There you were, just going about your normal morning routine when something in your reflection caught your eye…

AHHH!  A pimple?  No way!  You’re not a teenager!?  What did you do to deserve this!?!

There’s no mistaking it; you are breaking out.  You’ve got acne.  Now what?

Well, take small comfort in the fact that you are not alone.  Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting 40 to 50 million American’s annually.

So why are you the lucky one, and why now?

While no one knows exactly what causes acne, there are several factors that can bring on a breakout or worsen it, such as:

    • Heredity or genetics (thanks mom!)
    • Diet
    • Medication
    • Skin care products
    • Skin Care regime
    • Hormones
    • Menstruation
    • Emotional Stress

If you have done any research on-line about acne, one thing you will find is a LOT of information.  It can be confusing sorting through it all since some of it it is misleading, much of it is contradictory and a whole bunch of it is just wrong.

As a professional esthetician, a common thread with every one of my acne clients whether female or male, teens or adults is that they are incredibly self conscious about having acne.

Teens, especially young girls, have expressed that they “feel like a freak” (in truth, around 85{d0e9dd2b7f7f77c6b9439fde6e913c4a7d9a2a38e49608c4a07ac89b301b8ed5} of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience at least minor acne.)

Adults are not as self conscious, but it goes without saying that it is not a pleasant experience.

My heart truly aches when feeling my clients’ pain and frustrations with acne.

How I Treat Acne

So you might ask, “Debbie, what do YOU do differently than doctors and other estheticians when it comes to treating acne?”

My answer: I treat each and every acne client differently. Because no two people are the same, and the treatment will vary depending upon the nature of their skin.

Every one of my acne clients that has seen a doctor for the treatment of acne tells me that they were “prescribed meds, to take internally and topically.  No other questions asked.”

One of my favorite teen clients has been taking a prescribed antibiotic and topical acne cream from ages 12 to 18!  She still had acne when I first saw her at age 18.  I was utterly horrified!  So, applying my individual approach to her treatment, I was able to help her clear up her skin within a few short weeks.

Why do I treat each and every acne client differently? Like I said before: because no two people are the same and the bottom line is, I know a lot about skin, and what works and what doesn’t.

Teenage acne differs from adult.

Females and males have separate acne issues.

Sometimes I get great results by just changing up a skin care routine or skin care products.

Others take a little more work, including education about a healthier diet, and still others others need work on stress management.

In all cases, I focus on increasing lifestyle and health awareness while at the same time rebuilding self-esteem.

I always have a thorough consultation where we discuss prior and post treatment options.

My firm belief is that medicine can’t fix everything, it only masks symptoms and the elimination of acne is not a magical overnight quick fix.

What I offer is education, knowledge, making diet and lifestyle changes and a real focus on long term skin care.

Give me a call and schedule a consultation today – 503-307-3833