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Acne Treatments

Acne is a skin disorder that is characterized by clogged pores, inflammation, and textured blemishes. Scarring frequently follows breakouts.


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What Is Acne?

Acne vulgaris is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. Acne is characterized by areas of blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples and can often lead to scarring.

Genetics is thought to be the cause in 80% of cases, with diet and lifestyle playing partial roles in the exacerbation of existing problems.

When we think of acne, we often think of the teenage years and puberty but nearly half of all adults struggle with some form of acne or scarring.

At Ottawa MediSpa, we provide a variety of acne treatments and acne products to help you combat the often stressful and emotional toll acne can take on your daily life. Acne is a common problem with a wide variety of solutions. Our technicians can help you find the acne solution that’s right for you!

How is it Treated?

Ottawa MediSpa offers a variety of treatments and solutions for acne issues at all levels, be it the occasional breakout, or a persistent, daily problem.

We offer a variety of skin-care products to help your combat acne and improve your skin health from the comfort of your home. Check out our product line at any of our 3 locations!

IPL Blue Light and Photofacials

IPL Photofacial and Blue Light Acne Treatments enhance skin tone and reduce imperfections caused by acne and scarring. The procedures use superficial wavelengths to kill bacteria, stimulate new cell turnover, and reduce redness while promoting the sloughing of dead skin cells. Patients report a rejuvenated and fresh look and feel to their skin with a significant reduction in discolourations, breakouts  and scarring.


Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive mechanical exfoliation acne treatment that uses high quality corundum crystals to remove dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and to stimulate healthy cell turnover.

Microdermabrasion improves minor textural issues and overall skin tone and can help in the treatment and reduction of acne as well as the overall improvement of scarring, leaving dull skin looking and feeling completely renewed.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel treatment can be used on both face and body to improve both skin tone and texture and is a highly-effective treatment for acne and scarring. By removing the surface layer, we allow the skin to regenerate. Chemical peels are not recommended for patients currently experiencing high to severe breakouts.

A chemical peel treatment goes deeper into the layers of the skin than a mechanical exfoliation such as microdermabrasion and may require some recovery time after the session.

Peels come in a variety of strengths for different skin concerns, and can be tailored to your lifestyle and overall facial needs. 

Lactic Acid Peels

Lactic acid peels exfoliate the surface of your skin by removing dead and damaged skin cells. These non-invasive peels reduce wrinkles, sun spots, dryness and oily skin while promoting the growth of healthy, hydrated skin cells that will leave your face smooth, bright, and completely refreshed.

Lactic acid peels can help aid in the treatment of acne by promoting the sloughing of dead skin and reducing oil on the skin – the two main cause of acne.

If you’re looking for deep cleaned pores, even skin tone, improved hyperpigmentation, and brighter skin, a lactic acid peel may be perfect for you! 

Detoxifying Acne Facial

The Detoxifying Acne Facial is an excellent facial treatment option for anyone looking to clear up unwanted blemishes and improve the overall condition of acne-prone skin. This facial uses nutrient-rich products and detoxifying mud to renew congested skin by removing impurities and encouraging smoother, more radiant skin.



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