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Medical Facial for Acne in Reno

If you struggle with acne, it can feel like nothing will get it under control. Many people are prone to acne, and their skin care efforts often prove to be ineffective. Acne is not only an aesthetic problem, but it can also be painful, irritating, and itchy.

Dr. Bonaldi offers medical facials designed to bring existing acne under control and reduce future breakouts. If you have been unsuccessful in clearing your acne, our medical facials for acne can give you the relief you need.

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What Can Medical Facials Do?

Eliminate Acne

Medical facials deep clean your skin to treat the underlying causes of acne. Acne is often caused by clogged pores that at-home products cannot adequately treat.

Our medical acne facials use professional products that treat multiple skin layers to calm and heal acne breakouts.

Prevent Acne

Medical facials not only eliminate current acne breakouts, but they also prevent new ones from developing. By cleaning out and disinfecting your pores, your medical facial helps prevent them from getting clogged.

To maintain results and prevent acne long-term, we recommend that patients follow a healthy, acne-fighting skin care regimen.

How Are Medical Facials Performed?


At the beginning of your facial, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed. This allows your medical aesthetician to perform the treatment on a clean slate.


Your skin is then exfoliated to eliminate any dead skin, giving your aesthetician a smooth surface to work with.


Skin care products are not always enough to clear clogged, compacted pores. Acne extraction is performed during a medical facial to clean pores and eliminate stubborn acne.

Acne extractions are not the same as popping pimples. During acne extractions, a medical professional uses clean, sterile tools to remove the buildup of dirt, makeup, and sweat from your pores.


The surface of the skin is disinfected and detoxified with high-frequency energy that warms the tissue and creates an anti-bacterial action.

What Can I Expect After a Medical Facial?

How Long Does the Recovery From a Medical Facial Take?

There is no recovery time after a medical acne facial; you are free to return to work immediately. You may notice slight redness that will subside in a few days.

How Soon After My Acne Facial Can I Wear Makeup?

You should wait at least 24 to 48 hours to wear makeup after your acne facial. Makeup should be avoided until all redness subsides.

We offer Jane Iredale makeup for patients interested in high-quality mineral powders. Known as The Skincare Makeup®, these products make the skin look beautiful and provide sun protection.

When Will I See My Medical Facial Results?

After a medical acne facial, the skin generally appears very clean, and there is a minimal response of redness. Our medical facials are extremely calming and disinfecting to immediately improve our patients’ acne. Your complexion will improve over the next few days as your acne has time to heal.

How Can I Protect My Skin After My Medical Facial?

After your medical facial, you will want to follow a consistent skin care regimen to maintain your results. We advise patients to always remove their makeup before going to bed, cleanse and moisturize their face every morning and night, apply sunscreen daily, and use acne-fighting products as needed.

Our team of medical aestheticians can help you find the right products and regimen for your skin type. We offer various medical-grade skin care products, including SkinMedica®, Obagi® Medical, skinBeautica™, and Epionce products.

Frequently Asked Questions About Facials for Acne

  • How much do medical facials cost in Reno?

    The cost of your medical facial will depend on the amount of correction needed and the number of sessions you undergo. A consultation with Dr. Bonaldi can help you determine a more specific financial estimate.

  • Am I an ideal candidate for acne treatment facials?

    You may be a candidate for a medical facial if you struggle to eliminate and prevent acne with at-home products.

    Acne facials can provide immediate and long-term relief to acne problems. Before receiving treatment, you should have realistic expectations of your results.

  • What causes acne?

    There are various reasons why you may be suffering from acne. Acne is caused when pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Stress, makeup, and certain skin care products can also be to blame for your breakouts.

  • How long does a medical facial take to perform?

    Medical facials for acne take 75 to 90 minutes to complete.

  • How often can I undergo a medical facial?

    Patients can undergo a medical facial as often as every four to six weeks to maintain their results.

  • What is the best facial for acne scars?

    A medical facial may improve the appearance of acne scarring, but that is not its main purpose. Patients looking to eliminate severe acne scars can benefit from Halo™ hybrid fractional laser treatment. Contour TRL™ and the MicroLaserPeel® can also be beneficial. All of these treatments provide skin resurfacing, and they can be blended in a combination treatment to meet various skin care goals.


    A consultation with Dr. Bonaldi will help you determine the best treatment to fit your needs.

  • What are the risks of a medical facial?

    A medical facial is generally safe for all skin types. However, some side effects may occur.

    • Potential medical facial side effects include:
    • Swelling
    • Redness
    • Dryness
    • Breakouts

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Bonaldi Aesthetics
Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
6630 South McCarran Blvd. Suite B20
Reno, Nevada 89509
(775) 828-7400

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