What is Acne?
Acne is a chronic, frustrating condition, but even hard-to control acne can be brought under control with proper treatment. Our team knows that acne can be embarrassing, leaving both physical and emotional scars. With advanced training and education, here at Akoya Spa, we are dedicated to the expert treatment of acne. Our mission and purpose is to get you CLEAR, including teens, adults, hormonal acne (men and women), and rosacea acne; we have a solution to combat your acne!
Take a look through our menu to find the right facial for you! Still Unsure? Contact us to book an "Undecided Facial" to allow an in-depth consultation with your esthetician to choose a treatment best suited to your skin's needs.
Do I have Acne or something else?
-Redness with pimples, pustules or cysts.
-Usually hot/warm to the touch and bleeds easily during extractions.
-Makes skin appear dull/sluggish.
-Blackheads (dead skin cell/sebum plugs) will appear on the skin with an open pore.
-Whiteheads (unmatured blackhead) may appear on the skin with a closed pore.
-Not typically sensitive/reactive to products
Non - Acne
-Skin cells do not shed properly, which can cause plugs to form in the hair follicle.
-It appears as a small pimple but has a dry sandpaper feeling.
-Yeast infection on the skin, irritation of hair Follicle.
-Worse on overly sweaty skin & in humidity
-Symptoms come and go.
-Persistent central redness
- flushing, papules & pustules on cheeks, nose and forehead
Consultation & Procedure
Problematic skin can be difficult and strenuous to deal with in all age groups. Acne can lead to both
emotional and physical impact on people. It causes scars and discoloration.
Here at Akoya Spa, we are determined to clear your acne regardless of the severity of your condition without medication.
Every skin treatment requires a consultation valued at $50 and is redeemable towards your same-day treatment.
Acne Treatment- $75
Back Acne Treatment- $75
Enhanced Acne Treatment- $90
In your consultation and treatment appointment, we take these steps:
Determine your skin type, acne type and skin tolerance.
Give you recommendations for the products and treatments you will need to get clear.
Go over aggravating factors that make you break out – Foods, medications, cosmetics, etc.
This is a complete deep cleansing / mild TCA skin resurfacing plus acne lesion and black head extraction, High frequency, LED light therapy & anti inflammatory mask
Acne Clarifying/ Hydrating
This is a quick fix deep cleansing/ relaxing treatment a mild TCA skin resurfacing, plus acne lesion and blackhead extraction.
Acne Clarifying + Take home products
Take home products from Face Reality include:
- Acne Wash
- 5% Mandelic Acid
- 2.5% Acne Med
- Hydrabalance Gel
Recommended add-on's for Acne treatments:
ALA + Light Therapy $30
ALA light therapy has soothing, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits.
HydraFacial targets dead skin cells with sebum plug and inflamed blemish, The treatment works on reducing acne bacteria and clear clogged pores. Additionally, It also breaks up hyperpigmentation and smooth scars, following with light TCA acne buster treatment
* Includes ALA light therapy
DMK Acne Scar Treatment $165 +
Acne scar tissues revision, facial ingrown hair, razor bumps, and acne lesions.
DMK Scar Treatment $250
Cell stimulating skin revision
Microneedle MD $280
Reduces appearance of scars, wrinkles and pores.
Combining light TCA peel an effective way and provide deeper penetration will Enhance your skin inside out Minimal down time great result
How does nutrition affect acne?
What we put into our body directly affects the health and appearance of our skin! Acne prone individuals are very sensitive to certain foods, vitamins, and common everyday items. Acne prone skin need to be more vigilant about consumption of acne triggering food
Listed above are only a few ingredients in our food that causes breakouts or aggravates your skin. Foods such as milk and dairy contain hormonal components that cause acne. Excess iodine leads to irritation of the pores causing Acne flare ups. Consuming excess amounts of androgens leads to an imbalance or excess sebum production.
Foods to Avoid
- Milk & Dairy
- Whey/Soy Protein
- Protein Bars
- Blue Green Algae
- Peanut Oil
- Corn Oil
- Canola Oil
- Trans Fat
- Peanut Butter
- Microwave Popcorn
- Food Heavy in Sugar
- Omega 6
- Vegetable Oil
Healthy Food Substitutions
- Sea Salt
- Almond milk
- Coconut milk
- Rice milk
- Enteric coated capsules
- Almond butter / other nut butter
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- MCT oil
- Freshwater fish
- Unfarmed Salmon
- Antioxidant supporting food
- Apple cider vinegar