Defy Acne & Achieve Clear Skin With AesthetiCare!

Did you know that June is National Acne Awareness Month?

When was the first time you experienced acne? If the answer is middle school, then you’re in the majority. Middle school was likely already tough enough: you’re battling to find your identity and fit in with peers. Then there’s the added pressure of going through puberty. ‍

When it comes to the human body, hormones are the head honchos, triggering the start of puberty and essentially telling the body, “Hey, you’re not a kid anymore; we’re about to put you through the wringer.” Unfortunately, that often includes acne.

June is National Acne Awareness Month for good reason:

  • Roughly 50 million Americans are affected by acne annually
  • Acne is the most common skin condition in existence
  • Acne can develop at any age

If acne is something you struggle with, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. A lot of people stigmatize acne as a one-and-done type of experience like chicken pox, but that would be a poor comparison. Instead, acne is more like that annoying neighbor who always shows up at the worst time, uninvited, and refuses to go away.

For those who suffer from severe acne or subsequent scars, feelings of embarrassment or low self-esteem are common. However, due to the many advances made in modern aesthetics and medical-grade products in recent years, relief from skin redness and inflammation is possible.

While acne may be inevitable, it’s not insurmountable.

Keep reading to learn more about acne symptoms, acne care and the types of acne treatments that are available at AesthetiCare. Believe us when we say: Clear skin is not a pipe dream.

AesthetiCare Client Before and After Acne Therapy Treatment

Clear Skin Requires a Clear Understanding

“You have to learn to walk before you can run.” In other words, don’t get ahead of yourself. Taking control of acne-prone skin can be a tricky feat because not only are there different types of acne, there are numerous causes as well.

That’s why to best protect your skin against future breakouts, blackheads and more, we’re starting with the basics.

What Are the 4 Types of Acne?

While the common skin condition of acne may not be fully understood by medical professionals, it can be broken down into the following 4 types listed below:

  • Pimples

Also known as pustules/papules, pimples arise when things that aren’t supposed to be there – like dead skin cells, excess oil and bacteria – become trapped inside a pore. When this happens, the pore becomes inflamed, causing a pimple to develop.

  • Blackheads

A blackhead, or open pore, happens when the buildup of excess oil and dead skin cells accumulate in a pore, causing the pore to widen and the blackhead to be visible.

  • Whiteheads

Whiteheads, also known as closed pores, form when the buildup of excess oil and dead skin cells plug the opening of a pore.

  • Nodules and Cysts

These blemishes are pimples that have filled with so much bacteria, excess oil and dead skin cells that the inflammation penetrates deep, causing a nodule or cyst to develop. They can typically be quite tender to the touch.

How Do I Know If My Acne Is Bacterial or Hormonal?

When it comes to understanding the causes behind acne, it boils down to three things: hormones, clogged pores and bacteria.

  • Acne caused by clogged pores

We’ve already briefly discussed clogged pores and how they develop when things like excess dirt, oil or dead skin cells become trapped, causing pimples and blackheads to develop. It doesn’t take much to clog the pores of your skin, so remain proactive by remembering to remove your makeup thoroughly and wash your face daily.

  • Bacterial acne 

When clogged pores become infected, acne becomes a bacterial problem. Bacterial acne usually appears as small red bumps on areas of the arms, back and face. A dermatologist-recommended topical cream usually relieves this issue.

  • Hormonal acne

You can usually pinpoint when breakouts are brought on by hormonal changes because the oil production in your skin increases, causing your pores to clog easier. Hormonal acne can be experienced at any age, but most first experience it during adolescence, and when adulthood rolls around, in times of high stress and life changes.

What Are the Top 3 Acne Products From AesthetiCare?

When searching for products in our online store, you have the option of sorting by a few different filters. To quickly find the best acne products for your skin type, we recommend filtering products by condition and then choosing Acne.  

The following products are a few of the best picks that are packed with hydrating and calming ingredients like salicylic and glycolic acids to soothe breakouts and support radiant skin.

For more product options, shop all AC products online anytime.

Acne Scarring: Treat Your Skin With These 3 Medical-Grade Acne Treatments From AesthetiCare

Acne may be the most common skin condition in the world today, but that doesn’t make the issue of dealing with the scars they leave behind any easier, especially if it’s years after the outbreak.

Breakouts become scars in situations where inflammation causes underlying trauma to the skin tissue. A common example of this would be “popping” a pimple that ought not be popped! When scars develop, little pits form on the skin’s surface, appearing as either:

  • Depressed, meaning the body fails to produce enough collagen as the skin heals
  • Raised, meaning the body produces too much collagen as the skin heals

What is collagen?

Collagen is a natural protein that exists in our bodies designed to support skin elasticity. However, as we age, we lose collagen – making scars more noticeable with passing years.

Put your best face forward by diminishing the look of your acne scars and restoring skin reflectivity and glow with any one of the AesthetiCare treatments outlined below:


  • Rejuvenate your skin with INTRAcel – a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that combines microneedling technology and radiofrequency (RF) energy to create new collagen within the skin.
    *Offered at AesthetiCare Liberty

Lutronic Genius

  • Genius is very similar to INTRAcel as both treatments use radiofrequency (RF) energy to build new collagen in the skin to correct acne scars and damage done by aging.
    *Offered at AesthetiCare Ward Parkway

Microlaser Peel

  • An erbium laser removes dead skin cells at a desired depth (dependent on scar severity) so that new, healthier cells can take their place. The new collagen fibers plump and smooth the skin for improved overall texture.


  • Microneedling aerates the skin by creating deep micro-channels that stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin in your skin, revealing a new texture and improved skin.

Active Acne: What Are the Top 3 Best Acne Treatments?

If severe acne is a condition you’re currently struggling with, AesthetiCare offers proven treatments that can naturally and dramatically transform your unique skin via our Advanced Acne Therapy program.

You and your provider will customize a treatment plan during your initial consultation, but we’ve found the best acne treatments for combatting active acne to be a combination of light therapy, chemical peels and lasers.

Chemical Peels

  • Proactively manage acne by exfoliating the skin with chemical peels containing anti-inflammatory properties like salicylic acid that helps to reduce redness, shed dead skin cells and keep hair follicles clear of dirt and oil.

Forever Young BBL

  • Stimulate new collagen and reduce inflammation and even overall skin tone with pulsed light energy for a smooth appearance and glowing complexion.

LED Light Therapy

Acne HydraFacial

  • Exfoliate the skin by removing excess dirt and debris for the prevention of future breakouts; extract dead skin cells that could clog pores; and finally, replenish the skin with ingredients like hyaluronic acid to support added hydration.
  • Learn more about The Best Acne Facials in Kansas City and their benefits.

Clear Skin Can Be Yours!

If only acne started and ended in middle school, right? Sure, acne was frustrating then, but it’s even more frustrating as an adult. Most women over the age of 25 struggle with acne, and 5% of women experience acne well into their 40s.

Let the month of June serve as a reminder that if you suffer from active acne or past scarring, you’re not alone; 50 million fellow Americans share your same boat. In the past, not much could be done to treat issues associated with severe acne, but now, impressive aesthetic treatments and medical-grade products exist to resolve virtually any acne issue.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Acne Therapy or another skin/body care goal, any one of our AesthetiCare team members would be happy to speak with you. Simply schedule your virtual or in-person consultation and see just how possible the journey to clear skin can be.

About AesthetiCare MedSpa

AesthetiCare MedSpa has served the Kansas City metro area for more than 21 years. We provide a complimentary, one-hour consultation and skin evaluation to all interested clients to ensure each person receives the services needed to achieve their unique health goals.





What our clients are saying

Krissy is thorough and easy to talk to. She is confident in her skills and put me at ease.

Jessica is always keeping me up to date on new and exciting treatments. Although I have done multiple Intracel treatments in the past, this time she encouraged me to add on PRP. I highly recommend. Healing time was so fast!

Jessica did a great job always checking with me on how I was feeling. She was always concerned about how I was doing and doing the best job she could!

Jennifer explained everything in details and was very diligent in making sure that the procedure and follow up went well

I was given the proper guidance and steps to take to make my skin better. I truly love the honesty, care, and time taken to help find solutions to make my skin better. The before and after pictures truly show a difference on how well the procedure works. And I’m still noticing differences as my skin continues to heal.

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