My name is Marina Lopez, I am a Medical Aesthetician with over a decade of experience in skincare and 7 years in Dermatology and Medical esthetics. My philosophy is similar to yoga- "Bend and Don't Break", meaning don't take the skin where it doesn't need to go. Baby steps are key for the skin journey!
The key to looking radiant and youthful is by maintaining your natural beauty by taking care of your skin. I offer a number of "Skin Treatments" (what I like to call them, because they are more than just a facial!) that will erase damage and tighten your skin, leaving you with an ageless, dewy look and feel. Some treatments have down-tim
The key to looking radiant and youthful is by maintaining your natural beauty by taking care of your skin. I offer a number of "Skin Treatments" (what I like to call them, because they are more than just a facial!) that will erase damage and tighten your skin, leaving you with an ageless, dewy look and feel. Some treatments have down-time some do not! All skin types wanted :) Yes even the most sensitive!
I offer a range of services that can clear your skin and body of dead tissues for a rejuvenated, healthy look and feel. From body peels to body scrubs, and body facials I will help you achieve your skin body goals so you can be Summer ready!
FACE REALITY Acne Boot Camp is a 3-6 month process with your commitment to use the prescribed acne safe products exclusively AND commit to change your diet, lifestyle, makeup, etc. The FACE REALITY Acne Boot Camp has proven to work with a success rate of 95%. Our program is designed to treat all types of acne grades 1- 4 (mild to severe non-inflamed, inflamed, cystic acne, hormonal acne, acne rosacea, teen acne, mature or adult acne and back acne) without the use of prescription drugs. We use Face Reality Skincare which is a tried and true system of the best anti-acne products and treatments. We customize an effective clear-skin plan just for you.
Our Acne Treatment Program uses a comprehensive approach to treat acne. We combine the power of acne treatments with professional acne care products, and the guidance and expertise of a certified acne skincare specialist. All treatment and product selection are determined on an individual basis. What works for one person may not work for another. For this reason, we keep an eye on how your skin responds – making modifications to your treatment plan as needed. This initially requires an office visit every two weeks for several months. Once your acne is under control, you will need to maintain your daily skincare regimen. To keep your skin healthy, follow up appointments are recommended for a monthly deep cleanse facial with professional products.
Acne is an inherited disorder of the pores – pores that shed dead skin cells much faster than normal. Normal pores shed about one layer of dead skin cells per day inside the pore. The acne-prone pore sheds up to five layers of dead skin cells per day and the body just can’t keep up. This forms the microcomedone, the beginning of all acne. Taking up to 90 days, it turns into blackheads or congestion under the skin; or if bacteria is present (which just loves to feed on the dead skin cells and oil), it turns into inflamed pimples or pustules and maybe even cysts.
Because it takes up to 90 days for acne to form, you may still have 90 days of acne that will surface. Our acne products and protocol will keep the new acne from forming that would surface 90 days from now. The Face Reality Acne System will have your acne under control in about three to six months (in most cases) depending on your type of acne. Some types of acne take longer to clear. Your Acne Specialist will customize a home care regimen that takes at least five things into consideration - your type of acne, your skin type, your skin color, your skin sensitivity and your environment. The biggest part of getting your skin clear will be your commitment to doing your home care regimen as instructed and following lifestyle guidelines.
Your progress will be closely monitored by a Face Reality Certified Acne Specialist who will make sure you have the best regimen for your skin - making adjustments, if necessary, to get your skin healthy and clear in the fastest way possible.
We assess your skin every two weeks to see if we can make your regimen a bit stronger. We do not want your skin to get used to products, but also not make the regimen so strong that your skin gets dry and irritated. This method will keep your skin clearing up. It’s important to know that if adjustments are not made, your progress may stall. If, for some reason, you cannot make it in for a treatment, you must contact your Acne Specialist to get your next set of instructions for home care adjustment.
Very mild corrective peels are used to boost the home care along with extractions of existing acne. If your skin is dry or irritated, we will opt for an enzyme/steam with extractions
For new clients. An Acne Specialist will take the following steps:
If you decide to work with us, we will take the following additional steps:
Meet with a Licensed Esthetician and Certified Acne Expert to work towards clear, healthier skin! Your Acne Expert will discuss everything from what acne is, your specific case, lifestyle factors that could be causing breakouts, and your customized Face Reality Skincare regimen. Save time and money by combining your consultation and first treatment! Please specify in your appointment notes if you’d like an area other than the face.
Professional treatment provided by a Licensed Esthetician and Certified Acne Expert to clear skin and improve overall skin health. Available for face or chest, please specify if you’d like a chest treatment in your appointment notes. Must have already received a consultation from our Clinic prior to booking treatments.
Professional treatment provided by a Licensed Esthetician and Certified Acne Expert to clear skin and improve overall skin health. Must have already received a consultation from our Clinic prior to booking treatments.
PLEASE BE AWARE: If you have been on any prescription topical product (i.e. Differin, Retin-A, Clindamycin, Epiduo, etc.) you MUST discontinue use for 2 weeks prior to your appointment, or book the consultation only.
It typically takes about six treatments (seeing me every two weeks) over a three-month period of time to get you mostly to completely clear; significant results will be seen within six weeks. After your acne is under control, you have to maintain your home-care regimen to keep your acne managed. Many clients come in for a tune up acne treatment every few months just to keep their skin as healthy as possible.