What’s behind that masked face?

From what our clients tell us, frequent use of facial masks has created skin problems or made them worse.  Many tell us that they have been visited by an old nemesis: acne.  At Southeast Sculpting we can help you navigate these acne issues with a variety of treatment options ranging from medical grade skincare products to in-office procedures. Call 803-396-2727 or email us at nurses@sesculpting.com today to schedule a complimentary in person or online skincare consultation with one of our nurses.


Do you remember acne?  


It begins with inflammation and manifests itself with excess oil, clogged pores, redness, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.  You thought that they would disappear with age, and in most instances, they have.  Still, we have an unusual circumstance with this COVID-19 crisis, one in which caution for ourselves and others means we wear masks and willingly suffer the consequences.


Let’s assume you have undertaken prudent steps at home to fight these outbreaks:

  1. You wash your face AM and PM.
  2. You wash your hair frequently to stop excess oil in your hair from traveling to your face.
  3. You have applied over the counter topicals to combat the problems.
  4. You haven’t popped, picked, or overly exfoliated.
  5. You have refrained from eating foods associated with break-outs.
  6. You wear sunscreen daily.
  7. You have tried to minimize stress.


If you have done the above, then now may be the time to seek other remedies. The first step is a customized skin care regimen with high quality, medical grade products. Our first choice is ZO Skin Health by the famed Dr. Zein Obagi.

ZO understands that treating acne is tricky; it poses so many problems for the skin that no one product can possibly address them all. What is needed is a multi-product system where all products work synergistically for the best possible outcome.


What can the ZO Acne Protocol do for you? 

When skin does not exfoliate, dead cells build up on the skin’s surface and inside the pores. The dead skin then mixes with trapped oil and the pores become clogged, producing whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.

The ZO Acne Prevention Program reduces inflammation, slows down the production of sebum(oil), exfoliates dead skin cells, tightens pores, evens skin tone, and improves skin texture through healthy cellular development. Every product to cleanse, tone, or exfoliate also includes a hydrator, an anti-inflammatory, and an antioxidant to boost healing.

Recommended for the first phase of acne treatment are:


Once healthier skin has been achieved, results may be enhanced with the use of stronger or additional products to address specific symptoms:


Good skin care takes time and dedication.  While you wait to see the effects, you may wish to consider another approach to jumpstart clearer, healthier skin.

The Clarifying HydraFacial is another impressive means of combating acne.

This invigorating one hour treatment includes all the essentials of our popular Signature HydraFacial together with more extensive extractions to reopen clogged pores. 

How does a Clarifying HydraFacial work?

The unique handpiece cleanses and exfoliates as it gently draws impurities from the skin.  It then reinfuses the skin with nourishing serums to seal and protect.  The treatment concludes with Blue Light therapy to kill bacteria living on the skin. Hailed as a treatment perfect for teenagers, the Clarifying HydraFacial is also perfect for those with hormonal acne, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation of the skin.

Watch this video on how Hydrafacial works!

The HydraFacial Acne Protocol recommends that a client undergo one treatment per week for four weeks, then once a month thereafter to maintain the progress made. While this is the ideal treatment, even one session is beneficial, not to mention enjoyable. This skincare is excellent self-care. You leave the office with glowing skin and a noticeably improved complexion.  Come from behind that mask to enjoy the experience of a HydraFacial and its many benefits.


Skincare and HydraFacials are but two of the ways we treat patients with acne.  Those with more severe cases will wish to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians to determine if they are candidates for more aggressive treatment alternatives.


If you’re interested in learning more about ways to improve your skin, schedule a consultation or treatment with Southeast Sculpting at 803-396-2727.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the products mentioned, please call the office for curbside delivery or visit our dedicated microsite at www.zoskinhealth.com/drjrobinson. You’ll also find us on the web at www.sesculpting.com, and @sesculpting on Facebook and Instagram.  We’re anxious to help you put your best face forward.

Sydney Robinson

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