Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 


What is Acne Vulgaris

Acne Vulgaris is the medical term that is used to describe what most people just call acne.  It is actually a very common skin condition within the United States and affects 80% of the population at some point in life. It is classified by the appearance of pimples and different abnormalities, generally appearing on the face and upper body.

 


Is it OK to pop my pimples?

NO!  I know it is very tempting, all you want is to get that nasty little puss filled monster off your face, but TRUST ME when I tell you that popping pimples is only getting you farther from your goal of beautiful, clear skin.


What experience do you have in treating acne?

I have been in the professional skin care industry since 2003, shortly after receiving my first professional facial.  I had been suffering from acne vulgaris from the time I was in elementary school and had no idea what could be done.  After receiving help for my acne from a professional, I decided this would be my life's passion.  I wanted to help others who, like me, were in desperate need from someone who wanted to help them, not just sell them yet another acne product.  From then on, I dove into the books, got my skin care license in California, and took on as many acne clients in my skin care practice as I could. So not only do I know what it's like to have acne vulgaris, but I also have treated thousands of cases over my career.

What foods cause acne vulgaris?

In years past it was thought that eating too many sweets or greasy potato chips would cause acne.  We have learned a lot since then, and we now know the actual science behind what triggers acne vulgaris. While it is always best practice to eat a nutritious, varied diet, generally speaking what you eat is not causing acne.