Acne is caused by excess Sebum build up in the pores which can cause the hair follicle to swell. Bacteria called Propionibacterium Acnes (P. Acnes) that normally live on the top of the skin can enter the clogged pores and infect the Sebum. This causes the skin to become swollen, red and painful. Infected sebaceous glands may burst releasing sebum and bacteria into the surrounding skin creating additional inflammation. In severe cases, larger nodules and cysts may form in the deeper layers of the skin.

There are many treatments that can help reduce or even eliminate acne. The goal to treating acne is to heal existing lesions, stop new lesions from forming and prevent acne scars. At Belle La Vie Med Spa, we are able to offer a wide variety of acne treatment options without the harsh side effects of prescribed medications i.e. acne topicals, birth control, Accutane and other ingestible medications.

Acne Treatments

  • Chemical Peels - (Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid) will help break down cellular bond between dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and regulate sebum production in the pores.

  • Microdermabrasion - A manual exfoliations breaking down and removing dead skin cells that may be clogging pores and not allowing sebum to be released on the skin.

  • Extractions - Rachel can open the pores and safely release sebum build up in the follicle which will reduce inflammation and allow the pores to heal up.

  • Products - We will go over a skin care regimen that will be specifically designed for each person’s individual needs.


Aging Skin

As we get older, our skin undergoes a number of changes. There are different factors that will affect how our skin ages i.e. sun exposure, lifestyle, diet and even personal habits. As we age, the production of collagen and elastin cells slows down dramatically. Skin gets thinner, rougher and even starts to show pigmentation. (Skin discoloration)

There are a number of treatments and products on the market that can correct and even reverse some of the damage that comes with aging. At Belle La Vie Med Spa, we offer many options that are not only going to reverse external signs of aging skin, but we will educate our clients on the prevention of aging skin.

Aging Skin Treatments

  • Chemical Peels (Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid) - Will smooth out the texture of skin, tighten, lift and stimulate new collagen and elastin production.

  • Microdermabrasion/Dermaplaning - Constant exfoliation on the skin stimulates regeneration in the cells and takes the weight of dead skin cells off of underlying healthy cells. Often followed by a chemical peel to further improve the skin.

  • Vitamin C Facial - Vitamin C is a stimulant for collagen production and also reverses free radical damage.

  • Micro-Penning aka Microneedling - Micro Needling is a procedure that produces new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis layer of the skin which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, trauma/incision scars, stretch marks, skin tone/texture, large pores, skin pigmentation issues such as sun damage and age spots.This is a procedure that can be done on all skin types and is much less invasive than laser treatments.  Through a series of treatments, microneedling will show an improvement of skin texture, firmness and hydration of skin. It also has shown to form new capillaries which help hydrate and bring oxygen to the surface of the skin.

  • Products - We will go over a skin care regimen that will be specifically designed for each person’s individual needs.


Skin Irregularities

Our skin is the largest organ in our body and continues to grow and change throughout our lifetime. During our lives, there may be a wide variety of skin irregularities that can occur such as; new growths, age spots, tiny facial veins aka broken capillaries or spider veins, the list goes on.

At Belle La Vie Med Spa, we can treat those skin irregularities and much more. Our Skin Classic device uses direct high frequency to treat most minor irregularities.

We Can Treat The Following

  • Cherry Angiomas - red spots on the face, neck, or chest

  • Sun Spots - brown spots that can be flat or raised

  • Skin Tags - small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin

  • Broken Capillaries - small broken facial veins

  • Sebaceous Hyperplasia - enlarged oil glands

  • Mila - calcium build up - appears as a whitehead

  • Acne - pustules, blackheads and whiteheads