June is Acne Awareness Month. Whether you’re a teenager battling hormonal changes or an adult facing new life stresses, acne can strike at any time. So, let’s take this month to build understanding and awareness and discover the best acne treatments for the skin.

Acne affects approximately 5.6 million people in Canada of all ages. Though it may seem minor, acne can cause emotional distress and lead to long-term scarring if not adequately addressed.

Understanding the primary causes of acne can help prevent and reduce future breakouts. You can blame oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. When these things clog the hair follicles in your skin, acne can result; certain factors such as hormones, medications, diet, and stress may contribute to this occurrence. To help lower the chances of developing acne, we recommend adopting a healthy lifestyle that features a balanced diet, regular exercise regimen, and plenty of sleep. Underlying medical conditions may also be a factor, so please talk with your doctor if you think that something medical is causing your acne breakouts.

Besides lifestyle changes, finding the proper skincare routine is also essential in the fight against acne. During Acne Awareness Month, our team is here to help you determine the most suitable treatment plan for your unique skin concerns.

Blu-U Light Therapy
Blu-U is excellent for mild to moderate acne. It uses blue light therapy to destroy acne-causing bacteria.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) or topical Levulan medication is performed in conjunction with Blu-U to enhance results.

Chemical Peels
Our chemical peels help unclog your pores, reduce inflammation, and exfoliate the skin to promote skin cell turnover. Similarly, using gentle acids can target acne-causing bacteria and help diminish the appearance of scars over time.

This powerful facial treatment exfoliates, extracts and nourishes the skin to improve overall health.

It’s important to remember that acne treatments are not a one-size-fits-all approach. Somethat that works for someone else may not be the best solution for you.

We’re committed to devising a customized treatment plan that addresses your unique skin concerns during Acne Awareness Month and beyond. So, let’s all join together this June to increase our understanding of acne, learn about effective preventative measures, and explore the best treatments available.

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