Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin’s oil glands (sebaceous glands) and hair follicles. These factors lead to clogged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples. If not controlled, acne can lead to emotional distress, and severe acne can lead to permanent scarring.
Holly CaSaroll, founder, and CEO of FACE started her career in aesthetics by rebuilding her own damaged skin from cystic acne, thus creating the driving force behind her achievements and impeccable word of mouth reputation. Holly has dedicated the last two decades to providing innovative solutions to stubborn skin conditions for her clients who have exhausted other avenues without success. Known for her “one-hour transformations”, Holly has helped acne suffers from all walks of life, ages, and backgrounds.
This treatment is exclusive to FACE. A novel acne treatment that is multi-modality and a comprehensive approach to acne without the downtime of other treatments, or harsh peels.
These treatments are designed to help purge pores, decrease inflammation and bacteria, and uncover healthier skin.
Red and Blue LED Light Therapy
Omnilux is 100x stronger than other LED Light Therapies. Kills bacteria, and reduces inflammation in a non-irritating, non-chemical series. Shown in clinical studies to be superior to medications 12 weeks post.
A high frequency and radio-frequency therapy to treatment designed to kill bacteria, milia, and cysts.
Light technology that is mild enough for all skin types to help even skin tone.
Advanced treatment for acne scarring, texture, and all over evenness of skin tone for people of all backgrounds.
Dermapen is a medical fractionated collagen induction therapy that smoothes skin texture including scarring.
1. What Causes Acne?
The exact cause of acne is unknown, but skin experts believe it results from several related factors. One important factor is an increase in hormones called androgens (male sex hormones). These increase in both boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy or starting or stopping birth control pills can also cause acne.
Another factor is heredity or genetics. Researchers believe that the tendency to develop acne can be inherited from parents. For example, studies have shown that many school-age boys with acne have a family history of the disorder. Certain drugs, including androgens and lithium, are known to cause acne. Greasy cosmetics may alter the cells of the follicles and make them stick together, producing a plug.
2. Factors That Can Make Acne Worse
Changing hormone levels, friction caused by leaning on or rubbing the skin, pressure from bike helmets, backpacks, or tight collars, oils in hair, or on pillow cases, environmental irritants, such as pollution and high humidity, squeezing or picking at blemishes, and hard scrubbing of the skin.
3. What are the Myths About the Causes of Acne?
There are many myths about what causes acne. People say food does not influence the skin, and we couldnʼt disagree more. Our Naturopathic Physician can look at your food sensitivities, as once these are eliminated, many people have seen improvement in their acne. Obviously, this is not the only factor, as stress, hormonal imbalance, gastrointestinal issues, and toxic burden can also play a role. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and other acne lesions are not caused by dirt.
4. Who Gets Acne?
People of all races and ages get acne. It is most common in adolescents and young adults. Nearly 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 develop the disorder. For most people, acne tends to go away by the time they reach their thirties; however, some people in their forties and fifties continue to have this skin problem.
5. Who should treat my Acne?
Acne is treated by dermatologists and/or Licensed skincare professionals, such as our Licensed Skin Management Experts™. Each professional treats all kinds of acne, although each go about it differently.
6. Why do I need Professional Acne Treatments?
The goals of treatment are to heal existing lesions, stop new lesions from forming, prevent and treat scarring, and minimize the psychological stress and embarrassment caused by this disease. In severe cases, we recommend seeing a dermatologist in addition to a FACE Skin Management Expert™ for drug treatment. This is aimed at reducing several problems that play a part in causing acne: abnormal clumping of cells in the follicles, increased oil production, bacteria, and inflammation. We also recommend clinical home-care products for all acne cases as an adjunctive therapy in addition to professional acne treatments.