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Acne & Pimples

Studies show that over 40% of adults have persisting acne, which can be painful and damaging to your skin. Acne can be irritating and stressful with recurrent outbreaks of redness, blackheads, and pimples that can lead to permanent scarring. This permanent scarring is referred to hyperpigmentation, which can be treated! We at Richmond Medical Spa Club can help you with your acne and pigmentation issue to ensure you look and feel your best.

We start by assessing you for medically treatable causes of acne. It may be a simple matter of adjusting your diet or managing a medical condition such as a hormonal issue. There are a number of medications and skin care products that can help.

Acne Treatments

If medications do not provide you with sufficient relief, there are a multitude of new treatments available to you at our clinic. These treatments include:

  • Laser Treatment
  • Radiofrequency Technologies
  • Broad Band Light (BBL)
  • Blue Light treatments to kill bacteria and shrink sebaceous glands
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Micro-laser peels to remove and renew the surface layers of the skin; Intra-lesional medications to shrink the persistent cysts.

Finally, scarring can be addressed by using a combination of ablative, non-ablative, or fractionally ablative laser resurfacing techniques, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and intra-lesional injections.

Chemical Peel

Chemical Peels involve the use of weak acids which can be brushed onto your skin for a strictly controlled time interval, and then neutralized or removed. This is used to safely dissolve the superficial layer of dead skin cells, thus stimulating deeper layers of skin to produce collagen and new cells.  Acid peels are used for treatment of acne, skin pores, wrinkles, and skin blemishes.

Book your consultation today online or call us at 604-284-5501. Our friendly trained staff will answer any questions you might have!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Diet Play A Role In Getting Acne?

There is no strong correlation between acne and diet; however, some claim that high sugar diets can make acne worse.

Does Stress Cause Acne?

Yes, there is a link between stress and acne. Stress causes an increase in stress hormones, which contribute to getting acne.

Is It Bad To Pop Your Blemishes?

Yes. Squeezing blemishes may cause the pimple to rupture into dermis, sending the infected material deeper into the skin, resulting in more inflammation and possible scarring.

Can Acne Scars Be Treated?

Acne scarring can be addressed by using a combination of ablative, non-ablative, or fractionally ablative laser and RF resurfacing techniques, acid peels, (micro) dermabrasion, and intra-lesional injections to smooth-out and reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Acid Peels involve use of weak acids which can be brushed onto your skin for a strictly controlled time interval, and then neutralized or removed. This is used to safely dissolve the superficial layer of dead skin cells, thus stimulating deeper layers of skin to produce collagen and new cells, giving your skin a younger and more clear appearance. Acid peels are used for treatment of acne, to tighten skin pores, to decrease wrinkles, and to reduce skin blemishes.

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