“Breakout” of the Acne Cycle | Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center

  • Posted on: Oct 27 2022
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Causes of Acne

  • Hormone imbalance
  • Poor diet
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Gastro-intestinal problems
  • Environmental exposures
  • Lack of good home care regimen
  • Use of pore clogging cosmetics

Hormone Imbalance

  • Can cause inflammation and excess oil production
  • Can occur at any age when hormones change i.e. puberty, pregnancy, menopause, andropause
  • Not gender specific

Internal Factors

      • Poor Diet
      • Nutritional Deficiencies
      • Gastro-Intestinal Imbalances
      • Food Sensitivities

Environmental Exposure

      • Heavy metal toxins
      • Solvents
      • Personal care products

Acne Solutions

Skin Care Solutions

A. Medical Grade Products
    • Recommend: Biopelle “Let me be perfectly clear”
      • Medical Strength Benzyl Peroxide
      • Salicylic Acid (if needed)
      • Proper moisturizer
      • Broad spectrum SPF

Skin Care Treatments

A. PDT: (Photo Dynamic Therapy)
    • Utilizes ALA (amininolevulinic acid) and BLU-U light
    • Shrinks sebaceous glands to decrease oil production
    • Kills p. acne bacteria
B. Chemical Peels
    • Salicylic acid: decreases oil production and reduces breakouts
    • Glycolic acid: lightens hyper-pigmented scarring
    • Lactic acid: promotes exfoliation to reduce clogged pores
C. BLU-U treatments
    • Safe for all skin types
    • No downtime
    • Kills p. acnes bacteria in the skin
D. Balance Hormones
    • Treat the cause, not just the symptoms
    • ZRT saliva testing and/ or blood testing
    • Balance hormones naturally with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
E. Check Nutritional Deficiencies: SpectraCell
    • Increase nutritional values where needed
    • Liver detoxification
    • Medical grade supplementation to reduce inflammation
F. Check Food Sensitivites: Alletess Labs
    • Eliminate foods from diet that cause an inflammatory response
    • Take Supplements to heal the gut – Probiotics / Protease / Digestive Enzymes

Treatment Options

A. Laser Genesis
    • Decrease pore size
    • Reduce appearance of hyperpigmented scars
    • Refines tone and texture of skin
B. Fotona laser
    • Eliminates deep pitted scars
    • Expedites cell turnover for healthier skin
    • Stimulates and strengthens collagen to fight future breakouts

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