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3510 12th Street

Suite 200

Lewiston, ID 83501

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Acne 

 Acne affects people of many different ages and many different skin types. The number of treatments available are similarly diverse. The specialists at IH ~ Aesthetics & Med Spa have the most advanced and appropriate treatment to help you renew your complexion.

About 80% of the population suffers from acne vulgaris (acne) at some point in their life.

The typical approach to acne treatment includes topical and systemic antibiotics, and topicals such as benzoyl peroxides, salicylic acid and systemic retinoids. Use of these products is often difficult and frustrating. Up to 60% of patients develop Antibiotic resistance. Topical medications may irritate the skin and require several months before you see a positive response. There have also been reports of teratogenic and psychological problems associated with systemic retinoid therapy.

Left untreated, acne can be quite painful and ultimately cause extensive skin damage, resulting in debilitating scar formations.

For this reason, IH ~ Aesthetics start with safe and effective methods that are customized to each individual and their situation. Whether your acne condition is mild or extreme, our options are proven and safe treatments and address your specific needs.

Acne Treatment Options:

           Hydrafacials

           ZO Skin Health

           Various Chemical Peels

           MicroNeedling and RF MicroNeedling

           Skin Resurfacing with Potenza and PicoSure (to repair acne scarring)

the acne antidote


IH ~ Aesthetics with Hydrafacial have developed a specially designed facial for active acne. Only HydraFacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow. HydraFacial uses a unique, patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system to exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin, and, the spiral design delivers painless extractions. Part of the HydraFacial involves lymphatic drainage that will help flush out your system which will help clear out congestion under the skin and can help with hormonal breakouts by circulating the blood better. As well as blue LED lights to target and disrupt p. acne bacteria.  It is recommended that HydraFacial’s be performed once a month in order to keep active acne under control.

 What is Acne? Acne is an inflammatory skin condition affecting the sebaceous follicles – follicles containing oil-producing sebaceous glands. Each follicle contains a small, vellus hair and a sebaceous gland. Acne is most common on the face, neck, shoulders, upper back, and chest where there is a high concentration of sebaceous follicles. Symptoms of acne include blackheads, whiteheads, red spots, nodules, and cysts.

Normal Sebaceous Follicle (note larger glandular lobes and small hair)

Acne in Sebaceous Follicle Causes of Acne Acne is clearly linked to natural hormonal increases during puberty.

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These hormonal increases are believed to cause an increase in the size and sebum output of the sebaceous glands in the follicles. As the skin sheds dead cells, a process called keratinization occurs, blocking the opening of the follicle. As oil production increases, the pore becomes plugged. Bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes – P.acnes) thrive on the sebum in the plugged follicle and multiply). This condition makes itself manifest in the formation of a small pimple. If the pore stays open, it leads to the formation of a blackhead, because the exposure to air oxidizes the sebum. If the pore closes, a whitehead forms. As the P.acnes multiply, the follicle can rupture, leading to severe inflammation and the formation of deep cysts.

Treatment Options IH~Aesthetics is offering a combination of Hydrafacials and ZO Skin Health line. Depending on each individual´s condition, our therapists will recommend which HydraFacial would work best and which daily skin care products would be most beneficial for the type of acne which is occurring. 

ACNE SCARING

If you are struggling with acne scars, you’re not alone, and your situation is certainly not hopeless. The following are some of the best treatments IH~ Aesthetics has for acne scars that can help even your skin tone, fill depressions and bring back your pre-acne glow.

HYDRAFACIALS

Only HydraFacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow!  These are great for cleaning the skin and maintaining clear skin in between more aggressive treatments.

CHEMICAL PEELS

Chemical peels are well-known for their ability to help even skin tone and bring a healthy glow back to your face. These treatments can help improve your skin’s tone and texture by sloughing off dead skin and revealing the fresh and healthy skin beneath.

INJECTABLES FOR DEPRESSED SCARS

Acne scars can sometimes form small depressions in the skin. In the case of these depressed scars, injectables can offer an opportunity to fill the area and restore an evenness to the skin. These injectable fillers can be highly targeted to help improve small areas where acne has left its mark.

The best med spa treatments for acne scars are the ones that best suit your particular situation.

MICRONEEDLING

RF MICRONEEDLING

MICRONEEDLING WITH PRP

 

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