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Acne Treatments

Acne breakouts can be a persistent and frustrating skin condition, often stemming from a combination of factors, including clogged pores, excessive sebum production, and the presence of the P. acnes bacteria on the skin. These can contribute to the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and other forms of acne. Since acne can occur due to numerous factors, addressing the issue necessitates a thorough evaluation of your skin type and concerns.

Ritual Med Boutique understands that each individual’s skin is unique, and the underlying causes of acne may vary. That’s why we begin by assessing the specific triggers and factors contributing to your acne. Our experienced providers create personalized treatment plans to target active acne and prevent future breakouts. By addressing the root causes of acne, we aim to provide you with clear, healthier skin and a boost in self-esteem.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels treat acne by exfoliating the top layer of the skin through the application of a chemical solution. This process encourages the shedding of dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and reduces the appearance of acne lesions. Furthermore, chemical peels stimulate collagen production, promoting skin regeneration and reducing the visibility of acne scars. The acids in the peel, such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid, penetrate the skin to target excess oil production and bacteria, effectively combating the key factors contributing to acne formation.


DiamondGlow is a non-invasive procedure that treats acne by combining exfoliation, extraction, and infusion of serums. It uses a diamond-tipped wand to mechanically exfoliate the skin’s outer layer, removing dead skin cells and impurities.

Simultaneously, it suctions away debris and excess oils from clogged pores. Then, customized serums are infused into the newly exfoliated skin, containing ingredients like salicylic acid to target acne-causing bacteria and promote skin clarity. DiamondGlow enhances skin texture and reduces acne breakouts.


Facials treat acne by providing a multifaceted approach to skin care. They typically involve a series of steps, including cleansing, exfoliation, extraction of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), and the application of specialized acne-fighting products. The exfoliation and extraction processes help unclog pores, while the acne-specific products often contain ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which target acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation. Facials also improve blood circulation and promote skin rejuvenation.

Acne Scar Treatments

Acne scars come in various forms, such as icepick, boxcar, and rolling scars, often due to severe acne breakouts. These scars develop when the skin’s healing process is disrupted during the inflammatory response to acne. When you’re younger, your skin tends to heal more efficiently due to a higher rate of production of collagen, a fibrous protein that helps repair damaged skin tissues. However, as we age, collagen production slows down, making it more challenging for the skin to heal itself effectively.

Ritual Med Boutique offers advanced treatments to combat acne scars by stimulating collagen production. Our cutting-edge treatments harness the body’s natural ability to regenerate skin tissue, helping to fill in depressions caused by scars and improve skin texture. By jumpstarting collagen production, we facilitate the healing of acne scars, leading to smoother, more even-toned skin and a significant reduction in the appearance of scars.


Microneedling is an effective method for treating acne scars through collagen induction. During microneedling, tiny, sterile needles create controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. In response, the body naturally produces collagen and elastin, two essential proteins for skin repair and elasticity. This increased collagen production helps to remodel scar tissue, making acne scars less noticeable and promoting smoother skin texture. Microneedling also enhances the absorption of topical treatments, further improving the effectiveness of scar reduction.


BBL HERO (BroadBand Light High Energy Rapid Output) is an advanced laser therapy used to treat acne scars. It delivers intense pulsed light energy to the skin’s surface, targeting melanin and hemoglobin, which are responsible for pigmentation and vascular irregularities in scars. This process stimulates collagen production, promoting scar remodeling and reducing their appearance. BBL HERO’s precise energy levels and shorter treatment times make it an effective solution for improving the texture and tone of skin affected by acne scars.


MicroLaserPeel is a laser-based treatment that addresses acne scars. It uses a laser beam to remove a very thin layer of damaged skin, promoting controlled skin resurfacing. This process helps eliminate surface imperfections, including acne scars, by stimulating collagen production and encouraging the growth of fresh, healthy skin cells. The precision of MicroLaserPeel ensures minimal downtime and is a safe, effective way to reduce acne scars.


NanoLaserPeel is a precise laser treatment that targets and treats acne scars. It delivers ultra-short laser pulses to the skin’s surface, gently removing the topmost layer of damaged skin.

This controlled exfoliation prompts the skin’s natural healing process, stimulating collagen and elastin production. As new skin cells replace the old ones, the appearance of acne scars is reduced, resulting in smoother and more even-toned skin.

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Acne FAQs

Are there effective home remedies for acne?

While some home remedies, like applying tea tree oil or using honey masks, may help manage mild acne, they may not be effective for severe, persistent cases. Over-the-counter treatments with ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can help. However, acne can be caused by numerous causes, and you must consult our skincare specialists for a personalized treatment plan that addresses active acne and reduces the risk of future breakouts.

How do I prevent acne breakouts?

Preventing acne involves maintaining a consistent skincare routine. This includes gentle cleansing, avoiding harsh products, using non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) skincare products, and protecting your skin from excessive sun exposure. Proper diet, stress management, and regular exercise can also contribute to acne prevention.

How long does it take to see results from acne treatments?

The timeline for acne treatment results varies depending on the severity of your acne and the chosen treatment method. Our in-office treatments, like chemical peels and facials, can yield results within a few weeks, but it’s essential to follow all at-home skincare recommendations.

Can acne scars be treated and removed completely?

Acne scars can be improved with treatments like lasers, chemical peels, and microneedling. While complete removal may not always be possible, these treatments can diminish the appearance of acne scars, making them less noticeable. The effectiveness of acne scar treatment depends on factors like scar type, age, and individual response to treatment.

Is it safe to pop pimples or squeeze acne lesions?

It’s not recommended to pop or squeeze pimples or acne lesions. Doing so can push bacteria deeper into the skin, worsen inflammation, and increase the risk of scarring. It’s best to leave acne alone and contact our skincare specialists to address the root causes of acne and minimize the risk of complications.

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