In a short time, Shine MD has become a sought after destination for comprehensive care for acne and scar management. The team at Shine MD takes pride in offering treatments and technologies that are safe and effective for all skin types, ensuring a welcoming and inclusive environment for skin of color. Dr. Mona Khurana and the team at Shine MD are dedicated to supporting our patients in their self-care journeys, and creating a space where everyone can feel safe and accepted.
Acne is an extremely prevalent medical condition. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 85% of individuals are affected by acne at some point in their lives. However, acne care is often delayed as patients or their parents may see acne as a temporary phase of life. Patients can also feel overwhelmed by the abundance of information available about acne, and may not know the best approach to treat their specific skin type.
Read our Acne Scarring blog post for an in-depth Acne Scar treatment journey.
The Acne clinic at Shine MD is setting a new standard in acne care, combining medical, MSP-based treatments with combination treatments for both active acne and acne scarring.
Early Identification and Intervention
Convenient and Timely Access
Ongoing Clinical Support and Education
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Treatment Options for Active Acne
While living with acne can be challenging, it is important to remember that acne is treatable. At Shine MD, we offer a variety of treatments to suit your individual skin needs and provide you with the best possible results.
These treatments include:
Shine MD is excited to introduce AviClear, the first and only FDA and Health Canada approved laser treatment that can lead to long term clearance of mild, moderate, and severe acne. Shine MD is proud to be the first clinic in Vancouver to offer this revolutionary technology.
Forever Clear BBL™
Forever Clear BBL™ is an innovative technology that uses intense pulsed light to treat acne and acne scarring. The treatment uses blue light to target bacteria, red and yellow lights to decrease inflammation and redness, and infrared light to heat the sebaceous glands. Heating the sebaceous glands decreases future breakouts and stimulates collagen production in the skin, improving the appearance of scars.
Quality Skincare and Professional Consultation
We carry medical-grade skincare lines that are designed to complement your treatment plan. These products are proven by clinical data to provide superior results and to complement clinical procedures. At Shine MD, our team members will take time to answer all of your questions, make sure you understand the regimen you are taking home, and will conduct a follow-up to make sure your home care plan is going well.
Bela MD Medical-Grade Facials
Shine MD offers Bela MD medical-grade facials as an option to treat acne and address other individual skin concerns. Bela MD facials gently cleanse the pores, exfoliate the skin’s surface, extract sebum, and infuse the skin with your choice of a Pro-Infusion Serum®.
At Shine MD, we use medical-grade chemical peels to treat active acne, congested skin, acne scarring, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. By gently removing the topmost layers of the skin, chemical peels brighten, tighten, and illuminate the appearance of the skin.
Treatment Options for Acne Scars
Step 1: Adequate acne control
Step 2: Treatment of textural scarring with resurfacing lasers such as Halo, Profractional and Contour TRL
Step 3: Correction of pigment and redness related to either acne scarring or resurfacing treatments.
If you no longer have active acne but have visible acne scarring, there are treatment options available. At Shine MD, we offer a variety of treatments to fade acne scars and revitalize the skin’s overall appearance.
At Shine MD, we have performed many procedures on patients of all skin types, with all degrees of acne scarring. The best results in any one given treatment combination are achieved with the use of the Shine MD Gold Standard. This treatment series consists of subcision with platelet rich plasma (physician performed) and Halo Hybrid Laser treatment. For severe acne scarring, microneedling can be added to this treatment to further improve your results. TCA CROSS can be added to target icepick or boxcar scars.
Read our Acne Scarring blog post for an in-depth Acne Scar treatment journey.
When it comes to acne scarring, Shine MD is setting a new standard in offering multistep, advanced treatments to help maximize your outcomes in a single treatment day.
Treatment for acne scarring can be considered a multistep process.
Acne Scar Treatment Options
Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser
The Halo™ is a hybrid fractional laser that simultaneously delivers two laser treatments to the skin. Together, the two lasers stimulate collagen and elastin production and target the pigment in the skin to result in a brighter, more even skin tone while simultaneously improving the tightness and texture of the skin.
Microneedling is the process of using fine needles to puncture the skin to a controlled depth. This stimulates the body’s healing process, which leads to the formation of new collagen. Microneedling effectively treats acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, hair loss, loose skin, and stretch marks.
Profractional™ Laser Skin Resurfacing
ProFractional™ laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and other skin imperfections. The ProFractional™ laser works by creating thousands of microchannels in the skin. By leaving bridges of tissue between the channels intact, ProFractional™ laser treatment expedites the body’s healing process, resulting in a shorter recovery and less discomfort. Multiple treatments are often required for moderate to severe acne scarring and are often coupled with other treatments such as subcision and laser peels.
Subcision with PRP
When subcision is performed, a needle or a cannula is gently inserted below atrophic or rolling scars. The needle is used to release the fibrous scar tissue from the skin below, improving the appearance of rolling acne scars. Subcision can be combined with mesotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, or fillers. Multiple sessions are often required for sequential improvement. Subcision is often coupled with the Profractional™ Laser or Halo™ to improve surface texture.
Moxi® is a revolutionary laser technology that evens the skin’s texture and tone to improve the complexion and treat pigmentation concerns. Moxi® can treat all skin types, requires minimal downtime, and is gentler than many alternatives. Moxi® is an excellent treatment for younger patients who wish to refresh their skin and prevent signs of aging.
Forever Young BBL
Forever Young BBL® is a highly effective light-based treatment that provides a reset to the skin to reverse the effects of aging and improve the skin’s overall appearance. Forever Young BBL® is also a powerful, preventive tool for protecting your skin from developing signs of aging and sun damage in the future.
Sculptra is a biostimulator molecule that is injected below the skin to help improve the appearance of atrophic scars. A series of three treatments, one month apart are performed. Changes are progressive and subtle over six months as your body makes collagen to fill in the wavy depressions in the skin.
TCA CROSS refers to the Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars. This treatment is a physician based procedure that is performed in conjunction with a laser treatment or as a stand alone treatment in four sessions spread two weeks apart. Trichloroacetic acid is applied to ice pick and boxcar scars to induce inflammation which then leads to collagen formation and scar improvement.
Before & After Gallery
Want to see real patient results from our innovative skin treatments? View our impressive before and after images in our photo gallery.
*Individual results may vary.