"When I was in the 6th grade, I was one of the first kids to start getting pimples. Not only did it bother me that I was reaching that teenage stage, but also that my friends were noticing and didn't seem to mind pointing it out. Up until the 8th grade, I put up with pimples, but I finally reached a point where looking good and having clear skin like my friends - was important to me. So, I started using SkinID, but it hurt so much that I couldn't sleep on my cheeks or touch my face. Eventually my skin just got use to it and I stayed clear for a while, but then it stopped working. When I started my junior year my skin erupted. Literally. I'm not one to wear makeup, at all, but there was not a more painful time when I wished I could cover it all up like the other girls. The stress at the beginning of the year could seriously swallow anyone whole, and my skin let me know every day. My whole face was red, blotchy and covered in massive zits that bothered me to no end. I needed a change and I was willing to pay anything to make it all better. Finally, my parents and I found an acne clinic, nearby, that could help, 916SKIN. I was nervous at first, but once I met Tatja everything went great. She told me all about my skin, ways to help it clear up, and helped me improve my eating habits. I told her that my goal was to be clear by February because I needed a photo taken for the newspaper for an important event in my town that I was taking a part of. I first started going to Tatja in September, and by December/January my skin was clear. Since then, I haven't broken out once. Having gone from... extremely bad, to amazingly good in a just a few months before one of the most important events of my life so far, was absolutely phenomenal and totally worth it. I wouldn't have chosen any other place, nor any other method to control my acne. And I certainly will not stop going to Tatja or using her products now that my skin is clear."

Tyler Welch - Paradise, Ca.

Acne Treatment & Scarring Program...


a comprehensive approach


916SKIN is an Acne Clinic in Chico, California specializing in acne treatment solutions and acne scar revision without the use of prescription medications. Our treatment program has proven highly successful with a clearing rate reaching into the 95% range. On average, clients dedicated to the program have their acne under control, and are significantly to completely clear within 3 to 4 months. Results may be seen as soon as 8 weeks, and for some, noticeable improvement as soon as 2 weeks.

How the Acne Program Works...
Our Acne Treatment Program uses a comprehensive and holistic approach to getting rid of acne and restoring healthy skin. We combine the power of bimonthly acne treatments with professional-grade, customized acne products, and the guidance and expertise of an acne skincare specialist and holistic nutritionist. All treatment and product selection is determined on an individual basis. A one-size-fits-all approach does not work. For this reason, we keep a watchful eye on how your skin responds - making modifications to your treatment plan as needed. As your acne begins to heal, we will continue making modifications to encourage the repairing and rebuilding process. Once your acne is under control, it's important to stay consistent with your daily skincare routine to keep your breakouts at bay.

Some clients display acne patterns and symptoms that are indicative of an underlying health issues such as food or chemical sensitivities or intolerances; nutritional deficiencies, toxicity, over acidity, adrenal fatigue, digestive disorders, and hormonal imbalances. 916SKIN provides guidance in healing your acne from the inside out and refers out to alternative health care providers as needed.

Acne Treatment (Face): $90

Acne Treatment (Back): $150

How the Acne Scarring Program Works... 
The Acne Scarring Program is structured like the Acne Treatment Program except it is a longer process and treatments tend to be more aggressive. Treatment selection depends on the type of scarring.

Acne Products... 
Your acne products & homecare routine are an integral part of both the Acne Treatment Program & the Acne Scarring Program. To accommodate different types of acne & scarring, we carry several skincare lines. Product selection varies from person to person depending on the needs of your specific skin type & acne type. Your initial skincare system typically costs $150 to $250 and lasts 3 to 5 months.

Types of Acne We Address...
916SKIN addresses grades 1-41 acne vulgaris, which includes mild to severe cases of non-inflamed acne, inflamed acne, and cystic acne. While the demand for teenage acne treatment is a tall order, the majority of our clients are in their mid to late 20s and extends all the way into the 30s, 40s and 50s. Yes, menopausal acne is a thing! 

What works for one person may not work for the other. For this reason, all in-office treatments and daily skincare regimens are determined on an individual basis. As your skin's health improves, your acne treatments and skincare regimen will continually be adjusted to facilitate the acne clearing process.

Types of Treatments  for Acne & Scarring...
Treatment type is determined by you and your acne specialist following a skin evaluation at the time of each appointment. Chemical peels, enzyme treatments, microdermabrasion, LED acne therapy or a combination of acne therapies may be performed depending on the condition of your skin.

Who Is a Candidate...
The Acne Treatment & Scarring Program require patience, commitment and compliance. Acne treatments are required every two weeks and are scheduled in advance to ensure you stay on track. Your daily skincare routine consists of numerous steps both morning and night. Most people who come to 916SKIN, have needed help for acne for many years and have tried just about everything. They want to get clear so badly they will do what ever it takes to have healthy, acne-free skin. This includes the demands of a rigorous skincare regimen. For those who are committed, clear skin is just a few short month away!

How To Stay Clear...
Don't slack on your products! Be consistent. Once your acne is under control, it's crucial that you continue your daily skincare routine to keep your acne at bay. Some clients elect to come in for maintenance treatments to keep their pores clear of impactions.

Insurance Coverage for Acne Skin Care Treatments...
Although we do not bill insurance for acne treatments or acne scar treatments, we will provide you with documentation to submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement.

In Graditude...
The primary methods used in the Acne Treatment Program are based on the lifelong endeavors of James E. Fulton, Jr., MD, PhD.  Doctor Fulton was a dermatologist, published research scientist, founder of the Acne Health Care Centers Intl., and the nonprofit Acne Research Institute. Additional methods applied to the Acne Treatment Program are based on a compilation of nutrition and wellness practices. 916SKIN would like to give special thanks to those that helped make the Acne Treatment Clinic possible: Laura Cooksey, Dr. James Fulton Jr., and Dr. Randal Villalovas.

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