Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Almost all young people in the US experience acne. For most people, fortunately, acne subsides by their 30s. However, some people continue to get acne, also called pimples, into their 40s and 50s.
Recent studies show that cases of adult acne have been increasing over the years, affecting up to 15% of women. Whether you're 13 or 30, acne can sabotage your self-confidence and make you long for the return of pandemic mask requirements.
Not surprisingly, there are hundreds of acne treatments for those who want to clear up blemishes and make their complexion smooth and clear. Unfortunately, finding an effective, long-lasting treatment that works for all skin types and doesn't come with complex side effects is challenging.
That is, it was hard until now. AviClear®, the first and only FDA-approved energy device that effectively treats mild to severe acne, is a game-changer in skin care. Our expert providers at Nutura Clinic in Portland, Oregon, offer this revolutionary in-office acne treatment.
Find out how this new laser procedure can help you achieve long-lasting, blemish-free, clear skin.
What causes acne?
Acne occurs when your pores get clogged. Dead skin cells and sebum are the main clogging culprits. However, sebum isn’t all bad. Sebum helps your skin stay hydrated. But at times, your oil glands produce too much sebum, which leads to clogged pores.
During puberty, your hormones activate increased sebum production, which explains why acne is so common during this time of life. Additionally, oily makeup, hair products, certain foods, and stress can worsen acne.
How is AviClear different from other acne treatments?
Common acne treatments, over-the-counter and prescription, work by drying up the oil on your skin to eliminate existing acne. AviClear reduces sebum production, which helps clear up existing pimples and prevents future breakouts. Additional ways the AviClear laser is different from other treatments include:
No side effects
Some acne medications, such as isotretinoin, and some oral antibiotics can have worrisome side effects. AviClear offers similar results without side effects or downtime.
Works on all skin tones and types
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, not all acne products work well on skin of color, which includes people of African, Asian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Native American descent. AviClear works well on all skin types and pigments.
Quick and easy
AviClear can help you on the road to acne-free, clear skin after just three 30-minute treatments; each spaced about a month apart. These treatments cause little pain, unlike other laser treatments that feel as if a rubber band is being snapped against your skin.
If you're tired of trying countless products that fall short of their promises, it may be time to give AviClear a chance. Say goodbye to acne-related frustrations and hello to clear, radiant skin. To learn more about AviClear or to schedule your first treatment, call our office or request an appointment online today.