Acne is an embarrassing and frustrating skin condition that can be painful and impact your self-esteem. While there are a variety of acne treatments and medications that can be helpful, many of our patients at Rejuvené MD have already tried everything and are still suffering from various forms of acne.
We offer a revolutionary FDA-cleared laser acne treatment that can get at the root cause of acne regardless of what type of acne you suffer from. Our AviClear acne treatments in El Paso, TX are a gentle and non-invasive way to help address acne and to get the clear skin that you want.
What Causes Acne?
While many things can contribute to acne such as lifestyle, diet, genetics, hormones, and more, all of these factors create the same effect on the skin which can lead to acne. Acne is caused when an overactive sebaceous gland produces too much oil or sebum. When this sebum mixes with dead skin cells and other bacteria, it produces a red and inflamed area in the pore. For some people, this problem can occur continually, leading to constant breakouts on the face.
Over time, acne can lead to even more problems such as skin discoloration and scarring which can persist even if the acne goes away or an adequate treatment is found. With AviClear acne treatment, we can get acne under control so that it is no longer damaging and aging the skin and we can prevent acne scarring in many patients who come to us before lasting damage occurs.
What Is AviClear?
AviClear is a laser acne treatment that is designed to treat acne. While many laser treatments have been used in the past to help minimize acne breakouts, AviClear is the first and only laser that has been FDA-cleared specifically for treating acne.
AviClear uses a wavelength of light that specifically targets the sebaceous glands in the skin. While other types of lasers target melanin, this new wavelength of light suppresses the sebaceous glands and keeps them from producing as much sebum. Without excessive sebum production, your skin is able to heal and future acne breakouts are avoided.
What Types of Acne Can AviClear Treat?
Hormonal Acne Treatment
Many people experience hormonal changes throughout their life. This can commonly happen to teens during puberty or to women when they become pregnant or experience menopause. An unfortunate side effect of hormone changes is increased oil production in your skin which can often cause acne. AviClear is an effective hormonal acne treatment because it suppresses this oil production.
Cystic Acne Treatment
Cystic acne is the most serious and often the most painful and embarrassing form of acne. Excess oil mixing with bacteria can cause large painful cysts that affect the deep layers of skin. This type of acne often causes acne scarring because it can break down collagen and elastin in the skin. With our laser acne treatments, we can minimize oil production to help keep your pores clear and resolve cystic acne.
Inflammatory Acne Treatment
When bacteria collects in pores that have been clogged by sebum and dead skin cells, it can lead to inflammatory acne. This is your body trying to fight off the bacteria in your body. The result can be papules, pustules, or even cysts underneath the skin. As with other types of acne, AviClear is an effective treatment for inflammatory acne.
What Are the Benefits of AviClear?
Can Treat Everything From Mild to Severe Acne
One of the benefits of AviClear is that it can be used to treat everything from mild to severe forms of acne. It can be used during active breakouts to clear existing acne or to prevent further breakouts.
Offers Treatments That Are More Than Surface-Deep
Many treatments only deal with surface-level causes of acne such as dead skin cell production or the presence of bacteria on the skin. These treatments can often cause irritation to the surface of the skin. AviClear addresses deeper causes and is not irritating to the skin.
Can Be Used for Many Different Skin Types
AviClear can be used for people of all different skin types and colors. It is considered suitable for individuals with light and dark skin tones since it targets sebaceous glands rather than melanin.
Offers Longer-Lasting Results
Because this acne treatment is affecting the production of sebum, it can produce longer-lasting results than many other types of treatments which only work while being used. As of now, AviClear has been shown to produce satisfactory results for up to two years after the round of treatments is complete.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
Recovering from severe acne can take time. With AviClear acne treatments, you can expect to need 3 treatments to achieve significant results. As with many treatments, breakouts can often occur several weeks after treatment as your body adjusts. Don’t be discouraged! In the months after your treatment, breakouts will become less frequent and there are ways that we can help address the temporary increase of acne. Most patients achieve satisfactory results within six months of starting treatment.
Is AviClear an Acne Scar Treatment?
AviClear is not an acne scar treatment. However, after we get your breakouts under control, we have other options for addressing scars that you may have from your struggle with acne.
Are AviClear Treatments Right for You?
If you are suffering from acne breakouts that are affecting your quality of life and other treatments have not been successful, get in touch with us for AviClear acne treatment. At Rejuvené, we love helping our patients to gain more confidence through having clear skin. Call us today or fill out an online form to schedule a consultation in El Paso, TX.