AviClear® is an FDA-cleared laser treatment for adolescent and adult acne. It’s the first technology of its kind and powerful in regulating the sebaceous glands that overproduce oil and lead to acne breakouts.
The dermatological team here at North Pacific Dermatology is excited to offer this advanced technology to help you prevent future breakouts while treating current acne. An astounding 92% of patients who were treated with AviClear reported that at least half of their acne resolved at 12 months after their final treatment session.
Read on to learn how this skin revolution can help you.
Acne is the most common skin condition, affecting as many as 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24. Acne isn’t only for teens and young adults. The skin condition can also affect women and men over the age of 40, usually due to hormonal changes.
People who have a large number of oil glands are more susceptible to it. These sebaceous glands produce oil – called sebum – that makes your skin feel soft. When you have too much of this oil, it gets trapped in your pores, combines with dead skin cells and bacteria, and causes pimples, white heads, black heads, and cysts.
Acne does run in families: It can be genetically passed down by your parents. Diet, endocrine disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome, medications, stress, and some skin care products can also contribute to acne.
AviClear uses light power to target and suppress the production of oil from sebaceous glands. This targets acne at its source.
AviClear treats existing breakouts by removing pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, zits, and cysts. It also reduces future incidences of acne breakouts. If you do have one, it’s much shorter and less intense.
AviClear is a comfortable, tolerable treatment that requires just three 30-minute sessions. You’ll notice the results right away and they continue to keep acne flare-ups to a minimum for 6-12 months. Some people experience a reduction in acne breakouts for up to 2 years.
AviClear is safe for all skin types. It is so effective, you won’t need additional prescription medications. The treatment involves no harsh chemicals or toxins.
You can return to all normal activities following treatment.
AviClear treatments create a snapping sensation against your skin. You may feel some discomfort in thinner areas of skin, like the upper lip, but the treatment is quick and most people tolerate it quite well. AviClear features AviCool™, a built-in cooling and sensory control, to maximize your comfort and safety during treatment.
Right after AviClear treatment, you may have some mild redness or inflammation. These are temporary and should resolve on their own. Some people experience a flare-up about 1-3 weeks following treatment. This is normal, and we can help calm this initial reaction.
Find out if AviClear is right for you. Call North Pacific Dermatology today or use this website to set up your consultation at any of our offices in Arcata or Crescent City, California. We want to help you get clear, acne-free skin.