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Acne & Acne Scarring

Easy & Effective Acne Treatments

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 divots 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. Our clinic serves clients in Port Moody, Coquitlam and PoCo, though clients come to use from all over the Lower Mainland.

Corrective Acne Treatments

Preventative Acne Treatments

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    Acne & Acne Scarring FAQ

    What is acne?

    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.

    What is a Medical Facial?

    A medical 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.

    What is a PIGMENTATION COMBO treatment?

    A PIGMENTATION COMBO treatment is our most effective treatment for pigmentation issues, including age spots, sun damage, and pigmentation caused from scarring. It begins with a Medical Facial, but its effectiveness is boosted with the addition of a chemical peel to exfoliate the skin, followed by IPL with a specific filter to focus on and target discolouration. Maximum results are achieved with a series of at least 3 treatments.

    What is a chemical peel?

    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.

    What is IPL?

    IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. This photorejuvenation treatment can be customized by filtering the wavelengths of light to target your specific skin concerns. IPL is the “gold standard” for treating both redness and pigmented lesions with minimal to no downtime.

    How do I know which acne treatment is right for me?

    You can select your treatment(s) and book them yourself through our online booking system or, for best results, contact us to book a consultation with our skincare specialist for recommendations.

    Are there contraindications?

    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.

    Do you ever refuse to do an acne treatment?

    Yes. There are occasions where client expectations are not realistic or where we choose not to proceed for other reasons.

    What payment methods do you accept?

    We accept cash, debit and credit cards.