Upper West Spa

ACNE Facial


The Acne Facial at Upper West Spa begins with a thorough skin consultation. There are many different grades and causes of acne, and some clients use topical or oral medications from their doctor. Therefore, it is crucial to establish a customized treatment plan for every spa guest.

During the Acne Facial, we clean and exfoliate the skin. Our aestheticians often use the Ultrasound Peel, which removes oil, impurities, and dead skin cells. A desincrustation solution is applied while steaming the skin, which softens the pores and removes any sebaceous matter that can plug the pores. Ultimately, this allows our aestheticians to extract blackheads and whiteheads with detail and precision.

We follow this step with a High-Frequency Treatment: a procedure that emits argon gas with microcurrents, creating antibacterial forms of oxygen. This reduces the presence of Propionibacterium Acnes (P. acnes), which is the most abundant bacterium on human skin. P. acnes comes from an anaerobic group of bacteria that cannot spread or reproduce when oxygen enters the pores.

Our Acne Facial ends with a full session of Multiwave LED Light Therapy. This precise treatment uses a blue and red LED light spectrum and promotes antibacterial, anti-inflammatory effects.

The Benefits of the Acne Facial at Upper West Spa:

Frequently Asked Questions About the Acne Facial at Upper West Spa:

1. What does an acne facial do?

Most acne facials cleanse and exfoliate the skin to remove impurities, debris, and oil. If appropriate, aestheticians use gentle extractions to unclog the pores, minimize oil production, and reduce inflammation.

2. Is getting a facial good for acne?

Facials are best for acne when a client’s skin concerns are caused by trapped dirt, dead skin cells, and oil. In these cases, a facial may be the most successful treatment to stop or reduce breakouts. If you have blackheads, whiteheads, or other pore-clogging issues, exfoliation and extractions can greatly improve the quality of your skin.

3. Does an acne facial hurt?

Acne facials rarely hurt and offer numerous benefits for acne care. Generally, extractions are not the most comfortable step of an acne facial; but if your aesthetician recommends this treatment, they’ll use a gentle, precise technique and check in with you throughout the process.

4. What should you not do after a facial?

After a facial, your aesthetician will provide a detailed after-care plan, which typically includes the following recommendations: 

  • Cysts are practically impossible to squeeze, and in the process of squeezing, you might push bacteria and sebum below the sebaceous glands and hair follicles. This can cause bacteria to spread and create more cysts.
  • Picking at breakouts also increases your risk of post-inflammatory discoloration and scar development.