Don’t Let Acne Ruin Your School Year: AviClear Laser Acne Treatment Really Works!
September has arrived – which means another new school year is in full swing. In fact homecoming dances are already taking place, and every Friday night is likely filled with the excitement of high school football. These should be the best times in a teen’s life. But unsightly and embarrassing acne can take the best of times and turn them into a nightmare of self-consciousness and low self-esteem.
Acne has been around forever. Your grandparents (and your grandparents’ grandparents) likely all suffered from the same anxiety-inducing, confidence-busting pimples that teens everywhere still fight today. It is estimated that approximately 50 million people in the US have acne, making it the most common skin condition in the country. And while acne is most prevalent in teenagers and young adults, it can affect people of all ages.
Unfortunately, drug store and online acne treatments are rarely effective at banishing whiteheads, blackheads, and other acne eruptions. The reason over-the-counter treatments don’t get rid of breakouts is because acne is a medical condition caused by bacteria and inflammation. So, like most medical disorders, acne requires the intervention of a doctor who can offer powerful, clinical grade treatments.
So, what if we we told you that our dermatologists can get rid of acne – with lasers! Lasers to get rid of acne? Yes! In New York City the future is now at Goldenberg Dermatology. Medical science has finally found a way to banish acne breakouts and prevent them from recurring, and our dermatologists were among the first in New York City and the entire country to offer this leading-edge laser technology.
AviClear is a revolutionary new laser treatment for acne that is now available at Goldenberg Dermatology in New York City. This treatment uses an innovative combination of blue and red-light wavelengths to destroy acne-causing bacteria, reduce oil production, and eliminate inflammation in the skin.
Looking for an Acne Treatment? You’re Not Alone!
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 85% of teenagers between the ages of 12 and 24 experience acne. And, especially in the age of selfies and social media, acne can have a significant impact on a young person’s self-esteem and confidence. And, severe acne can have a very detrimental effect on a person’s quality of life, with many acne sufferers reporting feelings of embarrassment, social anxiety, isolation, and depression.
In addition, it is estimated that up to 20% of adults continue to experience acne into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. While most common on the face, back acne (‘bacne’) is a serious problem for many people as well. Acne affects both males and females, although studies have shown that females are more likely to seek treatment for their acne. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 40% of people with acne have significant enough skin problems to warrant medical treatment.
AviClear Laser Acne Treatment to the Rescue
Acne is a multifactor skin condition that involves a complex interplay between the skin, sebum (oil), bacteria, and the immune system. Acne breakouts are typically caused by a combination of factors, including excess sebum (oil) production, bacterial overgrowth, and inflammation.
The AviClear laser is a type of photodynamic therapy that uses blue and red light wavelengths to treat acne. The blue light targets the acne-causing bacteria, while the red light reduces inflammation and promotes healing in the skin. By targeting both the bacteria and inflammation associated with acne, and reducing oil production, the AviClear laser helps to clear current breakouts and prevent future ones.
How AviClear Laser Acne Treatment Works
The blue light wavelength used by the AviClear laser penetrates the skin and targets the bacteria responsible for acne breakouts. This wavelength specifically targets the Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) bacteria, which is one of the main bacteria responsible for acne. The blue light energy is absorbed by the bacteria, causing a photochemical reaction that damages the bacteria’s DNA and inhibits its ability to multiply and cause further breakouts.
The red light wavelength used by the AviClear laser penetrates deeper into the skin and helps to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is a key factor in the development of acne, and reducing it can help to prevent future breakouts. The red light energy also promotes collagen production, which helps to improve skin texture and reduce scarring associated with acne.
Additionally, the AviClear laser also reduces oil production and therefore helps prevent future acne breakouts as well.
AviClear Laser Acne Treatment Studies
Several clinical studies have investigated the effectiveness of AviClear for treating acne. A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy (2017) found that AviClear was effective in reducing the number of inflammatory acne lesions in patients.
Another study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (2018) investigated the use of AviClear for treating acne in 60 patients, reporting that AviClear was effective in reducing acne lesions and improving skin texture and overall appearance.
Both studies also found that AviClear was safe and well-tolerated by patients. (Note: While AviClear is considered safe for most patients with acne, a few patients are not good candidates including patients who are pregnant or who have medical conditions that make them more sensitive to light, such as lupus or porphyria.)
What is an AviClear Laser Acne Treatment Like?
Lasers on your face may sound a bit scary – but this isn’t Star Wars light sabers, it’s medical science. Lasers have actually been used on the face for skin resurfacing, minimizing scars, pigmentation reduction, vein removal, and wrinkle reversal for decades. Then last year, in 2022, AviClear became the first laser to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of mild, moderate, and severe acne.
The AviClear acne treatment process is both quick and painless. First, the skin is cleaned and prepped with a special gel to enhance the absorption of the laser light. The AviClear laser is then applied to the skin, emitting blue and red light wavelengths in quick pulses. The blue light kills acne-causing bacteria while the red light reduces inflammation and promotes healing in the skin.
In addition to eliminating current or active breakouts, the AviClear laser also reduces oil production and therefore helps prevent future acne breakouts as well. The treatment doesn’t hurt and typically only takes about 30 minutes to complete!
Because the laser light energy is absorbed by the bacteria and inflamed cells – while leaving the skin surface intact – there is no downtime afterwards. And there are also no harsh side effects, like there can be with some topical or oral acne medications.
AviClear Laser Acne Treatment | New York City
Located in New York City’s Upper East Side, Goldenberg Dermatology is proud to remain at the forefront of the latest developments in dermatology and laser skin care. New York City has long been recognized as a hub of innovation, boasting some of the world’s top medical institutions. And Goldenberg Dermatology is one of the very first and only dermatologists in New York City – and the entire country – to offer revolutionary AviClear laser acne treatment.
Don’t let acne ruin your teen’s school year! If unsightly acne breakouts are affecting your (or your teen’s) quality of life, stop wasting time and money on temporary and ineffective treatments. Schedule a consultation and skin evaluation at Goldenberg Dermatology in New York City today to see how AviClear or another of our advanced acne treatments can give you the clear smooth skin you’ll love to be seen in!
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