Acne Treatments

People with acne will usually benefit from acne treatments such as regular pore cleansing to help reduce the number of breakouts as well as subsequent Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) aka red spots or brown spots that left behind after an acne break out.

Acne treatment facials are not traditional spa facials using layers of products not appropriate for acne sufferers. These are clinical acne facials designed to help diminish and control acne breakouts. Our professional acne treatments utilize clinically sound techniques and products to reduce congestion and acne flare-ups.

Inflammatory Acne may also need to be treated by a dermatologist using topical prescriptions or oral antibiotics.

Acne cleansing facials are complementary to your dermatologist’s care and will speed up the process. Please note that individuals prescribed Accutane are not usually candidates for facial treatments. A medical clearance from your doctor will be necessary before any kind of facial can be performed if you are under a doctor’s care for Accutane.

The severity of acne, prior history, and age will determine the best acne treatment for each individual and dictate how often the treatments need to be performed.

Before and After Acne Treatment Results


Before and after photos of acne treatment results using a combination of acne facials, extractions, chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and clinical skincare products over a 9 month period

Celebrity Skin requires a consultation prior to commencing an acne treatment regimen. We will discuss the treatments that you have utilized in the past – including products, medications, and services. This will help determine the type of acne treatments likely to produce the best results for you.

In addition, helpful tips and information will be provided to assist each client’s individual and unique needs. Please understand that having acne of any kind (from little bumps, to the occasional breakouts or full blown inflammatory cystic acne) does not mean a product or procedure labeled “for acne” is right for you.

Most new clients book a New Client Consultation + Treatment (under Consultations). This helps ensure we have adequate time to map out a protocol for YOUR skin as well as your first acne treatment!

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There are many skin types and sensitivities with acne that each situation is unique and customized for depending on whether you are male/female, the climate you live in, age, skin color, prescription medications, etc.

What Dr. Oz says works for acne or what your best girlfriend uses, DOES NOT mean it will work for you! In fact, it can make your acne worse. Please bring your products with you and a list of any supplements and/or medications you are currently taking.

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Before and After Acne Treatment Photos

Progressive Before and after photos of combination of acne facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and clinical skincare products

Celluma is an award-winning light therapy for acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. For acne sufferers, Celluma can help with:

  • Diminishing acne bacteria
  • Clearing existing breakouts
  • Restoring skin’s healthy appearance
  • Reducing inflammation and increasing circulation
  • Increasing wound healing

Celebrity Skin now offers Celluma Light Therapy as an add-on treatment for acne services! Just look for “Celluma Light Therapy” in the service descriptions.

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Acne Scar Treatment


There are a variety of acne scar treatments that can work well for acne scarring depending on the type and severity of scars, your skin tone, and your budget.  Scarring can be difficult to fully eliminate. Expectations need to be realistic.

At Celebrity Skincare we always recommend starting with the least invasive treatment that will improve the level and depth of scarring and progress into more aggressive treatments as needed. This is the best way to avoid possible complications and get the best results.

Many times, individuals have active acne and acne scarring at the same time that needs to be addressed.  It should be noted there are some acne scar treatments that are not appropriate (microneedling, for example) if you are currently “breaking out”. These should be avoided until the acne is under control.

The best place to figure out how to start healing your acne and acne scarring is to book a New Client Consultation + Treatment (found under the Consultations dropdown) to sort out your personal acne history, products, and create a treatment plan designed for your unique skin type, tone and lifestyle considerations.

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New Client Consultation + Treatment


The New Client Consultation + Treatment allows extra time to help you get to the bottom of why you are breaking out and provide you with the tools to tackle it once and for all. Bring all of your questions, current skin care products, makeup, list of medications, and vitamins for a comprehensive consultation.  (Please bring your actual products, not pictures, of your products).

If you skip this first step, you will be missing a big piece of the complicated acne puzzle. Chronic acne is rarely cured with products and treatment alone. It is important to have a comprehensive plan that addresses acne from the inside-out AND the outside-in. The service may include The Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Facial with Celluma Light Therapy.

Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Facial with Celluma Light Therapy


The Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Facial with Celluma Light Therapy addresses current acne and acne scarring simultaneously.  This treatment is designed to reduce breakouts while working on smoothing acne scarring and the post-inflammatory pigment (PIH) acne often leaves behind. Chemical peels alone or in conjunction with microdermabrasion and light therapy for acne are great options for acne and acne scarring. They stimulate collagen and elastin, which softens and smoothes acne scars, making them less noticeable. The Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Facial is ideal for men, women, teens, skin of color, and sensitive skin.

If you are a teenager, you can book the Acne Facial For Teens With Celluma Light Therapy (found under Acne Facial & Body Treatments heading).

If you have active acne and acne scarring on other areas of the body like the chest and upper shoulders or your back, book the Back Facial With Celluma Light Therapy (found under Acne Facial & Body Treatments heading).

If you have acne scars and hyperpigmentation/brown spots left over from past acne, book the EXPRESS Back Treatment with Celluma Light Therapy or the EXPRESS Back Treatment.

If you have multiple areas of the body that have acne scarring and hyperpigmentation/brown spots, book a Body Peel (found under Clinical Skincare heading).

Microneedling for Acne Scars


In addition to chemical peels and microdermabrasion, microneedling has been well-documented and researched as a safe and effective treatment for scar reduction (acne scarring, stretch marks, hypertrophic and surgical scarring), fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, pore reduction, improving rough skin texture, pigment irregularities, and overall skin rejuvenation. 

Microneedling creates micro-punctures in the skin stimulating wound healing and producing new collagen and elastin. Special topicals like stem cells and growth factors can be infused into the skin to help regenerate new skin and reduce/soften scarring.

Our Microneedle Peel Treatment can be performed on all areas of the body (face, neck, chest, arms, legs, abdomen) including hard to reach areas like around the eyes and nose.  This treatment includes microneedling, a light chemical peel and Celluma Light Therapy.  This dynamic trio speeds up progress and increases results. The risks and downtime involved with chemical peels and microneedling are minimal when compared to more invasive laser resurfacing treatments. They are also safe for darker skin tones, which have limited options for acne scar reduction treatments.

How Many Microneedle Peel Treatments Do I Need?


It all depends on the severity of your acne scars. In general, expect to complete a series of 5 or 6 treaments. We offer great Microneedle Peel packages. If you have deep acne scarring, the number of potential treatments is really unlimited. No one in this industry can give you a definitive answer or make promises. Beware of anyone who does. How well someone responds to acne scarring treatments also depends on many factors, including age, health and medications, to name a few.   What can be expected is to see improvement in your skin.

Medium Depth Peels For Acne Scarring


Medium Depth Chemical Peels, also known as mid-depth peels are a good option for acne and acne scarring. Medium-depth peels improve the texture, tone and clarity of the skin, reduce age spots, improve hyperpigmentation (including melasma), soften lines and wrinkles, help clear acneic skin conditions, reduce acne scars, and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer more youthful skin.

These peels are “stronger” and travel “deeper” into the dermis than light/superficial chemical peels. Mid-depth peels have noticeable downtime (more flakes/bigger flakes) when compared to lighter peels. The VI Peel is another Medium Depth Peel we offer at Celebrity Skincare.

How Many Chemical Peels Do I Need To Treat Acne Scars?


Although acne scarring appears more often on the face, almost any part of the body can be peeled and rejuvenated. We can peel your chest, shoulders, back and arms. The medium depth peel is safe for most skin types, including darker skin tones, so long as the skin has been appropriately prepped beforehand with products and progressive peels.

At Celebrity Skincare, we often recommend utilizing different acne scarring treatments to ensure the best possible result.

You may start with a New Client Consultation + Treatment which may include the Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Facial with Celluma Light Therapy. If appropriate, the next step would be the Microneedle Peel/Microneedle Peel Package, and/or alternating between the Medium Depth Peel and Microneedle Peel. We will recommend a regimen for your specific needs and goals.

Acne Scarring Treatment Options and Services: 

* All facials can be customized for Acne Scarring

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