What is Acne?

Acne is the name given to a complex process that may be virtually invisible in some individuals, or cause extreme gross disfigurement in others. Adolescents ususally suffer the most from acne, and in medical studies there is almost 100% incidence of acne, with only the level of severity differing from person to person. Females may also find that acne will persist well beyond the teanage years. Many women who were nearly acne free as adolescents find  they suffer with it through their 20’s, 30’s and beyond.

There are not single known cause for acne, however there are a number of factors that do contribute to the course of the disease:

  1. Heredity. This is an important factor in determining the size and activity of sebaceous glands. The presence of the disease is believed to be genetically based.
  2. Increase in sebum (oil) production. Sebum production is a critical factor in the development of the disease as it is significantly increased due to higher levels of hormones at the onset of adolescence, and is fed on by Propionibacterium acnes (P acnes bacteria).
  3. Bacteria. It is the P acnes bacteria that produces toxic substances that attack the follicle and eventually incites it to rupture.The prescence of other factors such as  increased sebum, follicular retention, hormone changes, and inherited follicular characteristics that contribute to the bacteria’s ability to produce the by-products that accelerate and aggravate the disease.
  4. Hormones. Normal hormone levels need to be present for acne to occur. People who have severe acne have normal (and sometimes abnormal) hormone levels. It is the follicles with hereditary characteristics that make the follicles more reactive to normal hormone changes.
  5. Retention Hyperkeratosis. This is the abnormal build-up and retention of cells in the follicles of individuals prone to acne. Instead of the cells being naturally shed and pushed to the surface by various cellular secretions, these cells get stuck together to form a solid mass, causing a follicular blockage. This blockage allows the P acne bacteria to feed and grow, as it cannot survive for long when subjected to oxygen.

Types of Acne Lesions

During the acne cycle, acne can progress in one of two directions:

  • Non-inflammatory lesions, which can be invisible or resemble a small, firm whitish bump under the skin. These can turn into blackheads if the follicle opening dilates to accomodate the growing mass. It was once thought that the blackened appearance was caused by oil oxidizing, but the colour is actually melanin (pigment) that is contained in the follicle matter. When squeezed, only the upper most contents are eliminated, which is why for the most part, astringents, masks, scrubs, extractions etc. have temporary effects and do not interupt the acne process.
  • Inflammatory lesions such as papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. The severity of an inflammatory lesion ususally depends on where the rupture occurs in the follicular wall.
  • Papules rupture at the top of the follicle, just under the epidermis producing a solid red bump. These lesions usually clear rapidly as the rupture is not very deep.
  • Pustules can start as a papule and liquefy. The rupture in the follicle is close to the top, resulting in a lesion that is not serious and generally heals without scarring.
  • Nodules can appear as fairly large subsurface lesions. These can be initially painful to the touch, but unlike papules and pustules, the folicle ruptures at a lower point. The inflammation is therefore deeper and involves more tissue. The rupture in the follicle wall is like an explosion that often pushes toxic material into nearby follicles, causing them to become part of the inflammatory process, taking longer to heal.
  • Cysts are hollow cavities that are encapsulated by a shell-like structure and are unlikely to resolve without serious intervention. Cysts usually slowly enlarge over time, stretching the walls so thin that it is extremely vulnerable to rupturing. When a cyst ruptures, it causes a deep and widespread inflammation, resulting in the destruction of underlying tissue and will invariably leave a scar.

Treatments

It used to be believed that acne was solely a bacterial issue, to be treated by a doctor. While antibiotics do help, there are other options that have offered just as much, or more relief from the stigma of acne.

We offer light therapy treatments to help alleviate and interrupt  the acne process, as well as Microdermabrasion with infusions, specialty acne facials and industry leading products to combat inflammation and irritation.

When you arrive we will do a assessment to determine which option is best for you

Before and After

Basic Deep Cleansing Facial

$65.00

BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE

  • BR’s methodology has a reputation for astounding effectiveness based on a clinical approach to beauty care
  • Using intentionally pure, concentrated raw ingredients as well as innovative and meticulous protocols and procedures
  • A holistic approach to skin which is considered as an organ directly connected to all others
  • High concentrations of botanical, marine and biological extracts
  • No artificial fragrance to preserve the integrity of formulas and lower chance of allergic reactions
  • Cold formulations to preserve the structure of active ingredients
  • Our active ingredients work progressively to improve the quality of the skin

Soin Restructurant et Lissant Treatment

  • Stimulates skin’s natural defense system prolonging its youthful appearance
  • Smoothes skins surface and softens lines
  • Hydrates top layers of the epidermis
  • Softens and soothes skin
  • Unifies complexion
  • Immediate lifting results
  • Oxygenates
  • Purifies

Lift CVS Treatment

  • Manually exfoliates and smoothes the skin giving finer texture
  • Stimulates epidermal reconstruction
  • Visible lifting and toning effects
  • Redefines the oval of the face

LOTION MC #1 and #2 Treatment

  • Purifies and exfoliates skin
  • Enhances the epidermal functions
  • Tones and moisturizes the skin
  • Plumps and fills wrinkles and fine lines

Swich Dermal Rejuvenation

  • Alternate to chemical peel
  • Triggers a repair system without injury to skin
  • Break through dermal rejuvenation, leaves skin healthier, clearer and firmer with balanced skin tone
  • Cellular turnover increase up to 20% in most clients

$125.00

Mandeliclear Peel

  • Accelerated exfoliation
  • Softens the depth of surface lines around eyes & nasiolabial folds
  • Great for aging skin
  • Improves acne and pigmentation
  • Leaves skin looking softer and healthier

$150.00 (includes post homecare kit value of $40)

Can add Retinol
Enhances absorption of vitamins, antioxidants and rich actives into skin for max benefits

Detox Deep Pore Treatment

  • Refines pores and clears the skin of unwanted toxins and debris
  • Excellent for all skin types.
  • Active blend of lactic, glycolic and salicylic acid penetrates pores and dissolves impactions and blackheads
  • Strong anti-bacterial and antioxidant action

$98.00

Oxygenation Trio

  • Corrects and prevents free radical damage
  • Stimulates cutaneous oxygenation and circulation rejuvenation sluggish, stressed skin as it draws oxygen to skin’s surface
  • Results in radiant, healthy skin
  • Slows down Acne P bacteria

$98.00

RX Oxygenation Treatment

  • Germicidal  action,  extremely beneficial for acne
  • Oxygen is critical for formation of collagen in the dermis.  Stimulates fibroblast activity
  • Instant results

$125.00

Thalgodermal

  • Specifically designed for problem skin.
  • Based on natural essential oils with a rebalancing marine algae mask to help reduce inflammation and control acne

$80.00

MMA Treatment

  • Let your skin regain its natural balance through the power of the sea.
  • Ideal for combination, oily and problem skin types.
  • An anti-bacterial and rebalancing treatment

$80.00

Native Marine Collagen Treatment

  • Ultra hydrating, and improves skin tone
  • Visible reduction of wrinkles
  • Aids in healing
  • Leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth with a bright radiant complexion

$92.00

Marine Replenishing Treatment

  • Enriched with two marine algaes providing essential micro-nutrients, amino acids and vitamins to stimulate respiration and development of skin cells.
  • Re-oxygenates for a clear bright complexion.
  • Assists skin oxygenation, cell stimulation, increases gas exchange, protects from free radicals, assists in production of collagen fibers.

$92.00

Eyebrow and Lash tinting is a smart solution to accentuate your beautiful eyes, creating more contrast to your skin tone and hair color, or to just create a more dramatic effect. Suddenly your eyes will appear more vibrant and your features will have more contrast.

Brow and Lash tinting typically lasts 4 weeks.

Brow Tint

$ 12

Lash Tint

$ 20

We have 4 specific wave lengths of light that are well absorbed by skin tissue—proven to provide extraordinary therapeutic and repairing effects when applied with the necessary power density and duration, each color has a unique and direct impact on cells responsible for skin problems. These treatments are excellent for Acne, Redness and Couperose skin, Pigmentation and Photo-aging. Our lumifacial combines the interaction of 400 ESLDS

Blue Light improves acne prone skin through its purifying and antibacterial properties.

Green Light regulates melanocytes, reduces pigmentation by penetrating into the basal layers.

Yellow Light treats redness and is also used for soothing, draining and detoxifying properties. Absorbed by the body fluids it improves blood and lymph circulatory system.

Red Light increases collagen production five fold in the skin, stimulating repair mechanisms and stimulating fibroblast cells and growth. Excellent for healing the skin (Acne).

For Acne

$ 100

  • Phase 1. Combination of 4 different light spectrums. Red for healing, green and yellow for reduction of inflammation and redness. Blue to kill the acne P bacteria. Usually a series of treatments are recommended, depending on the severity of the acne will significantly improve your skin.
  • Phase 2. We use HF polarized currents to dry the acne and penetrate a acne gel. Excellent results are achieved.

For Pigmentation

$ 100

PlusA combination of Microdermabrasion and Light Therapy treatments to reduce the melanocytes that increase the pigmentation in skin. With proper follow up excellent results are attained. Series of treatments are recommended, depending on severity of pigmentation.

For Rosacea

$ 100

Rosacea Is a common, chronic inflammatory disorder. Characterized by facial redness, dilated capillaries and sometimes lesions that look like acne papules and pustules.
We use a combination of light therapy and products to help control this condition.

Even men need to take care of their skin and body, not just women. . .Enjoy our services that have been especially tailored for men.

BODY

Waxing

Waxing leaves skin silky smooth and slows down re-growth of hair over time. For waxing services, hair should be 1/4 inch growth.

Brow wax $12.00
Ear wax $12.00
Nose wax $12.00
Underarm $16.00
Full arm $30.00
1/2 arm $17.00
Chest $25.00
Back $30.00
Shoulders $12.00
Nape of neck $15.00

Hydrotherapy Massage

Massage away all your aches with our state of the art hydrotherapy technology

Tanning

Give your skin a healthy glow with our tanning services

HANDS & FEET

Sport Manicure

Well groomed hands are considered professional, not pampering

$25.00

Sport Pedicure

This is a full service pedicure that includes a foot soak, callus work to soften tough skin, nail trim, cuticle maintenance and leg massage

$38.00

FACE

Eye Lash Tint

$ 12

This a great service for men with fair hair. We can darken your lashes and or brows to enhance your eyes. It is subtle and natural looking. Does not look like make-up.

Brow Tint

$ 20

This a great service for men with fair hair. We can darken your lashes and or brows to enhance your eyes. It is subtle and natural looking. Does not look like make-up.

Complete Facial

$ 85

60 MinutesThis deep cleansing (extractions) and relaxing facial is a customized treatment that will clean and exfoliate your specific skin type. During the facial, we will analyze your skin and help design a skincare regimen that you can live with. The treatment is finished with a mask to suit your skin condition. Be it dehydrated, problematic or slightly aging.

Face Rescue Express

$ 55

30 MinutesIn a hurry, got to run? This facial features cleansing, light massage and treatment mask. Perfect for a quick fix!

Super Moisturizing Facial

$ 85

60 minutesThis treatment is designed for skin experiencing a pre-mature aged look from sun exposure, pollution and poor diet. It has all the benefits as a Complete Facial and in addition, includes a light massage with specialty ampules and a treatment mask excellent for hydration

Skin Remodeling

Restores muscle tone, lifting and tightening, relaxes dynamic lines and smooths wrinkles.

Light Therapy

Reduce pigmentation and acne with our light therapy procedures.

Microdermabrasion

Smooth away fine lines and dead skin to reveal healthy skin and smaller pores.

VASCU-LYSE TREATMENTS

Remove skin imperfections with a safe, non-invasive, and fast treatment.

Excellent for:

  • Vascular Blemishes
  • Skin Tags
  • Ruby Points
  • Broken Capillaries

Vascu-Lyse treatment is the most exciting and effective process in ridding the skin of unwanted and unpleasant skin conditions.

After treatment, the appearance of the skin improves. You will see and experience truly amazing results.

At Bren’s, we have a professional, specially trained, and certified staff perform advanced cosmetic treatments and we observe the strictest standards.

Most conditions can be successfully and permanently treated in 1 to 3 sessions.

Call us for more information

$50 for 15 minutes