San Diego Face Reality Certified Acne Clinic

Lumos Skincare Studio is a certified acne clinic through Face Reality Skincare whose professional products and acne facial treatments have helped clear clients of acne for over a decade. A truly innovative acne clinic program to get your acne under control with the use of customized home care products, corrective acne facial treatments, lifestyle and diet changes without prescription drugs to get your skin happy and healthy.

Acne Clinic Consult & Skin Analysis 

For New Clients

This is the first step in your journey to clear skin.​  During this first appointment, we delve deeper into the many causes of acne, the process to clear your skin and how to maintain your skin once the acne is under control.  During the skin analysis, your acne and skin type will be determined and serums tested on your skin for any sensitivities you may have. Your new home care regimen will be chosen specially for you and we will review any changes you need to make at home with lifestyle and diet. 

For this program to work, it is required that you use only the recommended Face Reality home care products and receive an Acne Facial Treatment every two weeks to consistently and gently push your skin to clear.  $65

Please complete the Consultation and Consent Forms by clicking the link below before booking your appointment.

Acne Facial Treatment  

Depending on acne type and condition of the skin, either a hydrating enzyme or specially formulated TCA facial peel will be chosen for you the day of your appointment. The hydrating enzyme gently exfoliates dead skin cells while re-balancing sensitive or dry skin. Face Reality TCA peels are designed for all skin tones to help kill bacteria, lighten pigment from previous acne, smooth uneven texture and even have anti-aging benefits. Extractions are performed to remove blackheads and impacted pores followed by Celluma LED to help kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, and repair the skin. $95


  • Exfoliate off dead skin cells

  • Remove blackheads and clogged pores

  • Brighten pigment left behind from previous acne

  • Smooth light scarring

  • Kill bacteria

  • Reduce inflammation & redness

  • Increase healing & rejuvenation within the skin

Acne Back Peel

Treat this hard-to-reach area to rid your back of acne while addressing scarring and pigmentation. Your back will be prepped with a deep cleanse, back peel applied, extractions performed and finished with an antibacterial toner. It's highly recommended to follow the suggested home care as well as lifestyle and diet changes for best results. Half Back $75 / Full Back $115


  • Exfoliate off dead skin cells

  • Remove blackheads and clogged pores

  • Brighten pigment left behind from previous acne

  • Smooth light scarring

  • Kill bacteria

How Our Acne Clinic Works

What is Acne?
Acne is an inherited disorder of the pores – pores that shed dead skin cells much faster than normal. Normal pores shed about one layer of dead skin cells per day inside the pore. The acne-prone pore sheds up to five layers of dead skin cells per day and the body just can’t keep up. This forms the microcomedone, the beginning of all acne. Taking up to 90 days, it turns into blackheads or congestion under the skin; or if bacteria is present (which just loves to feed on the dead skin cells and oil), it turns into inflamed pimples or pustules and maybe even cysts.

How Long Will It Take To Get Clear?
Because it takes up to 90 days for acne to form, you may still have 90 days of acne that will surface. Our acne clinic products and protocol will keep the new acne from forming that would surface 90 days from now.
The Face Reality Acne System will have your acne under control in about three to six months (in most cases) depending on your type of acne. Some types of acne take longer to clear.
We will customize a home care regimen that takes at least five things into consideration - your type of acne, your skin type, your skin color, your skin sensitivity and your environment. The biggest part of getting your skin clear will be your commitment to doing your home care regimen as instructed and following lifestyle guidelines.

What You Must Do

  • Home care regimen that you apply twice a day

  • Acne Facial Treatments every two weeks

  • Home Care Adjustments – consistent adjustments to boost your home care regimen

  • Lifestyle Adjustments - foods, medications, cosmetics, stress, and pore-clogging ingredients in skin and hair products

Your progress will be closely monitored to make sure you have the best regimen for your skin - making adjustments, if necessary, to get your skin healthy and clear in the fastest way possible.

What Are Adjustments to Home Care?
We assess your skin every two weeks to see if we can make your regimen a bit stronger. We do not want your skin to get used to products, but also not make the regimen so strong that your skin gets dry and irritated. This method will keep your skin clearing up. It’s important to know that if adjustments are not made, your progress may stall. If, for some reason, you cannot make it in for a treatment, you must contact your Acne Specialist to get your next set of instructions for home care adjustment.

Acne Facial Treatments
Very mild corrective peels are used to boost the home care along with extractions of existing acne. If your skin is dry or irritated, we will opt for an enzyme/steam with extractions.

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8383 CENTER DR. STE. J, LA MESA, CA 91942