According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin concern in the U.S., affecting up to 50 million people. However, acne treatments have long produced inconsistent results. Patients struggling to clear their skin have hundreds of options, including cleansers, creams, oral medications, and laser treatments. Unfortunately, despite the number of solutions available, many patients continue to struggle with acne for years. Rejuvené MD is excited to offer the El Paso, TX, area the newest breakthrough treatment for acne: AviClear. AviClear has earned the distinction of becoming the first and only FDA-cleared energy device for treating mild to severe acne.
What Is AviClear?
AviClear is an acne laser treatment that promises to change patients’ ongoing struggles with breakouts. Cleared for use by the FDA in March of 2022, AviClear is considered one of the most significant breakthroughs in acne treatments in decades. In addition, it doesn’t just target current acne; it also prevents future breakouts.
How Does AviClear Work?
Laser acne treatment targets and suppresses the sebaceous glands. Acne develops when the sebaceous glands overproduce an oily substance called sebum. This sebum combines with dead skin cells and debris, clogging pores and causing breakouts.
AviClear differs from other acne laser treatments because it uses a different frequency. The advanced 1726-nanometer wavelength laser can selectively target the sebaceous glands and shrink them without damaging the rest of the skin.
As a result, the skin produces less oil, current acne improves, and future breakouts are shorter and less frequent.
What Types of Acne Benefit?
AviClear can target every type of acne, including hormonal, cystic, and inflammatory acne. In addition, it can combat all levels of acne, from mild to severe.
In clinical studies, 91% of patients’ acne responded to AviClear treatment, and 87% saw at least half of their acne clear, with results continuing to improve over time.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The recommended course of AviClear acne laser treatments is three 30-minute sessions about a month apart. Nine out of ten patients who completed three sessions reported being very satisfied with their results one month after their treatments.
Three months later, over 90% of patients saw even further improvements, and the six- and nine-month results offered continued success.
Those who experience less acne and fewer breakouts after AviClear can avoid acne scars, which are notably difficult to treat and conceal.
Who Is a Candidate for AviClear?
Unlike many laser acne treatments, almost anyone is a candidate. In addition, since the unique wavelength used in AviClear targets only the sebaceous glands, not melanin, it is recommended for all skin tones. The FDA clinical trials included patients with very light and dark skin tones and found similar benefits.
Is AviClear Safe?
AviClear is chemical-free, toxin-free, and prescription-free. This laser acne treatment is FDA-cleared and can be used on all skin types and tones.
What to Expect from AviClear Treatments
While AviClear is currently recommended only for facial acne, each treatment does cover the entire face, not just the areas where you experience the most breakouts.
Upon arrival for your treatment, you’ll wash your face to clear any makeup, dirt, or residue, and we’ll use acetone to remove any grease from your skin. Then, we’ll apply water to improve the laser acne treatment’s contact with your skin.
The procedure is a short 15 to 30 minute session that requires no topical anesthetic, as the laser has a mechanism to cool the skin and maintain a comfortable temperature.
While some patients are slightly flushed after their treatment, it requires no downtime. In addition, many patients find the post-treatment glow offers an immediate improvement in their facial appearance.
You can resume your everyday routine, including your skin care regimen, immediately after your AviClear treatment. However, you should take special care to wear a sunblock lotion after your session.
Another unique aspect of AviClear acne laser treatment is that patients can continue their existing acne treatments, even prescriptions like Accutane and tretinoin. These combined treatments may allow patients to taper off prescription medications that have significant side effects much faster than they otherwise could.
AviClear vs. Accutane
Many physicians who offer AviClear compare the treatment’s results to the prescription oral medication isotretinoin, more commonly known as Accutane. Accutane has FDA approval to treat severe acne that is resistant to conventional therapies. While the results of Accutane can be impressive, the treatment also has significant side effects.
AviClear and Accutane treat acne similarly. Both treatments target the sebaceous glands and reduce the production of sebum.
However, many patients opt for AviClear instead of Accutane to treat severe acne. Accutane is generally considered to be a last-resort acne treatment due to the associated risks and the necessity for frequent lab tests.
Discover Clearer Skin with AviClear
The acne treatments available before AviClear were mostly reactive. Many of them offered poor effectiveness and failed to provide long-lasting solutions. In addition, except for oral prescription medications like Accutane, there wasn’t an option to treat acne at its root cause: the overproduction of sebum.
AviClear provides patients of all ages, skin tones, and skin types with an effective, long-term solution to clear acne without the need for oral prescription medications.
Rejuvené MD is proud to be one of the first practices to offer patients in El Paso, TX, this groundbreaking solution to a problem that affects up to 85% of teens and young adults, along with many older adults. Schedule an appointment with us today and start your journey to clearer skin.