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Three Game-Changing Acne Treatments for Teens

School is almost back in session and as involved parents, we want to send our kids back to school prepared, confident and ready to learn. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 to 24 experience at least minor acne. Are your kids a part of that statistic? If so, our qualified team of nurses and aestheticians at our medical spa in Bismarck are here to help and have suggestions to get your teen's skin in school-ready shape.

Forever Clear BBL™ Treatment 

For those with inflammatory acne deep within the skin, we highly recommend Forever Clear BBL Treatment. Forever Clear BBL is a favorite among teens and adults alike for its cutting-edge technology that treats acne quickly and safely. So, how does it work? Forever Clear BBL uses the power of intense pulsed light (IPL) in a three-step process, to stimulate and regenerate skin cells, leaving behind clear, healthy and radiant skin.

BLUE BBL light begins the process by eliminating acne-causing bacteria, which reduces active and new breakouts on the spot. Next, the skin is treated with YELLOW BBL light to reduce active, inflamed cysts or papules acne. It also treats inflammation and acne-associated redness like inflammatory hyper-pigmentation and post-acne lesion redness. Lastly, the skin is treated with SkinTyte II™ using INFRA-RED light in rapid, gentle pulses to enhance the benefits of the BBL lights and help to initiate the body’s natural healing process.

Teen Acne Facial

You’ve likely had facials before, but did you know that Pure Skin offers facials designed specifically for your teen’s acne-prone skin? Our Teen Acne Facial includes a skin analysis, cleansing, steam, exfoliation (including dermaplaning and microdermabrasion), masque and extractions. Because our skin has different needs throughout different stages of our lives, our aestheticians make sure to use skin care products designed specifically for young skin. As an added benefit, our team teaches the importance of proper skincare, acne prevention and sun protection (because sometimes it helps hearing it from someone other than your parents.) 

Lastly, we’ll provide custom product recommendations to get their skin routine in check and set them on the path to clear skin. If we notice that their acne requires prescription medication, we can schedule them with our Nurse Practitioner Shelly Botsford to help find the perfect prescription for their skin needs.


Let’s be real, acne doesn’t always leave without a trace. For those with pigment irregularities or acne scars, we highly recommend giving Micro-Peel a try. A Micro-Peel treatment includes dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, and a chemical peel. This simple 30-minute procedure smooths and softens skin, brightens the complexion, reduces discoloration and pore size, all without downtime. It’s a great solution for those with mild acne or congested skin who just need a little boost. 

Take a look at some of our actual patients results from a series of Micro-Peels by clicking here.

While these procedures can work wonders on your teen's skin, you’ll always get the biggest bang for your buck if you invest in medical-grade skincare and follow a recommended skincare routine, too. Consistency is always key. It’s truly essential for the success of the treatments and the confidence beaming from your teens face making it worth every penny.

If your teen is ready to get their skin under control, give us a call and we’ll help to get them scheduled for a consultation: 701.751.4140

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