Acne Treatment

Also known as acne vulgaris, the problem of ‘breakouts’ is caused by pores clogged with oil and debris. Blackheads and whiteheads also present an issue for people with acne.

Acne Treatment

Also known as acne vulgaris, the problem of ‘breakouts’ is caused by pores clogged with oil and debris. Blackheads and whiteheads also present an issue for people with acne.

Acne Treatment

Despite popular belief, acne doesn’t just affect teenagers. They’re visibly blocked pores, while cystic acne occurs as pores become inflamed, and sometimes infected. It is commonly triggered by the excess oil production and hormonal shifts throughout puberty, but a significant number of adults continue to struggle with the issue well into midlife. They also suffer from acne scarring. Unfortunately, reoccurring blemishes tend to leave permanent changes on the skin in the form of dents, pigmented marks and textural irregularities.

How do we treat the primary types of acne?

A variety of factors cause this skin condition, so the approach to treatment should be multifaceted and completely customized for the individual. Most outbreaks present as eruptions and blocked pores on the face, chest, back, or shoulders. Triggered by the abnormal development of cells inside follicles, excess oil, skin cells and bacteria accumulate in the pores (follicles) which each contain a single hair. Infections develop depending on bacteria present and a person’s individual immune response. They can be mild and localized or severe and widespread across the skin.

Acne Treatment

Those seeking acne treatment in Toronto usually look to their dermatologist or cosmetic surgery clinic to clear up both the active blemishes and scarred aftermath of acne breakouts. Read on to learn more.

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Teens & Adults

Teenage acne is usually caused by dramatic fluctuations in hormones that are common for this age group. It’s a myth that skin being “dirty” causes acne, although this unfortunate misconception contributes to the embarrassment and social stigma of the issue. Dirt can and does block pores, but severe, cystic acne usually has an internal, hormonal origin.

In fact, harsh cleansers designed to “kill” bacteria often dry out the skin and severely strip natural oils. That can cause a rebound reaction where the skin produces even more oil to compensate for the harsh treatment. Acne prone skin is actually very sensitive skin. Visiting skin care experts who know how to gently care for your complexion while targeting the issues is a positive step on the road to recovery.

For adults, acne can appear and worsen during pregnancy- again due to hormones. Breakouts are also linked to birth control pills, PMS, stress, and certain medications. Between ages 30-50, it’s not uncommon for adults to seek acne treatment in Toronto for regular blemishes, and they’re often bewildered as to why the problem hasn’t cleared up for them yet.

Effective acne treatments in Toronto- recommended by dermatologists and cosmetic facial surgeons

CUTERA® Limelight is a specialized IPL (intense pulsed light) device designed to clear acne using a safe, non-invasive, medication-free approach. Its light technology is unique because three specific wavelengths can be used to seek out the target range of pigment and target layer in the skin. This customization allows the medical aesthetician to make setting selections based on skin conditions and ensure safety for all skin tones.

It’s so powerful and beneficial for our patients at Verso Surgery that they often require only a few treatments for optimal results.

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Acne terminology to know:

  • Closed comedones (whiteheads)
  • Open comedones (blackheads)
  • Pustules (pimples)
  • Deep nodules (cysts)

What will your IPL acne treatment be like?

When you schedule a consultation for acne treatment in our Toronto surgical centre, you’ll be greeted with a beverage, chocolate and comfortable lounge area to relax while you fill out a form that tells us a bit more about you. We strive to make you feel right at home and comfortable asking any questions you have. Our skin specialists often develop personalized care plans that involve a layered approach of the best non-invasive technology and additional skin care such as chemical peels or pharmaceutical grade products to apply at home. In this way, we offer our guests a comprehensive system to transform their skin and see beautiful, dramatic changes over time.

IPL Photofacial

When it’s time for your consultation or treatment, you’ll be escorted to a private room where your practitioner will assess your skin, ask you some questions and listen to your concerns and goals for your procedure. If you’ve chosen to proceed with IPL (also known as a photo facial), You’ll have a gentle cleansing before beginning.

The whole session for facial treatment usually takes 20-30 minutes. The laser handpiece is gently smoothed over the skin in an optimal coverage pattern, and the light energy is applied at intervals. It’s described as mild pinching, or even just a sensation of warmth. It’s not reported to be painful, but to ensure you’re completely relaxed and comfortable, a cooling gel and cold air devices can help numb the area.

Cutera Limelight

For Cutera Limelight sessions, the total number of recommended appointments will depend on the severity of an individual patient’s condition. We usually book 2-3 rounds for you, spread 4-6 weeks apart. IPL works on active blemishes by neutralizing the bacteria. The longer light wavelengths can penetrate deeper to prevent future breakouts too. You’ll start to see fewer breakouts and gradually clearing skin as early as 1-week post-procedure.

One of the best side effects of this effective acne treatment in Toronto is that it builds collagen and stimulates better skin tone, thickness and smoothness. We advise IPL to help minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation (darkened scars) and to smooth away enlarged pores and textural irregularities after acne has cleared. It’s really an all-in-one therapy which is why the experts at Verso, and our patients, love it.

Medical facials for the treatment of acne

Each medical facial we offer at Verso Surgery Centre is customized to suit the individual skin needs of the client. That means we’ve crafted powerful acne treatment facials designed to address the underlying source of breakouts. They thoroughly cleanse and clear pores, balance PH and sebum production, all while healing and soothing the irritated, sensitive skin.

ZO® Acne Clarifying Treatment

We combine medical grade facials with pulsed galvanic current and ultrasound for increased penetration of carefully selected products deep into the skin layers. The pulsed iontophoresis and low-frequency sonophoresis enhance the benefits of active ingredients, so you get the most out of your treatment.

Medical facial options include:

The acne treatment products sold in drugstores can exacerbate skin eruptions in acne-prone complexions because they strip away vital oils and increase inflammation. The ZO® Acne Clarifying Treatment is painless and can be completed in under 60 minutes. It delivers extractions, a sulphur masque designed to stop bacteria dead in its tracks, and skin calming ingredients to cool and soothe. If your skin has been squeezed, clogged, reddened and reactive to previous skin care treatments, try the medical precision of a specialized ZO acne clarifying facial treatment.

ZO® Therapeutic Back Treatment

Many people seek acne treatment in Toronto for the back as well as the face. This is another common area for acne breakouts, and regular, effective exfoliation is not as simple to maintain for the back area. This soothing and luxurious 1-hour treatment provides thorough skin cleansing, exfoliation and the best of Zo’s acne clarifying products to deep treat the skin in this hard-to-reach zone. It makes for the perfect treatment each spring. Many of our patients keep up with regular back treatments all summer long when they’re sweating a bit more and baring skin in more revealing sunny weather clothes. If you struggle with the common problem of “bacne,” we’ve got you covered.


Also known as Dermalinfusion, this is a safe non-invasive treatment which exfoliates and delivers an acne clarifying formula deep into the dermis. Fine lines, minor textural issues and acne blemishes are targeted with SilkPeel, yet it is gentle and soothing enough for sensitive, inflamed complexions.

Our skin care professionals will create a personalized treatment peel containing powerful yet calming salycilic acid, glycolic acid and other customized skin care. Each person and their dermatological needs are unique, so our approach will deliver what works best for you.

Ongoing acne skin care and post-treatment tips

Acne treatment and control is a continuing process. When our clients leave our facility, we like to know they have the right tools for the job to maintain their fresh face at home. Our experts will ensure you’ve got the correct instructions for proper skin care, and we’ll advise you about the personalized skin care regimen and products that will suit your needs and goals.

Remember always to use a gentle cleanser which is pH balanced, so it doesn’t dry out, irritate and stimulate excess sebum. Rinse with cool or warm water, but never hot as this activates the oil glands too.
Stick with non-comedogenic moisturizers, makeup foundation and blush. Anything you put on your face should be oil-free. You’ll want to focus on natural, water-based hydration to keep skin from drying out.

Avoid touching your hair and face, and if you have an oily scalp, shampoo often. Some people don’t realize that smoking is linked to acne breakouts. If you need another good reason to quit, fresh, luminous skin is a beautiful one.

Acne fighting skin care products at Verso Surgery Centre

One of our top-selling medical grade skin care brands is SkinCeuticals. They offer a specialized line of products designed to fight the contributing factors of acne like excess oil, clogged pores, inefficient desquamation, and irritation. When you visit us for a complimentary consultation, we’ll be happy to recommend a family of products including cleanser, toner and moisturizers which can tame the breakouts and help repair your skin for a more even complexion.

Top sellers include our Phyto Corrective Gel, Blemish and Age solution toner, and oil-free gentle cleansers. Visit our shop to purchase online or come in to visit- we’d love to see you.

Take the next step toward a Clear Complexion

When you’ve dealt with the daily frustration of blemishes making you self conscious about the face you put forward, it can seem like an endless struggle with no hope in sight. Acne has a significant impact on the quality of life and self-image for people of all ages.

We understand how hard it is to treat on your own, and how disappointing it can be when solutions under-deliver. That’s why we like using a combined and harmonious approach. Providing personalized, in-depth skin analysis and a plan developed just for you, we can get your skin clear and help you feel great about how you look again. We welcome you to contact us and set up your consultation today.

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