Acne is a difficult, but treatable condition. Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads and/or pimples ranging in grades from 1-4; four being the worst condition known as cystic acne. Cystic acne is the most serious type of acne. It develops when cysts form deep underneath your skin. This can result from a combination of bacteria, oil, and dry skin cells that get trapped in your pores. Although anyone can develop #acne, cystic acne tends to occur in people with oily skin. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages. Effective acne treatments are available, but acne can be persistent.
There is no cookie cutter method to clearing and controlling acne; each individual may have a different treatment course, and it may take different timetables to achieve results, but results are attainable with patience, a good customized home-care routine, and being CONSISTENT WITH YOUR REGIME AND IN OFFICE TREATMENTS. Consistency is the key to achieving visible results! We offer varying solutions for acne sufferers. Most of all, you must be willing to work with your practitioner as a team, and be willing to make dietary changes when necessary.
Acne sufferers are often told that diet contributes to 50% of the condition. Diet can affect hormones that, in turn, could make acne worse. Acne triggers are found to be: dairy, gluten, soy, sugar, and high fats, rather than healthy fats such as avocado. These foods are inflammatory which is why they are contributors to breakouts for those prone to acne. Even those with non inflammatory acne must reduce inflammatory foods in their diets. For example, milk and foods with a high sugar content can cause a rise in insulin levels, altering other hormones that can affect the skin. Some research has linked milk and whey protein with acne. Try avoiding such foods and eating a more balanced diet that contains low sugar, low carbs, minimal to NO dairy, and reduce processed and fast foods.
Acne is best treated with in office treatments bi-weekly for about 8-10 weeks, which then you are able to move to every 3-4 week treatments, and eventually to maintenance treatments (every 6 weeks). Some are able to achieve and maintain results with home-care alone once desired results are achieved. We understand that clearing your acne can be an expensive journey, but here at V'La Von (#vlavonspa) we offer affordable bi-weekly acne treatments and packages with proven results. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to view some of our client portfolio. Book with us to get started on your best skin, NOW!