There are many treatments for acne, ranging from strong prescription medication, herbal medication, laser and facial machines, and topical products and skincare.
At bodytonic we offer 2 facial treatment options: a Glycopeel and an Environ medical facial. Prior to each facial there will be a consultation time for you to discuss your skin goals and concerns.
Glycopeel is a glycolic and salicylic acid peel, good for the oilier, more inflamed acne skin types. This will be great for acne Grade levels 2, 3 and can also be used on Grade level 4.
For oily or combination acne, we commonly recommend our Glycolic Peel. Glycolic acid has a number of properties that make it very valuable in acne treatment. Evidence suggests that it can treat both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne. Due to its small molecular size, glycolic acid easily passes through the skin’s barrier, allowing it to break down dead skin cells which can aid to unclog hair follicles and reduce inflammation. Using this product can also remove excess oils and impurities from the skin, promoting cell turnover which can improve skin texture for acne sufferers. Through the combination of glycolic acid, salicylic acid and pomegranate enzymes in our peel, acne scars can be reduced and acne lesions can heal through deep exfoliation. Exfoliation softens the skin, allowing your beauty therapist to use professional techniques and sometimes instruments to perform extractions within the acne treatment, leaving your skin clean and ready for personalised, expert skincare products.
Environ medical facials have high levels of Vitamin A & C. The facial is designed to push these products deeper into the skin and heal the skin from the base layers. This is good for the dryer, sensitive, more mature acne skins, normally Grade levels 1 and 2.
Environ facials are widely recommended for dry acne, or maintaining hydration and improving skin cell rejuvenation after an acne treatment. Where the glycolic peel is a great way to clear acne for most skin types, the Environ medical facial is an innovative way to support your skin’s barrier, in turn minimising breakouts and scarring in the long-term, when administered effectively on your skin. With acne, there is no one treatment that fits all, which is why we work with a range of Environ products, and from your consultation, are able to adapt our facials to your skin and lifestyle. Vitamin A is a key ingredient in many of Environ’s products and is well known for its acne fighting properties, as Vitamin A can regulate your skin’s ability to reduce inflammation, break down bonds of dead skin cells and regenerate new, healthier skin cells.