Treatments & Therapies
|Eastbay Acne and Skin Care
Clinic specializes in several treatment regimens,
and has pioneered treatments for acne, rosacea, and pre- & post-operative
laser/surgical recovery. We also work with many other skin conditions,
you don't see a particular condition or treatment in the list below, please
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the Luminox System at EBAC
acne conditions will worsen and increase the chance of scarring, if left
untreated. Advanced acne therapy involves regular clinical acne treatments
and a home skin care regimen using topical medications that are appropriate
for your skin type. This combination will keep your skin clear and your acne
under control to prevent permanent scarring.
There are several treatments, depending on the
severity of the acne. The CosMedix "Purity
Peel" is a very effective acne treatment, as well as
Societe's Transition peel. If there is
scarring, the VI Peel and
Timeless Peel are excellent choices. Another popular and
effective acne treatment involves papaya enzyme, followed by glycolic acid to
penetrate the follicle. Oxygen-rich products such as
Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) and clinical oxygen therapy are employed in most acne treatments to control
the bacteria which contribute to acne flare-ups.
|When the skin is
injured severely or repeatedly, it forms scar issue that may be thick, hard
and discolored, compared to normal skin tissue.
CosMedix' Purity Peel and
Timeless Peel are very effective in
reducing acne scarring, as well as the new VI Peel. The
also alleviates inflammation and discoloration from
acne scarring and sun damage.
|Several Peels and
Hydration therapies are used in our anti-aging regimens. The appropriate
treatment is best determined by consultation. Nutrition also plays an
important role in any successful anti-aging program.
Also see Glycolic Peel,
VI Peel and our Anti-Aging and Skin
can be caused by hormonal changes, sun damage and are also part of the
natural aging process. Weekly to bi-monthly professional-strength
treatments, combined with home care program consisting of a combination of
glycolic acid, kojic acid, hydroquinone bleaching agent, and an SPF-30+
sunscreen. Exact treatment depends on the cause and severity.
The Pomegranate Peel and VI Peel are
good choices for individuals with hyperpigmentation.
Also see: Acne, Melasma,
Chirally Correct Peels
gently and effectively exfoliate, stimulate and renew your skin with no
down-time, minimal discomfort, and dramatic results, and they owe it
all to their chirally correct ingredients!
post-Microdermabrasion; Rosacea; sensitive skin
exfoliates, smoothes and
purifies skin with chirally correct Lactic acid, blueberry extract
(antioxidant benefits) and D-Glucuronic acid (hydration).
L-Lactic acid, papaya enzyme and
several powerful antioxidants combine to soften, exfoliate, heal and protect
sun-damaged and hyperpigmented skin, as it hydrates your skin.
very effective against acne and acne scarring
reduce large pores, fine
lines, acne scarring;
sun damage; hyperpigmented skin.
||This is an
ultrasonic facial that's powerful and effective, yet gentle enough for
the most sensitive skin, including rosacea. It combines exfoliation, infusion and microcurrent therapy.
The result is smoother, healthier, younger looking skin with no down-time.
The DermaSound is excellent when used in conjunction with a
CosMedix peel or
facial's name is an acronym for Exfoliation, Cleansing, Hydration,
and Oxygenation. It is effective for normal to dry skin, and
young to mature skins, alike.
The ECHO2 facial nourishes and
revitalizes the skin with intensive vitamin and oxygen therapy.
|For treatment of
acne, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, large pores, wrinkles using glycolic
acid. One of the most effective and versatile skin therapies on our menu.
also known as our "Acne Tune-up Peels" are used to alleviate inflammation
and discoloration from acne scarring, and to dry up acne. They also
skin tone and clarity.
rough patches of skin. Most are caused by a combination of age, sun and
diet. Some are harmless, though unsightly; and some are potentially
- Seborrheic keratoses are flat, brownish spots and can be removed by
freezing or with a laser.
- Keratosis Pilaris is characterized by small, hard bumps clustered on
the skin, caused by clogging of hair follicles with skin cells. It typically
affects teens to young adults. It usually decrease or is less
noticeable with age.
- Actinic keratoses are pre-cancerous, characterized by reddish
patches that are often covered with a flaky or scaly grey or reddish skin.
Sometimes the area is slightly raised. Consult a physician to diagnose and
pre-cancerous forms of keratosis.
LED Light Therapy
LED and Revitalight instruments use specific, single frequency light to combat acne, rosacea, sun-damaged
and aging skin.
The therapy is inexpensive and sometimes results are seen after the very first treatment.
As with all skin care treatments, results are
cumulative, so, for the best results, the LED Light treatment is done in a
series two to four weeks apart, and sometimes with a express treatment in-between. This is also
an excellent treatment to combine with your favorite peel to amplify the results.
LED Pulse Light Therapy should not be
confused with Intense Pulse Light (IPL). IPL is actually a laser instrument, and
carries the associated risks.
LED Light Therapy is a safe and
effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions — an exciting
advancement in skin care that has been available at Eastbay Acne & Skin Care
Clinic since 2002.
|Also known as
freckles or "age spots", lentigines are light gold to dark brown in color.
They are caused by genetic and environmental factors. Lentigines are treated
most effectively with a combination of home care and a series of
chemical peels, like the VI Peel and Pomegranate Peel,
and are also responsive to LED Light Therapy.
Meanwhile, minimize sun exposure and use an SPF 30
|Melasma is a
mask-like skin discoloration which usually appears on the cheeks and
forehead. Also known as "the mask of pregnancy," it is usually
hormone-induced. Melasma is can be successfully treated with a series of
chemical peels and home care products.
||Exfoliation is an
important part of skin care. Without it, dead skin cells and oil clog pores and
lead to inflammation, poor skin health and appearance. EBAC offers three
methods of microdermabrasion to exfoliate skin:
· the traditional microdermabrasion method utilizes
aluminum oxide crystals,
· ultrasonic DermaSound uses ultrsonic frequencies to
gently exfoliate sensitive skin,
· Liquid Microdermabrasion uses crystals embedded in a
serum base that is manually applied for accurate
methods are the Liquid Microdermabrasion because it offers more precise pressure
control that is critical to good and even exfoliation. For sensitive skin and
rosacea clients, the DermaSound is preferred.
With the availability of these newer methods, the traditional microdermabrasion
is less desirable because of variations in crystal flow, and the lack of tactile
feedback that tells the esthetician how much pressure is being applied to the
Nutrition & Diet
|The foods we eat
and our general nutrition affect our skin's health. Certain foods stimulate
hormones, and the lack of certain essential vitamins and minerals influence
our skin's health and appearance.
We offer helpful diet and nutrition tips to keep your skin healthy, calm and
program that exfoliates, and stimulates the development of new, healthy
cells to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size, increase
elasticity, reduce hyperpigmentation and normalize oil production and skin
moisture. The Obagi program is conducted only under medical
supervision for safe and effective skin renewal.
EBAC does not
offer the Obagi Peel due
to the intense action of
the Obagi Peel on the skin, and the inherent risks associated with it. There
are several safer and less expensive alternatives available today, such as the
Timeless Peel and VI Peel that are just as,
if not more effective.
||A gentle massaging
deep cleanse and extractions, followed by oxygen plasma, and MSM for a healing
anti-inflammatory and growth stimulating facial. It concludes with a cool spray-down of pure oxygen,
and vitamin/ mineral spray.
Pre- and Post-Surgical
oxygen gas is used in conjunction with vitamins and minerals to nourish and
revitalize skin cells. Lynn Cowie, CE, the owner and founder of EBAC pioneered the Oxygen Therapy
procedure for post-operative cosmetic and laser surgery, and has documented
a significant reduction in recovery time. This consists of seven to
ten consecutive days of treatments to achieve optimal healing. Oxygen
Treatment has also been shown to be effective in treating acne by reducing
bacteria levels in the skin.
dead skin cells mechanically as it stimulates and rejuvenates skin tissue.
It is used very effectively to reduce acne scarring, large pores, brown
spots, dry/oily and sun-damaged skin. Approved by the FDA, this is one
of our most popular therapies due to it's beautiful final result.
medical term for razor bumps is Pseudofolliculitis Barbae. This condition is
easily treated with a consistent, daily home care program. The elimination
of after-shaves and cologne, along with new shaving techniques helps to
improve the condition of the ingrown hairs. Proper use of Glycolic Acid with
a bleaching agent helps to fade away dark spots (post-inflammatory
hyper-pigmentation) that can result from this skin condition.
characterized by many broken capillaries on the skin's surface, particularly
on the cheeks, that give the mild to extreme redness. Left untreated, the
skin may thicken over time accompanied by the development of scar tissue.
Clinical treatments are an important part of
Rosacea management. Oxygen therapy strengthens the vascular pathways,
thereby decreasing overall skin redness and capillary distention. Glycolic
treatments promote a softer, smoother complexion and inhibit skin
thickening, a common symptom of this skin disorder as it progresses.
LED Light Therapy has been shown to be
effective in closing down the superficial capillaries, and decreasing the
redness associated with rosacea. For best results, clinical treatments
should be performed on a monthly basis.
Rosacea also responds very quickly to a
topical home care program consisting of a Glycolic Acid Cleanser, a Basic
Cleanser, Glycolic Acid Facial Lotion, DermaSilk,
Aloe Cort Cream and a
topical antibiotic, if necessary, for acne breakouts. Internal vitamin
therapy is also recommended. These pharmaceutical-grade products must be
used as instructed.
||Societe offers two
wonderful peels for acne and anti-aging:
- Salicylic, resorcinol and lactic acids blended and buffered for an effective,
rejuvenating peel. Great for oily, hyperpigmented and problematic acne.
||Acai Berry Lactic/Glucan
Peel - improves skin tone with a blend of two acids and powerful
anti-oxidants. Good for all skin types, and un-prepped skin.
The VI Peel is Eastbay Skin Care's newest peel
for hyperpigmentation, acne, anti-aging, sun damage and scarring. The unique blend of ingredients produces powerful results without pain
preparation, and there is very little downtime.
The results are beautiful.
Read more about the VI
Vitamin C Peel
|Vitamin C firms
and tones your skin. These peels are an excellent treatment option for
sagging, dull, stressed skin, and are easily integrated into other treatment
||This is a traditional
and effective method of temporary
hair removal. Wax is layered on the affected area. When it cools, the wax is
removed and the hair goes with it.
Please note that we only offer facial waxing at EBAC.
Please observe the notation regarding
medications and skin sensitivity with regard to waxing.
is a trademark of Aesthetic Lasers.
Revitalight® is a registered trademark of
SkinCare Technology, Inc.