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Can Microneedling Help Treat My Acne?

Microneedling is the process of creating many tiny microchannels in the skin. These channels fill in with new scar tissue which the body then uses  to connect the tissue adjacent to each opening, creating a mold for building new skin cells. Acne discolors the skin as well, with red or light brown patches resulting from […]

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What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin to stimulate collagen growth. This procedure can help with many skin conditions, including:  Fine lines and wrinkles  Skin laxity and sagging  Discoloration, pigment issues and dullness (even melasma)  Skin texture issues  Collagen production (for more firm, youthful plumpness)  Large pores  Acne scars This method for dealing with […]

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April 9, 2019
Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels to Supplement Acne Care

At Skintherapy, we take a comprehensive approach to your acne treatment and skin care. Through a combination of various products tailored to your needs plus our LED Light Therapy Treatment, we’ll help you with a full consultation and subsequent appointments that will establish a strong skincare routine and work to clear your skin of any […]

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Can You Grow Out Of Your Acne?

Although tons of research has been done on the subject, it took awhile for researchers to understand that ultimately, acne comes down to genetics. Certain genes cause overproduction of sebum and dead skin cells. Because of this, acne can’t be cured, only controlled. Which means for some people, they will have to deal with it […]

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March 20, 2019
Can Products Like Hair Dye Cause Breakouts?

In this post, we are going to be discussing the use of different hair products and their effect on the scalp and skin. At the end, we will also have a user friendly guide to help you choose the most beneficial products for you and those who suffer from acne-prone skin. Now, when it comes […]

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Is My Acne Hormonal?

All of us have hormones. They regulate our inner workings to help us perform bodily functions, from the most basic to the most complicated. Some people’s hormones are more in balance than others and this imbalance can cause a variety of problems with our adrenal glands, pituitary, and thyroid. But can hormones affect your skin […]

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February 20, 2019
Do You Have Bumpy, Pebbly Skin? It Could Be Non-Inflamed Acne Arrest.

If you have acne, you know how difficult dealing with pimples, blackheads, cysts and even scars can be. Although it is an inherited disorder of the pores, it often feels like your skin wants to sludge up dead skin cells like a clogged drain over and over again into eternity. While normal pores shed about […]

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February 12, 2019
The Impact of Junk Food on Acne Risks

There are a number of factors that may impact the presence of acne on the face, whether for high-risk teens or people in other age groups. One major area here is the foods and drinks we consume, which can play a big role in several areas of bodily health and appearance, including the potential for […]

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What is the Difference Between Folliculitus and Acne?

Folliculitis is inflammation of the hair follicle. It’s often triggered by yeast, fungi, viruses, or infection already present on the skin. What typically causes it to flare up are things such as over shaving, razor burn, and bacteria floating around in places like hot tubs. These situations can cause staph infection and inflammation of ingrown […]

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January 21, 2019
Do Extractions Cause Scarring?

It’s pretty normal to wonder if something will leave a scar on your skin, or what to do if you already have scars. But first things first, let us help mitigate your fears about scarring. When done by a professional who has been trained to do extractions: No, they will not usually cause scarring. (However, […]

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Why Professional Extractions Are Important To Clearing Your Acne.

There are two different types of acne and some people have both; inflamed and noninflamed. Inflamed acne is things like pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and even cysts. Noninflamed acne is things like bumps, dull skin, and tissue congestion--stuff that happens deep underneath the skin that make it appear bumpy and unhealthy. It is normal to want […]

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December 20, 2018
Can Kissing Cause Breakouts?

Now here is the situation. Your skin has been beautifully, perfectly, stunningly clear for months (except maybe a couple hormonal pimples here and there, but no big deal, right...) And then it happens out of seemingly nowhere. You meet a boy. A male distraction, if you will. Kissing ensues. Unfortunately accompanied by some upsettingly painful […]

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Why Does My Skin Purge?

In our clinic we get asked about skin purging and if our products will give people more acne.  The answer to this is two fold.  First off, some people especially if they have non inflamed acne purging will most likely happen when the correct products are being used to soften the skin and allow clogged […]

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Skin Picking: Addiction or Compulsion and How to Stop

The desire for perfect, blemish-free skin is one everyone in our modern society strives for. You see pictures of splendidly perfect skin everywhere on Instagram, Facebook, magazines. But what’s that, you say? More acne? Scabs? Dry skin? It sees like no matter what you do, you are stuck with pimples and bumps. Some may resort […]

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Rashy Red Bumps, Dry Scaly Skin? Could be Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral Dermatitis is a skin condition that look like a combination of acne and rosacea. It usually starts with a bumpy rash or dryness around the mouth area and may spread to the rest of the face and neck. In some severe cases it can even spread all the way down the back. The exact […]

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Red Bumps, Chicken Skin…. You May Have Keratosis Pilaris.

When it comes to your skin, you want solid, timely advice. There’s so much out there, how do you start? You’ve done great by starting your journey here reading this blog! Keratosis Pilaris affects 30-50% of the world’s population. That includes some A-list stars like Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Keira Knightley. So […]

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Signs of a Staph Infection and What to Do.

A Staph infection can be tricky to spot because it can look similar to acne. The difference lies in that Staph quickly becomes incredibly inflamed and there isn’t an obvious border where one lesion ends and another begins. It’s important to know that the Staphylococci bacteria lives on the skin of 20 to 30% of […]

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Oily Skin, Red Cheeks, Whiteheads And Constant Flushing. You May Have Rosacea

Ever notice how sometimes your cheeks flare up bright red when you’re blushing or eating spicy food? Or maybe nothing even happened and your cheeks are still rosy as a ripe tomato. Maybe it’s really humid and your skin has decided to look hot and aggravated, even though you’ve been inside in a temperature controlled […]

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What is Folliculitis And How Can I Treat It?

Folliculitis is a skin condition where hair follicles become inflamed and infected. It occurs most frequently in places that are shaved such as the beard area and legs. It can also appear on arms, back, and buttocks. Looking very similar to acne, it can sometimes turn into a worse and more serious skin condition such […]

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What You Should Look For In An Acne Solution

One of the biggest complaints that we hear when clients come into our acne clinic are their bad experiences with past acne treatments.  Anything from a doctor pushing too hard for them to get on antibiotics or Accutane, or even telling them that everything they’d been doing up to that point that was actually working […]

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At Skintherapy, we dedicate ourselves to providing quality, individualized acne therapy tailored to meet your unique needs. No two people are the same, and neither are their struggles with acne. Whether you’re just starting your journey to clear skin or have been fighting the battle for a long time, our team of acne experts are here to help. We have proven experience in successfully controlling acne and helping you to be happier in your skin since 2008.
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