Acne Treatments West Vancouver
Acne Treatments in West Vancouver
Reduce breakouts and manage your mild, moderate or severe acne for a clear, healthy, even toned complexion.
It clears and rejuvenates skin using thermal (heat energy) which breaks up the damage deep within the skin without affecting the surface; to clear imperfections and stimulate the growth of new collagen. In the treatment of acne, the laser gently heats the sebaceous glands in the dermis to reduce the excess oil responsible for blocked pores and inflammation.
Acne is a common skin condition characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, deep nodules and painful cysts. While acne is often associated with adolescents and teenagers, it affects people of all ages—with both men and women suffering adult-acne breakouts. Acne most often appears on the face, neck, chest and back and may be mild, moderate or severe.
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Acne Treatments at a Glance
Benefits of Treating Acne
The quantity of treatments required is based on your personal medical evaluation. On average about six treatments are required every 1-2 weeks to produce the best possible results. A maintenance strategy will be provided to ensure your skin remains clear.
Our techniques are able to significantly reduce over 80% of painful acneic aggravations within the span of about 1-3 months. The ongoing cell turnover that is promoted through this therapeutic approach will reveal a smooth, clear complexion, effectively ceasing the need for any abrasive or topical ointments sold over-the-counter.
- Fluctuating hormone levels that happen a few days before menstrual period
- Environment irritant: pollution, greasy cosmetic or oily skin products
- Mechanical irritant: touching of face, hats, tight clothing
- Squeezing the pimples
Other than our deep-cleansing PH-neutral gels, our signature ACNE-GONE Program offers you a package of highly effective medical grade creams and sun lotions.
According to the Canadian Dermatology Association, women are particularly affected by “cyclical acne”, which is acne that occurs before menstrual periods, during pregnancy and menopause. It the amount and sensitivity toward the androgen hormone that triggers the condition. Our doctors carry a detailed medical interview and prescribe suitable treatment to balance your hormones.
While there is a lack of evidence that any specific type of food causes acne; however, the lack of good nutrition such as antioxidants and free Fatty Acids particularly, Linoleic Acid will reduce the skin’s natural defense capability to fight against infection. So it is always advisable to eat a balanced green diet and take ample Vitamin C and Zinc supplements.
Acne tends to affect areas rich in sebaceous (oil) glands such as the face, upper chest, and back. The blockage of the opening of the glands could be the main culprit contributing to acne development.