Although acne is commonly associated with adolescence, millions of adults also struggle with breakouts. Spot treatments are usually sufficient for the occasional pimple or blackhead. But if you have lengthy or frequent breakouts, it’s a good idea to enlist some professional help.
At Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville, we help men and women in Jacksonville Beach, FL, and the surrounding areas treat active breakouts and prevent future ones using a revolutionary laser treatment known as AviClear.
What Is AviClear?
AviClear is the latest and greatest in laser-based technology. It is a one-of-a-kind FDA-cleared laser acne treatment that penetrates deep below the surface of the skin to treat the root cause of acne — excess sebum production.
Sebum is a natural oil secreted by your body, but different people produce different amounts of it. People with overactive sebaceous glands are more prone to oily skin and acne breakouts.
How Does AviClear Work?
AviClear works by using a unique 1726-nanometer wavelength that is able to directly target sebaceous glands without damaging any nearby skin cells.
The bursts of laser energy generated by the AviClear device travel down to the sebum-producing glands, where they are quickly absorbed. As sebaceous glands absorb the energy, they become damaged and shrink in size. This leads to an overall decrease in sebum production.
Results of AviClear
The results of AviClear are cumulative, meaning they improve with each treatment. Most people experience a decrease in sebum production after each treatment session, but it can take several months to see the full results of AviClear.
In clinical studies, nearly 90% of patients saw at least a 50% decrease in the frequency and severity of acne breakouts six months after treatment. And the good news is the results continue to improve for several months after treatment as your sebum production slows down and your skin finds balance.
Who Is Laser Acne Treatment Right for?
Laser acne treatment is right for almost anyone who is struggling with mild to severe acne breakouts. More specifically, laser acne treatment with AviClear is suitable for adults of all ages and colors.
Unlike many other laser treatments, AviClear does not target the pigment in your skin. This means it can be used on all skin tones. Additionally, since AviClear addresses the root of the problem, it is effective at treating all types of acne, including:
- Cystic acne
- Inflammatory acne
- Hormonal acne
- Comedonal acne
No matter what kind of acne you struggle with, AviClear can help restore a brighter and clearer complexion.
How Many Treatment Sessions Are Necessary?
Most people notice a decrease in sebum production after just one session, but three sessions are usually necessary to achieve the full results you desire. This is significantly shorter than some laser-based treatment plans that require six or more treatments to see the full results.
AviClear treatment sessions are typically scheduled three to four weeks apart to give your skin time to fully recover between treatments.
What to Expect During AviClear Treatment
We begin every AviClear treatment by using a gentle facial cleanser to prep the treatment area.
Once your face is clean, we guide the AviClear device methodically over the treatment area. We treat your entire face to help ensure even results, but we also pay special attention to areas that give you the most trouble.
During treatment, AviClear keeps your skin at a comfortable temperature using the built-in sapphire skin cooling system with smart controls known as AviCool. The entire process only takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Benefits of AviClear Acne Laser Treatment
Besides being able to treat active breakouts and prevent future ones, AviClear has some impressive benefits that make it a very attractive option for adults struggling to manage their acne. AviClear treatments:
- Eliminate the need for prescription medications
- Do not require any downtime
- Can treat all types of acne
- Can be used on all skin types and tones
- Simplify your skin care routine
AviClear is a convenient, medication-free treatment option for anyone looking for a long-term solution to their acne woes.
After AviClear treatment, you should take the same precautions as you would with any laser-based treatment. Mainly, you should minimize direct sunlight exposure and apply a strong sunscreen at least once a day to protect your skin.
However, you don’t need to take any time off from work, and you can resume your normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
Can AviClear Correct Acne Scarring?
AviClear strictly focuses on treating and preventing acne breakouts; it does not address acne scarring. However, we do offer several cosmetic treatments that can reduce the appearance of acne scars, including:
- Chemical peels
- Secret RF
- Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy
Make sure to tell us about any and all cosmetic concerns you have when you come in for a consultation. This allows us to make the best recommendations and create a customized treatment plan that will address all of your concerns.
AviClear Acne Laser Treatment in Jacksonville Beach, FL
At Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville, we have over 14 years of experience helping men and women correct a wide variety of blemishes and combat the signs of aging. When you come into our office, you can always expect to be treated with the highest degree of professionalism and compassion.
If you’ve tried endless creams, cleansers, and serums and can’t find any acne relief, we can help. AviClear is the first device of its kind to be granted FDA clearance, and we are proud to be at the forefront of clinics offering this revolutionary treatment.
If you’re ready to stop your acne at the source, reach out to us today to schedule your consultation.