Acne Treatments

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Acne Treatments

Acne is a very complex skin condition to have and can occur at any stage of life. Whether you are in your teens, 20s, 30s, or 40s+, trying to prevent and treat acne (at any age) can be a very frustrating and emotionally draining experience. If you feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to be working, it might be time to take your acne treatment to the next level with laser therapy for a more powerful approach.

Over the last decade Lasers, Micro-Needling with Radiofrequency, and Blu-U Light Therapy acne treatments have become incredibly popular and increasingly powerful for treating mild, moderate, and in some cases, severe acne.

Blu-U Light Therapy works to clear skin by killing active acne bacteria and lessening inflammation. Lasers and Micro-Needling with Radiofrequency work in a similar fashion by reducing active bacteria, shrinking pores, reducing redness, and stimulating the production of new collagen.

We believe that setting proper expectations is key to successful acne treatments. As you go through the different stages of your acne treatment plan, it’s important to understand that your skin may get worse before it gets better. It’s a process. Your skin will gradually improve over time. Acne is a complex skin condition that can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to treat. For some patients, it’s a lifetime of proactive management.

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Everyone deserves to feel confident and comfortable. The First Glance Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre is a place to treat yourself and feel good. It’s about enjoyment, enhancement, the appreciation of aesthetics, and the art of self-expression. A reflection of kindness, compassion, and understanding.

Our mission is to nurture the human spirit — and elevate natural beauty — one person, one procedure, and one transformation at a time.

Your Custom Laser Skin Resurfacing for Acne Treatment

When it comes to aesthetic treatments of any kind, there’s no such thing as one size fits all. During your consultation with one of our Skin Health Experts at The First Glance, you will receive a proper treatment plan to help you achieve a healthier, brighter, clearer complexion.

Below you can learn more about our powerful Blu-U Light Therapy and Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments, for Acne.

When it comes to acne treatments, combination therapy is typically required to achieve optimal results. Depending on your skin type and acne type, your treatment plan may include some (or all) of the following.

    • Clean Diet: Anti-inflammatory diet, cut out sugar and dairy.
    • Oral Antibiotic: Helps reduce acne-causing bacteria in the skin.
    • Blu-U Light Therapy: A special blue light that targets and kills the bacteria on your skin responsible for causing breakouts.
    • Series of Microdermabrasion Facials: Draws out impurities, cleans your pores, and gets rid of bacteria.
    • Micro-Needling with Radiofrequency: To spot treat deeper acne scars and reduce active bacteria.
    • Lasers: Helps to kill active acne bacteria, softens acne scars, stimulates collagen production, and shrinks pores so you’re less likely to get breakouts in the future.
    • Medical Grade Skincare: Having a proper daily skincare regime with the right medical-grade ingredients is an essential step to preventing and clearing active acne breakouts. Your Skin Health Expert at The First Glance will create a custom daily skincare regime according to your unique needs.

    With a proper acne treatment plan created by our Skin Health Experts, you can achieve a healthier, clearer, revitalized complexion.


    Blu-U Light Therapy, Acne Treatment

    Blu–U® is a blue light therapy system that reduces acne in a non-invasive, pain-free way. This treatment is an excellent treatment for inflammatory acne, a problem facing millions of people around the world.

    Blu-U® Light Therapy is a special blue light that targets and kills the bacteria on your skin responsible for causing breakouts.
    The procedure is incredibly simple. You will sit in a comfortable chair with the Blu-U® Light system placed near your face. The light is a visible, cool blue light. There is no pain or heat associated with this treatment.

    Depending on the severity of your acne, Blu-U treatments typically range 10-15 minutes in one sitting. You may be treated 1 to 2X per week. Your Skin Health Expert at The First Glance will create a custom treatment plan according to your unique needs.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Fractora Acne Treatment

    Fractora is fractional skin resurfacing by a micro-needling technique that delivers radiofrequency energy through various depths of the skin using tiny pin electrodes. This treatment creates microlesion areas of ablation, coagulation, and heating that causes contraction of the skin. As your skin heals, your complexion becomes smoother with fewer acne spots and breakouts. The tone and texture of your skin will also become smoother over time with less visible acne scars for a brighter, healthier, smoother, complexion.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dermapen Micro-Needling

    Micro-needling devices are used to improve overall texture of skin. Patients see improvements in mild to moderate acne scarring, large pores, and fine lines.

    A topical numbing is used to reduce the sensation of the treatment. Most patients tolerate the treatment very well. Sometimes a prickling sensation is reported.

    Micro-needling has been vigorously studied and has been proven to induce collagen growth. In turn and over time, this collagen growth is what improves textural concerns of the skin.

    Dermapen has minimal downtime, about 3-4 days for most people. Some redness and minor skin flaking is normal. Side effects are quite minimal and micro needling is safe for all skin types.

    At The First Glance we have several packages that combine micro needling with other treatments such as chemical peels which allow us to customize a treatment specifically for you and your concerns.

    Acne Treatments are often performed with other non-surgical treatments, including Botox and injectable Filler treatments, including Lip FillerUnder Eye FillerJaw ContouringChin FillerTop Model CheekbonesNon Surgical RhinoplastyBelkyra Double Chin Fat Removal, and Skin Boosters.

    Medical Grade Skincare Products

    At The First Glance, you get access to world-class Acne Treatment Products created by world-class brands to use at home, every day. To prevent and clear acne breakouts, and smooth your skin, the daily use of Medical Grade Skincare products is an essential step to achieve healthy skin. For long-lasting, optimal results you do not want to skip this step.

    The top two Medical Grade Skincare brands we recommend to treat acne are ZO Skin Health and SkinMedica.

    All of these Medical Grade Skincare products specifically designed for Acne Treatment and Tightening Pores are available on FG’s Online Store, they are also available in-clinic at The First Glance.

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    FG’s Fave Staff Picks to help clear and prevent acne while tightening pores are:

    Step 01. Wash: AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser by SkinMedica

    Step 02.  Scrub: Exfoliating Polish by ZO Skin Health

    Step 03.  Oil Control: Complexion Renewal Pads by ZO Skin Health

    Step 04.  Tighten Pores: Instant Pore Refiner by ZO Skin Health

    Step 05. Sun Protection:  Total Defense and Repair by SkinMedica

    Step 06. Night Treatment: Retinol Skin Brightener by ZO Skin Health

    Your Transformation Begins Here

    If you have a preferred treatment or surgery date, do not wait until it’s too late.

    The First Glance is a very active aesthetic surgery practice. Patients typically book well in advance for consultations and surgery dates. Call (204) 885-1419 to reserve your consultation, our Patient Coordinators are happy to help you.



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