Acne Skin Treatments OttawaWhile acne is commonly thought of as a persistent skin condition that makes life harder for adolescents, the reality is that it’s also common among pre-teens and young adults. If you are one of the millions of people that suffer from acne, then you’ll understand how it can affect your self-esteem. Dermis is here to help you overcome this common problem, leaving you feeling confident and comfortable in your skin.

Characterized by pimples, cysts, oily skin, blackheads, and whiteheads, acne is caused by hair follicles getting clogged by fatty oils – otherwise known as sebum – that are secreted by the oil glands in your skin, dead skin cells, and dirt. Acne has many causes, which include hormones, bacteria, stress, cosmetics, and skin care products. It can affect different areas on the body such as your face, back, shoulders, neck, chest, and upper arms. If it is severe enough, acne can leave permanent scarring on your skin.

The type of acne treatment that you should receive will vary depending on how serious the problem is. The basic acne skin treatment is to remove what is plugging the duct of the gland and, if necessary, kill the acne bacteria. This is done either by applying a product to the skin, by taking medication internally, or by undergoing a cosmetic procedure to help clear the skin and physically remove the bacteria causing the acne.

Acne Treatments Ottawa

NEW! Intensive Clarifying Treatment $115

For restoration of your skin’s balance, this face treatment uses a 20% Salicylic Acid solution to heal and repair problem skin. With deep cleansing followed by extractions, and medicated serums to draw out skin impurities, this treatment will help reduce unwanted shine, refine your pores, and treat breakouts.*

SkinTX® Jessner Peel $165

Dermis offers deeper and more therapeutic chemical peels with the SkinTX® chemical peel treatment. The Jessner series of skincare effectively penetrates pores to dissolve impactions and blackheads, kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, and remove excess cell debris to leave the skin hydrated, purified, and clear.* The result is skin that has improved texture and tone, softened fine lines and wrinkles, diminished pigmentation of the skin, a decreased frequency of acne breakouts, a reduced appearance of acne scars, a correction of hyperpigmentation due to sun exposure, and a reduction in the size of pores.*

Microdermabrasion $110

A non-invasive, no-downtime procedure used to resurface the skin. A controlled flow of crystals is used to gently exfoliate the uppermost superficial dead layers of the skin. It stimulates cell and collagen production and reduces the appearance of large pores. Oil, dirt, dead cells, and bacteria are removed leaving the skin healthier, smoother, and free of acne bacteria.* This does not treat active acne; it helps with acne-scarred skin.

Probiotic Face Treatment $125

This line is formulated with an exclusive Oxygen Complex, patented anti-microbial peptides, and Probiotic1 actives that absorb excess sebum and regulate overactive sebaceous gland activity, increase natural cellular oxygenation, detoxify for a clear and even complexion, hydrate, and refine the skin’s texture.*

Clinically proven and provides the following results:

  • Reduction of sebum production by 47%2
  • Reduction of enlarged pores by 39%2
  • Improvement of hydration by 40%2

Enhanced Microdermabrasion $150

For a treatment that really goes above and beyond to give you great-looking skin, Dermis offers the Enhanced Microdermabrasion—the enhancement being the Oxy Trio facial peel. This three-step peel consists of an activator to stimulate the skin, a detoxifier to cleanse it, and an oxygenator to leave your skin feeling clean, clear, and absolutely fantastic.* This does not treat active acne; it helps with acne-scarred skin.

Enhanced Laser Genesis $265

This non-invasive treatment is an effective combination of Laser Genesis, Microdermabrasion, and a calming masque. Enhanced Laser Genesis is great for acneic skin because it kills acne-causing bacteria, not to mention it helps you achieve a more youthful look.* This is all thanks to the fact that it stimulates the fibroblasts, cells that are found in connective tissue, which helps produce collagen in the skin.

PicoSure® Focus Treatments $120+

Our innovative Skin Cell Activation technology produces natural skin rejuvenation in short 10- to 15-minute treatments.* This gentle procedure uses PicoSure®’s brand-new picosecond laser, minimizing downtime and damage with ultra-short, concentrated bursts of energy. The result is a more effective targeting of the treatment area, and any visible signs of a treatment are gone after just 3 hours!

Teen Clean Treatment $79

Acne and breakouts are undoubtedly a major concern among many adolescents. Our skin care specialists utilize Clear Start™, the first serious skin care system aimed at helping teens, to combat this common skin problem. It is specifically formulated to unclog pores, minimize breakout-causing bacteria and control oil* – all key factors for controlling teen breakouts, which are usually triggered by puberty. And it does so without aggravating already troubled skin – something other teen products don’t do.

1 Consists of a group of microbial organisms which favor the beneficial bacteria in the body while inhibiting harmful microbes like acne bacterium.

2Up to after 28 days of Home Care regime

*Results may vary from person to person based on body size, body type, and other factors.