Acne concerns men and women of all ages, skin types, and hormone levels.
There are scientifically proven methods and techniques for reducing breakouts and managing acne. At Elamar we’ve taken the best of these and created a set acne treatment protocol that we follow with all our acne clients, and it works.
Although the process is the same for everyone, the individual treatments will be slightly different for each person depending on their needs and will vary from session to session as treatment progresses.
Whether you’re struggling with pimples, blackheads, bumps, redness, hormonal acne, or cystic acne, we can help you regain control and get back to clear, healthy skin.
If you’re ready to get started, call us today to schedule an acne consultation. (256) 686-9111
Acne Treatment Protocol
Step 1: Acne Consultation with Dr. Gill
All our clients begin with a consultation with Dr. Gill. He’ll evaluate your skin and decide if any prescription medication is necessary.
Step 2: Regular Skin Treatments
Weekly skin treatments are necessary until the acne is under control. Each will will alternate between an acne facial and an LED facial.
Our acne facials are 90 minute treatments designed to unclog pores, cleanse skin, and kill acne causing p. bacteria.
One of our aestheticians will treat your skin for approximately 50 minutes with a combination of techniques that could include steaming, manual extraction, microdermabrasion, light chemical peels, and cleansing and hydrating masks.
All our acne facials include 30 minutes of LED light therapy that kills p. bacteria.
Our acne facials will reduce existing acne bumps and prevent formation of future ones.
Ask us about upgrading your Acne Facial to an Acne HydraFacial to boost your results!
LED Facials for acne are quick 45 minute treatments. We’ll bring you in, cleanse your skin and treat you with LED light therapy for 30 minutes. Simple, but highly effective.
Medical Grade, Acne Specific Skin Care
In addition to our treatment plans, we recommend medical grade skin care products for you to use at home skin care. What you use on your skin at home has a huge impact on the effectiveness of treatment and how fast you will obtain clear skin.
We carry two medical grade skin care lines for treating acne, Glymed and Dermesse.
Why is medical grade skin care important?
Medical grade skin care products have a higher potency, which means they have more of the active ingredients that fight acne, making them significantly more effective.
Another way to understand medical grade is as “prescription strength”; you can only get products with this level of ingredient potency from physicians.
After acne has been treated, it’s essential to control the irritation in your skin or it will allow the acne to return, trapping you in an endless cycle.
Medical grade products contain essential healing agents that soothe irritation and repair the skin, ending the inflammation cycle.
There are multiple products in each skin care line. We’ll help you diagnose your skin and prescribe the best combination products to treat your acne.
Treatments for Reducing Acne Scarring
Uses radio frequency (electrical energy), instead of laser (light energy) to rejuvenate deep layers of the skin and heal scarring, close large pores and improve skin texture and coloration.
Uses a combination of microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to deliver growth factors to deep layers of the skin, triggering a rejuvenating effect that heals the skin of scarring, restores smooth texture, and reduces discoloration.