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27 Mar

What is Adult Acne?

More people are suffering from breakouts than ever before, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting this March.  Even though over 50% of adults continue to get acne well into adulthood, if you are over 18 and have acne, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one.  It’s mortifying […]

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27 Mar

Zeno and other Heat Devices

Heat devices for acne: A lot of hot air The concept of skin care devices is an appealing one. It seems that surely, with today’s technology, there should be a way to get rid of acne pimples fast. Skin care appliances such as Zeno Hot Spot, Thermaclear, and Claro claim to blast acne bacteria with […]

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27 Mar

The Power of Benzoyl Peroxide

We utilize potent products in our system of acne management. Of these, benzoyl peroxide is a particularly powerful fighter in the battle against blemishes. Benzoyl peroxide, or BPO as it’s also known, is an ingredient that’s been around since the seventies as a topical acne treatment, and for good reason: it works. Wondering how it […]

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27 Mar

The Best Acne Products

Best Acne Products What makes acne products effective? They need to: Penetrate the inside of the pore – stopping acne where it starts. Help to keep the pore clear of dead skin cells. Kill bacteria inside the pore. Be noncomedogenic (non pore-clogging) so as to not make your acne worse. We have found that acne products […]

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27 Mar

Pore Clogging Ingredients

Pore Clogging Ingredients in Skin Care Do not ever put anything on your skin or your hair without checking the ingredients first, even if it says “won’t clog pores” or “noncomedogenic” on the bottle. No government agency oversees this so skincare companies can claim their products promote clear skin and have pore cloggers in their ingredient […]

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27 Mar

It’s not the chocolate!

It’s Not the Chocolate or the Greasy Fries It’s the salt on those fries. Yes, it is salty foods and food high in iodides that are the culprit in making acne worse. Below is a list of foods typically high in iodides. We tell people to not go crazy around eliminating these foods, just be […]

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27 Mar

Acne Specialist or Doctor?

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27 Mar

Accutane?

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 […]

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27 Mar

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 […]

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