June is Acne Awareness Month and what better way to celebrate than by treating your acne with a new innovative treatment? While skincare and topical acne treatments can help sometimes, a laser treatment like AviClear can treat your chronic and stubborn acne at its source.
To better understand acne and whether AviClear treatments are right for you, let’s take a more in-depth look at the condition and the treatment.
What is acne?
Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that occurs when the pores are blocked with dead skin cells, hair, and oil. The build-up of sebum (an oily substance) can lead to the growth of bacteria which can then lead to inflammation, redness, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, nodules, and scars.
Acne can occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. And while it’s most common in teenagers and young adults, it can affect people of all ages. Adult acne is a very real concern for many people. Our stressful lives are only making this problem worse!
What is AviClear?
Fortunately, there is a new way to treat acne at HMGS Dermatology: AviClear! It’s an FDA-approved laser treatment that uses a 1726 nm wavelength to target acne where it starts. The treatment targets the oil glands with laser light energy to reduce the production of sebum.
The treatment also uses advanced sapphire cooling technology to ensure your skin never gets too hot during the procedure
AviClear treatment can work on mild, moderate, or severe acne. Whether your problem is cystic acne, hormonal acne, comedonal acne, papules, and/or pustules this treatment might work for you. And it’s not just effective on old breakouts. It can work on active acne flare-ups as well.
The whole process takes about 30 minutes and while you may feel some discomfort, most people didn’t find the procedure painful. The feeling has been compared to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Typically, three AviClear acne treatments spaced four weeks apart are considered one course of treatment, and depending on the severity of your acne, you may need more than one treatment course.
How Does AviClear Work To Fight Acne?
While sebum production can help keep our skin moisturized and protected, too much of it can lead to clogged pores and ultimately, acne. By reducing the production of oil, AviClear acne treatment stops the sebaceous glands from creating too much sebum and in turn, causing acne to form on the skin.
AviClear can also stop your acne from becoming worse and stop future breakouts from ever occurring.
Schedule A Consultation
Looking to celebrate Acne Awareness Month by treating your breakouts? Make your first step by scheduling a consultation with one of our leading Dermatologists or exceptional Physician Assistants at HMGS Dermatology. Our experienced team can determine the best treatment for your skin and walk you through the AviClear treatment process. To schedule a consultation today, call our Marlton, Camden, or Hammonton, NJ offices.