by Kristy Como Armand
One of only 46 sites in the U.S. chosen for limited release of the AviClear acne treatment laser. AviClear, the first and only FDA-approved laser device to treat mild to severe acne is now available exclusively at The Skin Studios in Lake Charles. “We are thrilled to be the only practice in the state to offer this revolutionary, life-changing technology to those who suffer with acne,” says Dr. Allison Clement, MD, Medical Director of The Skin Studios. “This revolutionary treatment has been proven safe and effective through an extensive clinical trial and provides long-term results for those of all skin types.”
Struggling with acne can take away from some of life’s most memorable moments. From skipping wedding pictures to avoiding friends during bad breakouts, acne can get in the way of how a person lives their life and negatively impact self-confidence. In fact, new research conducted by Cutera, Inc., a leading provider of aesthetic and dermatology solutions, including AviClear, reveals that approximately four out of five moderate to severe acne sufferers have missed moments in their life due to acne.
“It doesn’t surprise me that the vast majority of acne sufferers change their behaviors when they experience a flare up and have missed out on important life events,” says Dr. Clement. “These survey results are completely in line with what I hear from my patients who shy away from cameras and stay home when they’d rather be out with friends, which is why I am so excited to now be able to offer AviClear to those who have long been seeking a safe, effective, and drug-free treatment option for their acne.”
To understand how AviClear works, Dr. Clement says you first need to understand the cause of acne. “Acne is caused by an overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands. AviClear selectively targets and suppresses production of the sebaceous glands, eliminating acne at the source without the need for prescription medications, topical or oral steroids.” She explains that by disrupting the integrity of sebaceous glands, they decrease in size and number. This then reduces skin oiliness, subsequently improving acne.
Dr. Clement adds that AviClear is an option for all skin types and ages. “Treatments are performed in the office and no anesthesia is required. My patients have found treatments to be very tolerable because the AviClear device has integrated skin cooling to make treatments more comfortable.”
AviClear treatments involve a series of three 30-minute sessions performed one month apart. “Maintenance can vary, and although the launch is still early, we do have data that follows patients out to two years, and they have maintained their results,” says Dr. Clement. “Any future outbreaks that were reported were shorter, less intense and more infrequent, with continued improvement over time. I think AviClear treatments will be individualized, but overall, patients can expect long-term clear skin. It’s an incredible new development offering real, long-term results.”
For more information or to schedule a free consultation for AviClear treatment, call The Skin Studios at 337-474-1220.