What to do About Acne

November 4, 2015

Acne at any age is annoying. Whether you’re a teenager with persistent acne or getting the occasional flare up entering into menopause, it’s a drag. Acne has the power to directly affect both your self-esteem and overall confidence. So what really causes acne and what is to be done about it?

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when a hair follicle becomes plugged with oil and dead skin cells. The most common breakouts usually appear on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. Effective treatments are available, but acne can be incredibly persistent. The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to go away, others seem to crop up. Skin troubles can be triggered by puberty, stress, anxiety, hormonal changes or imbalances and inflammation. Often a symptom of a bigger issue, severe acne should not be taken lightly.

Because most breakouts are an issue of excess oils, bacteria and skin cell build up, Truffles offers multiple treatments that are able to combat these three main acne causes. Name brand, medical-grade skincare products for you to use at home are the first line of defense to keep your acne under control, or to knock it out all together. This month Truffles is highlighting one of our most effective at home acnes solutions, SkinMedica’s Acne System. This easy to use three step system comes equipped with:

Purifying Foaming Wash featuring a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) with keratolytic activity to help reduce the number of blemishes. This wash works as an exfoliant to help create a clearer complexion, unclog pores, and renew skin’s texture.

Purifying Toner featuring a Salicylic Acid 2.0% and tea tree oil, which works to balance the pH of the skin and aid in the reduction of acne blemishes. This toner works to kill bacteria as well as to reduce redness and inflammation that often accompanies acne.

Acne Treatment Lotion featuring Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%, an antibacterial agent commonly and effectively used in acne treatments. This lotion reduces the number of whiteheads and blackheads and also uses (Sage) Leaf Extract which is a natural botanical extract with purifying properties.

This winning product combination does wonders on the skin of those who suffer from persistent acne as well as for those who struggle with the occasional breakout. For the month of November, everyone who purchases a SkinMedica Acne System not only earn 50 Brilliant Distinctions Points to put toward their next SkinMedica purchase, but will also receive two free Blu-U acne treatments, compliments of Truffles Medispa.

What is a Blu-U treatment?

The Blu-U is a light-based treatment that helps to kill off bacteria under the surface of the skin before it has a chance to make its appearance when you look in the mirror. Blu-U offers effective, non-invasive and pain-free blue light treatment for moderate inflammatory acne. Narrow band blue light causes a photodynamic effect within the pilosebaceous gland that kills P. acnes, the bacteria primarily responsible for acne breakouts. When used in a series of brief exposure sessions, it provides a simple, non-invasive acne treatment regimen. BLU-U treatments can be a primary treatment, an alternative to pharmaceuticals and topicals, or in conjunction with recommended skin care products. A series of Blu-U light treatments can leave the entire face feeling and looking rejuvenated, smoother and less photodamaged than before.

For our patients just south of Atlanta who suffer from occasional or persistent skin troubles, Truffles is equipped with trained medical professionals who understand the struggle and are ready and willing to customize a treatment to get your acne under control. We have the expertise to get your skin restored to it’s best possible state. We are equipped with the latest technologies to get you feeling more in control of your skin and ready to face the world with confidence. Set up a free consultation with one of our skilled Licensed Estheticians to get the inside scoop on what to do about acne.