At Deep Blue Med Spa, we frequently encounter patients from Garden City, Long Island, and throughout the NYC area who are frustrated by acne and have been unable to find an effective treatment. This is because past acne treatments didn’t treat the root cause of pimples, cysts, and breakouts: excessive production of oil. Now, we are pleased to offer AviClear®, a revolutionary laser treatment that treats acne at its source.
How Does AviClear Work?
To understand how AviClear works, it is helpful to first understand how acne forms. Pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and acne cysts form when the oily substance on the skin (sebum) combines with dead skin cells and/or bacteria. This clogs pores and hair follicles, causing an infection that shows up as acne.
Unlike prescription medications, topical creams and serums, and other laser treatments for acne, AviClear works by targeting the source of acne: the production of sebum.1 The AviClear handheld device emits a specific 1726 nm wavelength of light energy that selectively targets the sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. This suppresses oil production, eliminating the most common cause of acne.
AviClear is the first energy device cleared by the FDA to treat mild, moderate, and severe acne. Even patients with stubborn cystic acne (acne vulgaris) see a marked improvement after just three AviClear treatment sessions.2
Benefits of AviClear
Benefits of AviClear laser acne treatment include:
- A fast, comfortable procedure
- FDA-cleared treatment for mild, moderate, and severe acne
- Treat acne at its source without prescription medications
- Little to no downtime
- Safe for all skin types and tones
AviClear Treatment: What to Expect
The only thing you need to do to prepare for acne treatment with AviClear is attend a consultation with one of the skin care and laser therapy experts at Deep Blue Med Spa. After visually examining your skin, your provider will educate you about the benefits of AviClear and help you decide if AviClear is right for you.
The AviClear Procedure
AviClear laser acne treatment sessions take only about 30 minutes. Before AviClear treatment, your provider will cleanse your skin. Next, the laser will be applied directly to problem areas where your acne appears.
AviClear is equipped with sapphire skin cooling technology as well as smart temperature sensors. This means that, unlike other laser skin treatments that may cause intense discomfort, AviClear patients only report a mild warming or snapping sensation: no numbing cream or anesthetic is needed.
No downtime is needed after AviClear treatment. You may notice some redness immediately after your treatment session, but this will resolve very quickly on its own. Some patients experience “purging” after AviClear treatment, which can lead to a temporary acne flare-up that lasts a few days to one week. If you use prescription acne medication, you can continue to use it during AviClear treatment.
No serious reactions or side effects have been reported after AviClear treatment.
Immediately following AviClear laser treatment, some patients experience a brief acne flare-up. After that, you will see a gradual improvement in your acne, which will only get better with time. 92% of patients see at least half of their acne cleared within 12 months of AviClear treatment, and 9 out of 10 patients report that they are satisfied or very satisfied with the results.4
Frequently Asked Questions About AviClear
How many AviClear treatments will I need?
For optimal results, we recommend a series of three AviClear treatments, spaced roughly one month apart.
Is AviClear painful?
No. Because AviClear is equipped with smart temperature sensors and skin cooling technology, patients report very minimal discomfort during treatment, and no anesthetic or numbing cream is needed.5
When will I see AviClear results?
Most of our patients begin to notice fewer breakouts within a couple of weeks after their first AviClear treatment, then a marked reduction in breakouts and acne within a few months of treatment. One year after their final treatment session, patients report a dramatic improvement in their acne, and some patients report that their acne keeps getting better for months after that.
Is AviClear permanent?
AviClear is considered to be semi-permanent and the results are very long-lasting. A recent study showed that patients saw a 97% reduction in their acne two years after AviClear treatment.6 The best way to maintain clear skin after AviClear treatment is to keep up with your skin care routine.
How much does AviClear cost?
The cost of AviClear treatment depends on each patient’s unique needs, including the size of the treatment area. We’ll let you know how much your AviClear treatment will cost when you meet with us for a consultation.
If you are tired of using prescription medications (both pills and topical medications) to treat acne without seeing the results you desire, you may be a great candidate for AviClear laser acne treatment. To learn more, contact us to schedule a consultation at one of our med spa locations in the NYC area, including Long Island and our flagship office in Garden City.
1 Cutera. Aviclear: how it works. Available: https://aviclear.com/how-it-works/. Accessed June 16, 2023.
2 AviClear.com. Accessed June 16, 2023.
3 Cutera Inc. AviClear: how it works. FDA clearance study. Data on file. Accessed June 16, 2023.
4 Cutera Inc. AviClear results. Data on file. Accessed June 16, 2023.
5 Scopelliti MG, Kothare A, Karavitis M. A novel 1726-nm laser system for safe and effective treatment of acne vulgaris. Lasers Med Sci. 2022 Dec;37(9):3639-3647. doi: 10.1007/s10103-022-03645-6. Epub 2022 Oct 5. PMID: 36197599. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36197599/. Accessed June 16, 2023.
6 Goldberg, D, Kothare, A, Doucette, M, et al. Selective photothermolysis with a novel 1726 nm laser beam: A safe and effective solution for acne vulgaris. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2023; 22: 486- 496. doi:10.1111/jocd.15602. Accessed June 16, 2023.
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