Part 1: How to Effectively Address Acne With Cosmetic Treatments

Pimples, zits, blackheads, or whiteheads…No matter what you call it, acne can be one of the most embarrassing and frustrating facial cosmetic concerns that a person can have. And while we tend to think of acne as only being an issue for pubescent boys and girls in their teens, the reality is that acne can be a bothersome issue for men and women at any age. 


Though there are numerous creams, lotions, and medicines available for addressing acne, some of the most effective ways to gain clear and smooth skin is from cosmetic treatments. However, many people may wonder what the best facial for acne treatment is. Well, at Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, we are proud to offer several different options to get rid of those pesky pimples and allow you to feel proud of your facial skin. This blog will be the first of two that look at some of the most effective treatments for clearing up unsightly acne on the face. Here, we will explore the HydraFacial® treatment as well as chemical peels.


What Facial Is Best for Acne?

There are several different cosmetic treatments that can help you achieve blemish-free facial skin. Though each of these treatments has a proven track record for minimizing and even eliminating acne in patients, the truth is that they may not all be effective for you and your specific condition. That’s why your consultation is so important. 


At your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your facial concerns along with your goals, and one of our trained and talented skincare experts will evaluate your skin condition to determine which facial is best for you. However, the information below can help give you a better idea of what treatments are available to address your acne.



The term “facial” refers to many different treatments that offer the face a clearer and more beautiful complexion. Though they can include creams, lotions, and massages, one of the most effective facial treatments is exfoliation. 


The HydraFacial® treatment is one of the most popular and trusted non-surgical facial procedures available to patients who struggle with any type of facial blemish. From skin texture issues to age spots to, yes, acne, the HydraFacial® treatment can help patients achieve smoother, clearer, and softer skin with the use of water. One of the many benefits of this procedure is that it takes a very short amount of time to complete. Most HydraFacial® treatments are completed within 30 minutes and are painless.


The HydraFacial® treatment consists of three steps that work to clean and rejuvenate your skin. All three steps use a handheld device, which allows your skincare professional to focus on specific areas of your face and control the amount of exfoliation that you receive. For the first step, your facial skin is exfoliated, which means that the top layers of your skin are removed to allow for the healthy and fresh layers of skin beneath to become evident. For the second step, your pores are given a deep cleansing to remove any dirt, grime, skin cells, and oils that are present. And for the third step, antioxidants and peptides are applied to give your skin a lasting renewal. Through the exfoliation and deep cleaning of the HydraFacial® treatment, pimples are removed and the oils that clog pores and create blackheads are cleaned away to leave you with healthier skin.


Along with rejuvenating results, the HydraFacial® treatment does not require any downtime and has a minimal recovery period. Patients have reported redness and some soreness in the treatment areas, though these side effects only last a few hours. This means that you can return to your normal, everyday activities without missing a beat. 


Chemical Peel 

Where the HydraFacial® uses water energy to exfoliate the skin, chemical peels use chemical solutions to encourage cell turnover and loosen the top layer of skin, thereby exfoliating the face. There are several different chemical strengths that can be used on a patient. During your consultation, your skincare provider will evaluate your facial skin to determine which type of chemical to use on your face. 


Chemical peels generally take 45 minutes to complete. For this treatment, one of our trained experts will apply a solution with various ingredients to your face. Some ingredients are peeling agents, some are anti-microbial, and some are brightening. These are typically overnight skin treatments that the patient leaves on until the next morning. After your chemical peel treatment session, the treated skin will begin to flake and fall away, revealing the new skin. What’s important about this procedure is that acne and other skin irritants are removed along with the dead skin, which allows you to have a clearer and cleaner complexion.


There is typically no downtime with these peeling treatments. You may have some side effects, including skin redness for a few days, but once your new skin grows, you can look forward to a fresh face. 


In Conclusion…

Any form of exfoliation of the facial skin can help to clean the skin and reduce the presence of acne. However, because there are so many effective exfoliation treatments available, trying to decide which is right for you can be confusing. That’s why it is important that you trust your procedure to knowledgeable professionals. 


If you are in the Boca Raton & Fort Lauderdale, FL, area and you are wondering, “Who offers the best facials for acne near me?” then look no further than Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center. We are proud to offer the most innovative and effective cosmetic treatments available to help you look your best so that you can feel comfortable, confident, and proud with your appearance.


Look forward to Part 2 of this blog for more information about different acne treatments. 


For more information about facials at Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, please call our office at 561-234-4026 or fill out our online contact form.