1. Dirt causes acne. People with acne don’t have dirty skin.  They have acne prone skin.  Acne is a process that results from excess oil mixing with dead skin cells to form a “sludge” that blocks or clogs the opening of the follicle or pore at the skin’s surface.  Many people who suffer with acne wash their skin at least twice a day and many people with clear skin only wash their face once daily or not at all.  Dirt is not a contributing factor for acne!


  1. Only teenagers and young people have acne. The truth is that acne can affect anyone, male or female at any age!  Now, it is certainly true that teens in the midst of puberty typically struggle more with acne, but some of these people never get better and continue to struggle with acne as adults too.  This is because puberty is a time of a lot of hormonal changes that stimulate oil production in the skin.  But acne is also a genetic process which means that some people are more prone to have acne throughout their lifetime and not just when they’re young.
  1. Acne is just a cosmetic problem. Acne absolutely affects the way you look.  BUT, the effects of that are much more far reaching.  Many people who suffer with acne avoid social, professional and athletic activities because of it.  It can be a source of anxiety, embarrassment and low self-esteem.  While acne does affect your appearance, it can also have an effect on your emotional and psychological well being that lasts a lifetime.
  1. Spot treatments work to fix acne. Spot treatments are usually creams or gels that you can buy to dab onto your acne.  They usually contain benzoyl peroxide, which is a great medication that kills P. acnes, the bacteria that can be involved in acne.  But unless you have the specific type of acne bumps that are “open” which allow the benzoyl peroxide to penetrate and do its job, then it won’t work for you.  It also doesn’t do anything to keep new pimples from forming.  So you often just end up chasing every new breakout with these types of treatments.
  1. Food causes acne. This one gets a lot of attention.  It would be great if we could just eliminate this or that and fix acne.  And yes, I’m sure you notice when you eat “whatever”, you’re acne gets worse.  But this statement has been looked at and put to the test in many good, scientific studies and just not found to be true at all.
  1. Makeup causes acne. So this one has a bit of truth to it.  Makeup alone doesn’t directly cause acne, but certain ingredients have been shown to make someone who’s prone to acne worse.  These are ingredients to avoid if you have acne:  lanolin, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, propylene glycol, alcohol, isopropyl myristate, mineral oil and parabens.  Also, another good rule of thumb is to use products that only say “non-comedogenic”, “oil-free” or “hypoallergenic”.
  1. Sweating cleans out your pores. It is true that sweating opens up your pores, but it doesn’t really do anything to clean them out.  In fact, exercising will make your body make more oil by stimulating your sebum glands.  So your acne may get worse!  Because of this, it’s important to rinse or wash the excess oil and dead skin cells from the skin’s surface to help prevent a flare up.  If you have your skin occluded with something (hat, headbands, padding or gear) you may notice your acne gets worse in that area as occlusion speeds up this process.
  1. Getting some sun is good for your acne. This one is interesting.  Light does have a negative effect of bacteria, and there are some specific light-based treatments for acne that can help it get better.  Sunlight (or a tanning bed) though is not really one of these.  In fact, the harm you can do to your skin far outweighs any benefit you might see.  While your acne might get better now, you could put yourself at risk for skin cancer, sunspots and premature wrinkles down the road—not a good trade-off!
  1. Scrubbing the skin clean prevents acne. Remember, acne isn’t caused by dirty skin.  And yes, it’s good to remove excess oil, bacteria and dead skin cells with proper cleansing, but overdoing it can backfire on you.  Acne is an inflammatory skin condition.  Anything that inflames the skin will make it worse.  Scrubbing (and abrasive scrub products) will irritate your skin.  Your acne will flare. Also, remember that the more you wash away the oil, the drier your skin will get. If your skin is dry, your body will try to make more oil. More oil equals more acne!
  1. Stress causes acne. Stress may aggravate your acne because it can trigger certain hormonal changes that may increase your oil production. Cortisol, the “stress hormone” definitely stimulates the sebaceous glands, but it isn’t the only reason that you will see breakouts.
Contact us for a FREE Consultation
  • 5 star ratingLori was so knowledgeable and accommodating! She suggested a non surgical brow lift and it did wonders to help my... Read More

    Cristen F. Avatar
    Cristen F.

    5 star ratingThank you to all the Celibre Medical staff for always making me feel welcomed. I've been coming to this facility... Read More

    Darius T. Avatar
    Darius T.

    5 star ratingI was pleased about my first visitation. Kevin, the director was very professional, he explained and answered all my concerns,... Read More

    Yuka M. Avatar
    Yuka M.
  • 5 star ratingI have been going to Lori at Celibre for years. I consider her an artist in her approach to... Read More

    Debbie S. Avatar
    Debbie S.

    5 star ratingFor as long as I can remember my Dad has been the sunshine of my life. There was... Read More

    Jen O. Avatar
    Jen O.

    5 star ratingCustomer service- clarifying conversations- the desired results! These are some of the proficiencies you'll encounter with these skilled professionals. They... Read More

    Laila R. Avatar
    Laila R.
  • 5 star ratingLori is absolutely remarkable. She works miracles on my look. When I leave I look 10 yrs younger and it's... Read More

    roxanne w. Avatar
    roxanne w.

    5 star ratingI've been going to Celibre and getting treatments from Lori for over 10 years now. I've had dysport, fillers, and... Read More

    Lucy L. Avatar
    Lucy L.

    5 star ratingI just recently had the profractional laser done at Celibre in December. It has literally shaved 10 years off... Read More

    Dannie A. Avatar
    Dannie A.
  • 5 star ratingI highly recommend Lori for any skin concerns or treatments that Celibre offers! She took the time to listen to... Read More

    R V. Avatar
    R V.

    5 star ratingI normally do not write reviews but I have to say that Celibre is the best. The office staff... Read More

    Debbie S. Avatar
    Debbie S.

    5 star ratingI am so impressed with the service and quality from Celibre. I drive an hour for injections from Lori Haney.... Read More

    Robyn W. Avatar
    Robyn W.
  • 5 star ratingThe staff here are very welcoming and informative! I'm the type to ask to ask questions on anything new I... Read More

    Angilina M. Avatar
    Angilina M.

    5 star ratingThank you Celibre for making me feels so much better! Lori is a miracle worker! Fine lines so improved... Read More

    roxanne w. Avatar
    roxanne w.

    5 star ratingAlthough I'm new fairly new to Celibre, I've been very pleased with the service so far. Honesty is very important... Read More

    Anna C. Avatar
    Anna C.
  • 5 star ratingI loooove how the Celibre's staff is so knowledgeable in facial construction, symmetry & features and don't focus just on... Read More

    LadyLoops L. Avatar
    LadyLoops L.

    5 star ratingBeen here several times for laser tattoo removal with Kevin. Face tattoos are painful to remove. Kevin's communication with you... Read More

    Timothy J. Avatar
    Timothy J.

    4 star ratingCalled for a consultation and spoke with Kevin I told him I was interested in my smile lines so he... Read More

    Sheena S. Avatar
    Sheena S.
  • 5 star ratingI cannot say enough great things about this place. The front desk staff are super personable, nice and welcoming. Kevin... Read More

    Amber W. Avatar
    Amber W.

    5 star ratingI was referred to Celibre by a friend and was not disappointed. The office is clean, open and had great... Read More

    Lauren C. Avatar
    Lauren C.

    5 star ratingAwesome Staff and love the laser hair removable service... best thing I've done so far!!!

    Jackie A. Avatar
    Jackie A.
  • 5 star ratingOmg !!! What to say... I have a birthmark on my face and tried my whole life to get rid... Read More

    Coco C. Avatar
    Coco C.

    Went in to have some small skin tags removed as well as have some botox injected into my forehead...I didn't... Read More

    Jake Haney Avatar
    Jake Haney

    5 star ratingWhat an amazing experience!!! Not only did I love my results (which can we be honest, that's why we are... Read More

    Faith P. Avatar
    Faith P.
  • 5 star ratingVery professional and patient! They will educate you, and answer all of your questions.

    Wendy R. Avatar
    Wendy R.

    5 star ratingI had gone to Celibre 10 years ago and had a great experience- so I decided to go back and... Read More

    Andrea O. Avatar
    Andrea O.

    5 star ratingI had gone to Celibre 10 years ago and had a great experience- so I decided to go back and... Read More

    Andrea O. Avatar
    Andrea O.
  • 5 star ratingVery clean, kind friendly staff, provided me with a lot of preliminary information. I had a lot of questions and... Read More

    Sarah D. Avatar
    Sarah D.

    5 star ratingLori is an angel from heaven. I mean it!!

    I am a first time injector and was relatively nervous about...
    Read More

    Erin M. Avatar
    Erin M.

    5 star ratingLori is an angel from heaven. I mean it!!

    I am a first time injector and was relatively nervous about...
    Read More

    Erin M. Avatar
    Erin M.
  • 4 star ratingI had a great experience here. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Nurse Kevin used Restylane to fill under... Read More

    Tiffany C. Avatar
    Tiffany C.

    5 star ratingStars to the moon for this wonderful place. Talk about an educated and highly skilled staff. I was beyond satisfied... Read More

    Nikki N. Avatar
    Nikki N.

    5 star ratingI love this place and the people that work here. Lori is the BEST! She takes the time to explain... Read More

    Rilee S. Avatar
    Rilee S.
  • 5 star ratingI called to ask for information. Very pleasant experience, not put in hold, very helpful and not pushy about making... Read More

    Esther L. Avatar
    Esther L.

    5 star ratingThe wait is finally over! I've been searching for a great place to help me take care of my skin... Read More

    Colleen B. Avatar
    Colleen B.

    5 star ratingGreat service and results. Lori was great at getting the look I wanted.

    Anita K. Avatar
    Anita K.
  • 5 star ratingI am blown away. The Office is lovely, the receptionist super nice, even the owners is hot, but really it's... Read More

    Meredith J. Avatar
    Meredith J.

    5 star ratingI had an amazing experience there. After going back and forth with one of the owners, Kevin, to make... Read More

    Sandra C. Avatar
    Sandra C.

    5 star ratingI highly recommend Celibre as a great place for laser treatments. Office is peaceful, front desk Associate friendly and waiting... Read More

    Téa M. Avatar
    Téa M.
  • 5 star ratingThis place is great. The staff is very friendly. Nurses are kind and personable. They meet great... Read More

    Jonathan Z. Avatar
    Jonathan Z.

    4 star ratingI didn't even know this place existed, only came in to accompany my mom for her visit. They offer free... Read More

    JeL C. Avatar
    JeL C.

    5 star ratingHave seen Lori twice for laser treatments on face. Everyone is very friendly and Lori is not only professional,... Read More

    Sofia Y. Avatar
    Sofia Y.
  • 5 star ratingI had a laser treatment on January 2017 with Lori Haney. After a month I came back to see Lori... Read More

    Rowena P. Avatar
    Rowena P.

    First of all, Lori Haney, the RN, is the kindest and most genuinely concerned medical professional I've ever had the... Read More

    Fatima Safi Avatar
    Fatima Safi

    5 star ratingI found celibre here on yelp, i was looking for a dermatologist and i went with the one with the... Read More

    Ana M. Avatar
    Ana M.