crucial for individuals with acne-prone skin. Here are some recommendations to help you navigate the world of skincare tailored to your specific needs:

  • Non-comedogenic Formulations: We advise patients to select skincare products labeled as “non-comedogenic.” These formulations are specifically designed to avoid pore-clogging ingredients, reducing the risk of exacerbating acne or causing new breakouts.
  • Gentle Cleansers: We recommend gentle cleansers formulated for acne-prone skin. These cleansers effectively remove impurities without stripping the skin’s natural oils or causing irritation. Look for ingredients like gentle surfactants, such as sodium lauryl sulfate, and soothing botanical extracts like chamomile or aloe vera.
  • Salicylic Acid: Patients can benefit from incorporating salicylic acid into their skincare routine. This beta hydroxy acid (BHA) penetrates the pores to dissolve excess oil and dead skin cells, helping to prevent the formation of acne lesions. Salicylic acid also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective for reducing redness and swelling associated with acne.
  • Benzoyl Peroxide: We recommend benzoyl peroxide-based products for their antibacterial properties. Benzoyl peroxide effectively kills acne-causing bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) and reduces inflammation. It’s available in various concentrations, and we typically advise patients to start with lower strengths to minimize potential irritation and gradually increase as tolerated.
  • Oil-Free Moisturizers: Patients with acne-prone skin should use oil-free moisturizers to hydrate without exacerbating oiliness. Look for lightweight formulations that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which provide hydration without clogging pores.
  • Retinoids: We often recommend topical retinoids, such as adapalene, tretinoin, or over-the-counter retinol formulations, for acne treatment. Retinoids promote cell turnover, preventing the formation of comedones and reducing inflammation. They are particularly effective for treating acne and improving overall skin texture.
  • Sunscreen Protection: Daily sunscreen application is crucial for patients with acne-prone skin, as some acne treatments can increase sensitivity to UV radiation. I advise patients to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and to choose non-comedogenic formulations to prevent pore blockage.
  • Patch Testing: Before introducing new products into their skincare routine, we recommend patients perform a patch test on a small area of skin to check for any adverse reactions or sensitivity. This precautionary step helps minimize the risk of irritation or allergic reactions, especially for individuals with sensitive skin.

LIFESTYLE

Acne can be a challenging skin condition, but incorporating simple lifestyle changes can make a significant difference in managing and improving your skin health. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help you on your journey to clearer skin:

  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and promote overall skin health. Hydration is key to maintaining skin elasticity and reducing the risk of breakouts.
  • Eat a Balanced Diet: Incorporate a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins into your diet. Avoiding high-glycemic foods and dairy products may help reduce acne flare-ups.
  • Manage Stress: Stress can trigger hormonal changes that lead to breakouts. Practice stress-reducing techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises to keep your skin calm and clear.
  • Exercise regularly: Physical activity promotes circulation and helps flush out toxins from your body, which can benefit your skin. Remember to cleanse your skin post-workout to remove sweat and bacteria.
  • Avoid Tobacco and Alcohol: Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can worsen acne and contribute to skin inflammation. Opt for healthier lifestyle choices to support your skin’s healing process.
  • Get Adequate Sleep: Lack of sleep can disrupt your skin’s natural repair process, leading to dullness and breakouts. Aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night to promote skin renewal.

By making these lifestyle changes, you can support your skin’s health and potentially see improvements in your acne condition. As you already know, consistency is key, and patience is essential as you work towards achieving clearer, healthier skin.  Remember, we will be there with you to help you achieve your goals to a better skin.

Thank you for entrusting us with your skin care journey. Let’s work together to overcome acne and pave the way for a happier, healthier you.

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