Acne & Acne Scarring

Achieve Clear Skin

People of all ages suffer from acne. Whether you are young or old, acne can be both painful and cause insecurity. Don’t let acne dictate your life. At Sylvana Institute Med Spa in Frederick, MD we will develop a personalized, layered plan of treatment to clear your skin in a spa environment and get your confidence back.


Why Should I Treat My Acne At Sylvana?

As a med spa, we only use medical-grade products and physician-directed treatments that are highly effective and clinically proven to be safe. Come in today for a first visit Complimentary Consultation where we will perform a scientific evaluation of your skin using the Visia Complexion Analysis System to determine what treatments and products will work the best with your skin. You will benefit from our medical aesthetics training, deep understanding of the science of skin and our dedication to providing our patients with outstanding results and an amazing experience.

Sylvana Treatments For All Ages

Taking your face from the battlefield of acne to clear, healthy skin is a process that we are equipped to handle. Knowing what is going on deep within your skin determines the best course of action. Treatments may include:

Teen Acne

Often, teens come to us after trying a number of other acne treatments unsuccessfully. This leads to additional stress, which may worsen their acne. At Sylvana, we really listen in order to learn about your lifestyle and what you have tried in the past. Our ultimate goal is to improve your skin for the long term. Here’s one story:

"At Sylvana, they were interested in my daughter’s concerns regarding her skin (acne) and willing to tailor the plan, make corrections and adjustments for her individual needs. When one product proved to be too drying they offered another solution and generously refunded the previous product. They were patient and took time with us, answering questions and discussing concerns. Her skin is already improving".   Greta D. • Frederick, MD

Adult Acne

Adult acne can be a result of stress, menopause or hormone fluctuations. Some perimenopausal women experience a change in hormones that can cause acne breakouts even if they did not have acne as a teen. As an adult your skin may suffer from other conditions and signs of aging, which we also take into consideration when developing your personal treatment plan.


Acne Facial: The Cornerstone Of Acne Treatment

As a med spa we understand the complexity of acne and know how to refresh and cleanse your skin while we treat your acne directly. During your hour and a half facial we will exfoliate, extract and soothe your uncomfortable skin. We use acne-specific, medical-grade products in your acne facial. Glycolic and Salicylic acid peels penetrate deep into your oil glands to reduce active acne and deep clean your pores. If you have mixed-combination skin we can hydrate dry areas while simultaneously treating oily t-zones. The Acne Facial involves several steps and products including the following:


  • Deep pore cleansing

  • Exfoliation with Dermasweep uses suction to deep clean pores, smooth scarring and remove build-up of dead skin cells

  • Extraction with precision

  • Gentle clay mask to kill acne-causing bacteria and draw out excess oil

  • Steaming

  • Green tea antioxidant to cool the skin down and reduce redness

  • Oxygen application to calm the skin and kill bacteria that causes acne

Cystic Acne

If you suffer from cystic acne, we offer treatments that help minimize your acne and reduce acne scars. Photodynamic Therapy and Fraxel are among the treatments we offer, which work in conjunction with your dermatologist-prescribed acne regimen.


Sylvana’s Best Acne Treatment Includes A Daily Routine

We will develop a daily skin care routine designed specifically for your skin that takes a few minutes each day. When followed precisely in conjunction with a routine acne facial, you will see visible results. The regimen may include facial care products like these:


  • Cleanser selected to match skin type
  • A Clarisonic Pro Cleansing brush (exclusive to our office)
  • Toner, which can add medication to your skin and help restore pH
  • A topical treatment, such as Retinol or Tretinoic Acid
  • Sunscreen infused with nicinomide to help prevent breakouts


Bellafill for Acne Scarring:  "Don't just live with it"

 Fill in acne scars with Bellafill.  Bellafill works in two ways:


  • The collagen provides immediate volume below pitted acne scars to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin.

  • The Bellafill product creates a matrix that supports your body's own collagen production.


Why Should I Choose Sylvana Institute for My Bellafill Treatments?

Because of it's long lasting results, it's very important to choose an expert in Bellafill injecting.  At Sylvana we are leaders in the skill and artful use of Bellafill.  We have deep experience and proven skill in using Bellafill alone or as part of your overall treatment program.  We also take a thoughtful approach.  It is possible to achieve the perfect correction in one visit.  However, if you have significant volume loss, deeper lines and/or wrinkles, two or move visits may be required so your results are perfect and you are never overfilled.    


Sylvana Institute Med Spa in Frederick, MD is recognized as a leading provider of dermal filler injections in the Frederick County region and are very pleased to be the first pleased to be the first medical spa in Frederick to offer Bellafill to our patients.  Our experience with the Bellafill product has been outstanding.  

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Sylvana Institute Med Spa in Frederick, MD Hours:  Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Tues: 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm
Saturday & Sunday:  Closed


182 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 100  |  Frederick, MD  21702  |  Phone: 301-668-0002  |  Email: