Frequently Asked Questions
Do You Do Extractions?
Yes, our master estheticians can perform extractions. Some of our procedures involve extractions such as the rain facial. However, they can also manually perform them before your procedure or in isolation. It should be noted that our master estheticians do not perform surgical extractions. They only address acne and not cysts or similar structures.
Can Makeup Cause Acne?
Yes, but it is not quite as common as many think. Wearing makeup daily, on its own, does not cause acne. Makeup causes acne in two ways: through inadequate removal of makeup and the use of oil-based products. To prevent getting acne, use non-comedogenic products that do not clog your pores. Also, make sure to fully remove your makeup at the end of the day.
What Are Acne Treatment Options For Hormonal Acne?
Hormonal acne is among some of the most difficult to treat. While treatments and products can absolutely make a difference, they often cannot completely get rid of hormonal acne. This is because the cause of acne is not something that can be addressed topically. Generally, if the acne is due to hormonal factors it is caused by puberty, PCOS, the menstrual cycle, or menopause. Outside of the previously discussed treatments, some of the possible treatments for hormonal acne include:
- Improving your skin routine
- Oral contraceptives (PCOS)
- Diet changes
Does Acne Mean Your Skin Is Unhealthy?
No, not always. Acne—to some extent—is normal. It is impossible to never experience a pimple or acne at some point. However, if your acne is deep within the skin, not responding to basic treatment, painful, or constant, then it could mean there is a larger problem.
Though this does not necessarily mean your skin is unhealthy, it may have to do another medical condition, a medication you take, or potentially a skin condition. Without other symptoms or evidence, acne alone does not mean your skin is unhealthy.
How Much Is Acne Treatment In Seattle?
The master estheticians at Seattle Plastic Surgery customize each acne treatment regimen to the patient. Therefore, the prices can vary widely based on the recommendations of procedures and products. Following your free skin consultation, you will receive a personalized price quote for all of your procedures.
You can see starting prices for our procedures on our price list. You can then also add up the cost of various procedures using Price Simulator.