Illuminate Skin Therapies

Non-Inflammatory Acne

Non-Inflammatory Acne

Non-Inflammatory Acne: What Is It?
Non-Inflammatory acne is acne that is caused by congested pores. It is the most common form of acne and occurs when hair follicles become congested, usually more superficially, with oil and dead skin cells. Congestive acne often causes black and whiteheads, blemishes, and “pimples” and usually appear on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders. Non-inflammatory acne is a mild form that generally responds to short-term, non-invasive treatment strategies geared toward decongestion, Ph balance, and refining surface texture by eliminating build-up.


What Causes Non-Inflammatory Acne?

Congestion happens when our sebaceous glands overproduce sebum (oil). This leads to our pores potentially overfilling, resulting in closed comedones (whiteheads) and open comedones (blackheads). 

Blackheads: occur when the surface of the pore stays open, despite being congested, this exposure results in the characteristic oxidation or “black” head appearance and may result from inconsistent skin hygiene, excess sebum production.

Unlike blackheads, Whiteheads occur when the surface of the pore is closed, which appears like a small bump protruding from the skin. Whiteheads result from excess sebum, inconsistent skin hygiene, and skin build-up. Whiteheads may be more challenging to treat because the pores are closed and require a strategic protocol to encourage detoxification that doesn’t risk damage to the superficial layers.

What is the difference between Blackheads and Whiteheads caused by Non-Inflammatory Acne?

  • Blackheads (open comedones): a pore that’s congested by a combination of sebum (oily to a waxy substance produced by your body’s (sebaceous glands) and dead skin cells.
  • Whiteheads (closed comedones): also form when pores are congested with sebum and dead skin cells.

Who Can Experience Non-Inflammatory Acne? 

  • Clients of all colour and age
  • Clients who produce an abundance of sebum (oil)
  • Clients using skincare products that are incompatible with their skin
  • Clients who wear excessive makeup or who don’t practice compatible skin hygiene

What Are The Most Effective Treatments?

Laser therapy, when skillfully applied, triggers the lymphatic channels, which cleanse toxins from our body and protect against invaders by carrying waste from our tissue to the bloodstream; our lymphatic system collects all the wastes from the cells in our body so that they don't accumulate and cause disease. When lymphatic channels located in the deep layer of skin are awakened by precise laser stimuli, efficiency of the above process is enhanced, which elevates the detoxification process as it relates to skin-specifically congestion due to mild to severe inflammation within the hair follicle.

  • We Recommend:
    • Complexion Rehab
    • Dermal Infusion
    • Radiance + Refresh: A combination of the above
  • The Benefits: 
    • Reduced skin build-up
    • Ease of sebum flow
    • Decongested pores resulting in fewer or eliminated black/whiteheads
    • Enhanced glow
    • Refined, smooth skin surface
    • Balanced Ph, leading to regulated microbiome (skin flora)

Complimentary Consults

Perhaps the most important phase of our journey together is your complimentary consultation. This is your opportunity to see what our passion for the details of your skin will look like with Illuminate as your skincare guide can look like! During this 30-45 minutes of shared exchange, we will get to know your skin in real-time, develop an appreciation for the way you care for your skin, and hopefully answer any questions you have! We are here to help you develop or expand upon your individual skincare philosophy, including best practices, care, and services! 


Illuminate Skin Therapies offers a variety of skincare solutions to address a number of challenging skin conditions. Here you can explore the skin health challenges and the effective and enhancing services we provide and the options available to achieve your most radiant and vital complexion.

Complexion Rehab
Complexion Rehab

Type of Treatment: Laser: Lifestyle-Friendly, Non-Ablative (No Downtime) $99/session Complexion Rehab is an adaptable, 8-week program that uses strategic laser therapy and the nourishing support of organic, plant-based skincare to enhan

Dermal Infusion
Dermal Infusion

Type of Treatment: Non-Laser Microderm Infusion $159/session Dermalinfusion is a non-invasive 3-in-1 treatment that simultaneously exfoliates and extracts, then infuses skin with solution-oriented serums that are delivered in critically

Radiance + Refresh
Radiance + Refresh

Type of Treatment: Laser + Dermal Infusion: An Illuminate Signature adaptation, not offered anywhere else $189/session Flawlessly adapted to your skin-specifics, Radiance + Refresh detoxifies and illuminates with skin-specific Wavelengt

Full Service Skin Care Tailored For You

Full Service Skin Care Tailored For You

Illuminate Skin Therapies is committed to providing elevated and accessible skincare solutions to serve Calgary and the area. Our beautiful, welcoming, and relaxing skin wellness centre boasts state-of-the-art technologies, private consultation spaces, and a retail space of top-of-the-line skin care products to support our clients on their journey to vital, glowing skin. Book your Complimentary Consultation today.

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Illuminate Skin Therapies creates strategic, compassionate skincare solutions. Our technicians are highly trained and empathetic, delivering therapeutic care with the support of products and services that are consciously created using premium ingredients and innovative techniques. Illuminate is committed to delivering high-performance results, which are reliable and cumulative due to consistent refinement and challenge to the conventional standard for beauty.

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Call our West Springs location at 1-587-897-5952 to book your Complimentary Consult!