Acne (Acne Vulgaris), zits, pimples, breakouts are all common names for a skin pathology that develops as a result of blockages in follicles. Underlying hormonal changes can also contribute. Acne can cause emotional distress and if left untreated - may leave life-long physical as well emotion scars. In severe, oral or topical medication is often prescribed. The face and upper neck are the most commonly affected areas, but the chest, back and shoulders are susceptible as well. Acne is most common during adolescence, but frequently continues into adulthood. Causes: Hyperkeratinization (accumulation of dead skin cells) and formation of a plug of keratin and sebum (comedone) around the hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland may set the disease in motion. More severe acne leads to inflammation caused by bacteria in the pores, though acne can also be non-inflammatory. SilkPeel SPA and ACNE * SilkPeel SPA can dramatically improve acne by multiple means, each addressing a specific cause and combining to bring amazing outcomes. SilkPeel SPA acts as a "clean and safe superficial mechanical abrader", exfoliating the Hyperkeratinization (accumulation of the dead skin cells on top layer of the dermis). Simultaneously, it infuses a clarifying solution containing salicylic acid, which acts on the bacteria while also aiding in the exfoliation. To finalize the treatment - your skin care specialist may choose to hydrate the deep layers of the skin with a last pass of the hydrating solution. Even the worst breakouts may benefit tremendously from the SilkPeel SPA treatment. If in doubt, consult with your dermatologist before treatment. * The appropriate topical solution: Skin Clarifying Solution with Salicylic acid. Salicylic Acid is a natural active extract of the willow bark and acts by exfoliating surface cell buildup. It also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic benefits. A key ingredient in many skin-care products for the treatment of acne, psoriasis and more callous skin conditions, it works by causing the cells of the epidermis to slough off more readily, preventing pores from clogging up, and allowing room for new cell growth. Salicylic Acid is not to be used in people allergic to aspirin. Your best results will come with SilkPeel Spaís Hydrating solution applied in a second pass. The acne lesions start diminishing, skin gets healthier, and looks better from the 1st session. * Number of Sessions: usually 6-12 procedures; 1 per week. * Results - conditions usually improve a couple of days after the first session though further sessions are needed to achieve the desired outcomes. It may look reddish for a couple of days following each treatment, but ultimately the anti-inflammatory and therapeutic affects kick in and the skin looks much better. * After a several sessions, inflammation is the appearance of acne is greatly reduced; leaving the skin is beautifully reconditioned. This procedure can also be used for pustular acne (the acute form), and is effective for chest, back, shoulders and other parts of the body. * Number of Sessions: usually 6-8 procedures; weekly; monthly, maintenance thereafter.