What is Acne?
Acne is a skin disorder resulting from the reaction of hormones and other substances with the skin’s sebaceous (oil) glands. Breakouts are caused by the dead cells of the stratum layer being shed and combined with P.Acne Bacteria which forms deeper down in the skin. (It is also found in the intestinal tract.) These substances combine in hair follicles, forming a plug that becomes an inflamed lesion, usually on the face, neck, back, chest or shoulders. Pimples, congestion, blackheads and whiteheads are all considered acne.
What causes Acne?
Stress and Lifestyle in Teens and Adults
Increased Oil Production and Bacterial / P.Acne Bacterial Growth
Heredity / Genetics
Environmental and Cosmetic Factors
How is acne treated?
At the Brow and Skin Studio with Apothecary, our approach is holistic. The objective is to heal existing breakouts, stop new breakouts from forming, improve post inflammatory pigmentation (acne scars) and prevent new scarring. We achieve this with a three-part approach including:
1. Professional Clearing Treatments: We provide customized exfoliation and extractions to eliminate cells clogging pores. We also use high frequency to reduce edema and erythema (inflammation and redness) We follow up with a customized mask to replenish, heal and nourish the skin.
2. Customized Skin Care Regime: Our regimen includes cleansers, topical medications / serums, moisturizers & SPF
3. Educational Tips on Lifestyle and Diet: There are many factors involved in skin health. We can help to determine if any particular factors are causing unwanted breakouts.