Many acne sufferers try acne facials on their quest for a clear complexion. Here’s what you need to know about this approach to getting rid of acne.
If you suffer from acne, you’re not alone! While 80 per cent of Australians experience acne during their teenage years, more than 30 per cent of women and 50 per cent of men continue to struggle with the skin condition after reaching adulthood.
Acne can have a dramatic impact on your confidence and quality of life, which is why many people set out on a quest for the right treatment and the holy grail of clear skin. From supermarket cleansers to home remedies, this can include all manner of options and unfortunately a lot of wasted money.
Part of your journey to clear skin may include acne facials. Here’s what you need to know about this form of treatment:
Not all facials are created equal
Every beauty salon or spa offers facials and these are an excellent way to hydrate your skin and restore its natural balance.
Your standard facial experience is relaxing, refreshing and luxurious but it may not be right if you are seeking to cure acne. In fact, some facials have the potential to make acne worse, particularly if they use products and ingredients which are not suited to your skin type.
Before you book an acne facial, it is so important to speak to your Beauty Salon, Day Spa or Medi Spa about your skin and the results you are looking for. Talk to them about the type of acne you have and its severity. Explain if you’re looking to get rid of a few blackheads or minimise a more widespread problem.
For the best outcome, look for a qualified Skin Aesthetician who specialises in acne. This professional is likely to recommend a particular type of deep cleansing or Oxygenating Facial. They may also suggest LED light treatments, medical massage and peels to provide you with clearer, fresher skin.
One acne facial is never enough
Once you have spoken with an acne skin specialist about your skin, they will put together a specific plan for you, starting with your first treatment.
After an acne facial treatment, you should notice your skin feels cleaner and less irritated, better hydrated and that it looks more even in tone. However, one treatment will not resolve your acne problems forever. In general, it takes at least six weeks for people to start commenting that your skin is looking better, this varies depending on the grade of acne you have.
Acne facial treatments: what’s involved
Wondering what to expect when you step through the doors at The Temple Skincare & Spa?
First, we’ll have a chat with you about your acne. We will sit down with you in our consultation room and take a few photos with our computerised skin analysis machine. Then we will go through your lifestyle, your nutrition, genetics, hormones and any medications and treatments you are currently using.
Together, here we are being detectives to determine your cause of acne so we can best treat you, and help you achieve the real results you deserve. Unfortunately, acne is usually caused by a number of things, and it is certainly aggravated by many other things, so we spend our time to educate you and guide you towards clearer skin.
Next, we’ll recommend an acne facial package which is suitable for you. This is likely to include a combination of regular treatments plus skincare you can take home and add to your daily routine. For example, our Advanced Acne package includes cleaning facials, laser treatment, advanced peels and a skin needling sessions to reduce scarring, however we use smaller combination therapies for less severe cases. By approaching your acne from several different angles, we are able to deliver more noticeable results.
Your treatments will be a gentle approach, and is always appropriate to your age and the grade of acne you suffer.
Can acne facials provide a permanent cure?
With the right treatment and ongoing care of your skin, you will be able to reduce your acne so you feel more confident to step out without makeup. You’ll notice your skin stays clearer for longer and that you aren’t constantly feeling stressed about uncomfortable pimples and breakouts.
While there is no magic wand, the key to reducing acne is a combined approach and constant management. Invest in your skin and commit to a regular treatment plan and you’ll find acne slips lower down on your list of worries.
Ready for clearer, acne free skin? Book your first consultation at The Temple Skincare & Spa in Castle Hill. Our Medi Spa is staffed by qualified therapists who will work with you to get your acne under control. Or, join our Skin School for teens, a fun and supportive workshop that will guide on how to have healthy skin — for life!