Acne is a frustrating skin concern that can resist even the most diligent efforts to banish it. Many people who struggle with acne find that their arsenal of creams, patches, and medications isn’t enough to achieve clear skin. Fortunately, an innovative laser called AviClear™ offers an alternative. It’s the first FDA-cleared energy device for the treatment of mild to severe acne. Here’s what you need to know before you move forward with AviClear in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Ideal Candidates for AviClear
AviClear is a game-changing device for anyone who’s tired of battling acne breakouts. You’re probably an ideal candidate for AviClear if you’re looking for a prescription-free acne treatment that’s quick, effective, and relatively painless. Best of all, it has little to no social downtime.
AviClear has been shown to work on all types and severities of acne. Furthermore, it’s appropriate for patients of all ages. Talk to our providers to learn if AviClear is right for you.
Does AviClear Really Work?
You know firsthand that many acne treatments are too good to be true. You’ve tried your fair share of topicals and dipped your toes into the world of prescription medications. The good news is that AviClear has a proven track record. It fights acne at the source by selectively suppressing sebum production using laser energy. Clinical trials show current and future breakout episodes are shorter, less intense, and more infrequent following AviClear laser acne treatments.
Is AviClear Better Than Accutane®?
AviClear is a promising alternative to the vitamin A derivative isotretinoin, which was sold under the brand name Accutane®. Accutane is no longer available, but similar formulations can be found through brands such as Absorica, Amnesteem, Claravis, and Sotret. Many people have used isotretinoin with great results. However, it has a host of undesirable side effects, such as:
- Dry skin, eyes, nose, or lips
- Rashes and itchy skin
- Dry or sore mouth or throat
- Muscle and joint aches
In contrast, AviClear is an effective treatment with mild side effects, such as inflamed and slightly swollen skin for up to two days following treatment and a temporary increase in acne (purging). No significant side effects were observed in the clinical trial.
Treat Stubborn Acne with AviClear in Lake Oswego
Call 503-699-6464 to schedule an AviClear laser acne treatment consultation at In My Own Skin Med Spa. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elisa Burgess, our modern aesthetic office serves patients from Lake Oswego, Portland, and nearby areas of Oregon.