What is acne?
For most, acne is an inherited condition of the skin in which the skin cells inside pores shed faster than can be expelled leading to clogged pores. Normal pores shed about one layer of skin cells a day. Acne prone skin can shed up to five times that amount. The build up of dead skin cells, called “hyperkeratosis” leads to plugs within the pore or “microcomedones.” Clogged pores create the perfect anaerobic environment for the P.Acnes bacteria. This bacteria feeds on the oil from your skin and proliferates. It’s important to note that OIL is not the cause of acne; it’s just one thing that contributes to the problem.
Because acne is a DEAD SKIN CELL PROBLEM and starts with the formation of microcomedones deep inside pores, it is crucial to use products that are able to penetrate the pores to kill bacteria and expel excess dead cells. Our acne products do just that!
What should I expect at my first Acne Treatment and Consultation?
Our acne specialist will diagnose your specific acne type (inflamed, non-inflamed, hormonal) and identify factors that may be causing your acne. You will receive a packet with valuable information about ingredients, food, habits and lifestyle choices that aggravate acne as well as a list of acne-safe make-up recommendations. You will be asked to bring all of the products you use to your first appointment so that we can check for pore-clogging ingredients. After a thorough skin analysis, we will perform extractions and do a light treatment peel to kick-start the clearing process. We will design a customized home-care routine using products with “acne safe” ingredients and set up a treatment schedule that fits your budget.
What kind of treatment am I going to get?
After a consultation and thorough analysis of your skin, we will determine if Face Reality Acne Peel is suited for you or the hydrating treatment.
How long does it take to get clear skin?
While many clients see an improvement in their skin within the first month, it usually takes about 4-6 treatments over a 3-4 month period of time to get at least 90% clear. This is because it takes 30-90 days for existing acne impactions to make their way to the surface to be extracted. We will recommend some key products to help flush out your pores and keep them from filling back up. For some people it might take 6 months to get clear depending on the severity of your acne.
How often should I come in for Acne Treatment?
In order to get clear as fast as possible, we recommend coming in for acne treatment every 2 weeks for 12 weeks until your skin condition is stable. or during the first few months. The purpose of treatment is to accelerate exfoliation, extract acne plugs as they surface, hydrate the skin and assess your home care routine.
Why do you adjust home care routine every two-four weeks?
Acne skin has the ability to adapt to products. We want to strengthen your homecare routine every few weeks to stay ahead of your skin’s ability to adapt and keep pushing your skin to get clear. If you are unable to come in that often, we’ll still get you clear, it will just take longer.
Does acne treatment work?
Yes! The Face Reality Acne Treatment Program has a 90% success rate. Sounds gimmicky, right? But their protocols and treatment plans have been tested and refined over the years. They have been treating clients at their acne clinic in California since the early 1990s with many happy and clear-faced customers. Now they train estheticians all over the country in their methods to spread the love!
What is the key to clear skin?
Your diligence using the right acne-safe products and getting regular professional acne treatments with extractions is the key to clear skin!
How is your acne treatment program different?
Can you get rid of acne scars?
What most people consider acne “scars” are actually red, purple or brown marks left behind by old acne lesions. These are not true acne scars. This is called Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) and can be treated at our clinic with a series of light chemical peels and the right home-care products to lighten these marks. True acne scars are deeper and may look like an indentation or pitting. These will need to be treated by a dermatologist.
Why do I need professional products for my acne?
Many acne products you find at the drugstore that claim to be good for acne actually contain pore-clogging ingredients or simply stop working (if they help at all). Face Reality’s products are specifically formulated for acneic skin and are guaranteed not to clog pores. The products contain pharmaceutical grade ingredients that clear current acne and prevent pores from filling up again.
Will antibiotics clear my acne?
Unfortunately, it’s a growing trend for doctors to prescribe antibiotics or Accutane to patients without providing alterative options or addressing the root causes of acne. Antibiotics tend to work for a time on some inflamed acne, but only deals with the bacteria associated with acne, not the main issue of excess skin cells. Therefore, once you stop taking the antibiotic, your acne will come right back. It is also not safe to take antibiotics long-term.
What about Accutane for acne?
Accutane is a very powerful drug with dangerous side effects that can last long after you have stopped taking the drug. It dries you out from the inside and can leave you with permanently dry, sensitive skin. Additional side effects include possible birth defects, depression, psychosis, Crohn’s disease, internal organ damage, muscle and bone loss, central nervous system damage and immune system disorders – to name a few. Often, acne returns after stopping Accutane and multiple rounds are required. If you are considering going on Accutane, please consult an acne specialist and consider your options first!
Welcome to Eneeva Skin Care! Try our different facials and our best acne treatment and you won't regret it!
We know acne and will help you get clear and stay clear. No prescription drugs needed.
FR - abv. for Face Reality
Tx - abv. for Treatment
Consultation - $50 / area
FR Acne Tx & Consultation - $150 (FACE)
FR Acne Tx & Consultation - $350 (BACK)
FR Acne Tx & Consultation - $250 (HALF BACK or HALF CHEST or NECK)
FR Acne Tx (FACE) - consultation should be done first before booking this treatment. $115 every 2 or 3 weeks. It depends on how fast you want to achieve a clear skin.
FR Acne Tx (Neck) - $100
FR Acne Tx (Half Back) - consultation should be done first before booking this treatment. $165 (half back / chest) , $300 (full back) every 2 or 3 weeks. It depends on how fast you want to achieve a clear skin.
***LED Light Therapy is highly recommended to kill the bacteria that is causing an acne. $50. Please let me know if you want this add on before we start with the treatment
***Extra time for extractions $30 per 15 minutes. This is only if your skin needs it.
LIGHT CHEMICAL PEELS is every 2 weeks for 12 weeks total of 6 peels
Face Reality’s skincare line of acne products has been specially formulated and fine tuned to be the most effective home-care products to treat acne. It’s not a “one size-fits-all” system like many acne lines. We will test your skin to determine your sensitivity level and recommend strengths of products that will push your skin to clear without excessive dryness or irritation.
Our acne products utilize the most effective, proven acne-fighting ingredients such as Benzoyl Peroxide, Vitamin A and Mandelic Acid. These ingredients are able treat acne by doing the following:
We ask that you stop using any prescriptions when you begin our treatment program. If you are currently using Retin-A or any other prescription topical creams, we recommend you stop using it two weeks before your first treatment so that your skin will be less sensitive and your extractions will be more tolerable. Also, we want to be able to accurately test your skin sensitivity for the strength of products we will recommend you start with. We will use the strongest products your skin can tolerate without irritation. As your skin adapts every few weeks, we will increase the frequency of use or the product strength to push your skin to clear faster. It is important that you follow home-care instructions and contact us if your skin begins to get too dry.
Taking care of your skin at home, along with regular treatments is the KEY to clearing acne.