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Acne Clearing Facial

The Acne Clearing Facial helps reduce acne symptoms and clogged pores.  Also aids in healing inflamed irritated acneic skin.  

A combination of thorough deep pore cleansing, steam enzymic exfoliation, extractions to remove blackheads, a healing mask, Blue and Red LED light therapy along with high frequency to help destroy pimple causing bacteria.  A hydrating, but oil control moisturizer finishes your treatment.

$90.    (75 min)

Acne

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your tiny hair follicles in your skin become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.    This causes bacteria to increase and irritate the skin.   It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face.  However, they can develop on the arms, neck, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders.

Acne is most common among teenagers, usually starting in the early teen years. Although, it affects people of all age.

 Significance of diet in treated and untreated acne vulgaris.

Abstract

"The relationship between diet and acne is highly controversial. Several studies during the last decade have led dermatologists to reflect on a potential link between diet and acne. This article presents the latest findings on a potential impact that diet can have on pathogenesis of acne vulgaris. The association between diet and acne can no longer be dismissed. Compelling evidence shows that high glycemic load diets may exacerbate acne."

Intake of high levels of omega-3 fatty acids linked with decreases in inflammatory factors.

Western diets are often deficient in omega-3s.  It is widely believe that  increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids through a diet rich in fish and seafood results in a lower rate of inflammatory disease.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Teen Weekly Acne Control Treatment Omega 3 foods 

Light Therapy - It Works!

LED Light Therapy For Acne Control

When blue light is shone on the skin, it penetrates through various skin layers and may help kill acne-causing bacteria known as Propioni­bacterium acnes (P. acnes), or reduce  inflammation or excess sebum (skin oil) production associated with acne. The P acnes bacteria causes inflammation and breakouts on the skin surface. 

P acnes is sensitive to blue light and can in fact, be reduced with blue light therapy. Combined with proper cleansing and treatment regimens, the blue light offers a safe alternative to antibiotics and harsh drying topicals.

Acne treatment using LED Light Therapy

The blue light destroys the acne-causing bacteria, Propioni­bacterium acnes (P. acnes),

The red light speed wound healing, stimulate collagen production, promote firmness and improve skin texture

Recent studies found when red light is added to the treatment, researchers found  an increased efficiency over blue light alone for patients with mild-to-severe acne.

The study conducted by Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers treated 24 subjects with mild-to-severe symmetric facial acne vulgaris with eight sessions of treatments. The treatments, conducted twice per week, three days apart, alternated between 415 nm blue light (20 minutes/session, 48 J/cm2) and 633 nm red light (20 minutes/session, 96 J/cm2) from a light-emitting diode (LED)-based therapy system. (J Cosm Laser Ther. 2006; 

The four week follow-up  assessment of the acne showed , the mean lesion count reduction was significant at 46 percent (p=0.001). 12-week follow-up, the mean lesion count reduction was similarly noteworthy at 81 percent (p=0.001).