Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that affects all ages and skin types. It can be hormone related, caused by bacteria, or be due to the over-production of oil resulting in the inflammation and congestion of hair follicles. In some cases, acne is even caused by over-treatment and dehydration of the skin, resulting in the skin’s attempt to compensate by producing excess oil. Even worse than the pain and embarrassment of acne lesions is the discolouration left behind and the permanent, and often very serious, lumps and divets caused by scar tissue.At Halcyon Cosmetic we prefer to avoid systemic treatments whenever possible, while still controlling and preventing lesions before they lead to permanent scarring. Our customized treatments aim to restore your skin and your confidence with little, to no, downtime.
Acne is the inflammation and congestion of hair follicles, often involving bacterial infection. Acne causes several types of skin lesions, some serious enough to cause permanent scarring.
A SkinCeuticals facial utilizes professional-grade products customized by our skincare specialist to specifically treat your acne and acne scarring skin concerns. It can be done on its own or as part of a treatment plan to enhance and improve other treatments you might be receiving.
A PIGMENTATION COMBO treatment is our most effective treatment for acne and acne scarring, but with minimal downtime. It begins with a SkinCeuticals Facial, but its effectiveness is kicked up a few notches with the addition of a chemical peel combined with Laser Genesis. Maximum results are achieved with a series of at least 3 treatments.
A chemical peel is the application of an acidic “peel” solution to your skin. Its purpose is to break down the “glue” that binds the cells in the top layer(s) of your skin together. This allows for more effective exfoliation and minimizes the number of loose cells available to clog your pores and contribute to the formation of lesions.
Laser Genesis is a medical-grade laser used for both skin rejuvenation and the treatment of acne. It effectively treats acne and the scarring caused by acne by stopping the reproduction of bacteria as well as breaking down scar tissue. It also improves the hyperpigmentation remaining after lesions have healed.
Yes. We will ask you for a full history including current and past skincare products and medications. We may postpone your treatment if you are using skincare with exfoliating ingredients, if you are new to Retinol, or if you are taking or have recently taken Accutane.
Yes. There are occasions where client expectations are not realistic or where we choose not to proceed for other reasons.
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