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How Does AviClear Work? 7 Questions, Answered

How Does AviClear Work? 7 Questions, Answered


Acne can be a significant source of frustration. Many patients have experienced the disappointment of persistent breakouts, leading to feelings of self-consciousness. 

It’s also not uncommon to try countless topical treatments and even some unconventional home remedies — to just be left disappointed, or have the acne flare up again down the track.

Perhaps what you need isn’t just any other acne treatment. 

Unlike other options, AviClear offers a different approach that tackles acne at its source.  This innovative laser treatment can help patients achieve long-lasting results, not just temporary fixes.  

But with any new treatment option, questions naturally come up. 

Understanding how AviClear works can empower you to make informed decisions about your skin’s health. This blog will dive into the details of AviClear, addressing some of the most common questions patients have. Let’s explore what it is, how it works, and whether it might be the right solution for you. 

#1 — what is AviClear acne laser treatment?

AviClear is a cutting-edge acne treatment that uses laser technology to combat breakouts. Unlike other methods that rely on creams, medications, or harsh chemicals, it takes a different approach. It’s a laser treatment specifically designed to address the root causes of acne, providing a more effective and long-lasting solution.

What sets AviClear apart is its precision. 

While other treatments might just deal with the surface symptoms, this treatment targets the underlying issues that cause acne: the sebaceous glands. It’s a non-invasive, high-tech procedure to clear your skin from within. For this reason, AviClear is a standout option for those who have tried everything else without success.

#2 — how does AviClear work?

Let’s dive into the science behind AviClear. 

The treatment uses a precise laser wavelength (1726 nm) that penetrates the skin to target the root cause of acne: overactive sebaceous glands. 

These glands are naturally present in our skin and produce sebum, an oily substance that plays a vital role. Sebum helps keep our skin hydrated, supple, and acts as a natural barrier against bacteria and environmental pollutants.

However, in acne-prone individuals, different factors disrupt this delicate balance. These can include hormonal fluctuations, genetics, and certain medications — all of which can stimulate these glands to produce excess sebum. This surplus of oil disrupts the natural shedding of skin cells, causing them to clump together and clog the pores.

AviClear’s laser technology is designed to reduce the activity of these glands. By doing so, it minimises oil production, which in turn helps prevent future acne. 

woman having aviclear laser treatment done on her cheek by a male dermatologist

#3 — what does the treatment feel like?

Now that you understand how AviClear works, let’s explore what to expect during a typical treatment session. 

The process is designed to be comfortable and efficient. The AviClear laser itself uses a gentle, calibrated approach. Most patients describe the sensation during treatment as a mild warmth or tingling, and some even compare it to a very light snapping sensation on the skin. It’s a far cry from the more intense laser treatments you might be picturing.

Patient comfort is the top priority throughout the treatment. The laser system incorporates built-in cooling technology to make sure your skin remains comfortable during the session.  

Many patients report that the experience is far more manageable than they initially anticipated. And while some individuals may experience a slight degree of discomfort, it’s typically minimal and well-tolerated.

#4 — how long does each session take?

The process is quick, with each session at Ascension Clinic taking between 30 to 60 minutes from start to finish. This makes it easy to fit into a busy schedule – you could even pop in for a session during a lunch break.

For optimal results, most people need a series of treatments. Typically, three sessions spaced four weeks apart are recommended. This helps to make sure the laser can effectively reduce oil production and target all areas of concern.

There’s minimal preparation required before each session, and the recovery time is very minimal. You might experience a bit of redness immediately after, but it fades quickly. You can go right back to your daily activities without missing a beat.

result of aviclear on a woman

#5 — when do I start seeing good results?

Patience is key when it comes to AviClear. Typically, you might start noticing improvements a few weeks after your first session. Most users report visible changes after their second treatment. 

Significant results become apparent a few weeks after completing all recommended sessions. This gradual improvement allows your skin to heal and adjust, reducing the likelihood of sudden breakouts.

Results can vary based on skin type and the severity of your acne. For instance, those with milder acne might see faster results compared to someone with severe, persistent acne. However, both groups can achieve clear skin with consistent treatment.

Question #6 — How long do AviClear results last?

Once you’ve completed the treatment series, many users enjoy clear skin for several months, sometimes even longer. The reduction in oil production means fewer breakouts over time. 

Ninety-two percent (92%) of patients treated saw at least half of their acne resolved 12 months after the final treatment session.

However, maintaining these results can depend on several factors. 

Follow-up treatments might be recommended to sustain the benefits. Your dermal clinician or specialist dermatologist will guide you on the optimal frequency based on your skin’s response.

Lifestyle choices also play an important role. A balanced diet, a proper skincare routine, and avoiding acne triggers can help prolong the results from AviClear. Using non-comedogenic products and managing stress can support your skin’s health and prevent new breakouts.

While AviClear offers a powerful solution for acne, ongoing care and periodic treatments are recommended. These can help you maintain that clear, radiant skin you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

results of aviclear on a man

#7 — am I a good candidate for AviClear?

AviClear isn’t a magic solution, and a consultation with a specialist dermatologist or dermal clinician is important before starting treatment. 

Ideally, suitable candidates are 18 years or older. This age range allows for more stable hormone levels that can impact acne development. Treatment might not be as effective, or could potentially disrupt natural skin maturation, in younger individuals.

For acne severity, AviClear is most effective for those struggling with moderate to severe acne that hasn’t responded well to other treatments. This could include topical medications like retinoids, antibiotics, or hormonal therapy. 

It’s important to remember though that, while the laser’s versatility allows it to work on most skin tones and textures, a consultation is important for those with very sensitive skin or pre-existing conditions like rosacea, eczema, or a history of scarring. These conditions, alongside certain medications, can make the skin more susceptible to irritation from lasers. 

Do you have other questions about AviClear? 

Before diving into AviClear treatments, a professional consultation is important. This step makes sure that the treatment is designed to your unique skin needs. 

During the consultation, a dermal clinician will assess your skin, medical history, discuss your acne history, and set realistic expectations for the treatment outcomes.

Your dermal clinician will also design a treatment plan that targets your specific acne concerns. They will adjust the device and session frequency to maximise results. This personalised approach helps you get the most out of your AviClear experience.

If you have other questions about how you can achieve clear skin with the help of AviClear, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to walk you through everything you want to know about this revolutionary treatment.

Break free from acne with AviClear

AviClear goes beyond just treating acne. It can have a significant impact on your overall well-being. Clearer skin can boost your self-esteem, allowing you to step into the world with a whole new confidence.

It’s time to take that step towards the vibrant, confident you that deserves to be seen. Schedule a consultation with our skincare experts to see if AviClear can be the missing piece in your journey to clear skin.