At Synergy we have a passion for treating acne. Our team understands the stigma that often comes along with acne and the devastating impact it can have on a persons self esteem. Founder Anna Churchill began her clinical skin career over 20 years ago working in an acne clinic, she has also worked side-by-side with some of the worlds most recognized dermatologists. She personally trains each of our Medical Aestheticians on all areas of acne such as how to perform extractions correctly, acne peels, causes of acne, and how to determine facial treatment options based on any secondary skin conditions such as rosacea.
Forever Clear BBL acne therapy
Forever Clear Broad Band Light (BBL) has now proven to be helpful in the treatment of acne. In many cases, this offers an alternative to oral medications such as Accutane or long-term antibiotics. The shorter wavelengths of BBL, in the blue-light spectrum, attack p-acne bacteria on the surface and in the sebaceous gland. Along with a home skincare program designed for acne-prone skin, you can experience significant long-term clearance.
common questions and concerns
What causes acne? Acne occurs when hair follicle pores are blocked by natural components of the skin. This is the root of most acne lesions. Once blocked, inflammation and bacteria overgrowth occur leading to red bumps and cysts in the skin. Sebaceous or sweat glands of the skin can contribute excessive amounts of sebum into the plugged follicle increasing inflammation. Hormones can also play a role. Most teenagers are affected to some degree. Adults, often, get acne for the first time while others have suffered since the teenage years. Acne is not life-threatening, but it can cause physical disfigurement (scarring) and emotional distress if not treated early.
What options do I have besides oral medications? Forever Clear Broad Band Light (BBL) has now proven to be helpful in the treatment of acne. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels also offer alternative ways to remove persistent and stubborn acne.
How does the BBL treatment work? Sciton BBL is an FDA-approved treatment that utilizes a blue filter to selectively target the p-acnes bacteria that are partially responsible for acne in the skin.
What is the treatment like? A thin layer of gel is applied to your skin, followed by the BBL treatment. Most patients have minimal discomfort. Treatment sessions last 20-30 minutes.
What should I expect after treatment? After treatment is completed, some may experience temporary reddening and and minimal swelling of the acne, and surrounding skin for 1-2 days. This is transient and usually associated with minimal to no downtime. Makeup can be applied immediately, if desired.
How many treatments will I need? To achieve maximum improvement with BBL, a series of 8 weekly treatments is most effective. Most patients will need periodic touch up treatments ranging from monthly to every 6 months, depending on your acne type and severity.
There will be a $75 consultation fee that may be applied to any medical aesthetic treatments on same day or in future.
before and after
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Sciton BBL Blue Light Acne Treatments
Series of 8
Clean, flawless skin, naturally. Skin Accumax is a skincare supplement by Jane Iredale that is suitable for all skin types as well as problem skin.
MicroLaser Peels for Acne Scaring
The number of treatments will depend on depth of scaring and how much down time you are comfortable with having.
Glycolic, Salicylic, Mandelic, Jessner
An advanced skin resurfacing procedure that exfoliates imperfect skin layers and invigorates cell renewal without down time. It rejuvenates skin by removing the dull, lifeless, sun-damaged epidermis and stimulating the production of new skin cells and collagen. This is a safe, comfortable alternative to chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
Clean and Clear Facial
A 45-minute deep cleansing followed by Extractions and High Frequency.
Clean and Clear Facial Plus
A 45-minute cleansing treatment, including Level I Peel, Extractions and Cryotherapy.
Extraction Spot Treatment
Localized Extractions and High Frequency.
Acne Cyst Injections (Kenalog Injections)
Acne cyst injections are a one-time treatment that rapidly reduces the inflammation of acne and cysts and help ease the pain associated with these deep lesions. Deep, swollen acne cysts often rupture over time and without treatment will leave behind deep scars. Administering Acne Cyst Injections will prevent the cyst from rupturing and causing further damage. Healing usually begins immediately.