AviClear Laser for Acne

The first and only FDA-cleared energy device for the treatment of mild to severe acne.

What Is AviClear

AviClear is the first FDA approved laser designed to treat acne at its source.  It is truly unique in this regard.  There are no other lasers currently available that are specifically designed to treat acne.

How AviClear Works

Sebaceous glands in the skin produce a substance called sebum.  Sebum is an oily substance that helps to form a protective coating for the skin.  Overproduction of sebum is one of the leading causes of acne.

The AviClear laser is engineered with a unique light color that selectively targets and suppresses the sebaceous glands.  This in turn significantly decreases the production of sebum.  It is this blockage of sebum production by the laser that results in the significant improvement of acne following AviClear treatment.

The AviClear laser significantly improves acne over the course of three monthly treatments.  Each treatment is about 30 minutes in duration, and there is no downtime after treatment.

What Results Can I Expect With AviClear Treatment

Patients who undergo AviClear treatment almost always experience progressive improvement in their acne after each of the three laser treatments.    In addition, after completing the series of three AviClear laser treatments, acne continues to improve for the next six months following the last of the laser treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Good candidates for the AviClear laser suffer from mild, moderate, or severe acne. Essentially anyone with acne can benefit from AviClear laser treatment.

Patients with any skin type and any skin color can be treated.  Skin color does not matter with AviClear.  All patients, from the lightest to the darkest skin colors, are candidates for AviClear.

AviClear treatment is not painful.  Patients can experience a slight snapping sensation, but the treatment is easy to tolerate.  Patients do not require numbing or pain medicine.  The laser utilizes a special skin cooling treatment tip to minimize any discomfort.

No.  AviClear laser treatments have absolutely no downtime.

AviClear treatment is very safe and it is FDA approved.  In addition, AviClear laser treatment has the advantage of avoiding all of the side effects that patients can experience with accutane and other medicines commonly used to treat acne.  After finishing an AviClear laser treatment, some patients have a little swelling or a little redness, but this goes away within one day.

In the FDA study leading to AviClear approval, 90% of patients reported that their acne was improved six months after finishing the last AviClear laser treatment.  Patients were pleased with their results.  The clinical trials also demonstrated that future breakouts, if they occur, are shorter, less intense, and occur less often.

Yes.  In clinical trials, males and females responded equally well, regardless of age.

Before/After Photos

AviClear Laser

Results that redefine what’s possible without a prescription.

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Santa Monica Laser & Skin Care Center, Telephone No.(310) 746-5720
Santa Monica | Los Angeles | Beverly Hills
Avclear Laser for Acne | The doctors at The Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center specialize in medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology