Acne Treatments
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Acne Treatments

To heal the visible damage caused by acnes, a series of four Blue Light treatments combined with light Salicylic Acid peels are done 7-10 days apart. Blue Light laser treatments work on the acne bacteria while the Salicylic Acid peels speed up cellular turnover to reveal healthier skin and reduce the red marks left by breakouts.

Blue Light Treatment: Single Treatment $75
Series of 3 $200

What causes acne?

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Acne occurs when the oil produced by sebaceous glands does not reach the surface of the skin but is trapped in tiny pores or follicles. Keratinised skin may close off the pore causing the follicle wall to bulge, which creates a whitehead. If the pore stays open, the top surface of the oil may become oxidised creating a tough film or cap resulting in a blackhead. Given the correct environment and compromised immune function, a certain strain of the bacteria (P. acnes) feels right at home and begins to replicate in this trapped oil. When this viral strain of bacteria spreads from the follicle into the surrounding tissues, pimples are formed. Healthy skin is also a host to P.acnes but the strain is different from that in acneic skin.

Why do some people have acnes while others do not?

The answer lies in genetics and its relationship to a certain immune dysfunction. Acne sufferers lack the strong immunity to the acne causing strain of P. Acnes while people with healthy skin have perfect immunity to this particular strain. So you are ether genetically blessed or you aren’t. Fortunately, that is not the end of the story.

While genetic predisposition definitely plays a role, the “good news” is that certain genes respond to their environment by ether turning on or turning off. Such is the case for the genetically controlled immune response to P. Acne. Genetic variability creates the differences in degree between individuals. “I get zits every now and then but my sister is always covered in pimples”. In general however, human immune function reacts favourably to a clean, nutritionally rich environment and unfavourably to a toxic, nutritionally deprived state. Stress and hormonal changes can also have a negative impact on immune function, resulting in acne or cystic acne.

Quite by accident and after several years of observation, we found that when clients went on our Body Rx weight loss program, their acne resolved without treatment, and when they went off the dietary program, their acne magically reappeared. The flip-flop diet of the individuals and acne breakouts or the resolution of acne created a strong positive correlation, so powerful in fact that we began marketing a modified version of the diet exclusively for the treatment of acne with a lovely side effect of weight loss.

Through enhanced nutrition and reduced toxicity the body is able to heal itself and stop or reduce future breakouts. A nutritional cleanse along with a diet consisting of vegetables and high quality protein in combination with skin-healthy dietary supplements feeds, and in time, turns on immunity to the devilish strain of P. acnes.

Recent scientific studies suggest that eliminating common foods such as wheat, sugar, processed food and dairy decreases inflammation and aids in the process. As part of the protocol, certain triggering foods are totally eliminated then reintroduced slowly, one at a time.

To learn more about this proven method of acnes resolution, please ask your EA service provider for your free copy of the Body Rx 4 Week Nutrition Cleanse.

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