Face Reality Acne Treatment
“The overall appearance of the office and friendliness of staff exceeded my expectations. I went in for a skin consult and Ashley was extremely polite and helpful. She was very informative about my different options and left me feeling confident with the procedure I am choosing.”-Longevity Client
Longevity’s acne products, and primary protocol, come from the highly successful Face Reality Acne Clinic in San Leandro, California. Our Aesthetician, a Face Reality Certified Acne Specialist, will help you tackle your acne head on, providing strong products with a specific regimen and a balanced approach that’s not overly harsh. In-office treatments speed the process, but most clients find their acne clears up within a few months.
More than 60 million Americans suffer from some form of acne breakouts. Acne affects more than 80% of all teenagers at some time in their lives, and clogged pores comprise more than 25% of all visits to the dermatologist. Acne now has hit epidemic proportions in adults, especially women. What used to be just a teenage problem is now a real challenge in people’s lives.
The Face Reality Acne Clinic has successfully cleared thousands of clients over the last five years and continues to have a 90% clearing success rate (most of the 10% fail due to non-compliance of home care regimen).
Face Reality Skin Care™ acne products are state-of-the-art skin care products containing the highest concentrations of active ingredients you can find without a prescription.
What to expect at your acne consultation
In your consultation, we take these steps:
- determine your skin type, acne type and skin tolerance
- give you recommendations for the products and treatments you will need to get clear
- go over aggravating factors that make you break out – foods, medications, cosmetics, stress, etc.
- give you a packet of information that has everything that we tell you in the consultation
If you decide to go on our acne-clearing program, you will be instructed on how to use your products for the first two weeks of your program.
Face Reality FAQ
Why do I have acne?
Acne is an actual disease of the pores. It can be caused by certain drugs, medications or exposure to certain chemicals but most acne is an inherited tendency. Dead skin cells are shedding much too quickly in the acne-prone pore. It forms a plug along with sebum and hair and this is where the problem begins. If the body doesn’t see the plug as an invader, then it remains as a non-inflamed lesion, aka blackhead. If it does, then it forms into pimples, pustules and cysts.
I wash my face a lot – why do I still break out?
Acne is formed below the surface of the skin and cannot be washed away. To clear acne, you need clinical-strength products that are designed to penetrate the pore, exfoliate the dead skin cells and kill the acne bacteria.
How do I control my acne?
Your acne can be controlled through the continued use of Face Reality products and corrective in-clinic treatments for at least the first 12 weeks. Many people see a dramatic difference in their acne in the first month. Once your acne is under control, you must continue to use the products to keep clear. Unfortunately, acne cannot be cured, only controlled.
Why Face Reality acne products?
Face Reality Skin Care has developed products that are specifically for the type of acne that you have. Our Face Reality Certified Acne Specialist will know what adjustments to make to your regimen to make sure that your skin does not over-adapt to the home care regimen, pushing it to clear but not irritating or over-drying your skin. This is the fastest way to get your skin clear.
What do the treatments do?
Each treatment is customized for the condition of your skin at the time of treatment. Sometimes the skin will need hydration and other times you will need corrective peels to facilitate the clearing of your acne and dark spots. Our Acne Specialist will perform extractions of your acne impactions at every treatment so your skin clears more quickly.
How do I get started?
Come in for a free consultation where our Acne Specialist will analyze your skin and type of acne. From there a product and treatment regimen will be designed for your specific skin and acne type.
Contact Us today for a complete acne consultation.