WHAT IS AVICLEAR?

The first and only FDA-cleared energy device for the treatment of acne. AviClear uses the power of laser light to selectively target and suppress sebaceous glands, permanently eliminating acne at the source without the need for prescription medications.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE?

AviClear is safe on all skin types and tones and acne types.

WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE?

  • Pregnant patients

  • Patients undergoing treatment for skin cancer

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR TREATMENT?

  • Let your AviClear provider know if you have used Isotretinoin (Accutane) within the last 6 months.

  • Discontinue products that are irritating to the skin 3 days before treatment.

    • Ex- tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, vitamin C/ascorbic acid, astringents, etc.

  • Avoid direct, prolonged (more than 20 min) sun exposure, including tanning beds, sprays and lotions; using SPF 30 or higher daily, for 2 weeks prior to treatment

  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an antiviral prescription prior to treatment. Please let your AviClear provider know if you have a history of cold sores.

  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved.

WHAT ARE THE AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS?

  • Do not wash your face or apply any topicals or make up on the day of treatment. Wiping with a warm washcloth is OK.

  • The day after treatment you can start using gentle cleanser, moisturizer SPF 30 or higher (multiple times/day) and non-comedogenic make up.

  • For 24-48 hrs avoid excessive sweating and heat exposure such as hot tubs or saunas

  • You can resume your regular skin care regimen 2 days after treatment and reintroduce actives such as retinoids, benzoyl peroxide and acids to minimize post treatment breakouts if desired

  • Direct sun exposure should be minimized throughout the duration of the treatment regimen.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER TREATMENT?

  • Mild to moderate discomfort is typical during treatment with a slight pricking sensation

  • Mild to significant erythema (redness) and mild to moderate edema (swelling) are common and  typically resolve within 20 min to several hours however, both can last for several days.

  • Mild acne flare ups are common after treatment. Typically occur 2 to 5 days after treatment and resolve over 2 to 3 weeks; however, acne flare ups can continue at perceptible levels for several more weeks.

  • Mild skin dryness can occur 1-2 days after treatment and typically resolves in a few days to 2 weeks with application of topical skin moisturizers

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?

Individual responses vary, but on average there should start to be improvement within 2 weeks of the first treatment. For many there is simply a slow and steady improvement while others may experience a worsening of acne symptoms prior to seeing improvement. In either case we see an average of 50-70% improvement by 12 months post-treatment.

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