Schedule an in-depth consultation with our Face Reality Certified Acne Specialist. During this initial appointment, you will answer detailed questions in regards to lifestyle, food choices, current products, medications and anything else that could be contributing to your acne. Together, you and your Acne Specialist, will try to determine the root cause of your acne and develop a comprehensive plan to treat it. Depending on the current condition of your skin, and if time allows, a treatment may also be performed. Should you decide at this initial appointment, that our Face Reality Acne Bootcamp is the right program for you, we will take the next steps toward your clear skin journey in Pleasant Hill and Martinez.
What is Acne?
Acne is an inherited disorder of the pores – pores that shed dead skin cells much faster than normal. Normal pores shed about one layer of dead skin cells per day inside the pore, while the acne-prone pore sheds up to five layers, making it very difficult for the body to keep up. This forms the microcomedone, the beginning of all acne. Taking up to 90 days, it turns into blackheads or congestion under the skin; or if bacteria is present (which just loves to feed on the dead skin cells and oil), it turns into inflamed pimples or pustules and maybe even cysts.
Acne can be more than just a “breakout.” Acne can be detrimental to your self-esteem, affecting how you live your life and socialize. Not wanting to go out with friends because you’re afraid of your acne bumps showing up in pictures. Not wanting to go to the beach or pool because the water will wash off your make-up. Not wanting to go to that interview because you’re afraid of them judging you and your appearance. Does this sound familiar? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for a strict program that has been implemented in this practice to help clear your skin, stay clear, and to gain your confidence back.
There is no cure or quick fix for acne, but it can only be managed with the right treatments and homecare products. Our Acne Bootcamp provides a true partnership and strategic plan towards the goal of achieving clear skin.
Your initial consultation will include: a thorough analysis of your skin, first acne treatment, and personalized home care regimen. These initial appointments last 45 minutes and offer an in-depth look at any and all factors that could be contributing to your acne.
Personalized Treatment Plan
We will go over your plan including:
- At home skin care regime
- Lifestyle habits such as diet, supplements and exercise
- Hormonal contributions such as medications or birth control
- Bi-weekly in-office treatments
At-Home Skincare Routine
You must commit to:
- Our custom home regimen twice daily
- Treatments every 2 weeks
- Home care adjustments to boost the efficacy of your products
- Lifestyle adjustments – foods, medications, cosmetics, stress, and pore-clogging ingredients in skin and hair products
Acne Bootcamp Results
To treat acne effectively, one must be patient as it can take at least 3 months (in some cases longer) to see results. In addition, you must be compliant with all instructions and be consistent with your treatments which can be every 2 weeks until your acne subsides. Treatments can include very mild corrective peels, or hydrating enzyme treatments if your skin is sensitized, dry or irritated. Coming in every 2 weeks is essential to your success because we will closely monitor your progress and make any necessary to your regimen. Thereafter, a monthly visit will ensure that your acne stays at bay.
If this sounds like a plan that you can commit to, schedule your consultation, or contact us for more info in Pleasant Hill and Martinez.