Acne can take a toll on one's self-esteem and quality of life, especially in teenagers and young adults. Luckily our newest addition to the practice, AviClear™, offers long term, effective results. The skin of your dreams is just three 30-minute sessions away!
What is AviClear™?
AviClear™ is the first, and only, FDA-cleared energy device for the treatment of mild to severe acne. Acne is formed when the sebaceous glands, which secrete sebum, become clogged. AviClear™ uses 1726 nm wavelength to treat acne at the source, selectively targeting the sebaceous gland safely and effectively, while suppressing sebum production.
Am I a candidate for AviClear™?
One of our favorite things about AviClear™ is that it can treat all skin types and all ages! From mild to severe acne, and teenagers to adults, this treatment is for everyone. As we always recommend, it is important to schedule your complimentary skincare consultation before scheduling any treatments.
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How is it different from other acne treatments?
There are many acne treatments available, such as oral and topical antibiotics, retinols, special cleansers and as a last resort Accutane®. Long term oral and topical antibiotics can change your microbiome and may lead to long term issues. Other treatments are topical and just seem to work for a brief period of time. When patients develop severe cystic acne, they usually consider Accutane as a last resort. Accutane is oral medication that requires strict adherence to the program with monthly doctor visits, lab and pregnancy tests. While it is proven to have effective results, the side effects and risks can be painful and hard to manage. Some of these side effects include severe dryness, extreme itching, joint issues with limitation of sports activities, avoidance of alcohol, delay of family plans, and depression or irritability.
AviClear™ only requires a three treatment program, with minimal side effects, and created with patient comfort in mind. We think of it as an amazing alternative to Accutane. The treatment has no downtime and provides life changing results; it is the future of clear skin.
Is the treatment comfortable?
AviClear™ was designed to treat mild to severe acne with patient comfort in mind. The treatment features AviCool™, a powerful skin cooling system, to help maintain the skins temperature and allow a more comfortable experience. You may experience a mild snapping sensation during treatment, but as the treatment goes on, you will find it more comfortable. The treatment does not require any topical anesthetic!
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Is there downtime with AviClear™?
Not only is the treatment itself short in duration, the treatment requires relatively zero downtime. Patients are able to get treatment and go right back to their daily routines. It is highly recommended and important to use SPF after your AviClear™ treatment. You may experience some purging or dryness after treatment, so be sure to talk with your provider about products to help your skin after.
How many treatments will I need?
Regardless of acne severity, AviClear™ requires 3 treatments, spaced apart by 3-4 weeks, to see the best results. AviClear™ found that patients had a 80% reduction in lesions 3 months after their third treatment.