Acne – pimples or red bumps on the skin – is often seen as an unfortunate rite of passage. Teenagers aren’t the only sufferers. Hormonal acne in adult women, for instance, is not uncommon and typically occurs along the jawline. At BV Derm, we have treated thousands of patients for acne and acne scarring. We have seen firsthand the negative toll these can take on a patient’s well being and self esteem. Recent studies have shown that persistent acne and acne scarring can be linked to depression.
The Acleara Acne Clearing System
We offer the Acleara Acne Clearing System for the treatment of acne. Acleara is an innovative system that uses broadband light and suction to clean the skin and kill bacteria that cause acne. Patients of all ages and any degree of acne can benefit. The treatments are gentle, painless and results are seen in a few weeks. Virtually everyone is an ideal candidate. The Acleara Acne Clearing System is the first system of its kind cleared by the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration.
How Does the Acleara System Work?
The Acleara System combines two different methods for effective acne treatment. To begin, the held-held vacuum piece is placed on the parts of the skin that require treatment. The vacuum opens up pores, removing acne-causing bacteria and cleansing the skin. Following vacuum therapy, the system then utilizes a filtered, broadband light to destroy any remaining bacteria and to reduce the spread of oil on the skin.
How Effective is the Treatment?
Right after your first treatment, your skin will feel fresher and not as oily. It will probably take a few days for your acne outbreak to begin clearing up. The Acleara Acne Clearing System will not only clear much of your current outbreak, but it will reduce the chance of having a future outbreak. We recommend treatments every two weeks, for a total of 6-8 treatments.
We can use Acleara to treat acne on the face, chest, back and more. Any part of your skin that is prone to breakouts is treatable. Your pores will gradually appear smaller as the system clears the oils, dead cells, and bacteria.
You might feel like you have minor sunburn, or a little swelling or bruising. This normally goes away within a day. A short course of acetaminophen or ibuprofen helps.
Interested in Acleara?
If you suffer from acne, it is time to speak with our dermatologists about the Acleara Acne Clearing System. In many cases, this treatment is covered by insurance. We are happy to offer an effective system which helps our patients gain the clear, beautiful skin they deserve. Call 303-604-1444 to schedule an appointment.
When to Call Us
For most people, routine self care like regular facial cleansing and over-the-counter gels or creams will clear up acne. However, for some people, acne persists. Consider these guidelines for when to call us for your child’s, or your own, acne:
The acne will not respond to over-the-counter remedies and improved cleansing routines.
You are noticing increased self-consciousness and decreased self-esteem.
Pimples are sore, inflamed, persistent or leaving scars.
At BV Derm we offer a host of solutions that can make a real and sustained difference in clearing up acne and eliminating or reducing acne scars. Call us to learn more.