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If you are seeking an acne specialist, then Dr. Stephen Mulholland, the Toronto cosmetic dermatologists and medical personnel at SpaMedica would like to offer you some of the most advanced and effective acne treatments and acne programs available. SpaMedica is one of a kind medical spa facility that brings the very best high tech medical therapies with the service commitment and attention to detail of a day spa. Helping you achieve the most attractive skin possible is our first goal at SpaMedica.

What is Acne and what is an effective Acne Treatment?

According to the Canadian and American Societies of Dermatology, acne concerns affect tens of millions of people annually who spend a great deal of money for over the counter acne products that have little success or efficacy. So, if you have been frustrated by stubborn acne concerns that persist despite your own best skin care efforts, and if you are wondering if you are a candidate for our SpaMedica Toronto acne treatments and programs, call or email us for a consultation. Our acne treatment consultation and evaluation process is one of the most thorough skin health exams you will ever have and our Toronto acne specialists will formulate a customized acne treatment program designed for the individual needs of your skin. We want to ensure that you have the highest probability of controlling and conquering your acne problems. We offer only the best, most advanced and successful acne treatment equipment, therapies and home skin care.

Acne arises from an inflammatory eruption around bacteria that we leave in our hair and sweat (sebaceous) glands within our skin. Traditional acne treatments use antibiotics and harsh cleansers in an attempt to control bacteria. Prolonged antibiotic use and harsh skin cleansing is not always successful at controlling acne and may negatively affect your skin, so our SpaMedica Toronto Acne Practice has brought in the best possible acne treatment equipment, procedures, home skin care and technology. We have a very high incidence of acne control; reducing active lesions by up to 80 – 90 percent.

What do SpaMedica Acne Treatments Include?

The SonoPeel microdermabrasion uses gentle ultrasound to micro-abrade the surface of your skin. By reducing the thickness of the top layer of your skin, the stratum corneum, acne prone skin can be improved by helping to reduce blackheads, white heads and sebaceous plugs, all of which contribute to acne breakouts. The SonoPeel Ultrasonic Microdermabraion, with its cavitational ultrasound, is an effective tool to melt and reduce sebaceous plugs in acne treatments. Other forms of microdermabrason such as Salicylic Acid Peel, Chemical Peel, Crystal Peel and Silk Peel Diamond Microdermabrasion, depending upon your skin type, may also be recommended by our Toronto acne physicians for the reduction of your stratum corneum. The resulting smooth stratum corneum is much more attractive, even and bright and reduces the likelihood of a sebaceous plug and hence reduces the risk of an acne breakout.

SpaMedica acne specialists will likely add Blue Light to microdermabrasion when treating your acne. Blue Light acts to stimulate special chemicals in your sebaceous glands, called protoporphyrins which attack and kill the bacteria in the sebaceous glands. Blue Light therapy is painless and is repeated 2-3 times per week in an 8 week program. Blue Light therapy is combined with microdermabrasion to attack bacteria from the “outside in” and “inside out”. An additional special chemical, called Aminoleuvlinic Acid (ALA) or leuvulan may be added to the skin to amplify the BlueLight’s ability to kill acne bacteria. ALA Leuvulan is a topical chemical painted on the skin 30 minutes before a Blue light treatment. It blocks an enzyme in the skin cells that increases dramatically the reactive protophorphryin level in the cells and hence increases the number of bacteria that can be killed. Your ALA levulin treatment may be combined with FotoFacial RF treatments.

FotoFacial RF is an intense pulsed light based on radio frequency energy, when used alone or in combination with the microdermabrasion, can greatly enhance acne treatment results. The intense pulsed light is attracted to, heats and treats red and brown discoloration in the skin, eyrthema, rosacea and broken capillaries. By heating the red discoloration, SpaMedica acne specialists are able to close the excess blood vessels, reduce red discolorations and shrink enlarged pores, which are common features of acne. The radiofrequency energy not only tightens pores of acne prone skin and shrinks enlarged pores but it also shrinks down the sebaceous glands where the acne bacteria live.

Your SpaMedica in office acne treatment program will be complimented with a recommendation for our medical grade Home Skin Care which will helps support and enhance your results.


Who is a candidate for an Acne Treatment or Acne Program?

SpaMedica acne treatment programs are indicated for individuals over 18 years old, who have active acne (those younger must be accompanied by a parent) or who want to control acne prone skin. All Acne treatment clients are assessed and treated by a SpaMedica Medical Aesthetician. Some Acne Treatment clients will also be assessed and given treatment from a Laser Nurse and or Cosmetic Dermatologist.

What is an Acne Treatment or Program?

The SpaMedica Acne Programs use the latest in high-technology and medical equipment and medical skincare products to treat the cause of the acne lesions, namely the bacterial overgrowth and sebaceous glands. The SpaMedica Acne Programs are effective in significantly reducing acne lesions in over 90% of all acne clients. After 4-6 weeks of treatments, an average 80% clearance of all acne lesions has been observed. These results are 3-4 times faster than standard antibiotic or Accutane therapy alone. FotoFacial RF treatments will improve most acne scar pigmentation by 70% and smooth the appearance of the acne scars by 30%-50%

How long will my acne treatments last?

SpaMedica acne maintenance treatments are recommended once every 4-6 weeks and can help control the number of acne outbreaks.

Will my Acne treatments hurt?

Most of the Acne treatments do not have significant discomfort. The blue light, microdermabrasion and ALA treatment have little to no discomfort. Some Acne treatments, using Radiofrequency or intensed pulse light may have some discomfort, but topical creams and cooling handpieces will minimize this.

How much is an Acne treatment?

  • Basic acne treatment Program – $2199.00 (4 SonoSalic Peels, 8 Blue Light Therapy)
  • Mild acne treatment Program – $3699.00 (4 SonoSalic Peels, 8 Blue Light Therapy, 6 ALA)
  • Moderate acne treatment Program – $3999.00(4 SonoSalic Peels, 8 Blue Light Therapy, 6 SRA)
  • Advanced acne treatment Program – $4899.00(4 SonoSalic Peels, 8 Blue Light Therapy, 6 SRA, 6 ALA)
  • Singe Blue Light Therapy treatment – $149.00, pkg of 4 – $499.00
  • Additional ALA application – $250.00 each

Did you know? Acne Treatment Facts

Dr Mulholland helped originate the Blue Light treatment and pulsed blue light procedure for the treatment of acne.

FotoFacial RF is the most commonly performed light based skin rejuvenation procedure in the world. It is estimated that over 20,000 IPL FotoFacial and Photorejuvenation procedures are performed every day. Acne treatments have benefited from FotoFacial RF procedures for over 10 years.

Dr Mulholland, together with his dermatology college Dr. Patrick Bitter is Los Gatos California originated and developed the FotoFacial RF procedure including its role in acne treatment.

How can I show Dr. Mulholland my concerns and see if I am a candidate?

Toronto acne treatment patients should simply fill out the appointment request form or “ask a question” form and upload up to 3 photos for Dr. Mulholland to review.

How do I schedule a consultation for acne treatment?

If you are interested in seeking a consultation with SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland and his team of experts, simply fill out our online consultation request form or call SpaMedica now at 877-712-8367 to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Stephen Mulholland, well known and experienced acne specialist and his SpaMedica treatment team are dedicated to providing our Toronto acne patients with the highest level of care, with advanced and effective acne treatments. Our SpaMedica acne treatment team and Toronto acne doctors will discuss and educate you on your treatment options and will design the best possible acne treatment program for you and your skin.

The Toronto SpaMedica acne treatment team is in a position to offer many different and effective acne treatment therapies to enhance your appearance and take years off your face. Dr. Stephen Mulholland is a board certified plastic surgeon and one of Canada’s most experienced and sought after cosmetic plastic surgeons who has pioneered and developed all treatments and programs at SpaMedica. If you are doing research on Toronto acne treatments, then use our educational and informative website to research fully the high tech, modern and successful acne treatment options that are available to you. If you have any questions regarding your acne treatment options, then do not hesitate to call us to schedule and appointment. Our SpaMedica Toronto office can be reached at 877-712-8367. Alternatively, you can book your appointment by filling out this online form.


Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Skin Care Spa:
66 Avenue Road Suite 4
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8
Tel: 1-877-712-8367