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Acne Treatment in Edmonton for Clear Skin

Coping with acne can be challenging, but at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, we believe everyone deserves clear, radiant skin. Whether you’re dealing with occasional breakouts or persistent blemishes, understanding the root cause is the first step towards effective treatment.

Our comprehensive acne treatment options in Edmonton address the causes of acne and offer various solutions and maintenance tips for healthier skin. Discover our state-of-the-art treatments designed to help you achieve the clear complexion you’ve always wanted.

“Acne is not just a battle of the skin, but a journey of understanding oneself. Advanced treatments are not mere solutions; they’re a testament to the marriage of science and self-love.”

Acne Infographics and Treatment Summary

Treatment Summary

Acne Treatment Results: Before and After Pictures

Visual results often speak louder than words. Dive into our gallery of before and after photos to witness the remarkable changes our acne treatments bring about. These images showcase real clients with real results, providing a clear insight into what you can expect. Witnessing the transformation not only builds trust but also gives a firsthand view of the potential outcomes. Don’t just take our word for it – see the difference for yourself!

Client Reviews and Testimonials

Jasmin T.
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"I've tried countless treatments over the years, but nothing worked quite like Dr. Alhallak's approach. My skin has never felt better!"

Samuel W.
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"Dr. Alhallak's expertise is unparalleled. Not only did he address my acne, but he also took the time to educate me about skincare. Highly recommended!"

Mia R.
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"Within a month of following Dr. Alhallak's regimen, I noticed a drastic change in my skin's appearance. I'm so grateful for his guidance and care!"


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Close-up of a forehead with red, inflamed acne before treatment Smoother skin after treatment at Albany Laser Centre in Edmonton

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Close-up of a forehead with red, inflamed acne before treatment Less acne and clearer skin after treatment at Albany Laser Centre.

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Watch A Video Showing Acne Treatment

At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton, our highly trained professionals use lasers to help clear up skin. In the video below, you can see how we do it. Our goal is to help you get clearer skin and feel good about yourself. Watch our teamwork and see how it’s done!

Treatment Timeline, Preparation, and Aftercare

7-14 Days Before Treatment
  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Limit direct sun exposure to prevent skin irritation.
  • Discontinue Retinoids and Exfoliants: Stop using retinoids, exfoliants, and any other harsh skin treatments to avoid increased skin sensitivity.
  • Hydrate: Increase your water intake to ensure your skin is well-hydrated.
  • Moisturize: Use a gentle moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Healthy Diet: Maintain a balanced diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
3 Days Before Treatment
  • Stop Blood Thinners: Avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood-thinning medications (if approved by your doctor).
  • Avoid Alcohol: Refrain from consuming alcohol to reduce the risk of bruising.
  • Gentle Skincare: Use mild cleansers and avoid any new skincare products that might irritate your skin.
Treatment Day
  • Clean Skin: Arrive with a clean face, free from makeup, moisturizers, or sunscreen.
  • Comfortable Clothing: Wear comfortable, loose clothing that can easily be removed or adjusted.
  • Communicate Concerns: Discuss any last-minute concerns or questions with your health professional.
Immediately After Treatment
  • Cool Compress: Apply a cool compress to reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Avoid Touching: Do not touch or pick at your skin to avoid infection or irritation.
  • Gentle Care: Follow any specific post-treatment instructions provided by your dermatologist.
1 Day After Treatment
  • Cleanse Gently: Use a mild cleanser to clean your face, avoiding any harsh products.
  • Moisturize: Apply a gentle moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Continue to protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a high-SPF sunscreen if necessary.
3 Days After Treatment
  • Continue Gentle Care: Maintain a gentle skincare routine with mild cleansers and moisturizers.
  • Avoid Makeup: Refrain from using makeup to allow your skin to heal properly.
  • Hydrate: Keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using a good moisturizer.
7-14 Days After Treatment
  • Monitor Skin: Check for any signs of infection or unusual reactions and contact your dermatologist if necessary.
  • Resume Activities: You can gradually resume your regular skincare routine, but avoid harsh exfoliants or treatments.
  • Sun Protection: Continue to protect your skin from the sun by using a high-SPF sunscreen.
  • Skin Assessment: Assess the improvements in your skin and note any changes.
  • Follow-up Appointment: Schedule a follow-up appointment with your dermatologist to discuss the results and any further treatment if needed.
  • Normal Routine: You can resume your normal skincare routine, but continue to avoid any products that may cause irritation.
3 Months After Treatment
  • Evaluate Results: Evaluate the long-term results of the treatment and its impact on your acne.
  • Maintenance Plan: Discuss a maintenance plan with your dermatologist to keep your skin clear and healthy.
  • Lifestyle Adjustments: Continue with any lifestyle changes that have positively impacted your skin.

Understanding Acne: Causes and Local Factors

This common condition occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Hormonal changes during puberty often cause it, but factors such as genetics, stress, and certain medications can also influence it.

When the follicles block, bacteria multiply, causing inflammation and forming pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. The severity can vary from mild to severe and may require different treatment approaches.

Causes and Local Factors of Acne

This common condition occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Hormonal changes during puberty often cause it, but factors such as genetics, stress, and certain medications can also influence it.

When the follicles block, bacteria multiply, causing inflammation and forming pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. The severity can vary from mild to severe and may require different treatment approaches.

Edmonton’s Climate and Acne

Edmonton’s unique weather can exacerbate acne. Cold winters and dry air can dehydrate skin, prompting it to produce more oil and potentially clogging pores. Rapid temperature changes between outdoor cold and indoor heat can stress skin, contributing to flare-ups. Tailored care is essential to address these specific challenges in Edmonton.

Understanding Different Acne Types

  • Whiteheads and Blackheads: Result from pores clogged with oil and dead skin cells.
  • Inflammatory Acne: Includes types like papules and pustules—red, swollen bumps that may or may not be filled with pus.
  • Severe Acne: Nodules and cystic acne are large, painful bumps with roots deep within the skin.

Our Innovative Acne Treatments

We specialize in innovative treatments such as light therapy, medical-grade chemical peels, drainage and extraction, and steroid injections to treat acne. Our clinic in Edmonton offers the following treatments:

  • Hydrafacial: Exfoliates the skin and infuses it with antioxidants and peptides, reducing inflammation and irritation from breakouts.
  • IPL Photofacial: Delivers intense pulses of light energy directly into the skin tissue to reduce inflammation and encourage cellular renewal.
  • Laser Carbon Peel: Cleans the skin using laser energy and activated carbon to remove excess oil and dead cells, opening pores.
  • Fotona Laser: Targets active pimples while inducing collagen production in the skin.
  • Fraxel Laser: Minimizes scarring after severe breakouts and reduces redness and swelling.
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT): Involves the application of Levulan Kerastick topical medication to the treatment area, then activating it with blue light to target acne-causing bacteria.

Finding the Right Acne Clinic in Edmonton

When you’re looking for a good acne clinic, it’s important to find one with experienced staff, a range of treatments, and up-to-date equipment. It helps to look at reviews to see what other patients say about their results.

Having different treatments means the clinic can pick the best one for your acne type. Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton is a great choice for these reasons. We have trained staff, the latest tools, and many treatment options. Our goal is to give each patient the best care that fits their needs. With Albany, you’re in good hands and can expect great results.

Acne Treatment Cost at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre

At our clinic in Edmonton, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of non-drug acne treatments that cater to both the severity of your condition and the number of sessions you might need:

  • HydraFacial: $325
  • Photo Facial: $300
  • Carbon Laser Peel: $450
  • Fraxel Laser: $300 – $900
  • Photodynamic Therapy: $1,200

Daily Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

Managing oily skin requires a consistent skincare routine to keep excess oil at bay while maintaining healthy skin. Here’s a suggested daily routine:

  • Cleanser: Use a gentle, foaming cleanser to remove excess oil and impurities without stripping the skin.
  • Toner: Apply an alcohol-free toner to balance the skin’s pH and remove any residual dirt or oil.
  • Serum: Use a lightweight, oil-free serum with ingredients like salicylic acid or niacinamide to control oil production and prevent breakouts.
  • Moisturizer: Opt for an oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer to hydrate the skin without clogging pores.
  • Sunscreen: Apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, preferably in a mattifying formula, to protect your skin from UV damage without adding extra shine.

Additionally, consider using blotting papers during the day to control excess oil and a clay mask once or twice a week to help absorb excess sebum.

Acne Frequently asked questions

Yes, the treatments at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre are suitable for all skin types. Our skilled professionals customize each treatment to address the specific needs and conditions of your skin. Whether you have oily, dry, sensitive, or combination skin, we tailor our approach to ensure effective and safe results.

The recovery time for acne treatments varies depending on the specific procedure and individual skin response. Most non-invasive treatments, such as HydraFacial and IPL Photofacial, have minimal to no downtime, allowing you to resume normal activities immediately.

Diet can influence acne, with high-glycemic foods and dairy potentially exacerbating breakouts. Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can help maintain healthy skin.

Post-treatment care includes gentle cleansing, moisturizing, avoiding direct sun exposure, and using non-comedogenic sunscreen. Following specific aftercare instructions provided by your skincare professional is essential for optimal results.

Results vary depending on the treatment and individual skin condition. Some treatments show improvement within a few weeks, while others, like laser therapies, may take a few months for full results.

Makeup can contribute to acne if products clog pores or cause irritation. Using non-comedogenic and oil-free products can help prevent this. Proper makeup removal is crucial to avoid buildup that can exacerbate acne. Regularly cleaning brushes and applicators, choosing the right products, and maintaining good skincare practices can help mitigate makeup-related acne issues.

Choosing to tackle your skin concerns is a bold step towards self-confidence. We understand that and are here to make the process as smooth as possible for you. At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, we’ve made booking an appointment straightforward. Whether you prefer sending a text message, shooting us an email, giving us a call, or using the direct chat icon on our webpage, we’re accessible. Don’t wait; your journey to clearer, radiant skin begins with a simple booking. Reach out to us today!