How Does Acne Form?

Rooted at the base of each facial hair follicle is an oil gland that produces the appropriate amount of secretion to keep the skin healthy and glowing. When these hair follicle roots become saturated with dirt, dead cells, debris or makeup, the oil builds up, creating a pimple. Sometimes these growths fill with bacteria, making their spread throughout the skin cells even worse. They may mushroom to become pustules, lesions, cysts or nodules.

How Do Acne Scars Form?

Many clients struggle with picking at their pimples. This sometimes leaves damaging scars, which are due to an excess of collagen being released by the body to compensate for a wound. Acne scars are quite troublesome because even after the pimples themselves have healed, they still leave a trail that can negatively affect the appearance.

What Are Some Causes Of Acne?
There are several factors that contribute to acne, including overproduction of the androgen hormone during the teenage years, or a general change in the oil glands’ functioning. There is also the possibility that acne is genetic and is passed on through the generations.

Treatments Options For Acne & Acne Scar Removal:

3000BC is pleased to offer our Philadelphia clients a wide selection of procedures that can revitalize the skin and clear up the complexion. We may suggest skincare products & treatments that include retinoids or glycolic acid.

In addition, your aesthetician may recommend Dermaplaning, Laser Smooth powered by Syneron-Candela, dermal fillers, and chemical peels. These are all excellent acne treatment options. Visit 3000BC for some excellent results from acne scar removal Philadelphia clients can rely on.

To find out which treatments are right for you, contact us for a personalized consultation with one of our Licensed Estheticians.

4 step process that detoxifies, rehydrates and protects the skin with GlySal 15%

$149 Member / $179 Non-Member

An excellent lightening treatment that will help rejuvenate the skin and promote an even, bright skin tone.  This peel also controls oil production and unclogs pores.  Great for all skin types and tones.

$95 Member / $110 Non-Member

This treatment is designed specifically for clients with hypersensitive and reactive skin.  Perfect for those with rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, etc.  This antibacterial treatment includes an enzyme exfoliant to gently yet effectively exfoliate, a cooling facial massage with jojoba oil, and LED light therapy.  The powerful combination of red and blue light therapy reduces fine lines, wrinkles, inflammation, bacteria and discoloration while promoting collagen growth and an even complexion.

$110 Member / $130 Non-Member

3000BC Medical Spa in Center City and Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia