No one is immune from Acne. Ranging from mild to severe, Acne can affect men and women of any age, race, or skin type. Acne is the most common skin disease; over sixty million Americans will experience breakouts sometime during their life. The red or purple pimples can appear not only on the face but also the neck, back, arms, and sometimes the posterior thighs. Those who suffer from Acne may experience a loss of confidence and self-esteem. Unfortunately, almost 40% of Acne sufferers never seek out professional help with their skin, often because they do not know what treatments are available today.
The Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique offers our patients cutting-edge Acne treatments, designed to safely and comprehensively treat breakouts, and improve the appearance of the skin. These procedures can be tailed to each individual’s unique needs and skin type. While singular treatment can make a noticeable improvement in the skin’s appearance, a combination of therapies is often required to achieve optimal results. To determine the best short-term and long-term treatments for each individual, we offer patients a complimentary Acne consultation.
Causes of Acne:
Acne is caused by overactive oil glands, an accumulation of dead skin cells, and the growth of bacteria on the skin. These can eventually clog the pores, resulting in red, irritated pimples. Shifting hormone levels can affect skin breakouts, as well; this is the reason why many teens, pregnant women, older adults often experience Acne. Poor diet, stress, and inadequate sleep can also contribute to these hormonal changes. Items such as makeup, sunscreen, and hair styling products will further clog pores and trap in the oil/dirt that causes Acne. *
Tips for Acne Suffers:
- Keep your hands off of your face, as they carry a large amount of bacteria.
- Do not ‘pop’ pimples. This can both spread bacteria and cause scarring.
- Change your pillowcase often. Dirt and oil accumulate here night after night, which are then repeatedly exposed to the skin.
- Keep your face free of sweat, as this can accelerate the development of pimples.
- Both physical and emotional stress can cause breakouts, try to reduce stress as much strain as possible.
- Eat well. A proper diet including plenty of water is a must for healthy skin.
- Get eight hours of sleep a night. Plenty of rest helps keep you stress free and confident to follow a healthy lifestyle.
- Avoid hats, headbands, and helmets. The hold an accumulation of sweat and dirt, causing can cause Acne breakouts across the hairline and forehead.
- Do not waist money on useless products. See your cosmetic surgeon for advice on the right, quality products for your skin.
- Clean your cell phone often. This is a breeding place for germs and bacteria.
The Ideal Candidate for Acne Treatment:
Anyone troubled with Acne breakouts or scarring may make a good candidate for skin treatments. Both men and women, dealing with Acne on their face, neck, or body can benefit from a noninvasive procedure; many of which can provide an alternative to traditional oral medications. Patients should be in generally good health and have reasonable expectations for Acne treatment. *
Acne Treatments available at the Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique:
A variety of Acne treatments are available at the Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique. Patients dealing with intermittent, minor breakouts, as well as constant, severe Acne, can find a dramatic improvement under the guidance of a physician or skilled esthetician. The right procedure will depend on an individual’s skin type, location of the breakout, and extent of correction needed. During a consultation appointment, we will review your medical history and perform a brief skin evaluation, to determine the best Acne treatment for your unique situation.
To address the causes of Acne, and deter further breakouts, our team can recommend various physician-grade skin care products, clarifying facials, mineral makeup, and in some instances, antibiotics. Procedures that can dramatically improve the appearance of Acne scarring can include LimeLight IPL, Laser Genesis, Dermabrasion, and Chemical Peels. *
Acne Treatments FAQ:
What is Acne?
Acne is a skin condition caused by clogged pores, triggered by a wide range of factors. Acne breakouts will include whiteheads, blackheads, or cysts under the skin. *
What causes Acne?
Excess oil production, an accumulation of dead skin cells, and bacterial growth can be trapped within clogged pores, triggering Acne breakouts. *
How is Acne treated?
The treatment of Acne will depend on an individual patient’s skin type, the cause of breakouts, and the level of correction required. The Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique offers a wide range of techniques and products to meet each individual’s unique skin needs. These include IPL with Levulan, chemical peels, clarifying facials, mineral makeup, and antibiotic therapy. *
What is LimeLight IPL?
LimeLight IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a noninvasive procedure using broad-spectrum light pulses to treat damaged skin and acne. IPL combined with Levulan is an effective alternative to Accutane. *
What is a Chemical Peel?
A Chemical Peel is a noninvasive treatment using a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of skin. This procedure can improve the skin’s texture, control Acne breakouts, and reduce the appearance of visible scarring. *
What are clarifying facials?
Facials include skin cleansing treatments that will clear clogged pores to combat Acne. Facials are often best used in combination with other Acne treatments. *
What is mineral makeup?
Physician-grade mineral makeup is free of chemicals, preservatives, dyes, fragrance, and other impurities that can irrigate the skin and clog pores. Mineral makeup does not contain any oils, so it does not aggravate Acne prone skin. *
What areas can benefit from an Acne treatment?
Any area experiencing breakouts can benefit from Acne treatments, including the face, neck, back, torso, and extremities. *
Where are the Acne treatments performed?
All Acne treatments are performed in the office-suite of the Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique. *
How long does an Acne treatment take in the office?
The length of a procedure will depend on the specific treatment used; many of these will take less than an hour in the office. *
Who is a good candidate for Acne treatment?
Anyone suffering from pimples on their face or body, mild to severe, in generally good health, and with reasonable expectations can make an excellent candidate for Acne treatment. *
When can I return to work or school after an Acne treatment?
Many times, patients are able to immediately return to work or school after an Acne treatment. *
Are the results from an Acne treatment long lasting?
Yes, the results from Acne treatments can be long lasting. The root cause of breakouts should be determined, to help prevent further breakouts. *
How much do Acne treatments cost?
The wide range of Acne treatments can vary greatly in price. Costs for IPL start at $150 for a spot treatment and up to $500 per treatment, chemical peels can range between $150-$400, and facials average start at $125.
Can I finance my Acne treatment?
The Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique makes financing Acne treatments, and all other procedures, easy through CareCredit. We also accept cash, all major credit cards, and personal checks.
How do I get started for an Acne treatment?
If you are interested in potential Acne treatments, call Miror Miror Beauty Boutique and set up a complimentary consultation appointment. During this time, your provider can assess your unique situation and create an Acne treatment plan to meet your specific needs.