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Acne is formed when a follicular opening (pore) gets blocked, and the skin’s natural oil cannot drain. Once this occurs, and a blockage is created bacteria begins to grow. This blockage is called a ‘Microcomdone.’ If the microcomdone is non-inflamed, they are common skin blemishes called “Comedones” known as whiteheads or blackheads. If it becomes inflamed, acne (pimples, pustules, and cysts) will occur.

Acne can be on the face, neck, back, shoulders, and arms. Sometimes it is present for years, often into adulthood, and can affect our self-esteem and confidence. Whatever the causes and severity, acne can be treatable for many people with a variety of advanced medical aesthetic treatment programs by Bense SurgiSpa skin experts.

Causes Of Acne

  • Rising hormone levels in puberty can cause acne
  • Acne is often inherited
  • Hormone level changes during the menstrual cycle
  • Certain medications such as corticosteroids, lithium, and barbiturates
  • Oily scalp, mineral or cooking oil, and certain cosmetics
  • Bacteria inside pimples
  • Acne is further aggravated by squeezing or scrubbing the pimples harshly

Available Treatments

Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing

Pixel CO2 Fractionated laser skin resurfacing is an advanced ablative laser skin resurfacing procedure for the treatment of medium to deep wrinkles, fine lines, brown age spots, acne, traumatic scars, and other skin surface irregularities (such as blemishes and growths). The Pixel CO2 has the proven effectiveness of an ablative laser without the extended downtime. It significantly improves the texture and tone of the skin in just one treatment with minimal downtime, quick healing and natural looking results.

Fractora Forma®

Fractora Forma® is unlike any other skin tightening procedure. Fractora Forma TM uses radio-frequency technology to provide optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of the skin.
Radio-frequency energy will stimulate the formation of new collagen and improve skin elasticity for long-lasting improvement of your skin’s appearance. Fractora Forma® is suitable for all skin types and is appropriate for individuals seeking a non-invasive and a natural looking approach to improvements in skin tone and texture irregularities.


Fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing is an effective procedure to slow the effects of aging and restore your skin, so you can look and feel younger. Fractora is the most advanced fractional bipolar radio-frequency treatment providing anti-aging improvements on skin tone and texture for a more radiant appearance through ablation and skin resurfacing.


GENESIS is an innovative laser treatment that treats those conditions that are typically associated with premature signs of aging and sun damage, acne and scarring, excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture, and fine-line wrinkles. This procedure has been scientifically proven to produce new collagen by gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface.

Glycolic Peel

Glycolic Peel is a chemical peel that helps to clear away dead skin cells, whiteheads and blackheads, unclog pores and generate new skin growth.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a photo rejuvenation treatment that can help correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of aging, hyper pigmentation (brown spots), birthmarks, unsightly small veins, rosacea and other blemishes.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is the ideal choice for patients with medium to deep wrinkling, acne scars and other facial scars, and a variety of skin growths and blemishes. The laser removes old damaged skin layer by layer in a controlled manner. The old skin is rejuvenated by new, smoother, more evenly toned skin.

Micro Laser Peel (MLP)

Micro Laser Peel removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture and provide a more youthful appearance. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the damaged cells that can give a tired, aged look. Most skin areas can be treated. As the skin heals, fresh cells grow and resurface the treated area.  Conditions that can be treated with MLP include: mild wrinkles, acne, scars, keratosis, sun damage and pigment irregularities.


Microdermabrasion, otherwise known as the Crystal Peel or Diamond Peel, is another alternative to chemical and laser peels, achieving ultimate skin care results quickly. Microdermabrasion is a new “Lunch Time” approach to skin resurfacing that stimulates the production of new skin cells and collagen.

Nano Laser Peel (NLP)

Nano Laser Peel beam is scanned over a treatment area to remove a very thin layer of the skin. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the damaged cells that can give skin a tired, aged look. Plus it activates messenger cells to trigger the body’s natural healing process. As the skin heals, fresh cells grow and resurface the treated area. The result is healthier-looking skin, often with reduced wrinkles and improved color evenness. Patients often say that it looks like their skin went from looking tired to vibrant. This fast and easy treatment enables you to get back to work, play, commitments, and compliments!

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP at Bense Surgispa is a safe, simple, non-surgical, and natural treatment for hair loss that uses a patient’s own platelet-rich plasma from their blood to repair damaged hair follicles, stimulate hair growth, and provide fuller, thicker, denser and healthier hair.


ProFractional is a laser skin resurfacing treatment that uses a fractional laser system to stimulate collagen growth and naturally restore your skins health. Creating thousands of pinpoint channels in the skin, it means that only a portion of the skin is treated during each session. ProFractional Laser Resurfacing stimulates the skin’s natural healing process and can be used on a variety of areas including your face, neck, chest and hands.

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