Maddie Holmes
Certified Acne Specialist

What is a Face Reality Certified Acne Specialist?

Face Reality Acne Clinic was launched in 2005 by Laura Cooksey, an esthetician in Northern California, who has specialized in treating acne since 1990. She has earned a nationwide reputation for her remarkable results in treating acne; and has been sought after by skin care specialists to teach her methods and share her knowledge.

A skin care professional who becomes Face Reality Certified is someone who has studied Laura’s modality and passed a test to indicate their proficiency. Only when they become certified will Face Reality allow someone to sell and professionally use their acne products. The Face Reality Acne Specialist then also has the support from the team at Face Reality Acne Clinic when they come across a particularly difficult or unusual case of acne or similar skin condition.

Face Reality has honed its methods and products through helping to clear thousands of acne sufferers of all ages and ethnicities. Although most of these people had already tried prescription topical products, antibiotics, laser and blue light therapy, AccutaneTM and a myriad of over-the- counter products, they had not gotten and stayed clear until they found Face Reality Acne Clinic. Face Reality continues to research, experiment and conduct clinical trials to continually improve their modality and share the information with its Acne Specialists community.

Acne Consultation

In your consultation, we take these steps:

  • determine your skin type, acne type and skin tolerance
  • give you recommendations for the products and treatments you will need to get clear
  • go over aggravating factors that make you break out – foods, medications, cosmetics, stress, etc.
  • give you a packet of information that has everything that we tell you in the consultation

If you decide to go on our acne-clearing program, you will be instructed on how to use your products for the first two weeks of your program.

*Products are not included in the cost of the treatment.

45 minutes / $75

*Expect to pay about $150 for your first set of acne products at your first appointment. We do not offer treatments or extractions to clients that do not use our home care products.


Acne Consultation and Treatment

In your consultation and treatment appointment, we take these steps:

  • determine your skin type, acne type and skin tolerance
  • give you recommendations for the products and treatments you will need to get clear
  • go over aggravating factors that make you break out – foods, medications, cosmetics, stress, etc.
  • give you a packet of information that has everything that we tell you in the consultation
  • perform an acne treatment with extractions and LED light therapy*

If you decide to go on our acne-clearing program, you will be instructed on how to use your products for the first two weeks of your program.

*Restrictions may apply.
*Products are not included in the cost of the treatment.

90 minutes / $125

Expect to pay about $150 for your first set of acne products at your first appointment. We do not offer treatments or extractions to clients that do not use our home care products.


Acne Treatments

We will want to see you every two weeks for an acne treatment. It typically takes about six to eight services over a 3 to 4-month period of time to get you mostly to completely clear. Your Acne Specialist will:

  • assess what type of treatment your skin needs when you come in. They will also assess how your home care regimen will be adjusted so that your skin does not over-adapt and stop responding.
  • perform an acne treatment with extractions.

As you get clear, your treatments will become shorter – there just won’t be as many extractions to do.

After your acne is under control, you will simply need to maintain your home care products to keep clear.

45 minutes / $85


Advanced Acne Treatments

We will want to see you every two weeks for an acne treatment. It typically takes about six to eight services over a 3 to 4-month period of time to get you mostly to completely clear. Your Acne Specialist will:

  • assess what type of treatment your skin needs when you come in. They will also assess how your home care regimen will be adjusted so that your skin does not over-adapt and stop responding.
  • perform an acne treatment with extractions and 30 minutes of LED light therapy*

LED blue light therapy helps to kill the acne causing bacteria, reduce inflammation and provide a general rejuvenation effect on the skin. Usually, in the case of inflamed acne, topical products will bring down inflammation rather quickly. However, there are times when the skin needs a little more help in bringing down inflammation. This is where LED can help.

The combination of blue, red and infrared lights in our Celluma panels get down to the core of the acne causing bacteria. The red lights help to reduce inflammation while at the same time, the blue lights help to kill the acne causing bacteria.

This phenomenal add on will enhance your current acne treatment, and help to soothe the skin after receiving extractions.

*We currently offer LED light therapy for face treatments only.

After your acne is under control, you will simply need to maintain your home care products to keep clear.

90 minutes / $145


Body Acne Treatments

Acne on the body is assessed the same way as on the face.  We still test the skin for sensitivity and tolerance to products.  Often, the back needs stronger products because the skin is thicker and less sensitive than on the face.

*Products not included in price of treatment.

45 minutes / $85

*Expect to pay about $150 for your first set of acne products at your first appointment. We do not offer treatments or extractions to clients that do not use our home care products.

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