Acne Information


Acne Information

Saving Face SkinSpa and Acne Clinic provides education and treatments for retention hyperkeratosis, the disease commonly referred to as acne. Below you will find useful information related to the various types of acne-related issues many of our clients face. If you have any questions after reading the articles you are most interested in, you can contact us by calling 360-943-1700 or use the contact us page to send an email. Remember to bookmark any of your favorites, that you might want to revisit on a regular basis. (Example: Pore Clogging Ingredients).

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Does Accutane Work? Many of our clients have been on Accutane (isotretinoin); but what’s surprising is that so many of them have been on it for two or three courses to get their acne under control. One client admitted to having gone through the Accutane regimen seven times. Some of them didn’t get any benefit […]

Why Not Antibiotics?

Antibiotics for Acne? Why Not? Reading over the questionnaires of our acne clients reveals some disturbing trends. Most have seen dermatologists and most dermatologists prescribed antibiotics as the first course of action. I have clients, previous to being treated at my clinic, took antibiotics for years! My question to them was, if it was going to […]

Redness from Acne

How to get rid of Red Acne Scars? The red marks left over from acne are frustrating – it’s bad enough to have acne, but then to be left with the red marks left behind?  It’s just not fair.  What I tell me clients is that only time can fade the redness… and it does.  […]

Acne and Dark Spots on Dark Skin

We’ve spoken to you about yellow, brown, and deeper skin tones and how acne affects these types differently. Let’s discuss where this comes into play when customizing your acne homecare routine. The most important thing to remember about skincare is balance. While we want to give you potent products to get you clear, we don’t […]

Ethnic Skin- How is it Different?

How is it different? People of Middle Eastern, Hispanic, Asian, and African descent have skin that can differ in significant ways from the skin of those with a primarily European background. Regardless of your ethnicity, it is important to keep these differences in mind when selecting your own acne treatments and products. People of color, including […]

Acne Mechanica

Have you ever noticed getting acne wherever your skin is constantly rubbed on, like wearing a hat or helmet, or playing the violin?  You are victim of acne mechanica. Acne mechanica is acne that is caused by skin friction, heat, pressure on the skin, or when skin isn’t exposed to the air. Sweaty, constantly rubbed […]

Whiteheads and Getting Rid of them

What Are Whiteheads? A whitehead is called a “closed come done”.  It is basically a blackhead that has not “matured” into a blackhead yet, as the pore remains closed.  Because the pore is closed to air, it does not discolor like the blackhead does. It just looks like congestion and bumps under the skin.  This […]

Blackheads and Getting Rid of them

What Are Blackheads Blackhead, is a non-inflamed acne lesion where the pore remains open, also affordable papers known as an “open comedone”. In the case of a blackhead, the tip of the plug darkens as it is exposed to oxygen in the environment. Contrary to popular belief, blackheads are not caused by dirt – it is a […]