The Cost of Controlling Acne Prone Skin

The daily costs of controlling acne prone skin with ZO Skin Health.

 

This blog will breakdown the cost of bringing acne prone skin under control using products from the ZO Skin Health range of skin care.

 

This blog at a glance –

 

  • Acne Prone Skin – We all hate it. What causes it? What do we need to control?

 

  • What will it cost you per day to start using ZO Products and achieve your skin goals? We break it down into mild, moderate, moderate and aggressive programs and their daily costs over 3 months. We’ll finish with the daily cost of a Fundamental maintenance program.

 

  • Skin care is like a “gym for your skin”.

 

  • The list of ZO Skin Health products used in our acne programs and what they do.

 

Acne Prone Skin – We all hate it.

Unless you’re extremely lucky, you will suffer from an acne breakout at some point – most likely before a wedding, night out, or formal event of course. Most of us will experience them with varying degrees of regularity, even in adulthood. Left unaddressed, acne is unsightly and can cause long term damage to your skin. I like my acne – said no one ever.

 

What causes acne breakouts?

Simple – congestion of hair follicle pores and a buildup of sebum which results in an inflammatory response. This can happen in a few ways, often in combination as each cause will exacerbate each of the others –

  • blockage of the pore by the hair or makeup (acne cosmetica)
  • blockage of the pore by improperly exfoliated dead skin cells

    Different types of congestion will lead to different breakouts.

  • overproduction of sebum, an oil critical to skin hydration but not good for skin health in excess
  • bacteria flourish in the congested environment causing even more problems

Depending on the degree of pore congestion, and the rate of sebum production, different acne breakouts will result.

 

What do we need to do to control acne prone skin?

 

It’s a simple list:

  • Exfoliate properly
  • Cleanse daily
  • Control sebum levels
  • Control bacteria population
  • Be aware of environmental and lifestyle factors

 

 

 

ZO Skin Health – Delivery systems that achieve results.

The ZO Skin Health range of medical grade skin care products are market leading with cutting edge technology in every tube, bottle and pad. What separates ZO from other available ranges is the intelligent delivery systems used in each product. It’s all well and good having the correct ingredients to fix a skin concern, but if the ingredient doesn’t get to the layer or depth within the skin it needs to, then it’s useless. The smart delivery systems within the ZO Skin Health range get powerful ingredients to where they need to be to be effective.

 

How much will it cost me to use ZO to fix my acne prone skin?

As a price list of products written down on a piece of paper, skin programs can appear more expensive than they are when you factor in how long they will last you and the results they will achieve. The outlay is better viewed in a cost per day format because this is where value is best revealed.

With this in mind, the following is a cost per day analysis for the average patient visiting Amara looking to have acne prone skin addressed across three programs commonly used by our Skin Health Specialists. They are averages and results are patient dependent but as a guideline, they are accurate for daily costs.

 

The Mild Program

For people with generally good skin condition who suffer from mild breakouts and light to medium blemishes.

 

Exfoliating Cleanser – used morning and night

Exfoliating Polish – used twice weekly at night

Complexion Renewal Pads – used every day morning and night*

Sulphur Masque – three times weekly for 20 mins

*hot tip – there are only 60 pads so cut them in half, use one in morning and the other half in the evening.

 

What results can I expect from the mild program?

This program aims to bring mildly blemished skin under control. Results are patient dependent but significant improvements are seen in most cases if you stick to the program.

 

The Moderate Program

For people with compromised skin who suffer from consistent breakouts with no clear time in between blemish events but who don’t have cystic acne (which requires more intensive treatment)

 

Exfoliating Cleanser – used morning and night

Dual Action Scrub – twice weekly

Oil Control Pads – used every 2nd day morning and night

Daily Power Defense – used morning and night

Glycogent – used daily in the morning

 

What results can I expect from the moderate program?

This program aims to significantly improve moderately blemished skin, correct blemishes and strengthen your skin’s barriers to breakouts. Results are patient dependent but significant progress is seen in most cases if you stick to the program. Following a review at 3 months your skin specialist may drop you down to the mild program for a month or two before moving you onto fundamental daily skin care maintenance after that.

 

 

The Moderate+ Program

For people with compromised skin who suffer from consistent breakouts with no time in between breakout events, who don’t have cystic acne (which requires more intensive treatment) but who do have some extra budget and discipline (important).

 

Exfoliating Cleanser – used morning and night

Dual Action Scrub – twice weekly

Oil Control Pads – used every 2nd day morning and night

Daily Power Defense – used morning and night

Glycogent – used daily in the morning

+

Enzymatic Peel – used twice weekly in the evening and left on for 2 hours

Sulphur Masque – used twice weekly in the evening (20mins)

 

What results can I expect from the moderate+ program?

This program aims to significantly improve moderately blemished skin, correcting blemishes and strengthening your skin’s ability to resist breakouts greatly. Results are patient dependent but significant progress is seen in most cases if you stick to the prescribed program. This program requires significant discipline.

 

 

The Aggressive Program

For people with consistent and significant breakouts all the time. The aggressive program can be used for moderate acne too if you’re looking for quicker results, but it comes at an increased cost and more complicated regimes which must be respected to achieve results.

All of the programs previously are averages based on the clients we see in clinic every day. The regimes laid out are more readily defined because the skin is not as problematic overall.

When treating severe acne, we need to monitor things more carefully because of the power of the products used. Because of this, and the fact that we design programs specific to each patient in more severe cases, we can’t give you a daily cost as easily as we can with the others. At a consultation with one of our Skin Health Specialists we can define your program and give you an accurate daily cost over 3 months.

 

The Fundamental Program

Once acne prone skin has been cleared and strengthened, we can return to a less aggressive and acne specific program.

 

Exfoliating/Hydrating Cleanser – used morning and night

Dual action Scrub – twice weekly

Complexion Renewal Pads – used every 2nd day morning and night

Daily Power Defense – used morning and night

The fundamental program are the daily essentials for maintaing your skin. It ensure your skin is cleansed, exfoliated, nourished and strengthened as it should be.

 

ZO Skin Health is like the gym for your acne prone skin…

Bringing acne prone and blemished skin under control is a project. There is no quick fix and we would take issue with anyone who says there is. If there were, everyone would do it and no one would have acne. But – there are ways. Your skin is responsive to being treated well over time, especially with products like those from the ZO Skin Health range.

Being realistic is important. You wouldn’t expect to sign up for a month at the gym, go once a week, do 50 sit ups each time and at the end of the month have a flat, toned stomach. The same goes for your skin – you need to put in the effort.

The good news is you don’t need to do sit ups to get rid acne. But you do need to be disciplined. The products and programs we have have been proven to work if our clients stick to the daily skin care regimes outlined by our skin health specialists.

 

 

ZO Skin Health Products Mentioned & What They Do

 

Exfoliating Cleanser – designed specifically for optimal exfoliation of normal and oily skin

Hydrating Cleanser – designed specifically for optimal exfoliation of normal to dry skin

Exfoliating Polish – for all skin types, active microbeads and magnesium crystals for super exfoliation, while vitamins offer antioxidant benefits

Complexion Renewal Pads – glycolic acid based wipes with specially textured pads

Sulfur Masque – treats and prevents acne by reducing sebum, also calms irritation and helps skin barrier function

Dual Action Scrub – removes dead surface cells and excess surface oils that congest

Oil Control Pads – salicylic, mandelic and glycolic acid and more for dead cell exfoliation, oil management and irritation prevention

Daily Power Defense – active skin repair enzymes, antioxidant properties, skin firming agents, barrier function elements – the best skin care product you will ever use*

Enzymatic Peel – enzymatic and chemical exfoliation as well as hydration and skin strengthening lipids (can be used with just about every ZO program as an add on)

Glycogent – a glycolic and lactic acid complex that’s a super exfoliator with a calming antioxidant

*we think so anyway. It’s amazing and we can’t keep it on our shelves!