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  • Writer's pictureDr. Yelena Deshko

4 Key Steps to Treating Acne Naturally

Natural Acne Treatment in Toronto

Acne can range in severity from the occasional breakout to the ongoing eruption of painful, swollen nodules or cysts. As any sufferer of severe acne knows, acne can be debilitating.

Whether caused by genetics, hormone imbalances, excess oil production or other factors, the best way to fight stubborn acne is to attack it at the source. An acne lesion forms when bacteria (called P. acnes) and sebum mix with dead skin cells, resulting in a “plug” in the hair follicle and inflammation. Accordingly, the most effective acne treatments target bacteria and the painful swelling it causes.

Daily Acne Treatment

When it comes to managing and treating acne on the daily, here’s the protocol I recommend:

  1. Manage bacteria with Oligopeptide-10 and Salicylic Acid.

  2. Enhance cell turnover with Retinol

  3. Antioxidant protection for cells by using Resveratrol

  4. Always protect the skin against UVB and UVA rays with zinc oxide.

High-tech, Natural Acne Treatment - BlueLight Acne Treatment

If you’re looking for a natural but highly effective acne treatment in Toronto, our Blue Light acne treatment has worked wonders for many. Visible blue light of wavelengths of 430 nanometers has been shown by multiple research studies to have many beneficial effects on acne.

Blue Light Treatment Benefits:

  • Kills acne causing bacteria (P. acnes) on the skin.

  • Has an immediate calming effect on inflamed pimples

  • Helps prevent further breakouts

  • Can also reduce skin oiliness, an underlying cause of acne

Red Light Acne Treatment

At Timeless Health Clinic, we follow each blue light treatment with red light for added benefits:

  • Treats deeper layers of the skin and reduces inflammation caused by acne

  • Can travel further into the skin than blue light to heal:

    • acne scarring

    • Pigmentation

    • Redness

    • Fine lines

Side-Effect Free Acne Treatment

Blue and red light therapy are all natural, completely painless, needle-less, treatments with no downtime. There is no skin redness, peeling, or discomfort following treatment. Patients can immediately return to normal activities following treatment. Most patients find this treatment very relaxing.

Treatment Timeline

The duration of treatment depends on the severity of acne. Typically patients receive treatments twice weekly for 5 weeks. After 5 weeks of treatment, patients experience up to a 75% reduction in acne. Follow-up treatments may be necessary to maintain the effect.

Contact us to set up a complimentary skin analysis consultation with our Medical Aesthetician to discuss the program that's best for you!

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