Acne Specialists

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Inflamed before/after and Noninflamed before/after - Laura Cooksey (Face Reality Acne Clinic)

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Smorgasbord Acne 1 Reply

I have a female client with ALOT of various acne issues.  (I asked her if she ever tried xyz and the answer is no. Omg!)  The obvious surface and deeply buried bumps are easily extracted; it's the…Continue

Started by BettyBliss. Last reply by Laura Cooksey Nov 13, 2017.

What challenges are you having with your acne clients? 55 Replies

Having problems getting someone clear? Having a hard time with compliance issues? Need new ideas for products or treatments?Continue

Started by Laura Cooksey. Last reply by Laura Cooksey Nov 15, 2016.

Noncomedogenic liquid foundation 3 Replies

I am currently studying for my Face Reality Certification and would love to find an acne safe liquid foundation that has medium coverage and not too drying.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!!Continue

Started by Kim Rickolt. Last reply by BettyBliss Nov 1, 2016.

Newly Redesigned Website - FREE Articles in Acne Information Center 2 Replies

I'm very excited to share my newly updated website. I've expanded my Acne Information…Continue

Tags: training, clinic, reality, face, acne

Started by Laura Cooksey. Last reply by Laura Cooksey Mar 10, 2015.


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Comment by Laura Cooksey on November 1, 2016 at 2:36pm

I would say to be successful in treating acne, you will need the right product line. Sorry, I wish I had a better answer for you, but don't want to give you misleading information. 

Comment by BettyBliss on November 1, 2016 at 8:28am

Thanks Laura!  I'm still considering your class for 2017 but what about those who can't use FR products at their workplace?  Not to mention the professional line I have to use but it is one that is readily available everywhere yet they don't consider themselves an OTC line, go figure. 

Comment by Laura Cooksey on October 18, 2016 at 10:50am

Hi Betty

It's really all about the products. I would say 95% of the success is in using the right products and using them correctly.

Comment by BettyBliss on October 18, 2016 at 10:01am

Hi Laura!  I regret not taking your Face Reality course when I was solo; now I work at a spa that limits the products I can use. Where does product lie in importance-- what I mean to ask is-- what is major in helping clear acne?  Frequent treatments (extractions, techniques, professional formulas), products, client compliance?  These photos are incredible and I would love to help others.  Thanks so much!  Betty

Comment by Willie Acklin on March 10, 2015 at 3:44pm

I've advised her to see a dermatologist if the slightest touch causes non-stop bleeding.

Comment by Willie Acklin on March 10, 2015 at 3:39pm

Thanks Laura,

SS strongest enzyme uses Lactic, salicylic and arbutin, the blueberry uses glycolic and sal, 1% each. 

I've seen her before but it's been a couple of years. She's a 1 or 2 fitz. Not sure if she's inflamed or not at this point. 

Comment by Laura Cooksey on March 10, 2015 at 10:58am

Hi Willie

But there's a lot to take into consideration when customizing a treatment and home care regimen for any acne client. You need to take into account all the variables when dealing with an acne client, not just acne type. You need to know: 1. Skin type, 2. Fitz type, 3. Skin tolerance and sensitivity 4. Lifestyle habits that need to change, 5. Environments they are in, 5. Medications they are on, 6. How their skin continues to respond or react. In her case, it sounds like she's much too sensitive for any type of extractions. Is her acne inflamed? Since I'm not at all familiar with Skin Scripts, what is their protocol? If she's inflamed, I certainly wouldn't put her on glycolic - I'd opt for a more antibacterial regimen that included l-mandelic and the correct use of benzoyl peroxide. The home care is always the most important part of getting someone clear. 

Comment by Willie Acklin on March 10, 2015 at 10:21am

Hello Esties,

I received an email from a past client who has concerns with her current acne condition. I use skin scripts, I also have HF, and CTL (Clear Touch Lite) & Celluma, along with SS Glycolic. Here is the excerpt of the email. Thanks in advance with any suggestions on how to proceed. 

"Hi Willie,

It's been a while since I had a facial with you and I'd like to schedule another one, but I have a few issues I want to make sure you can work it. I had to go off my birth control because I had a blood clot last month, and that has thrown my hormones out of whack and my acne is as bad as it's ever been. In addition, I'm on blood thinners so the pimples are very sensitive and bleed at the slightest touch and are very hard to stop bleeding. 
Are you able to do an acne-based facial with those issues?"
My thoughts are to continue either with a glycolic peel and the Celluma panel since they seem to be sensitive to the touch or 
a regular facial sans clarisonic and extraction and use the pomegranate enzyme, clay mask, then high frequency followed  by celluma panel. 
The last thing I want is a non-stop bloody face.

Comment by Sally Connor on January 6, 2015 at 8:03am

I have a very nice function machine that also has the diamond tip. The company did not provide any hands on education. Some U-tube videos were accessible but they were not enough to fully educate in usage. I don't feel the directions that came with the machine are enough. I am wondering who out there could help me. Thanks!

Comment by Maria Casablanca on January 5, 2015 at 9:46pm

Thank you Laura for your nice welcome!!!!!


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