Acne is not only a distressing part of adolescence, it can continue on into adulthood. But there are ways to help prevent and treat the condition.
Almost every teenager gets spots and zits at one time or other. They’re so common they’re considered to be a normal part of adolescence.
Although many people think that ‘acne’ only indicates a severe condition, it is actually a medical term for pimples.
Up to 85 per cent of Australians will develop acne during their life, with approximately 5 per cent experiencing severe acne. Nearly half of men and women continue to experience acne into their thirties. Severe acne can be painful, distressing and embarrassing – affecting relationships and a person’s sense of self.
While there is no shortage of treatments available, many of them are useless and some are actually harmful. Effective treatments do exist, and it’s important to know about them, because treating acne reduces the likelihood of permanent scarring.
Skin Revival have designed a ‘Acne Boot-Camp’ suitable for adolescent acne skins to help reduce and repair the condition along with strengthen the skins barrier. It’s important that treatment be started as soon as possible to reduce the chance of permanent scarring, which can become worse with age.
ACNE BOOT CAMP – 4 weeks – $640
– 4 advanced treatments each compromising of a combo of two of the listed acne treatments
– Acne Education
– Nutritional information and supplement advice
– Tailored treatment and home-care schedule
– 10% off supplements
– 10% off selected products
– Recipes and diet advice from our Acne Nutritionist
– Exclusive after hours ‘acne clinic’ appointment slots
– Review appointment with medical Observ photos
– Future treatment plan
– Discounted Scar Revision treatments
– Discounted maintenance treatments
Advanced treatments for clinician to select from based on your skin needs
Up to 2 can be selected per appointment during a 40 minute session
– Enzyme Treatments
Gentle exfoliating treatment mask that helps lift off blackheads, unclogging pores of debris and excess oil
– LED Light Therapy
A skincare treatment that uses varying wavelengths of light, including red, blue, yellow, green and NIR to target specific skin conditions.
Uses direct galvanic electrical current to introduce water-soluble substances through the skins surface to help improve ingredient absorption and moisture retention
Exfoliation of dead skin cells with a gentle micro tip which also releases water onto the skin to help rehydrate whilst exfoliating at the same time
Non- invasive treatment that uses ultrasonic (soundwave) technology which increases the penetration and absorption of products. The warm tip massaging the skin increases skin circulation.
– Diamond Dermbrasion
Accelerates the exfoliation of dead skin cells which in turn stimulates new cell growth and the renewal of collagen. Using a gentle vacuuming system and diamond tips, microdermabrasion removes dull, dead skin cells, unclogs pores and polishes the skin.
– High Frequency
Using a glass high frequency electrode to treat mild acne, shrink enlarged pores, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and bacteria in acne lesions
– Rationale Gommage
A light exfoliation mask containing lactic acid to help break down dead skin cells and decongest pores.
– Mandalic Acid Peel
Mandelic peel is derived from bitter almonds. Works to decongest the skin by deeply exfoliating and cleaning the pores. Anti-inflammatory which assist with acne skin, rosacea or any skin type that needs hydration.
– Salycylic Acid Peel
Salyclylic peels can improve the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines and wrinkles. Great for acne skin or any skin type that has mild- severe congestion in the pores. Helps to clear out and rehydrate the skin, working from the inside out.
– Glycolic Peel
Glycolic peels help to shrink the appearance of enlarged pores, assist with acne skins and acne scarring to decongest pores. Reduces the effects of sun damaged skin, increases collagen production.
Manual extractions of acne lesions or with the assistance of blackhead removal tools. Helps to remove trappied oil in the pores, leaving the skin with a smoother texture.
– Treatment Masks
Treatment masks are used in professional treatments to help decongest the skin, hydrate, be left on for you to go home in, contains actives to help remove dead skin cells, anti-inflammatory to help inflammation in the skin which drives acne.
Results and Time Frame
Please note depending on the type of grade your acne is, will determine how many treatments you will need. Acne can persist for many months, the aim of this package is to help with the first month of reducing inflammation in the skin and clearing out bacteria. After this you may need maintenance treatments to continue treating your acne.
Every skin responds differently to treatments depending on many factors such as hormones (which are out of our control) your genetics (out of our control), lifestyle, nutrition, gut function.
As such our Clinician will assess your skin every week and change treatment options depending on how your skin responds. Please keep in mind this pack is not designed to guarantee your acne will be cured in a matter of 4 weeks, this is simply an advanced boot-camp for your skin to help get on top of your acne.
Initial ACNE Skin Analysis is required prior to starting this pack which includes:
Medical Observ photos and Skin Analysis
– Education on your individual skin condition and acne grades
– Treatment plan
– Home care advice
– Nutritional advice and education
– Mini hydration treatment
– Take home education pack
OBSERV 520 is a state of the art skin analysing system that assists dermatologists, aestheticians and clinicians with accurate skin condition diagnosis at both the epidermal and dermal layer.
Equipped with six comprehensive observation modes to view and analyse skin health from the deepest layer right through to the surface, OBSERV 520 allows both the skin professional and client to study skin irregularities in great detail and discuss the best course of treatment to return the skin to balance.
6 Observation Modes
1. Daylight – the skin as seen in a controlled, natural daylight environment
2. Parallel Polarised – An enhanced view of the skin’s surface, fine lines, micro-relief, wrinkles, texture and pores
3. Cross Polarised – suppresses surface shine for an unobstructed view of dermal structures, vascular conditions, inflammations and pigmentation
4. True UV – Exposes skin abnormalities on the surface and in deeper skin layers’, creating distinguishable fluorescence patterns
5. Simulated Woods Light – Adjusts the spectrum of light to reveal diagnostic dimensions, such as skin dehydration and oiliness
6. Complexion Analysis – Reveals inhomogeneities in skin tone, pigmentation irregularities and irritations