Face Reality Acne Boot Camp
Many of our kids suffer with acne, just as many of us did. When the acne is fairly mild, it’s easy to dismiss as just an unfortunate teenage evil, bound to run its course. But when the breakouts are both long term and are consistently moderate to severe, it can be a nightmare for the sufferer. In addition to the embarrassment and lack of confidence the breakouts are causing, the possibility of them leaving scars is a likely reality.
Sadly, many of us develop acne or continue our long, unhappy relationship with it as adults, due to genetics or fluctuating hormone levels. Additionally, Acne Rosacea can cause frustrating breakouts, which traditional acne treatments are completely ineffective against. It does however respond to anti-bacterial treatments much more quickly than acne, and will stay clear as long as product use is maintained.
After we’ve raided CVS, and tried product lines from the Mall, we turn to the dermatologist for help. But they only have 15 minutes, and then you leave with a prescription and just the hope that it might help. Oral antibiotics, prescription topicals and Accutane may have their pros, but they most certainly have their cons. By themselves, they are not always effective, nor are they appropriate treatment options for everyone. To get clear, moderate/severe acne requires a holistic, comprehensive and specialized program.
My Acne Boot Camp is this program, filling the gap in acne treatment. When the occasional acne product, facial or visit to the dermatologist haven’t solved the problem, it’s time to face reality, and get help from a certified acne specialist help get you or your child clear. The system works by taking into account the type of acne you have, the type of skin you have, and how fast your skin adapts to the products. I continually push the skin to clear with products that penetrate the pore where the acne starts. I don’t push it past its tolerance, because I don’t want your skin too dry or irritated. The products prevent new acne from forming, and I extract the existing acne out, so that your acne is under control in about three months .
Acne Boot Camp is a comprehensive acne program. It is made up of a customized home care regimen, lifestyle and dietary recommendations, and about six to eight treatments, spread over 3-4 months, the amount of time it may take to get you clear. It can take 90-days to for a new blemish to develop, so it can take at least that long to get clear. After your consultation and first treatment, you will go home with products chosen just for you and your skin, along with instructions for their use over the next two weeks. You will return twice a month for acne treatments, described below. Clients are encouraged to contact me any time they have a question or concern about their progress or home-care regimen.
Consultation + Acne Treatment
1 ½ hours $75
The consultation is thorough and comprehensive, and takes about 1 ½ hrs.
• Acne history and prior treatments
• Medications and allergies
• Review factors that can aggravate acne, such as foods to avoid, certain medications, cosmetic ingredients and lifestyle habits.
• Determine your skin type, acne type, and your skin’s sensitivity to determine what product strength you will start with and use for the next two weeks.
• Take preliminary pictures
• Select and discuss the products to use in your program to get you clear which you will be purchasing* and taking home with you.
• A packet of information that has everything I tell you in the consultation.
*Expect to pay between $100 - $150 for your first set of acne products at your first appointment.
Acne Treatment Includes:
• Acne treatment with exfoliation, extractions and high-frequency.
45 – 60 minutes
(Twice a month $50 each, once a month $65)
I will check your progress since your last visit, discuss any questions or concerns regarding your home-care regimen and make adjustments if necessary, perform the acne treatment followed by extractions and high frequency. Over the next several months, you will need to purchase more products as your skin adapts to treatment.
As your acne improves, your treatment time will get shorter – there just won’t be as many breakouts needing extractions. After 3-4 months on the program and your skin is clear or mostly clear, you will simply need to maintain your homecare products to keep clear.
30 mins LED Add-on $30
To help speed up clearing or for more stubborn and inflamed acne, we can add 30 minutes LED light treatment. The LED Blue-light acne therapy helps kill the acne causing bacteria and can dramatically reduce inflammation.
Acne Boot Camp Cost
The program starts with the consultation, followed by 5-7 treatment over 3-4 months, the amount of time to get most people clear, or mostly clear.
Consultation + First Treatment $75
5 Treatments ($250 - $325)
7 Treatments ($350 - $455)
Home-care products. Expect to pay between $100 - $150 for your first set of acne products at your first appointment. Additional products will need to be purchased as your home-care regimen is adjusted as the skin adjusts.
In a nutshell:
•The Face Reality Acne Bootcamp program is a proven method to get over 90% of people clear or mostly clear after *3-4 months.
•Acne Boot Camp does not work *overnight
•You must follow the program instructions very closely to get your skin clear
•I do not offer treatments or extractions to clients that do not use the Face Reality Boot Camp home care product system.
•The Face Reality system is available only to certified acne specialists; there are other practitioners in the community offering this program, however my treatment fees are significantly lower ($50 vs $85+).