Guide To Acne Treatments

Angel Touch Skin Care is the leading skin care center in the Diablo Valley specializing in the successful treatment of acne. The unique and completely customized treatment plan and pharmaceutical-grade home care products achieve excellent results in as little as 90 days. Each client treatment is individually designed and customized to the specific type of acne, including both facial and body acne. Sensitive skin and acne rosacea are taken into consideration.

Skin Evaluation and Consultation

45 to 60 minutes, $50
Learn about your skin type, its conditions, and the type of acne you have. I examine and test your skin to learn its special needs and tolerances. I will custom-design a home care routine for you to follow to help achieve clear, healthy skin. The evaluation may be done alone or you may continue right into an acne treatment. If you continue into a treatment in the same appointment, I waive the cost of the consult.

Acne Treatments

45 to 60 minutes (Duration varies according to individual need) $75
My in-office acne treatments are completely individualized, but all include exfoliation and extraction. The type of exfoliation I do is dependent on your skin’s needs and tolerances. Extractions vary according to how many you need and your tolerance. All of my acne treatments provide the following:

  • Appropriate exfoliation for your skin type, type of acne and your physical condition. Proper exfoliation allows the products to penetrate the skin and into the pores much more effectively.
  • Hydration of the skin which is necessary for more rapid healing of the lesions and to make your skin more receptive to your home-care acne regimen. The acne products have a tendency to dry out the skin as you are getting used to them.
  • Extractions to remove the acne impactions that are closer to the surface, allowing the lesions to heal more quickly.
  • Treatment to combat the bacteria inside the pore.
  • Lifting and lightening of any dark spots that may be a result of your acne lesions.

All acne skin care treatments have a specific focus for what your skin needs at the time of your visit. Sometimes the skin will need more hydration, other times it will need more anti-bacterial and/or anti-inflammatory action.
Your Acne Specialist at Angel Touch Skin Care & Acne Treatments will analyze your skin at the beginning of every visit to assess which treatment would serve you best, and determine what changes need to be made to your custom home care routine. Acne treatments are performed every two weeks until your skin clears. It is important that I see you every two weeks to assess your progress and how your skin is responding to treatment. At that point I will almost always adjust your home care, as your skin adapts to your current routine in about two weeks. Usually clearing takes anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks.
It typically takes about six to eight acne treatments over a three to four month to get you mostly to completely clear; significant results will be seen within six weeks. After your acne is under control, you will need to maintain your acne skin care home regimen to keep your acne managed. Many of my cleared clients come in for a tune up acne treatment every 6 weeks just to keep their skin as healthy as possible.

Body Acne Treatment (Back & Chest)

Independently $75 and up. As an add-on to face acne – $50 and up.
Many individuals with face acne, also experience chest acne and back acne. Sometimes, chest or back acne will appear even though the face is clear. The back and the chest are treated differently because the skin is much thicker on the back than on the chest. The price variance has to do with the extent of the body acne and therefore the time and area involved.

KP Treatment

Upper arms $55
You know those funny bumps some people get on their upper arms? They don’t really look like pimples on the face, but there are similarities. Those bumps are known as “Keratosis Pilaris” and are caused by blocked follicles. I can treat them with a combination of an in-office exfoliation and home care.


Skin care products are dispensed by professional recommendation only. Prices range from $10 for topical acne medication to $39 for a retinoic serum. You will receive only what you need and all products are acne-safe. The cost for most basic acne regimens averages $130 – $150 for a 2-3 month supply.