Target Oil-Producing Glands to Clear Acne and Reduce Future Breakouts in Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, and Philadelphia

Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute understands the impact that acne can have on your confidence and overall well-being. That’s why we offer AviClear® for Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, Philadelphia, and Main Line patients. The laser treatment is a safe and effective option for anyone looking to achieve clearer, healthier-looking skin.

AviClear® addresses active acne breakouts for a reduction in blemishes. It also minimizes the risk of future breakouts.

Ready for a Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute acne appointment to assess if you are a good candidate for AviClear®? Please BOOK ONLINE, call 610.525.5028, or Contact Us.

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What Is AviClear®?

Made by trusted laser manufacturer Cutera, AviClear® is a laser device that works by targeting one of the root causes of acne: oil. Excess oil mixes with dead skin cells to form plugs that close off pores. When this happens, bacteria trapped in the follicle below multiply and cause papules, pustules, and cysts.

AviClear® selectively targets and suppresses oil-producing glands—known as sebaceous glands—with laser energy. This leads to a reduction in oil production and, ultimately, a corresponding reduction in clogged pores and acne breakouts.

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How Does AviClear® Work?

Laser energy in the form of a single wavelength of light from the device passes through the surface of the skin and selectively heats the sebaceous glands. This causes them to shrink and produce less oil. The heat can also kill acne-causing bacteria, as well as help to reduce inflammation and redness in the skin.

What Is an AviClear® Treatment Session Like?

A single AviClear® treatment session takes only 30 minutes. The laser device does generate noticeable heat in the skin, but it is equipped with smart sensors and a sapphire-based cooling system—known as AviCool™—to manage the skin’s temperature throughout the session and maximize both comfort and safety for patients. The sensation is well-tolerated and similar to the feeling of something quickly “snapping” against the skin. No pain-mitigation strategies are needed, but patients who have questions or concerns about the intensity of the sensations can discuss their options with the team ahead of their treatment.

What Happens After an AviClear® Treatment?

Oil-producing glands will begin to reduce production after a treatment, but ideal results require three separate sessions spaced four to six weeks apart.

Clinical studies revealed that most patients saw at least a 50-percent resolution in their acne at the six-month mark. Results continue to improve beyond this with best results being reported at nine to twelve months after the last treatment.

More Acne-Treating Options

Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute has numerous strategies for treating acne, with the right choice for each patient depending on the severity of their breakouts, their skin type, medical history and age. Options include prescription topical and oral medications.

Our cosmetic dermatology practice, Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa also provides an Anti-Acne Facial with or without a peel, which deeply cleanses, exfoliates, extracts material from follicles, and uses acupressure to unclog pores.

For acne scars, patients can choose from laser skin resurfacing, intense pulsed light (IPL), microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and more. Dermal fillers can also be used to address depressions caused by prior breakouts.

To determine whether AviClear® is right for you, schedule an acne appointment at our Newtown Square or Bryn Mawr locations. Please BOOK ONLINE, call 610.525.5028, or Contact Us.

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