Acne and Treatments with Secret Faces
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples.
Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.
Acne most commonly develops on areas of the body that contain a lot of sebaceous glands (oil) glands like the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders.
There are two types of Acne
Noninflammatory Acne - includes blackheads and whiteheads. These normally don’t cause any inflammation or redness.
Blackheads occur when a pore is clogged by a combination of sebum and dead skin cells. The top of the pore stays open, despite the rest of it being clogged. This results in the characteristic black color seen on the surface.
Whiteheads can also form when a pore gets clogged by sebum and dead skin cells. But unlike with blackheads, the top of the pore closes up. It looks like a small bump protruding from the skin. Whiteheads are more difficult to treat because the pores are already closed.
Inflammatory Acne – includes pimples that are red and swollen.
Although sebum and dead skin cells contribute to inflammatory acne, bacteria can also play a role in clogging up pores. Bacteria can cause an infection deep beneath the skin’s surface. This may result in painful acne spots that are hard to get rid of.
The degree of inflammation determines the size and redness of an acne lesion.
It’s important to be patient with your acne treatment. While some treatments may work immediately, you may not see widespread improvement for several months.
Secret Faces is owned and operated by Darlene Walchuk RN, BScN., and provides the best in medical aesthetics and the ultimate rejuvenating experience.
The Non-Surgical Solutions to Acne that Secret Faces offers are:
IPL Photofacials with Lumecca™ - improves the appearance of acne
Fractora - improves skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance.
Non-Surgical Solutions for Acne Scarring
PRP - (Platelet Rich Plasma) improve skin texture to dull dry skin, and treat acne and surgical scars
Dermal Fillers - One of the most common compounds used in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in our skin, and it plays a major role in keeping skin hydrated and volumized.
Microneedling - is designed to address acne scars and stimulates collagen formation creating healthy skin.
Recommended Skin Care Products
Darlene recommends Alumier MD science-backed skin care in luxurious formulations that work to reveal more radiant and luminous skin and benefit all skin types and conditions. Alumier team of top scientists and physicians have over 100 years of combined skincare experience to create the most effective formulations using optimal medical-grade ingredients
Darlene RN, BScN., customizes each treatment and the overall experience is just as important to Darlene as the outcome.
Contact Secret Faces to book your consultation at 905-808-1774 or complete the attached form and we will be in touch to arrange a consultation.