Everyone wants glowing skin with an even tone that is free from blemishes. Some people are just born with it, but for the rest of us keeping our skin smooth and clean is a daily struggle. Skincare is the most important thing when it comes to controlling acne. Sometimes even with the best home skincare regimen your skin still needs a little help. Fortunately, there are professional spa services available to help.
Facials benefit acne-prone skin by removing buildup, unclogging pores, and minimizing excess oil production. First, the skin is thoroughly cleansed to remove surface dirt and impurities. Layers of dead skin buildup can trap dirt and bacteria and clog pores. Exfoliation buffs away the buildup and opens pores to help prevent future breakouts. Extractions open clogged pores and remove dirt and sebum trapped deep in pores that are responsible for pimples and blackheads. Blue LED light is used in our acne facial to kill blemish-causing bacteria. Finally, intensive moisturizers and serums are used to hydrate and nourish the skin to keep it soft and supple while calming down overactive oil glands. You should consider having a routine monthly facial schedule for best results unless your esthetician recommends a more frequent schedule.
Blue LED light has been well studied and researched and proven effective for treating acne. When the LED light is absorbed by the skin it improves oxygenation by increasing blood flow. Oxygenation and blood flow promotes healing to reduce inflammation and redness as well as prevent scarring. The blue LED light also directly destroys Propionibacterium acnes, a strain of gram-positive bacteria that is commonly responsible for surface acne. Blue LED treatments can be added to any facial for acne-prone skin. The treatment only takes about 5 minutes to perform and should be performed as often as possible to treat breakouts. If using Blue LED as a stand-alone treatment, you should arrive at your appointment with clean skin with little to no makeup.
Green LED battles both bacteria and hyperpigmentation to give you clearer skin. Green LED targets melanocytes (cells deep within the skin that produce melanin) to inhibit the production of excess melanin. The light energy also breaks up melanin clusters to diminish existing discoloration. In addition to evening out your skin tone, Green LED helps to kill the bacteria responsible for the formation of painful cystic acne deep within the skin. These treatments also take only about 5 minutes and should be performed twice per week for one month and then monthly after that to maintain your results.
Microneedling benefits a variety of skin issues including acne and acne scars. A microneedling treatment utilizes a specialized pen-shaped electronic device that is studded with very fine needles. These needles penetrate the skin creating tiny micro-wounds that stimulate your body’s natural healing processes. Scar tissue is broken up, blood flow and oxygenation are increased, cell renewal speeds up, and collagen and elastin production increases. All of this works together to firm and plump the skin and reduce the appearance of moderate acne, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. A plant-based stem cell ampule applied after the treatment also helps to heal and repair the skin.
Microneedling With CBD and Blue LED
We’ve already discussed the benefits of both microneedling and Blue LED light treatments, but something special happens when you combine the two and add the skin healing benefits of CBD. CBD is well known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, but it also has antibacterial properties that are beneficial in the treatment of acne. In addition, CBD affects the endocannabinoid receptors in the oil glands in your skin to help control excess oil production that can lead to clogged pores and blemishes. Our acne treatment with CBD and Blue LED includes steam to loosen buildup and debris, extraction to remove impactions in the pores, high frequency to increase oxygenation and disinfect the skin, and microneedling with CBD and Blue LED for all of their amazing benefits.
If you’re ready to get serious about controlling acne for more beautiful skin, allow the knowledgeable and highly skilled estheticians at Helen’s Haven to pamper your skin with our effective acne solutions. Your esthetician will evaluate your individual skincare needs and work with you to develop a plan to give you the clear, beautiful skin you want and deserve. Call us at 808-739-0400 to book your appointment, or download our free app on iTunes or Google Play to manage appointments easily from your mobile device. We look forward to seeing you soon at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu.