Acne is one of the most frustrating of common skin conditions that affects all ages and skin types. It can be caused by hormones, bacteria, medications, or skin conditions, but all result in the congestion and inflammation of hair follicles resulting in lesions that include whiteheads, blackheads, comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. Halcyon Cosmetic Clinic is in Port Moody, although acne sufferers come to us from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and beyond for acne treatments customized to treat their specific acne issues.
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At Halcyon Cosmetic Clinic our licensed, experienced medical aestheticians also see acne caused by over-treatment of skin. Yes, stripping the skin of its natural oils, and disrupting its protective barrier can cause dehydration resulting in overcompensation of excessive oil production.
Along with the pain and embarrassment of acne comes the potential for complications to last years beyond the active lesions. These include hyperpigmentation (red or brown discolouration), hypopigmentation (permanent absence of pigment, often due to picking), and permanent scars ranging from mild to very serious, lumps and divots.
At Halcyon Cosmetic Clinic we prefer to avoid systemic treatments whenever possible but understand that controlling and preventing lesions before they result in scar tissue is critical. We provide customized treatments that aim to restore your skin and your confidence with little, to no, downtime.
Shorten outbreaks and avoid complications including infection, long-term discolouration, and potential scar formation, while revealing fresh, glowing skin.
Individual treatments can be beneficial in the short term, but consistency and commitment are required to effect long term change and avoid further complications.
BONUS: To maximize results of all 3 packages above, receive 10% off skincare on the day of each treatment.
If you’ve tried it all and are ready to bring in the big guns to get your acne under control – we can’t wait to welcome you to our Acne Rehab Program!
BONUS: SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF serum is included with each Acne Rehab Program ($198 value), and receive an additional 15% off skincare on the day of each treatment.
You’re on a roll, don’t stop now! Once your acne is controlled, keep it at bay with any one of our 12-month Facial Memberships.
Severe, cystic acne usually does not fully respond to topical treatments and requires a systemic approach. Speak to our medical doctor to review the benefits and risks of:
No, no, and no. We despise high pressure sales and are here to provide you with accurate information to make an informed decision. A long-term relationship based on trust and honest, ethical, care is far more important to us than one quick sale.
Medical-grade products do not just talk the talk, they are backed by published, peer-reviewed, scientific studies that prove their efficacy. There is a cost associated with these studies, as well as with formulating products with effective, active ingredients. The cost of treatments required for permanent discolouration or scarring, not to mention the risks associated with these treatments, should also be considered.
We can relate and have done our best to accommodate. We offer affordable financing, including Sezzle, which can break your purchase up into 4 no interest payments over 6 weeks, and iFinance Canada by Medicard, which offers monthly payments ranging from 6 months to 5 years. Consider extending your payments over the life expectancy of the products.
A chemical peel is the application of an acidic solution to your skin. Its purpose is to break down the “glue” that binds cells of the top layer(s) together. This allows for more effective exfoliation and minimizes the number of loose cells available to contribute to congestion and inflammation
No. Products described as chemical peels can be purchased over the counter but differ greatly from professional, medical grade peels. There are also various types of peels, all selected to address your specific concerns.
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is the application of filtered wavelengths of light that are absorbed by certain targets in skin. IPL is the “gold standard” for treating both redness and pigmented lesions with minimal to no downtime.
No. IPLs variy from table-top spa machines worth $2500 to medical-grade equipment worth well over $100,000. As important as the equipment itself though, is your provider’s education and experience with the equipment. IPL treatments settings must push towards optimal results while still managing the health and safety of your skin. You may find repeated treatments to slowly get more aggressive as your practitioner becomes more familiar with your skin.
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, are new to Retinol, have had dermal filler or wrinkle injections in the previous 2 weeks, or if you have recently taken certain prescription medications.
Yes. There are occasions where client expectations are not realistic or where we choose not to proceed for other reasons.