AviClear laser therapy is a safe, effective, drug-free treatment for acne that offers long-lasting results without the negative side effects that often accompany other types of acne treatments. This award-winning treatment specifically targets the source of sebum, the oily substance on the skin, to get to the root cause of acne.
Acne is a skin condition that develops when hair follicles get blocked. The sebaceous glands produce an oily substance, known as sebum, to lubricate skin and hair to stop them from drying out. With acne, the glands produce too much sebum, which combines with dead skin cells to block the hair follicles, which are connected to the oil glands.
The condition can cause symptoms such as whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pimples, nodules, and cysts. Acne typically develops on the face, but it can also affect areas such as the back, chest, and shoulders because these areas have the most sebaceous glands. Other factors can contribute to acne or make it worse, such as hormone changes, certain types of medications, stress, and diet. In severe cases, acne can lead to permanent scarring, if not treated effectively.
Treatment for Acne
There is a range of over-the-counter and prescription acne treatments available that primarily aim to control acne, avoid scarring and damage to the skin, and make scars less noticeable. Some prescription medications can cause unpleasant side effects, such as dry skin, redness, skin irritation, itching, an increase in sun sensitivity, and headaches. Long-term antibiotic use to treat acne can lead to resistance to some antibiotics.
AviClear Laser Therapy for Acne
Many acne treatments target factors that cause acne rather than the actual production of sebum. However, AviClear is an innovative laser treatment that uses the power of laser light to selectively target and suppress sebaceous glands, eliminating acne right at the source.
This safe, noninvasive, FDA-approved treatment delivers short and precise amounts of pulsed light energy to targeted areas of the skin. It is a quick treatment, taking approximately 20- 30 minutes, and does not require any downtime or anesthesia. 3-4 sessions are typically recommended 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. The treatment can be used on all skin types and tones and can help mild, moderate, and severe acne.
What Can I Expect at My Appointment?
During treatment, a laser wand is placed directly on the area to be treated. The light produced by the laser penetrates the skin without causing any damage and targets the oil glands that cause acne, helping reduce the amount of sebum produced by the glands. Laser therapy also helps eliminate bacteria that may have built up under the skin, reducing the risk of infection and allowing the skin to heal better.
AviClear laser therapy isn’t considered painful, but it may cause some discomfort in some people, depending on the location of the treatment. The sensation experienced during treatment is often described as a slight snapping sensation, similar to a rubber band being snapped against the skin or a warm pinprick. A cooling device may be used during treatment, which helps to cool and protect the skin before each pulse of the laser to help keep you comfortable.
What Are the Results Like?
AviClear laser therapy is considered a very safe treatment when carried out by a licensed professional. It is a highly successful treatment to eliminate acne, with as many as 87% of patients reporting that at least half of their acne resolved 6 months following treatment, with results continuing to improve with time. Clinical trials have also shown that 90% of patients responded well to treatment, with future flare-ups typically shorter, less severe, and less frequent following treatment.
AviClear Laser Therapy in Dallas, TX
At Privé Aesthetics, we offer the most innovative techniques for your health and beauty care, including laser and light therapy to treat a variety of conditions, such as acne, rosacea, and spider veins, and to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
Our highly trained professionals offer a range of affordable medical spa treatments, including laser treatments, dermal fillers, Botox, microneedling, non-invasive fat removal, and much more, to help you look and feel your best.
To schedule a consultation with one of our expert providers, call us today at (817) 739-6640 or use our online appointment request form. We are conveniently located across the street from Southern Methodist University (SMU).