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  • Writer's pictureThalia Polk

Acne Boot Camp - Let's Get Something Clear... Your Skin!



Unfortunately, acne doesn't go away overnight. The good news is this... No matter the extent, type, or cause of your acne, if you are committed to doing what it takes, we can get your acne under control and significantly decrease the number and severity of your breakouts, alleviate pain and discomfort and dramatically improve the overall condition of your skin. Results can be seen and felt immediately!


So what does it take? Dedication to 4 things (not in any specific order):

1) Regular professional treatments

2) Appropriate home care

3) Proper nutrition & a healthy lifestyle

4) A positive attitude


I believe that treatment for acne needs to be addressed both internally and externally. So, I have designed my Acne Boot Camp accordingly.


The First Step:



First, you will fill out my Skincare Questionnaire. The information you provide in the questionnaire will provide me with the details necessary to ensure that I am guiding you in the most effective way. We will review the questionnaire and discuss your lifestyle, diet, health history, current skincare routine, your personal skin goals and anything else pertinent to your success in managing and conquering your acne.


Next, I will perform a thorough skin analysis to determine your skin type and the extent of your acne condition. This step will also guide me in determining the most effective treatment plan.


During the last step of the consultation, we will discuss your personal, customized treatment plan. I will present you with a complete road map of everything you need and everything that is included, and ask you to be completely honest, as well as realistic, about how much you are able AND willing to participate in. I cannot emphasize enough how important this part is! Setting yourself up to meet unrealistic expectations will NOT get you any closer to your ultimate goal of managing and conquering your skin goals, and will NOT help me support you.


This is what the typical Acne Boot Camp looks like:


Nutrition...


My general recommendation is to remove offending foods for 30-60 days and increase your water intake accordingly. The most offensive, acne triggering foods are sugar, dairy and refined foods. Elimination of these foods is my baseline for the nutritional component of my program.


As for hydration, you won't drown, I promise! I have an easy to follow formula that effectively hydrates and detoxifies and isn't overwhelming.



The most efficient way to gain control of acne is to receive one facial treatment per week for 6 weeks. If this plan does not fit your lifestyle or schedule, we can schedule your treatments as often as suits you, however, beginning with six facial treatments is a must.

  • In lieu of weekly facial treatments, I will schedule a 15-minute Progress Appointment. Progress appointments can be conducted in person or virtually and provide me with the opportunity to make changes to your program if needed and continue to provide you with support and motivation to stick with your new routine of home care and eating.

After your initial 6 weeks of treatment, we will have another consultation to assess progress and adapt future treatments as necessary. It is important to remember that acne is a process and will not clear up overnight. While results will be seen and felt (felt before seen) almost immediately, it takes serious commitment, dedication, and time to truly get acne under control.



Home care is vital!!! The products you use at home and your dedication to using them are absolutely critical to this process!


Home care is so important that I have included your home care products in the cost of my Acne Boot Camp. Also included are pimple-popping sessions! We'll discuss this during the consultation.


Attitude...


Managing - and eventually conquering - acne is a marathon, not a sprint. It is a journey filled with ups and downs, challenges and rewards. Your condition may get worse before it gets better. But it WILL get better, and your positive attitude will play a major role!


You are not alone.


I will be with you every step of the way, encouraging you and supporting you to the best of my ability. I will be available via phone, text, email, and direct message to answer any questions that arise and discuss your skincare and skin care concerns.


 

When you're ready to make the commitment, contact me and we'll get you started on your acne slaying journey!

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