Elements Acne Clinic has a clear-skin system that will have your acne under control in approximately 6 to 12 weeks. We combine the power of cosmeceutical grade home-care products that are customized for your type of acne and skin with an acne treatment series scheduled bi-monthly that facilitates clear skin and gets rid of pimples and blemishes.
**You can expect to pay $130 to $150 for your first set of acne products. We require that you use only our products while on the program. You will be given these products at your first appointment. This acne regimen will give you approximately 2+months worth of products; however, we will adjust some products as your treatment progresses, requiring additional product purchases. Most of our clients spend, on average, around $40/month on product to maintain their routine.**
Why do I need Acne Treatments?
If you live close enough to come to the clinic, you should come in for an Acne Treatment every two weeks. Using professional-strength exfoliants that need to be applied by a professional, we treat your skin to facilitate your process of clearing. The reason for treatments are six-fold:
- To allow us to monitor your progress and make changes to your home-care as needed.
- To exfoliate the skin so that home-care products can penetrate the pore more easily.
- To lighten dark spots (if you have them) that are caused by acne lesions.
- To hydrate the skin so that the skin is receptive to your home-care regimen. (Your home-care can dry out the skin slightly as you are getting used to the products.)
- To extract existing acne impactions.
- For killing acne bacteria inside the pore.
Professional Acne Treatments performed by an Acne Specialist will help you to get rid of acne and clear your skin more quickly than with just products alone. We also want to closely monitor your skin to make sure that we are “pushing’ your skin to clear but not so much that your skin gets irritated. Working closely with an Acne Specialist helps you to have clear skin as quickly as possible.
It typically takes about six treatments over a three-month period of time to get your skin mostly to completely clear; many people see significant results within six weeks. After your acne is under control, you will have to maintain your home-care regimen to keep your acne managed. Many of our current clients come in for a tune-up acne treatment every few months just to keep their skin as healthy as possible.
As you go through your process of achieving clear skin on your face and/or body, you will want to come in for treatments every two weeks. The reason for getting treatments are:
- To exfoliate the skin so that home-care product can penetrate the pore more easily.
- To hydrate the skin so that the skin is receptive to your home-care regimen. The products also tend to dry out the skin slightly as you are getting used to them.
- To extract existing acne impactions.
- To kill acne bacteria inside the pore
Each acne treatment has a specific focus for what the skin needs at the time of treatment. Sometimes the skin will need more hydration, other times it will need more anti-bacterial and/or anti-inflammatory action. Your esthetician will analyze your skin at the beginning of every treatment to assess which treatment would serve you best. Treatments are performed every two weeks until your skin clears, which usually takes anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks.
Acne Consultation + Treatment | $125* (90 minutes)
Consultation Only | $100* (60 minutes)
You will learn about steps you can take in everyday life to improve your acne. You will also learn about our unique system and why it works differently than anything you've tried in the past. Your skin will be tested for products, and a start-up set will be chosen for you.
Next, a combination of steam, hydrating enzymes, chemical peels, and extractions will be performed to facilitate the clearing of your pores. Every treatment is customized for what your skin needs at that time. You will be shown how to use your new products, which will prepare your skin for your next treatment.
*We lower the consultation + treatment price to $100 if you choose to purchase products at the time of consultation.
**Most people want an acne treatment with their initial consultation, but if you want a Consultation only or have been on topical medications such as retinoids, we'll need to test your skin for products which will prepare you for your first treatment in 2 weeks.
Acne Treatment | $75 (30 - 45 minutes) **for established clients bi-weekly
Back or Chest | $100 | $75 (as an add-on)
A combination of steam, hydrating enzymes, chemical peels, and extractions will be performed to facilitate the clearing of your pores. Every treatment is customized for what your skin needs at that time. We will go over your home-care products to make sure you are on track and make adjustments as necessary.
Long Distance Consulting | $100
If you don't live in Anchorage, don't worry - you can still get excellent results in clearing your acne. We have had a lot of success with our long distance program, and it is our goal to help people all over Alaska (and beyond). You can expect the same great results, but it will take a little bit longer to see full clearing, about 4-6 months.
You will need to consult with us over the phone, fill out our Client Intake Form, and send pictures of your skin. Products will be chosen for your skin, and we require that you use only our products while on the program. We will need to check in every two weeks via text or email to track your progress.
Upon your agreement, a three month supply of products, with instructions, will be mailed to you. The initial cost of your products will be approximately $120 - $150.