SAN DIEGO CERTIFIED ACNE CLINIC
Hand and Hollow Skincare is a certified acne clinic through Face Reality Skincare whose professional products and acne facial treatments have helped clear clients of acne for over a decade. A truly innovative acne
clinic program to get your acne under control with the use of customized home care products, corrective acne facial treatments, lifestyle and diet changes without prescription drugs to get your skin happy and healthy.
90 minute / $199
The first step in your journey to clear skin. In this appointment we perform:
In-depth client consultation
Acne clinic program details
After the skin analysis and skin sensitivity test is complete, your new home care products will be recommended and your home-care guide will be given to you. Expect to spend around $150 for your full product regimen that will last between 3-4 months.
ACNE CLINIC CONSULT & SKIN ANALYSIS
60 minute / $95
Depending on acne type and condition of the skin, either a hydrating enzyme or specially formulated TCA facial peel will be chosen for you the day of your appointment.
The hydrating enzyme gently exfoliates dead skin cells while re-balancing sensitive or dry skin. Face Reality TCA peels are designed for all skin tones to help kill bacteria, lighten pigment from previous acne, smooth uneven texture and even have anti-aging benefits.
Extractions are performed to remove blackheads and impacted pores followed by Celluma LED to help kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, and repair the skin.
ACNE TREATMENT FACIAL
What is acne?
Acne is an inherited disorder of the pores – pores that shed dead skin cells much faster than normal. Normal pores shed about one layer of dead skin cells per day inside the pore. The acne-prone pore sheds up to five layers of dead skin cells per day and the body just can’t keep up. This forms the microcomedone, the beginning of all acne. Taking up to 90 days, it turns into blackheads or congestion under the skin; or if bacteria is present (which just loves to feed on the dead skin cells and oil), it turns into inflamed pimples or pustules and maybe even cysts.
How Long Will It Take To Get Clear?
Because it takes up to 90 days for acne to form, you may still have 90 days of acne that will surface. Our acne clinic products and protocol will keep the new acne from forming that would surface 90 days from now.
The Face Reality Acne System will have your acne under control in about three to six months (in most cases) depending on your type of acne. Some types of acne take longer to clear.
We will customize a home care regimen that takes at least five things into consideration - your type of acne, your skin type, your skin color, your skin sensitivity and your environment. The biggest part of getting your skin clear will be your commitment to doing your home care regimen as instructed and following lifestyle guidelines.
What You Must Do
Home care regimen that you apply twice a day
Acne Facial Treatments every two weeks
Home Care Adjustments – consistent adjustments to boost your home care regimen
Lifestyle Adjustments - foods, medications, cosmetics, stress, and pore-clogging ingredients in skin and hair products
Your progress will be closely monitored to make sure you have the best regimen for your skin - making adjustments, if necessary, to get your skin healthy and clear in the fastest way possible.
What Are Adjustments to Home Care?
We assess your skin every two weeks to see if we can make your regimen a bit stronger. We do not want your skin to get used to products, but also not make the regimen so strong that your skin gets dry and irritated. This method will keep your skin clearing up. It’s important to know that if adjustments are not made, your progress may stall. If, for some reason, you cannot make it in for a treatment, you must contact your Acne Specialist to get your next set of instructions for home care adjustment.
Acne Facial Treatments
Very mild corrective peels are used to boost the home care along with extractions of existing acne. If your skin is dry or irritated, we will opt for an enzyme/steam with extractions.