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A Personalized Approach to Combating Acne

Acne can affect both adolescent and adult patients and can be a source of self-consciousness and concern. Although acne affects patients of all ages and skin types and tones, each person requires a personalized approach to address the contributing factors

At Illuminate Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Palo Alto, we take a specialized approach to treating acne through our extensive knowledge, experience, and the most effective acne treatments on the market today. During your consultation and throughout your acne treatment Palo Alto aestheticians at Illuminate will assess your acne to create your best path to clearer skin.

What is Acne?

Contrary to popular belief, acne is not a product of your diet, lifestyle, or hygiene. However, in patients predisposed to acne, these factors may impact its severity. Acne has three primary causes:

  • Overactive sebaceous glands that produce an excessive amount of sebum (or the oil that lubricates your skin)
  • Problems relating to the shedding of skin cells
  • The production of acne-causing bacteria

In order to treat acne effectively and for the long-term, its critical to understand and address its cause. Our licensed Palo Alto aestheticians will work with you to develop an optimized treatment program that will give you the blemish-free complexion you've always wanted.

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Which Acne Treatment Is Right For Me?

We have a solution to your acne. Our Palo Alto acne treatment recommendations depend on the type of acne and its cause. Everyone is different, so treatment plans should be too. Our personalized, rigorous, and results-driven approach to clearing acne typically includes a combination of acne-targeting medical-grade skincare, hydrafacials, and chemical peels. In some cases we may later recommend lasers or microneedling.

Clearing acne and acne scars also requires patience. Addressing the deeper layers of skin can take some time. While you can expect to see great results after only 30 days, the entire process can take about three months. It is a process that takes time and daily commitment to the prescribed skincare regimen.

Illuminate Acne Treatments

VI Peels

Illuminate aesthetician Jessica Torregroza often recommends the Purify with Precision Plus by VI Peels as an effective acne-fighting chemical peel. As a Certified VI Peel Specialist, Jessica will use the peel to fight active acne, but also to address acne scarring, stimulate collagen, kill acne-causing bacteria, and reduce acne-causing oil production. Acne-specific chemical peels are proven to brighten up any pigment left behind from acne scars and improve the tone, texture, and appearance of healthy skin.

Acne Protocols with Medical-Grade Skincare

Illuminate also carries some of the best at-home skin care protocols and medical-grade products from top brands like ZO, Jan Marini, and Face Reality.

Ongoing Skin Assessment & Treatment

At Illuminate we believe in helping you at every step of your skincare journey and we’ll monitor your progress to make sure your personalized skincare regimen gives you the best results. In severe cases such as cystic acne, we may also recommend that you also work with your primary care physician or dermatologist to see if an oral medication or change in diet could be needed to promote better results.

Acne Treatment Results

With a comprehensive skin assessment and an individualized treatment plan developed by one of our skilled aestheticians, you can look forward to a brighter, smoother, and clearer complexion. Our patient-focused approach will help you to realize noticeable results and greater confidence.

Schedule your Palo Alto acne treatment consultation with Illuminate Plastic Surgery and Med Spa today

Your best results are waiting for you. If you are ready to look better, feel better and get your acne under control with a personalized treatment plan, call us to schedule your consultation with an expert skin specialist at Illuminate. We can’t wait to see you glow!

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Acne TreatmentFrequently Asked Questions

Every patient’s needs are unique and fighting acne requires ongoing, individualized treatments for the best results. Our team works with you to identify the best protocol to maintain your skin’s optimal chemistry and balance.

It is possible to fade acne scars through a variety of treatments. We can help you determine your best options during a consultation and skin assessment with our licensed aesthetician.

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At Illuminate we’re with you during every step of your journey toward greater self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with us today and let Illuminate’s expert team listen to your concerns and guide you through treatments and procedures to help you reach your individual goals. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your renewed appearance and realized potential.