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Acne Facial

Do you have acne-prone skin? Try our Acne Facial! It is specifically designed for those who struggle with acne. You can say goodbye to stubborn breakouts and hello to clear, healthy-looking skin.





What Is Acne Facial?

Also known by “deep cleansing facial,” “decongesting facial facial,” or “deep cleaning facial,” this type of facial treatment profoundly purifies the skin and will usually include multiple rounds of extractions to unclog the pores. While a good acne facial can help clear up acne, bad cases of acne may need additional treatment options. 

How it works?

It’s important to note, every esthetician has their own styles and processes. You’re going to find out that not all acne facials follow the same exact form. With that being said, here’s what you can expect during your facial:

  1. Cleanse: This is your typical first step with any facial. You always want to start with a clean face. During an acne facial, Skinspire Laser&Skin Clinic esthetician is going to cleanse your skin to remove all traces of buildup. It’s possible you may need 1-2 additional cleanses.
  2. Exfoliate: In order to prepare the skin for extractions, Skinspire Laser&Skin Clinic esthetician will likely exfoliate your skin, this may include a vibrating scrubber to manually remove congestion, gentle peel, or a tea-tree-oil-infused toner. The goal here is to penetrate the pores to break up built-up oil, this will make your extractions easier.
  3. Extract: With your cleanse and exfoliation done, it’s now time for your extractions. Skinspire Laser&Skin Clinic esthetician will likely use one of two strategies here, either by using the finger method or a they may use a comedone extractor tool to gently remove blackheads and whiteheads. If a specific area looks too deep or angry to extract, don’t be surprised if it’s skipped.
  4. Treat: High-frequency devices are used to eliminate leftover bacteria on the surface, it can also decrease inflammation of painful cystic acne. During this stage, your esthetician may also introduce LED light therapy to calm the skin and prevent future breakouts from forming. 
  5. Moisturize & calm: It’s important that acne-prone skin is properly hydrated. Hyaluronic serums used at the end of an acne facial help to keep the skin hydrated and protected. Algae-infused mask may be added to calm the skin and give your face much needed nutrients. The facial will then end with a moisturizer and SPF, leaving your skin feeling clean and refreshed. 

Benefits of Acne Facial

Most acne facials claim to reduce acne symptoms by:

Cleansing the skin to remove impurities, debris, and oil

Unclogging pores using exfoliation, which is the removal of dead skin cells

Reducing oil production and inflammation of the skin

Reducing irritation

Killing acne-causing bacteria

Improving skin hydration


Nearly every type of facial is going to provide a deeper clean to your face, but acne facials are unique in the fact that they offer more targeted steps to address stubborn spots. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how acne facials can be beneficial. 

  • Hydrating the skin: Anytime that you’re treating acne, the last thing you want to do is overwhelm the skin with peels and extractions, as the skin might overproduce oil to compensate, leading to even more breakouts. 

  • Treatment for active blemishes: Extractions are great for treating comedonal acne (which includes blackheads and whiteheads), this is because esthetician will manually squeeze out all the excess gunk from the pores. If you have inflamed acne, you may want to consider using high-frequency devices. High-frequency machines or wands are used to treat and prevent problematic acne, decrease the appearance of pore size, and kill bacteria.

  • Prevents future breakouts: Acne facials will generally include exfoliating cleansers or peels, these will usually contain ingredients like salicylic acid or glycolic acid. These ingredients are used to speed up cell turnover, unclog pores, and help you contain future breakouts from forming.

If you’re someone that is dealing with active breakouts or congested skin, you may benefit from an acne facial. Women and men that struggle with mild to moderate acne (blackheads, whiteheads, clogged pores) would make for a good candidate. 

Acne is a very complex condition, so this type of treatment is not without its warnings. Feel free to ask your esthetician about any questions or concerns you have before diving into the treatment—still, it helps to come prepared. 

  • Keep your skin care routine gentle pre- and post-facial: Since this is a pretty deep clean that likely features exfoliants, you’ll want to stow any heavy-duty actives (like AHAs, BHAs, and retinoids) a few days before and after your treatment. Think gentle, milky cleansers, humectant serums, and nourishing emollient creams. After the facial, barrier-supporting ingredients—like ceramides, colloidal oat, and aloe—are your best friends as your skin recovers. 
  • You may need more than one session: As we referenced above, an esthetician might skip over an especially angry or deep blemish, so you may not be able to lift all the gunk in one go. 
  • Know that there will be downtime: Clearing out clogged pores is not the most, well, calming experience. As such, your skin might be red, tender, or inflamed for a couple of days post-treatment. That said, an acne facial might not be the best option the day before a special event—a HydraFacial might be the better method in that case.