Acne affects up to 50 million Americans annually, making it the most common skin condition in the United States, and studies have shown that 40-55% of adults aged 20 to 40 experience some form of acne. During the summer, it’s common for acne to become more pronounced, because heat and humidity cause increased sweat and oil production in the skin, leading to clogged pores and more frequent breakouts.
This is more than just an aesthetic issue. Recently, a study of nearly 500 patients with acne published in the British Journal of Dermatology found that even having mild acne can evoke feelings of low self-esteem—and no one wants to feel that way in the summertime. Help your patients look and feel their best all summer long with expert guidance and cutting-edge medical aesthetic technology to resolve their acne concerns for good.
An increase in oil production and sweat during the summer causes clogged pores that need to be treated differently than how they would be during the cold, dry months. You can suggest to your clients take a seasonal approach to their beauty and skincare routines to help them keep their skin clear. This is also an opportunity to promote your retail offerings if you have topical products that cater to acneic or breakout-prone complexions. Here are a few of the steps your clients should take if they struggle with summer acne:
Change their skin care routines. Suggest they swap out heavier lotions and creams for water-based ones while it’s hot out, and try using a foaming cleanser to deep-clean pores of oil and dirt.
Find the right sunscreen. SPF is mandatory, but some sunscreens are more likely to cause breakouts.
Suggest a chemical exfoliant. Introducing a retinoid or acid to their skin care routine can make a big difference when it comes to breakouts.
Hop in the shower more often. If your patients struggle with acne on the chest, back, or elsewhere on the body, showering after beach days or workouts is a must for keeping skin clear.
Drink more water. Dehydrated skin produces more oil to combat dryness, and overproduction of sebum can lead to more breakouts. Upping water intake is always a good thing for skin.
Acne is still the number one skin condition people see a dermatologist for, and over 80% of people will experience at least some acne during their lifetime. Offering not just one, but multiple acne solutions for clients opens your clinic to the many people who suffer from this recurring skin issue. Over-the-counter topical products for treating acne are big business, with the country spending over $400 million on them annually. That’s a lot, considering most of those products only address the symptoms of acne, and won’t clear up the problem for good. If your patients are suffering from blemishes, inflammation, and the scarring that acne can lead to, here are the industry-leading medical aesthetic solutions that will clear up their acne and scarring effectively:
Venus Versa™ performs the most in-demand aesthetic procedures popular with patients today. With one workstation, you can carry out non-invasive treatments such as photorejuvenation/photofacial, acne treatment, hair removal, skin resurfacing, body contouring, cellulite reduction, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction. The versatility of the device allows you to make the most of your space, while tailoring your offerings to what patients in your area are looking for. The AC Dual applicator uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to simultaneously address both the cause and visible symptoms of acne, as well as a number of other features for the best patient outcomes.
The AC Dual Applicator uses innovative SmartPulse™ technology to ensure precise and consistent energy delivery through advanced pulse optimization, delivering pulses of broad-spectrum light optimized for absorption by target chromophores and transformed into therapeutic heat. For the dual-light acne treatment, blue light targets the porphyrin produced by Propionibacterium Acnes bacteria, leading to destruction of the bacteria, while the longer wavelength of red light controls inflammation and promotes faster healing. Meanwhile, a real-time cooling system monitors the light guide temperature 1,000 times a second for unparalleled patient safety and comfort.
Venus Viva™ MD is a highly customizable tabletop device that delivers exceptional results with low downtime and is safe for all shades of skin. Using NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) with SmartScan™ technology, Venus Viva™ MD is a fractional skin resurfacing system that allows customized control of ablation and coagulation for enhanced efficacy in resolving mild to severe skin damage. Designed with patient satisfaction in mind, it’s an ideal choice for clinicians who are looking for a flexible, powerful skin resurfacing device with a high return on investment. For the treatment of acne scars, Venus Viva™ MD has proven to be a safe, effective modality for Fitzpatrick skin types I–VI.
In a study conducted by Stephen W Eubanks, MD, and James A. Solomon, MD, Ph.D., subjects aged 22-71 received a series of three treatments to the full face, each 4 weeks apart. The study concluded that fractional radio skin resurfacing with Venus Viva™ MD “produced a statistically significant improvement in acne scarring when assessed by independent blinded evaluators. No serious adverse events resulted from treatment by either applicator tip. Treatment pain was low and tolerable among subjects of all Fitzpatrick skin types. Subjects had high levels of satisfaction with the results.” (Click here to read the study in full, and to see before-and-after photos of subject results.)
Venus Concept offers the best technology to deal with today’s top aesthetic concerns, and our industry-unique business model is designed to increase the success of your business and help you give your patients what they need. Bring our acne solutions to your clinic today.