Acne can significantly affect your confidence and cause a great deal of stress, especially when you've already tried several treatments and haven't seen results. Fortunately, Chinyere Orafu, MD, FACOG, and the experienced team at Ohio Laser & Wellness Centers offer AviClear™ acne treatments. This cutting-edge laser system can help you ditch pills and creams and see clearer skin. Call the office in Dover, Ohio, to book your consultation now.
What causes acne?
Acne forms when hair follicles and pores on your skin become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne often affects the face, but it's also common on your chest, upper back, and shoulders. Depending upon the severity of your acne, you may have the following symptoms:
- Blackheads and whiteheads
- Pimples with pus at the tips
- Small to moderately-sized bumps
- Large and painful lumps under your skin (nodules)
- Pus-filled lumps under your skin (cystic lesions)
The primary reasons for acne formation include excess oil (sebum) production, clogged hair follicles, bacteria build-up, and inflammation. Your diet, certain medications, hormonal changes, and stress can worsen acne. Family history and environmental factors can also contribute to acne.
Having acne isn't harmful to your health, but it can permanently alter the texture and tone of your skin. For this reason, AviClear laser treatments are recommended to preserve your skin's suppleness and treat active breakouts.
How do AviClear acne treatments work?
AviClear is the first and only FDA-approved energy device to treat mild to severe acne. It works by delivering laser light deep into your skin, which suppresses sebum production, eliminating acne from the source.
AviClear addresses the root cause of acne by halting oil production and keeping your skin clear.
What happens during AviClear treatment?
AviClear treatments are fast, lasting around 30 minutes. Depending upon your specific situation, you'll generally see results after three sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Most patients find that AviClear is comfortable and easy. You may notice a slight snapping sensation, but many tolerate it well. AviClear also comes equipped with AviCool™, a sensory control technology that cools your skin during treatment for a more comfortable experience.
When will I see the results from AviClear?
Results from AviClear aren't immediate, though most people will see an improvement in 4-6 weeks following the first treatment. Studies show the best results are obtained after completing three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
More than eighty-seven percent of patients treated with AviClear saw at least half of their acne resolve within six months of treatment. Results usually continue to improve with more time.
With AviClear, you can expect to see clearer skin for the long haul. If you'd like to learn more about the AviClear system and your eligibility, don't hesitate to request an appointment at the office in Dover, Ohio, online or over the phone today.
* Individual Results May Vary