ACNE FAQ’s

As a teenager, you think you are going to grow out of your acne (which sometimes happens). And once you hit your twenties, you think that acne will finally be behind you. But many of us find that acne persists into our thirties, forties and even beyond. Confused, we hit department store counters or visit dermatologists, looking for the one product or treatment that will solve our embarrassing acne problem.

Sadly, the products don’t work. They only drain your time and pocketbook. The result is disappointment, frustration, even anger.

So stop wasting your time and money.

Face Perfection offers a highly tuned acne treatment system that 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 help speed the process, but most clients find that their acne clears within a few months. Pretty soon, you won’t remember the humiliation of having acne anymore.

First, let’s bury the myths of what acne is not:

  • It is not due to dirty skin.
  • It is not due to eating chocolate.
  • It is not due to sexual frustrations.
  • It is not just a teenage problem.

So, if these aren’t the reasons, then ….

Q. Why do I have acne?

A. 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.

Q. How do I control my acne?

A. Your acne is best controlled through the continued use of products offered by Face Perfection and corrective in-clinic treatments for at least the first 12 to 16 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 your skin clear.

Q. I prefer to use “natural” products… why should I choose Face Reality acne products?

A. Maybe you have tried “natural acne cures” and an “organic” approach to treat your acne. But if you are still frustrated by regular acne break outs that never seem to completely clear, you must be open to trying a different method.

Face Reality Skin Care has developed safe, yet active home care products that are customized specifically for the type of acne that you have. Krista is the only licensed esthetician in Idaho that is a Certified Acne Specialist in the Face Reality Acne Program. As a Certified Acne Specialist, she knows what adjustments to make to your regimen to make sure that your skin does not over-adapt to the homecare regimen, while pushing your skin to effectively clear without irritating or over-drying.

Q. What do the in-office treatments do?

A. Each treatment is adapted 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. Krista will perform extractions of your acne impactions at every treatment to help your skin clear more quickly.

Q. How do I get started?

A. Schedule an Acne Consultation appointment with Krista to have your skin analyzed and your type of acne classified. From there, she will design a product and treatment regimen for your specific skin and acne type.

Q. What is a Face Reality Certified Acne Specialist?

A. Face Reality Acne Clinic was launched in 2005 in northern California by Laura Cooksey, an esthetician who has specialized in treating acne since 1990. Laura developed her skills by studying with the renowned Dr. James E. Fulton. She has earned a nationwide reputation for her remarkable results in treating acne; and has been sought after by skin care specialists to teach her methods and share her knowledge.

A skin care professional who becomes Face Reality Certified is someone who has studied Laura’s modality and passed a test to indicate their proficiency. Only when they become certified will Face Reality allow someone to sell and professionally use their acne products. The Face Reality Acne Specialist then also has the support from the team at Face Reality Acne Clinic when they come across a particularly difficult or unusual case of acne or similar skin condition.

Face Reality has honed its methods and products through helping to clear thousands of acne sufferers of all ages and ethnicities. Although most of these people had already tried prescription topical products, antibiotics, laser and blue light therapy, Accutane™ and a myriad of over-the-counter products, they had not gotten and stayed clear until they found Face Reality Acne Clinic. Face Reality continues to research, experiment and conduct clinical trials to continually improve their modality and share the information with its Acne Specialists community.

By choosing a Face Reality Certified Acne Specialist, you have taken an important step to getting your skin clear, without the use of prescription therapy.