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The Truth Behind Common Acne Myths and Misconceptions

Acne is a prevalent skin condition that often comes with a myriad of myths and misconceptions. Let’s unravel the truth behind some common acne myths to help you make informed decisions about skincare.


Myth 1: Only teenagers get acne

Fact: Acne is not limited to adolescence. Many adults, especially women, can experience acne due to hormonal changes, stress, or other factors. It can persist into adulthood and may even appear for the first time later in life.


Myth 2: Sun exposure gets rid of acne

While sunlight may temporarily improve the appearance of acne by drying out the skin, excessive sun exposure can worsen acne in the long run. UV rays can cause skin damage, accelerate ageing, inflammation, and increased risk of pigmentation.


Myth 3: Acne is caused by poor hygiene

Fact: Acne is not solely a result of poor hygiene. While keeping the skin clean is essential, excessive washing or harsh scrubbing can irritate the skin and exacerbate acne. Factors like hormones, genetics, and lifestyle also play significant roles.


Myth 4: Popping pimples is a quick fix

Fact: Popping pimples may provide momentary relief, but it can lead to scarring, infection, and the spread of bacteria. It’s best to let acne heal naturally or seek professional advice for safe extraction.


Myth 5: Make up aggravates acne

Fact: Not all makeup causes acne. Non-comedogenic and oil-free formulations are less likely to clog pores. Additionally, removing makeup thoroughly at the end of the day helps prevent breakouts.


Myth 6: Acne will clear up over time

Fact: While some cases of acne may resolve with time, not everyone “outgrows” acne. Effective skincare routines, proper treatments, and lifestyle adjustments are essential for managing and preventing acne.


Myth 7: Acne treatments work miraculously

Fact: Acne treatments often require time to show results. While immediate results can be seen, it is encouraged to stick to a consistent routine for maximum results. This also can keep future acne breakouts at bay!

To find an acne treatment plan that is beneficial for you and your skin type, it’s best to always start with a thorough consultation and analysis. With so many different types of technologies an techniques that EstheClinic has, you can be sure to find one suitable for you!


Advanced Epidermal Peel

This glycolic is gentle and effective at exfoliating the skin without agitating existing inflamed and angry acne. Not only does it have anti-bacterial properties, it is excellent at fading scars and hyperpigmentation caused by previous acne! This chemical peel painless, and has no downtime compared to traditional chemical peels that may be require extended periods of downtime and discomfort.

Following the Epidermal Peel, we use our LED Photomodulation Therapy – high intensity non-thermal pulses of red and blue light that help to get rid of acne causing bacteria, reduce inflammation and encourage cellular repair deep within the skin!


Intensive Acne Treatment

Using IPL Photorevejunation technology, the blend of heat and light helps to destroy acne from the source! Intense Pulse Light reduces acne causing bacteria, and helps to control sebaceous glands, reduce the appearance of pores, and can also fade acne scars! This treatment is completely painless, non-invasive and has no downtime, so you’re free to resume your daily activities immediately!

Our LED Photomodulation Therapy work in tandem with our IPL treatment, as non-thermal blue and red pulses of light reduce inflammation, calm the skin, and most importantly – get rid of acne causing bacteria from within!



EstheClinic’s AquaPure treatment is a unique multi step facial that combines the benefits of next level hydradermabrasion, a chemical peel, automated painless extractions, and unique infusion of antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to exfoliate, extract and hydrate, resulting in a clearer, brighter, and healthier looking skin! This treatment is extremely gentle, perfect even for the most sensitive skin!


Intense Dual Skin

Intense Dual Skin starts with our glycolic peel. This gentle but effective peel helps to exfoliate acne prone skin without agitating existing acne. Our glycolic peel not only helps to exfoliate the skin, but to brighten the overall skin tone and fade acne scars and hyperpigmentation! It is then followed with our carefully curated cosmeceuticals and UCOSMO Ultrasound technology for better skincare absorption!

In EstheClinic, we provide complimentary consultations with no obligations. Have a chat with our friendly and experienced consultants to find out the best acne treatment for your skincare goals and lifestyle!


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