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If you’re suffering from acne, you’re not alone. We provide Face Reality Skincare, a holistic program that can identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases in the hands of our certified skincare experts.


Your Acne Bootcamp with Face Reality Skincare

The Face Reality Skincare Acne Bootcamp program includes a consultation and coaching with a Face Reality Skincare expert and a personally-designed program using clinically-proven Face Reality products that work best with your skin. Based on decades of experience and development, Face Reality has a 90% success rate. 

Appointment length: 30 minutes

Price: $200 ($100 is used toward your products or further services)

Virtual Acne Bootcamp Consultation

No time to come into the office or live out of town? No worries, we offer virtual consultations and can ship skincare directly to your home.  

Virtual consultation will be VIA Facetime and will be customized to fit your skin’s needs.  (please let the office know if you need a zoom link.)

Appointment length: 30 minutes

Price: $200 (goes towards consultation and a total of 6 skin check-ins)

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Your Acne Bootcamp Consultation

To begin, we provide a unique consultation with our acne-certified skincare expert, Kelsie Ballance, LE, Medical Aesthetician, certified by the Face Reality Skincare program in comprehensive skincare for acne. This consultation can also be done virtually for online patients.

During your consultation, your skin will be examined and your concerns heard. Kelsie will ask questions about remedies you’ve tried and your lifestyle to help understand how best to help you improve your skin. Your consultation will include lifestyle and nutrition recommendations and other coaching that helps you improve your skin holistically.

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A Skincare Routine Designed Just For You

Your consultation results in a skincare routine with clinically-proven Face Reality Skincare products, designed uniquely for your specific skin type and acne concerns. Your Face Reality Skincare routine evolves throughout your skincare journey as your skin becomes healthier and ever more clear. 

Products and services provided give clients a complete, guided selection of pharmaceutical-grade products developed with safe, effective ingredients. These include the Ultra Gentle Cleanser, Hydrabalance, a water-based hydrating gel, Acne Peel and Acne Back Peel, brightening masks and peels, corrective serums and toners, scrubs, body washes and more.

Before & Afters of Acne Treatment

Acne Bootcamp Demonstration

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Meet Our Certified Face Reality Skincare Professional 

Our acne-certified skincare expert, Kelsie Ballance, LE, Medical Aesthetician, is licensed as both a medical aesthetician and a phlebotomist. Her training and experience is invaluable in helping patients achieve healthy, glowing skin. 

Kelsie’s knowledge and warm personality help patients understand their skin and feel confident again as they see their skin improving. She is certified by the Face Reality Skincare program in comprehensive skincare for acne, and also offers a full range of skincare services, including chemical peels, facials, and customized skincare treatments.

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In-Office Products Available

We provide the following products for our clients:

Ultra Gentle Cleanser

This daily cleanser is safe for all skin types and acne types, designed to wash away dirt or makeup and nourish the skin.

L-mandelic Face and Body Wash

This gold-standard, water-based serum improves skin prone to inflamed acne, noninflamed acne, fungal folliculitis, and hyperpigmentation.

Antioxidant Scrub

Sulfate-free and packed with antioxidants, this scrub cleanser clears away dead skin and achieves a more radiant complexion. Ideal for those with non-sensitive skin and noninflamed acne.

Calming Facial Toner

Appropriate for all skin types, this calming, gentle toner soothes, hydrates and moisturizes the skin.

Sal-C Toner

Brighten and hydrate oily skin with this exfoliating, antioxidant-rich toner that controls oil and improves skin prone to all types of acne.

Salicylic Serum

With exfoliating and brightening properties, this serum provides a multi-pronged approach to treat acne-prone skin for all skin types.

Vitamin A Correcting Serum

With high potency Retinol, this high-performance exfoliating serum provides vitamin A to improve the skin more efficiently with the most minimal irritation.


Appropriate for all skin types, especially dry and dehydrated skin, this water-based hydrating gel has antioxidant properties and powerful humectants to help reduce the appearance of oily shine and strengthen the skin barrier.

Clearderma Moisturizer

This lightweight, deeply moisturizing cleanser provides antioxidant support and oil control for acne-prone skin. Clearderma can be to prevent skin from becoming too dry by clients who are acclimating to benzoyl peroxide.

Cran-Peptide Moisturizer

This ultra-soothing moisturizer contains a powerful blend of peptides and antioxidants and can be used by clients who are acclimating to benzoyl peroxide to prevent skin from becoming too dry. 

2.5%, 5% & 10% Acne Med

This water-based gel contains benzoyl peroxide to penetrate and unclog the pores and fight acne-causing bacteria. 

Brighten-C mask

Improves skin clarity and brightens the overall complexion with antioxidant properties to achieve a boost in radiance during and after the process of clearing their skin.

HydraCalm mask

Ultra hydrating and deeply soothing, the HydraCalm mask gently restores moisture and calms the skin, reducing inflammation and redness, and leaving the skin revitalized. Appropriate for all skin types.

The Acne Bootcamp Peel

Face Reality Acne Peels are very mild, corrective peels that can be applied to the back or face to reduce acne and inflammation.This peel is used to gently exfoliate acne-prone, hyperpigmented skin without excessive irritation or dehydration. This gentle peel renews and heals suffering skin to achieve clearer, more healthy skin.

Appointment length: 30 minutes

Price: $200

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Understand and Heal Your Skin With Face Reality Skincare Program at South Coast Plastic Surgery

You can heal your skin and experience the clear, healthy and beautiful skin you’ve always wanted. Face Reality acne-certified skincare expert, Kelsie Ballance, and our team of Face Reality Skincare experts are here for you to help you understand your skin in a whole new way. Once you know your skin, your diet, lifestyle, products and skin treatments can be carefully designed exactly to suit your needs and clear away acne. 

At South Coast Plastic Surgery, we offer a comprehensive approach to skincare and acne treatments. We consider our patients to be our family, and we proudly offer the experience and expertise of our highly skilled aesthetic team, who care for you under the guidance of our world-class cosmetic surgeons. Your Face Reality consultations and treatments are administered with absolute care and skill to achieve the results you’ve always wanted. 

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