clinical acne treatments

Why Use Active or Resting Products for your Skin Care Routine

Why would you use an active skin care product vs a resting or calming product?

The heart of #sanitas skin care is tested and proven skincare routines lies in the concept of “exercise and rest”. Sanitas skin care utilize alpha hydroxy acids to encourage skin renewal and strengthen the skin’s barrier. As the skin grows stronger, Sanitas products graduate in intensity and continue to elevate results to prevent your progress from stalling.

How do we rest the skin?

A resting phase and strengthening phase are both necessary to build continuous skin strength. On resting days, exercising products are eliminated and only pH neutral products are used to keep the skin’s barrier intact Limiting the use of exercising products to 3-4 days per week allows the skin to recover and regenerate.

How do we nourish the skin?

Just like the rest of your body, your skin needs daily nourishment to strengthen and remain healthy.  By following a program of exercise and rest, the skin is optimally primed to maximize the utilization of topical and internal nutrients the Sanitas collection features biogenic nutrition for topical use and three targeted supplements for internal support.

Please contact Jo Ann at Skin Deep Clinical Skin Care and Laser Center to schedule your consultation. Learn more about #sanitas skin care and how to optimize your skin care routine.

When is Medication Necessary for Acne Treatment

When is medication necessary for acne treatment?

This is a common question.   As an esthetician, I try to guide and educate you to understand what your treatment options are available.  A consultation is the perfect way to start this educational process. Many areas will need to be discussed as to your family history, how you care for your skin, diet/exercise, and what type of breakouts  you challenged with.

I like to start with the basics and teach you the #anatomy of your skin and what really causes acne. Many time there are myths associated with acne treatments and I want you to understand the science behind treatment. Commonly, estheticians, work in close relation to other medical providers. It will take a good team to treat all the different components associated with #acne.

Skin surface bacteria is always present but causes no harm as long as it is exposed to oxygen. When bacteria is trapped in the pore, where the environment has little oxygen, the bacteria breaks down the oil glands to free fatty acids. These acids cause inflammation, irritation redness and swelling that lead to pustule formation. If infection with fluid pustules is present, oral antibiotics may be necessary to help provide control and promote healing.

Topical antibiotic lotions also are very effective and sometimes both oral and topical antibiotics are necessary. The skin will usually get worse before it gets better, so it is important to stay the course of the treatment.

When medication is necessary for treatment of acne, tretinoin is a common topical drug  that is used (Retin A);  oral minocycline; a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic in addition to topical clindamycin may be prescribed by your physician. For severe cases  Accutane (isotretinoin) is prescribed.  It is important to use sunscreen and wear a hat to protect your skin during treatment due to photo sensitivity. Sometimes hormone medications such as birth control or hormone replacement therapy’s may also  be suggested. Your physician will guide you on the benefits of each medication.

Keeping the skin balanced and not to dry is very important and this is when the esthetician is most helpful. We perform the extractions to clear the skin and recommend the right topical skin care routine to aid your healing process.

Together your physician and an esthetician will guide you to healthy glowing skin.

Contact #skindeepgj.com to learn more and to schedule your consultation. Reduce and heal your acne today. #medicalspa, #facials