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What is Acne?

Acne is the single most common skin condition. Almost everyone experiences acne as a teenager, but for some people, acne can linger into adulthood. Acne is the result of oil, debris, or bacteria becoming trapped in the skin’s pores. Then, the skin becomes inflamed and red, causing pimples and bumps that we associate with acne. There are many different types of acne including blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, and more, but they all share a common cause.

What Causes Acne?

There are many, many different causes of acne, which is the reason it’s difficult to treat. One of the most common causes is hormones, which can increase the production of oil in the pores. Certain skincare or hair care products can also cause a reaction, as well as elevated stress levels. Some factors like diet or climate can also contribute to acne. Finally, some acne is simply genetic, and some patients are more likely to have acne than others. It can be extremely difficult to pin down a specific cause of acne, which is why it’s important to consult our knowledgeable skincare team.

What are My Treatment Options for Acne?

Professional treatments and products are one of the most effective ways to alleviate acne. During a consultation, our team will help you develop a personalized treatment package for your needs.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels use concentrated active ingredients to exfoliate the skin. Alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids already in your skincare regimen like glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid can help treat and prevent breakouts in higher concentrations. With regular treatments, chemical peels can help control oil and keep the pores clear.

IPL Photofacial

This laser treatment can help destroy bacteria using light energy. IPL treatments administer gentle light pulses which generate heat and stimulates new collagen, as well as kill off acne-causing bacteria. It can also help reduce the appearance of acne scars.


Microneedling can be beneficial for a wide variety of skin concerns, including acne. It works by stimulating new skin cell growth and cellular activity to control oil production and allow better penetration of acne serums and products. It can also help prevent and treat acne scars by boosting collagen production.

Professional Skincare Products

At-home skincare is just as important as in-office treatments when it comes to acne. Our team can help you select from our medical-grade products and acne skincare systems to support your results and prevent future breakouts.

How Can I Maintain My Results from Acne Treatment?

Acne treatment typically requires an initial package of treatments to reduce breakouts and then ongoing maintenance treatments to prevent future breakouts. You’ll be given a detailed schedule by our team so you know what to expect. It can also be helpful to treat the underlying causes of your acne like balancing hormone levels, switching skincare products, or changing your diet. Our knowledgeable team can help you achieve clear, healthy skin with a well-rounded treatment approach at our Pensacola office.


At Grace and Grey Spa, we combine state-of-the-art medical procedures with scientifically proven skincare products and treatments so all of our patients look & feel their very best.

What our patients say

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