Active Acne

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Active Acne

Chronic acne can be emotionally traumatic. The resulting scars can be long-lasting and stubborn to treat. Dermis Advanced Skin Care offers a range of effective acne skin treatments in Ottawa to improve or eliminate acne scarring.

Because acne is chronic, it can be a stubborn problem which is best managed with proper home maintenance and regular clinic treatments. The skin’s cell turnover is approximately 28 days, which slows down as we age, so monthly treatments are optimal to keep our cell metabolism up. This regular exfoliation helps prevent the pore blockages responsible for acne. For home maintenance, regular exfoliation, deep cleansing, and moisturizing are crucial to positive and long-lasting results. If untreated, more aggressive acne can leave behind acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.

At Dermis Advanced Skin Care, we always recommend Medical Grade Skin Care Products to address acne.  These products may be effective on their own or may be used to augment in-office skin treatments such as Chemical Peels, Medical Facials, or Laser Acne treatments. 

Several factors may influence the decision as to which treatment is selected.  Factors such as cost, time, convenience, skin type and previous acne treatments in Ottawa are all important.  A personal consultation with our experienced skin care team can help determine which treatment or combination of treatments is appropriate. 

Come in for a personalized consultation and see what a positive difference customized treatments can make for your active acne.

Recommended Acne Treatments in Ottawa

Eminence Organic Signature Treatment

Eminence’s organic skincare range personalized treatment caters to individual skin needs, including acne-related concerns. It utilizes natural ingredients to deeply cleanse, detoxify, and refresh the skin.

Chemical Peels

Our chemical peels work by applying a specialized solution to gently exfoliate and peel off the upper layers of the skin. This treatment effectively lessens acne and scarring, refines skin texture.

Carbon Laser Peel

Known as the “Hollywood Peel,” this unique treatment involves applying a carbon layer to the skin, followed by targeted laser therapy. It’s highly effective in shrinking pores, regulating oil production, and refining the skin’s overall texture.


This state-of-the-art, non-invasive procedure offers a safe acne solution with minimal downtime and is suitable for various acne types.By directly targeting the sebaceous glands, it significantly diminishes oil production, thereby reducing the likelihood of future acne breakouts.

Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis is a non-invasive, gentle laser treatment that enhances collagen production while minimizing redness. It’s particularly effective in smoothing out acne scars and diminishing the appearance of active acne, leading to healthier, more even-textured skin.

GM Collin Puractive Oxygenating Face Treatment

Designed to address acne-prone skin, this facial treatment focuses on clearing congestion, managing acne, and rejuvenating stressed skin. Leveraging the power of oxygenating skincare products, it detoxifies and restores a natural, healthy radiance to your skin.

What is Acne? 

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It typically manifests as pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads, mainly on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders. Acne is most prevalent among teenagers, though it can affect people of all ages. Acne treatments vary depending on the severity and type of acne and can range from topical treatments and oral medications (Accutane / Isotretinoin) to advanced skin care therapies. 




  • Whiteheads (Closed Comedones)
  • Blackheads (Open Comedones)
  • Papules
  • Pustules
  • Nodules

Benefits of Acne Treatment

Acne treatment offers several benefits, significantly improving both skin health and overall well-being:

  • Clearer Skin
  • Reduced Scarring
  • Improved Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Prevents Worsening
  • Decreases Inflammation and Pain
  • Reduces the Likelihood of Dark Spots
  • Improves Mental Health
  • Helps in Establishing a Healthy Skin Care Routine
  • Reduces Skin Infections