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Acne

Do you suffer from acne on your face, back, or chest? Acne can be caused by hormonal changes, poor diet, environmental factors, and bacteria buildup on the skin. This leads to inflammation, which can persist for an extended period of time. We have solutions to help clear up your acne.  We recommend a customized program to address it properly and to gain clear skin. The Acne Program treats inflamed acne, clogged pores, and acne scars.

EXPERIENCE THE MOST ADVANCED ACNE SOLUTIONS:

  1. Ovo Medi Spa treats acne with the most advanced laser technology. It safely penetrates and suppresses overactive sebaceous glands and kills the bacteria on the surface of the skin. This is an important step in the long-term management of acne.
  2. LED Light Treatment
  3. Acne Treatment Facial
  4. Clinically Proven Acne Skincare

WHAT IS ACNE?

An acne lesion (pimple) grows when bacteria, oils, and dead skin fill up and inflame pores, the tiny openings in your skin through which oil and sweat rise to the surface. About 40,000 cells fall off your skin every hour, but when these dead cells clog up, they become a pore. Sometimes clogged pores are small and result in “whiteheads or blackheads.” Sometimes these pores become inflamed and lead to other types of acne.

TYPES OF ACNE

Blackheads, or open comedones: A form of mild subsurface acne that occurs when impurities and dead skin cells get trapped inside pores. When these clogged pores open, the contaminants are exposed to the air causing them to oxidize and generate a dark brown or black colour.

Whiteheads, or closed comedones: Created when the contaminated clogged pore is covered by a superficial layer of the skin preventing oxidation to occur. It is identifiable by its small yellow/white centre surrounded by some inflammation.

Papules: Occurs when the clogging of a pore causes a hair follicle to become contaminated and inflamed. Papules are a form of moderate acne that appear as hard pink or red bumps that are prone to clustering.

Pustules: A more severe form of acne that is filled with pus and surrounded by marked redness from inflammation. They are larger than whiteheads and blackheads and can evolve into more severe cystic acne.

Nodules and cysts: Two of the most severe and painful forms of acne that penetrate deep into the skin and are most prone to scarring. Cysts occur when the clogged pore ruptures under the skin, causing impurities to contaminate surrounding tissue. The body reacts with an inflammatory response to prevent spreading, resulting in the formation of pus. Acne nodules can stay intact within the skin for a long period of time and results in hardening of the affected area.

WHAT CAN TRIGGER ACNE?

A number of factors influence sebum production, but some people are more acne-prone than others because of their genes, lifestyle behaviour, and environment.

Hormones:  Hormonal fluctuations may cause sebaceous glands (sebum-producing glands) to become overactive, increasing the chance of developing acne. This can happen during puberty, the menstrual cycle, and pregnancy.

Medications: Some medications may induce acne development. These medications include oral contraceptives that contain progestin, anabolic steroids, oral corticosteroids, and anticonvulsives.

Cosmetics: Makeup, skincare, and hair products can clog pores especially if they are oil-based. If you are prone to acne, it is best to use products that are oil free and noncomedogenic.

Diet: Certain foods cause acne flare-ups. These may include foods with high fat content or high sugar content / high glycemic carbohydrates.  Although this will vary for each individual, you can control the acne flare-up by avoiding certain ingredients which triggers your acne.

Sweating:  Perspiration combined with heat and pressure such as wearing a cap will make acne worse. Washing your face after you sweat is important to prevent skin from clogging and spreading bacteria.

Over washing: It is recommended to wash your face twice daily using a mild cleanser if your skin is acne-prone. In addition, using strong cleansers, scrubbers, exfoliants or washing too often can irritate the skin and cause further acne development.

Picking or Squeezing Acne:  This can increase the spread of oil and bacteria to other areas of your skin, and can cause further flare-up.

ACNE TREATMENTS AVAILABLE AT OVO MEDI SPA

Laser Treatments

  • Reduces acne inflammation by photo-selective absorption and heating of overactive sebaceous glands
  • Thermally and selectively destroys bacteria causing acne
  • Accelerates skin’s healing process
  • Reduces the possibility of developing new acne inflammation
  • Stimulates collagen remodeling
  • Requires 3-6 treatments

LED Light Therapy

  • Blue light kills acne bacteria and reduces
  • Red light heals acne lesions
  • Reduces inflammation and redness

Acne Treatment Facials

  • Matifies oily skin
  • Purifies clogged pores
  • Clears toxins and bacteria
  • Oxygenation to bring blood flow and nutrients to skin
  • Infusion of active ingredients
  • Acne reducing treatment mask

Introductory Offer

$100 SAVINGS ON YOUR FIRST ACNE TREATMENT