Licensed Aesthetician and Certified Acne Specialist Nikolett Ivanyi explains why “going natural” works.
If you’ve been dealing with acne for a while, you know that it’s not just about your skin: It’s a serious condition that takes a toll on your confidence and can destroy your self-esteem.
As someone who has struggled with breakouts myself, I know that it can be a devastating condition.
If you’re like me, (and the thousands of clients I’ve worked with over the years) you’ve probably already tried a number of solutions to clear up your skin.
Many of us have spent a fortune on harsher, stronger “miracle cures” that promise results but never deliver.
Our faces have been picked, burned, zapped, scrubbed, and covered with expensive medications—but the acne never really seems to go away.
And so, given what most people think they know about treating acne, what I am about to tell you is going to sound radical.
Harsher is not better.
Stronger is not better.
More is not better.
When it comes to getting rid of acne, it is the smartest—not the strongest—treatment that works.
For years, I’ve worked closely with clients to find a customized approach to eliminate their acne.
There were some trial and error, but I was able to find a process that delivers the results my clients have been searching for. It’s personalized and it’s tailored to the client’s unique needs.
And, most importantly, it’s natural. You will never have to take another pricey prescription medication again with serious side effects to clear up your skin.
I believe that acne treatments should promote healing instead of punishing skin.
Why traditional acne treatments don’t work?
The traditional treatment method for acne sufferers still happens at the dermatologist office.
The average visit looks something like this:
You walk in and tell the doctor that you have acne and looking for a solution to clear up your skin.
The doctor looks at your skin and writes a prescription for a topical medication for you to use once or twice a day.
If your acne is inflamed he will also put you on antibiotics for at least a couple of weeks and schedule a follow-up visit to see if your skin will show any improvement.
Within 10-15 minutes you are out the door and on the way to the pharmacy to get your pricey prescription and start treating your acne on your own.
What they fail to provide you with…
- Surprisingly, most dermatologists don’t examine each client’s unique skin condition or explain how acne really forms, or how it affects the skin. Read about our consultation process.
- They don’t always provide an explanation of the treatment methods that would be most beneficial for each client’s unique acne type.
- They don’t differentiate between inflamed and non-inflamed acne types or try to investigate what causing the condition.
- They don’t recommend the use of sun protection on a daily basis to prevent scarring from the harsh exfoliating products.
- Most times they don’t suggest to take probiotics to help your digestion while you are on antibiotics.
- Lastly, They don’t give you any dietary or lifestyle recommendations that can significantly improve your acne.
Another frequent mistake that is made, even though it doesn’t require much effort, is that some medical professionals forget to listen.
Acne can be a devastating disease, and clients are looking for someone who understands what they are going through and how it affects their life.
Clients want to be heard and assured that if they put their trust in someone’s hands they won’t be left alone.
When I work with clients, I always make it a priority to listen. This way we can find the best solution to address the client’s main concern.
Here’s something else that may surprise you:
Your dermatologist shouldn’t be your “go-to” for acne treatments. Have a mole? Eczema? A rash? Infection? Make an appointment—those are all reasons to see your derm, but acne isn’t.
Dermatologists are trained to treat what’s wrong on the surface, not uncover the many factors that can be causing it.
They also tend to treat acne with medications and antibiotics —and if you’ve ever been on one, you know that they won’t produce long-term success and can have possible side effects.
If you understand the process of acne formation you know that bacteria is not the main cause of acne, and antibiotics can, over time, destroy your digestive system.
Long-term antibiotic use can also cause yeast overgrowth in the body, which will eventually cause folliculitis, a skin condition that resembles acne but is much harder to clear.
My approach is drastically different but surprisingly simple:
It’s Uniquely Yours
Instead of treating acne as a condition to be “fixed,” I work to understand it’s cause so that we can focus on prevention. I help you to find out what, specifically, is contributing to your case.
To do that, I look at your skin and your acne and evaluate various conditions in your life.
I explore your genetics, skin type, and environment. I address any potential sensitivity to find safe, non-comedogenic products that will best work for the problems you’re facing.
Then, I guide you through a clearing process and home care routines that are constantly adjusted to keep your skin responding to treatment.
Next, we look beyond your skin.
The Lifestyle Factor
You do everything you can to treat your skin, but the reality is that lifestyle is a major contributing factor to an acne condition.
To solve the problem we have to look at the big picture. While some things may feel obvious—like adjusting your diet to eliminate any problematic foods—others are harder to guess.
For example, your makeup brushes, laundry detergent, and even your pillow can contribute to problem skin.
There’s a lot to consider—but don’t feel overwhelmed.
As part of the treatment, I look at your skincare routine, diet, and the things that you come into contact with every day to see where we can make improvements.
Chances are, we’ll find something small that can make a big difference.
Finding What Works
If you nodded your head when I mentioned burning, zapping, and scrubbing, I want to tell you: That’s over. We aren’t here to punish your skin, we’re here to make it as beautiful as it can be.
My approach is rooted in the belief that if we give our skin what it needs at the time it will reward us with it’s very best.
For that reason, I only use and recommend products that are 100% acne safe and non-comedogenic.
I formulated a gentle, natural, and incredibly effective line called PoreInfusion Acne Care. Each product is specially designed to help to reduce inflammation, unclog pores, eliminate excess oil and heal post-inflammatory scarring.
My treatments are designed to exfoliate your skin, loosen up sebum and to extract impacted pores. We also incorporate modern, non-invasive technologies such as the LED lights, which can produce faster results.
Treating acne is about persistence, and it’s about patience. Part of a successful regimen is recognizing that to make lasting change takes a little bit of time—but the good news is, it’s a change that will last.
While the clearing process can differ from client to client, most of our clients see visible improvements in their skin within just a couple of weeks.
“I believe that with the right guidance and a personalized approach everybody is capable of achieving clear skin.”
I am so grateful for the opportunity to introduce my clients to a different approach—something that works with their body instead of against it, and looks at acne in a new way to understand it and then treat it.
It is a gift to watch as clients grow more confident and happy with every passing day.
If you are serious about getting clear acne free skin please visit an acne specialist, get on a good home care program and you don’t have to worry about pimples anymore.
Do you need expert skin care advice from an Acne Specialist? Schedule your appointment for a consultation to get the personalized advice on products and treatments that are right for you.
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© 2017 Nikolett Ivanyi, Envision Acne Center