Are you struggling with acne?
Well, you are not alone! Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, and left untreated, can take a toll on your self-confidence as well as cause visible scarring. At Artful Aesthetics in Oakland, we can treat the root causes of acne without harsh chemicals or prescription medications using AviClear™ laser treatments!
How does acne form?
Acne forms when the pores around your hair follicles become clogged. Sebum (the oily substance on your skin) is released by the sebaceous gland deep within your skin to help keep your skin hydrated and protect your skin’s natural barrier. Excess oil combined with dead skin cells allows bacteria to grow in the clogged pore and creates a lesion or pimple. Most people experience some form of acne in their lifetime, but it’s particularly prevalent in teens and young adults. That said, acne can form at almost age and for a number of reasons. For some people, acne clears over time or with the help of targeted cleansers and topical treatments. But for others, acne persists or reappears at intervals well into adulthood and can be challenging to treat.
Artful Aesthetics is excited to introduce AviClear, the first and only FDA-cleared laser treatment for the treatment of mild, moderate, and severe acne.
What is AviClear?
AviClear is a laser treatment that can safely and effectively treat all skin types and can be used on all acne severities.
How does AviClear work?
AviClear targets acne at the source. This revolutionary laser treatment uses a 1726nm wavelength to selectively target and down regulate the sebaceous glands. Overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands is one of the leading causes of acne.
How many treatments are needed?
Three quick 30-miunute treatment sessions over 3 months.
Is it safe?
Unlike most traditional acne treatments, AviClear is free of harmful side effects, free of chemicals and toxins, and safe for all skin types and tones. After treatment, mild symptoms such as redness, inflammation and flareups are normal but fade quickly.
Who can receive an AviClear treatment?
AviClear can be used on adolescents and adult patients, suffering from mild, moderate and severe acne.
Is the treatment comfortable?
AviClear is equipped with exclusive AviCool™ sapphire skin cooling and sensory controls that maintain your skin’s temperature during treatment for a more comfortable experience.