AviClear is the first and only FDA-cleared device for treating mild, moderate and severe acne. Treatment is safe and effective for all types of skin and skin tones. The recommended course of treatment is 3 total sessions scheduled 1 month apart. Results are seen slowly over the course of 6-12 months after treatment. Studies only go out to 24 months because it is a new device but patient in the studies were seeing complete clearance of acne still at 2 years post-treatment. The laser is using a specific wavelength that targets and suppresses the sebaceous glands. This gland produces sebum which combines with dead skin cells to clog pores and cause breakouts. AviClear stops sebum from producing which prevents acne from forming.
RECOVERY: There is little to no downtime. Sessions are 30 minutes so patients can come during their lunch breaks and be fine to return to work or school after treatments.
PAIN: There is a mild snapping sensation during treatment and slight redness or possible short acne flareups after treatment.
REPEAT: The recommended course of treatment is 3 total sessions scheduled 1 month apart.