As a professionally licensed Esthetician and Certified Acne Specialist I am dedicated to clearing your skin. Nothing, including prescription medicine, can cure acne and there is no "one size fits all" solution for acne. Treatments must be customized for your acne type and severity, as well as your skin type and condition.
The Acne Bootcamp at The Skin Care Studio was designed to help you achieve clearer skin in approximately 3-4 months. I will guide you through a new routine that combines professional acne treatments with a custom home-care routine that gives you the tools and instructions needed to achieve clearer skin.
1) Schedule an Initial Acne Assesment & Treatment.
In the initial acne assesment, we take these steps:
determine your skin type, acne type and skin tolerance.
develop a professional treatment plan and customize a home care routine for your skin.
go over aggravating factors that make you break out – foods, medications, cosmetics, stress, etc.
The treatment includes deep pore cleansing, exfoliation (enzyme or chemical peel), extractions, an anti-inflammatory treatment and/or LED Light Therapy to help clear and heal the skin.
*Products are not included in the cost of the treatment. Expect to pay about $150 for a 3-4 month supply of your first set of acne products. We do not offer treatments or extractions to clients that do not use our home care products.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST VISIT: No prescription topical product (i.e., Differin, Retin A, Clindamycin, Epiduo, etc.) for two weeks prior to your appointment. No Accutane or equivalents for at least a month prior to your appointment.
2) Ongoing Acne Clearing Facials.
You will need to be seen every two weeks for an acne treatment as you progress through the Bootcamp. It typically takes about six to eight services over a 3 to 4-month period of time to get you mostly to completely clear. Each time you come in I will:
re-assess your skin and identify the most corrective course of treatment.
re-assess your home care regimen and adjust accordingly so that your skin does not over-adapt and stop responding.
give you a treatment in which you may receive an enzyme or chemical peel, extractions, hydration or other treatments to smooth uneven texture and reduce redness from old acne, while keeping new acne from developing.
As you get clear, your treatments will become shorter – there just won’t be as many extractions to do, but because your daily home care routine is a critical part of becoming clear you will continue to recieve ongoing coaching on lifestyle and skin care protocols.
After your acne is under control, you will simply need to maintain your home care products to keep clear.
Initial Acne Assesment & Treatment $80
Acne Clearing Facial $55
Series of 3 Treatments $150