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Acne can affect people of all ages, although it often occurs in younger people the most. It can pop up on the face, but also on the chest, neck, shoulders, scalp and back as well. While acne is not life-threatening, it can have a significant impact on social comfort, well being and positive self-esteem. At Total Glow, we take acne very seriously and have designed several skincare regimens to get at the heart of the problem and solve it holistically from the inside out.

What is acne?

When the sebaceous glands within hair follicles become clogged with oil, bacteria begins to build up, causing a breakout. Thus acne is a chronic inflammation of the sebaceous glands. It can be difficult to treat. Topical products may further irritate the skin, while oral medications can harm the stomach. Non-invasive solutions at a med spa are often more expensive up front, but in the long run these options save time, money and suffering.

Acne & Ance Scars

What are acne scars?

Once the pimple has run its course, it often leaves in its wake a dark scar that may be raised and bumpy, or it maybe concave and depressed. Acne scars can cause a lot of self-consciousness for the patient, especially when they cover the face. They are hard to cover with makeup, and hiding them may become a preoccupation for some patients.

Acne & Ance Scars

What are the best treatments for combatting acne and acne scarring?


During microneedling, multiple ultra thin needles are used to create tiny punctures in the skin. These micro injuries prompt the body to rebuild its collagen reserves. The collagen can be instrumental in healing facial scarring.

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Chemical peels

A chemical peel is a customized facial application that exfoliates the outer damaged layer, ridding the skin of excess dirt, oil and debris. Our team will perform an analysis of your skin to make sure your peel is tailored to your problem skin.

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Skin Care Treatments

Our skin care treatments use several different steps, including exfoliating, cleansing, extracting and hydrating/protecting to thoroughly revitalize your skin. The pores are cleaned out of excess oil, dirt, debris and bacteria. Finally, antioxidants, peptides and other nutrients are infused to help promote long-term skin health.

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The IPL technology uses precise pulses of energy that penetrate the skin to kill bacteria within the hair follicles, and free the pores from debris and sebum. IPL also helps to reduce facial redness and facial scarring.

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Our Office The Total Glow Difference

When you come to Total Glow for treatment, you are entering an environment of total commitment to you. Terrie Absher Kochman, our founder and Sherpa, has implemented every measure to ensure each step of your journey is met with complete attention to detail.

Terrie trains every provider in the practice for months before allowing them to treat patients. This ensures each provider has “the touch” with each client, not only providing excellent results, but also making each patient as comfortable as possible.

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Total Glow MD open for all services including skin care!

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Updated September 22nd, 2020

Hello from Total Glow,

It's time to get your skin and whole body back on track and healthy, toned and glowing!


Total Glow MD is open per San Mateo County's guidelines.  We are providing all services including our expert skincare services with the exception of Hydrafacials and a few other facial treatments that are currently restricted. Our Wellness, body toning and muscle sculpting, injectables, IV's  and more are still available!   Try our new exclusive proprietary treatments for a jumpstart to get back that healthy glow.


We have implemented Covid-19 guidelines for our Team and for your health and safety that go beyond standard compliance.


Once you've secured your appointment, please follow our guidelines:

  1. Text or call upon arrival. Our large private parking lot is steps away from our entrance and exit doors. We will contact you and let you in as doors are kept locked.
  2. Masks and hand sanitation are required upon entering. Non-contact temperature check will be administered.
  3. COVID-19 forms are signed and health questionnaire completed
  4. We use hospital surgical suite grade UVC sterilization (not wands) for complete sterilization together with standard disinfectant protocols.
  5. Your Provider wears Shields and masks and is receiving health checks and temperature checks as well.
  6. Your Provider will escort you to a sterilized room without contact with other clients/patients
  7. You will be checked out for your service and product purchases in the treatment room rather than the front desk.
  8. We have a separate exit through our backdoor directly to the parking lot for your safety to ensure social distancing and no contact with anyone entering our facility.

Thank you for being on time as we stagger our appointments. We have added large breaks between our appointments as well for treatment room checkout, and product replenishment.  This also provides time to complete the surgical grade sterilization process after each and every appointment. 


With four Hydrafacial machines in our beautiful treatment rooms and medical suites for body and facial procedures as well numerous other modalities available, we will do our best to get you in promptly.


We hope to see you soon and help you get a total glow from head to toe!

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Thank you so much for your support!

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