• Darlene Walchuk

Let's Talk About Acne

Updated: Jul 11



Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.




Types of Acne


Acne may appear as black spots on the surface of the skin and may appear around the nose, the chin, or the cheek area. It happens because the pores on the surface of the skin start to become clogged. This can be caused by bacteria and oil on the skin, ingrown hairs, or it can be related to hormones. They do not get red and inflamed and can be treated topically often from store-bought products. It is recommended that you don’t try to squeeze the blackhead on your own as this may cause permanent scarring.


When the pores get clogged completely this can lead to whiteheads and appear as inflamed and red bumps on the skin. They can show up on the face or back and if caused by ingrown hairs may appear in other places hair grows.


The degree of inflammation determines the size and redness of an acne lesion. It’s important to be patient with your acne treatment. While some treatments may work immediately, you may not see widespread improvement for several months.


Non-Surgical Solutions to Acne Secret Faces offers are:

· IPL Photofacials with Lumecca™ - improves the appearance of acne

· Fractora - improves skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance.

Non-Surgical Solutions for Acne Scarring

· PRP - (Platelet Rich Plasma) improve skin texture to dull dry skin and treat acne and surgical scars

· Dermal Fillers - One of the most common compounds used in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in our skin, and it plays a major role in keeping skin hydrated and volumized.

· Microneedling - is designed to address acne scars and stimulates collagen formation creating healthy skin.

Recommended Skin Care Products

Darlene recommends Alumier MD science-backed skincare in luxurious formulations that work to reveal more radiant and luminous skin and benefit all skin types and conditions. Alumier team of top scientists and physicians have over 100 years of combined skincare experience to create the most effective formulations using optimal medical-grade ingredients


Darlene RN, BScN., customizes each treatment and the overall experience is just as important to Darlene as the outcome.


Contact Secret Faces to book your consultation at 905- 808.1774