Acne is a common concern for many people and treatment can be frustrating. We have many patients who have tried almost everything for their acne without improvement. We now have a new treatment called the Forever Clear Acne Treatment which uses laser light to address acne.
What causes acne?
Acne is caused by stress and there are various types of stress including effects from lifestyle, hormones, and topical products. The pores get clogged, which leads to inflammation, growth of bacterial, and sometimes painful cysts. If treated inappropriately acne can also leave scars on the skin.
What are treatments for acne?
There are a number of treatment options for acne. First it is important to keep the skin clean at all times, especially after exercise. It is also important to decrease any stress in the body through lifestyle choices. Topical products include a variety of exfoliants, antibiotics, and retinoid products. Oral medications include antibiotics and Accutane, which has many side effects and is reserved for resistant or severe cases. Treatment options include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and a variety of laser treatments. Many of these treatments have a side effect profile that makes them undesirable. Now with the Forever Clear Acne Treatment we are able to treat acne without side effects and without recovery time.
What is the Forever Clear Acne Treatment?
The Forever Clear Acne Treatment is a new treatment that uses the power of light from a laser to treat acne without topical creams or oral medications with side effects. Using the Sciton BBL Dr. Alex will use special settings to target acne-causing bacteria, decrease inflammation, and allow for faster healing of the skin.
How does the Forever Clear Acne Treatment work?
The Forever Clear Acne Treatment consists of three steps. Prior to the treatment we take baseline photographs to monitor your progress and apply a topical numbing cream for about 15 minutes. Then the face is cleansed and cold gel is applied to the skin to conduct the light. Eye protection will be applied to protect your eyes; you will see bright light during the treatment. This is normal; just keep your eyes closed.
- The first step uses blue light to target the acne-causing bacteria in the skin.
- The second step uses yellow or red light to decrease the inflammation in the skin.
- The third step uses gentle micro-pulses of infrared light to stimulate the natural healing process in the skin.
How long does a Forever Clear Acne Treatment take?
The Forever Clear Acne Treatment itself takes about 10 minutes. Plan to be in the office for 45 to 60 minutes to numb the skin, take photographs, and complete paperwork.
What is the recovery after a Forever Clear Acne Treatment?
The great thing about the Forever Clear Acne Treatment is that there is no recovery time. Most people resume their normal activities right away.
Does the Forever Clear Acne Treatment hurt?
At A E Skin we apply topical numbing cream before the treatment and use cold air during the treatment to maximize your comfort. Most people tolerate the treatment very well.
How many Forever Clear Acne Treatments will I need?
Dr. Alex recommends an initial series of six to eight Forever Clear Acne Treatments every one to two weeks. After that, one maintenance treatment is done every six to twelve weeks.
Are the results of the Forever Clear Acne Treatment permanent?
Acne is a condition we control, not cure. So maintenance treatments are required. After an initial series of treatments, most people have one maintenance treatment every six to twelve weeks.