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Acne Treatment

Acne is a problem of the skin that emanates from the collection of oil, bacteria and dead cells in the pores of your skin. The condition can reduce the life of a teenager to misery while lowering their confidence and self esteem significantly. At Complexions we take a multifaceted approach to the acne treatment; our acne treatments may include enzymes, chemical peels, and/or vitamin infusions.


Mini Facial ~ 15 min. $25
A great introduction to Joanie, her touch and expertise. Learn about your skin, its current condition and remedies to address concerns. Treatment includes a cleanse, skin analysis, serum treatment and moisturizing sunblock plus tips for keeping your skin healthy.

Clear Joy Acne Facial ~ 60 min. $95, 45 min. $75
This facial maintains your skin in between more extensive facials, keeping your skin clean and healthy and preventing acne flare-ups.

Back Treatment ~ 45 min. $85
This treatment benefits the appearance and health of the skin of the back. The area is cleansed with steam to soften the skin and prepare it for treatment. Depending on the condition and needs of the skin (i.e. acneic, dry, flakey, oily, blemished) the treatment is customized to create improvement. A low-level enzyme or chemical peel is applied to smooth texture and increase tone. A light body moisturizer is massaged into the back to finish. Great for acne-prone skin and for achieving clear and smooth skin on the back.

Back treatments are particularly fitting during bathing suit season or for people who wear low-back attire such as bridal dresses.

Please note: If you are looking for solutions for your acne but not sure which facial to schedule, call us at (802) 496-2582 to schedule a free 15 minute skin consultation. We can discuss the best methods to address your acne breakouts and design a regimen of care designed specifically for your skincare needs.

There is no need to suffer from the embarrassment of acne. Schedule your free consultation today and we'll help you get on your way to clearer skin.


Please request at least two appointment times and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Include your Name, Email, Requested Appointement Dates and Requested Appointment Times.

Email: Complexions

Call: 802-496-2582

Joanie Kavanaugh


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Acne Treatment Raves:

"...I struggled with acne for years, but after getting just a few bi-weekly acne facials at Complexions for about six weeks, my acne started to quickly go away. I couldn't believe how fact my skin cleared up! Joanie gave me an easy to follow skincare regimen for home so I can keep my skin clear and she taught me what acne is and how to avoid things that could aggravate my acne flarwups. I would recommend her to everyone struggling with acne."

— Virginia M.


"Joanie is amazing. I first came to her with bumps on my face that my other doctors, including dermatologists, kept having me treat as acne with creams that dried and irritated my skin. Joanie looked at the bumps with her special lens and quickly identified them as milia, bumps related to the inability of the skin to shed itself as effectively as we age. She treated them on the spot and they were gone, painlessly! Then she set me up with a skin care regime to keep them from coming back. The products are all natural, smell fantastic, and feel great on. Going to Joanie for a facial has become my favorite treat to myself!

— Anne

Helpful tips to keep your face pimple free:

Keep your face clean. It's important to wash your face nightly to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and excess oil from the skin surface. Use warm, not hot, water and a mild facial cleanser. Using a harsh soap like body soap can injure the already inflamed skin and cause more irritation.

Avoid scrubbing your skin harshly with a washcloth, exfoliating glove, or a coarse-textured products. Gently wash with your clean hands. Always rinse well, and then dry your face with a clean towel, then apply the products your Esthetician recommended.

Moisturize. Many topical acne products contain ingredients that dry the skin, so always use a moisturizer that minimizes dryness and skin peeling. A gel-based moisturizer usually works well for oily skin. If you have dry skin, try a moisturizing cream or lotion. Combination skin may need two products (cream or lotion for the dry section; a gel for the oily part). Always hydrate your skin with water before you moisturize it.

Use makeup sparingly. During a breakout, try to avoid wearing foundation, powder, or blush. If you do wear makeup, wash it off at the end of the day. If possible, select oil-free cosmetics without added dyes and chemicals.

Watch what you put on your hair. Avoid using fragrances, oils, and harsh chemicals on your hair. These ingredients can drip on the face, blocking the skin pores and irritating the skin. Stick to a gentle shampoo and conditioner. Oily hair can add to the oil on your face, so wash hair often, especially during a pimple outbreak. If your hair is long, keep it pulled off your face.

Keep your hands off your face. Avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can result in infection and scarring.

Stay out of the sun. The sun's ultraviolet rays can increase inflammation and redness. Further, some oral and topical acne medications may increase the skin's sensitivity to sunlight. Whether you have pimples or not, always apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Look for a zinc based sunscreen to decrease the chance of new pimples.

Feed your skin. Avoid greasy food and junk food and add more fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains to your diet. Some studies show that eating foods high in vitamin A and beta-carotene may boost your immunity and skin health. Carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, apricots, kale, and spinach are all high in beta-carotene, the type of vitamin A produced by plants.

Exercise daily. Skin is the body's largest organ. When you exercise, avoid wearing clothing or using exercise equipment that rubs on the skin and may cause irritation. Keep your hats, goggles, & helmets clean, dirty gear can irritate the skin and increase bacteria leading to more breakouts. Always shower or bathe right after exercise and wash your hats/helmets after each use with soap and hot water.

Chill! Experts believe that our emotional state is related to all aspects of health, including skin function. Some studies link stress with the severity of pimples or acne. Take time to understand your stress reactions. Also, try to figure out what's causing you to feel stressed. Find effective ways to deal with stress before it builds up and causes a breakout.

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