What You Should Know Before Getting AviClear Treatment

Posted on April 19, 2023

Acne is a frustrating skin concern experienced by millions of people each year. Although acne is typically thought of as a concern affecting teenagers, it can affect people of all ages. Many products and treatments promise to get rid of acne, but the truth is that they don’t treat the underlying cause. AviClear is a revolutionary new treatment that can help reduce breakouts and treat acne with incredible results. Here’s what to know about AviClear and how it can help transform your skin.

What is AviClear?

AviClear is a laser treatment that is one of the newest and most advanced ways to treat acne. It was FDA-cleared in early 2022 and has been our preferred treatment for acne at our Chigaco office. Not only does it treat current breakouts, but it also prevents future ones.

How Does AviClear Work?

AviClear works by suppressing activity in the sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands are responsible for producing sebum to keep your skin moisturized and healthy. Often, the sebaceous glands are the cause of acne when they produce too much oil and become clogged. By using an advanced 1726nm wavelength, AviClear can target the sebaceous glands and reduce their activity without impacting the rest of the skin. This process causes the glands to produce less oil, lessening the chances that the glands become clogged and infected.

What Types of Acne Can AviClear Treat?

AviClear is an excellent option for all types of acne including cystic, hormonal, and inflammatory, ranging from mild to severe. Because of the laser energy used, it’s gentle on the skin and can be used for sensitive skin types. Since it does not target melanin, it can also be used for all skin types and tones. If you’re prone to acne scars, AviClear can be an effective way to reduce the chances of scarring by avoiding breakouts altogether. In short, AviClear can be beneficial for virtually anyone who struggles with acne and breakouts.

AviClear vs. Accutane

Accutane has long been one of the go-to treatments for severe and persistent acne. Although it’s very effective at clearing acne, there are many side effects that can steer patients away from it. AviClear works similarly in that it targets the sebaceous glands to reduce oil production. However, because AviClear has few risks, it presents a much more preferable option if you’re considering ways to treat severe acne.

What Can I Expect from AviClear Treatment?

Most patients benefit from three 30-minute sessions spaced about one month apart. AviClear treats the entire face, reducing the chances of breakouts in areas where you might experience them less commonly. Treatments don’t require any anesthetic and can take as little as 15-30 minutes. Although you might have some slight redness after treatment, you can go right back to your normal daily activities. Just make sure to use sunscreen and practice good skincare habits in the days following.

Schedule a Consultation

At the Center for Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine, Drs. Kalimullah and Cavanaugh can help you explore your best options for acne using our advanced new technologies. To schedule an appointment, contact our Chicago, IL office by calling or filling out our online form.