While there are many contributing factors to why a person has acne, there is only one root cause.
I suffered from painful, red, inflamed cystic acne breakouts all throughout my teenage years—and beyond. I literally tried EVERY medication and prescription I could get my hands on. And after a significant investment in time and money—as well as the emotional investment of getting my hopes up that I’d be miraculously cured—all I was left with was a laundry list of truly horrible side effects: (and still had to deal with the acne)
Skin that was dry, flaky, peeling, oozing, and irritated!
The medications also wrecked my digestion.
Trying all of these so-called “promised” meds only left me in a lot of pain and feeling even more embarrassed about my appearance. Then I was on to the next medication. They were supposed to work. So I kept trying one right after another. It was a cycle.
This was the exact opposite of what I was expecting!
This desperate feeling of not knowing where to turn or what to do to finally heal my scarred face led me down a path of deep training to understand exactly what my skin needed. (About Us) To do that, I had to learn how the skin works. After one month into my training, I had an AHA moment: I had an understanding of what my skin was yearning for and what I was doing to cause my acne. Once I made a few simple changes, I saw a huge difference in my skin. I knew I was on the right track. (this process to clearing my personal skin with no medication was 4 months).
I learned very important things in school, how the skin works. It is amazing how the body will do things to protect itself, even from what we are doing to it every day (even the things we think are good!).
EVERYTHING on the market was/is designed to keep us coming back for more. Money isn’t made unless you keep buying the product.
It is almost genius! Marketing genius that is….
The multi-billion dollar skincare industry designed to give you a flawless glow is flawed. It just doesn’t work. Most acne products actually contain pore-clogging ingredients to keep you breaking out and dependent on their products and wasting your money. Here is a link to the list of pore-clogging ingredients. The products we use here don’t contain of these ingredients, even our makeup is acne-safe.
What I learned through my years of deep exploration and training is that you need to use the right skin products for your skin type, skin condition, and acne type! I teach you about these at your first in-office appointment.
Here are the differences between over-the-counter products you have already tried, working with your doctor (which many have already tried), and working with me.
This program is customized with you in mind. The goal is to get you clear as quickly as possible while minimzing the side effects of dryness, redness, and irritation. We achieve this by using the right combination of products in the right order. Using my knowledge of your skin type and your acne type as well as how these products work in conjunction with these scenarios. This Acne Program works without any prescriptions and the products don’t have to be super strong to get you clear. The goal is to get you clear without the experiences you have had in the past. (dry, peeling, irritated skin). Once you are clear, you maintain your clear skin with the appropriate skincare products for your skin type.
We are by your side every step of the way, once you are on our program you have a direct line of communication with us.
Acne Education Video Course & initial meeting with Wendy or Christina (either in person or over ZOOM)- $150
With this program, you will watch the videos and learn about acne and the marketing behind it. You will be able to recognize what could be happening and causing your acne. Then you will meet with Wendy or Christina; where they will share their advice and set you up with a skincare routine that will work.
Get the information to start clearing your skin from the professionals in Acne Clearing!
Acne Education Video Course & initial meeting with Wendy or Christina AND 1st Acne Session– $195
This is the Full Program option. Where you will watch and read all the information. (but you will not do the work and research, we will give you all the answers at the meeting). After the meeting, we will proceed with the first “Acne Session” which includes extractions and things to speed the recovery and improve appearance.
Keep in mind: Your cooperation is critical to your success. You must perform your part in order for this to work as well.
Treatments are Optional: They do speed up the healing process as we are able to remove the existing impactions. We will need to see you every two weeks until you are mostly clear (about 6-8 sessions on average). During this time, we will be making changes in your home care routine to keep your skin from getting used to the products. Once you are mostly clear, we will back off on the sessions a little and see how you do. Then we create a maintenance plan to keep your skin clear for the long term, and keep costs down for you!
Product recommendations are tailored to your skin’s specific needs. But in general, you can expect your initial home care cost for products to run about $170. Using “The Wendy Way” skincare products.
You will not need a new supply at each visit as they last you 3+ months. However, the small bottles of active ingredients, need to be adjusted over the course of your treatment. These are lower-cost items. Occasionally, we need to make adjustments in your home care regimen to prevent your skin from becoming acclimated to the products. This will be discussed in advance and planned out so there are no surprises.
ACNE SESSION — $95. (these sessions are 45mins-1 hour).
* Exfoliation – to remove dead skin build-up
* Extractions – to remove impactions that are ready (this speeds the healing process)
* Treatment – to fight the bacteria and cellular buildup inside your pores
* Hydration – to keep the skin from drying out (it won’t cause breakouts)
* Calming – to reduce inflammation, you’ll be treated to high frequency, ultrasonic, LED or specialty masks as appropriate.
Please note: It is possible that you could be red/ pink and can have spots from the extractions for up to a few days post-treatment. This is normal. I just want you to be aware so you can plan around any events. This is reduced as treatments progress as there are fewer extractions.
Follow these steps for starting your personal “Clear Skin Journey”
Select the Acne Video Series and work with us as your “Acne Clearing Team” if you are not local. Or, if you are local select the option with the 1st acne session included at a discounted rate. (normally $95, you get it for $45)
After completing the videos, you will be contacted to schedule your meeting with Wendy and Christina (in person or over zoom) and if selected, the 1st acne session the same day!
Before and After