Almost all of us will experience acne at one point in our lives. While it is most common among teenagers, it can affect people of all ages, and can be persistent. If you are suffering from acne breakouts and are looking for an effective solution to achieve a clearer complexion, TheraClear™ can help! This treatment system combines suctioning with light energy to reduce pimples, redness, and clear out clogged pores. Plus, it kills the bacteria that causes painful acne, so you can enjoy clearer skin for a more confident you!
What is TheraClear™?
TheraClear™ is an FDA-approved acne treatment system that combines a vacuum to remove debris that causes blocked pores and broadband light to reduce inflammation and kill p. acnes bacteria. Many individuals who are currently on acne medication but are not seeing the results they desire can benefit from this treatment option.
This system can be used to treat the following:
- Mild to inflammatory acne.
- Pustule acne (pimples filled with pus).
- Comedonal acne (blackheads and whiteheads).
Who is a Good Candidate for TheraClear™?
Teenagers and adults who are tired of dealing with stubborn acne breakouts can often benefit from TheraClear™ treatments. Those with acne who are not interested in oral antibiotics or laser treatments often find this treatment to be a good alternative. A consultation appointment with Dr. Gray is the best way to determine if this treatment is right for you. To get started, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
The TheraClear™ Treatment
During your appointment, the TheraClear™ handpiece will be placed over the treatment area. The vacuum will deeply clean the pores by removing excess dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. Broadband light will then be activated to heat the dermis, destroying bacteria and slowing oil production. Treatment can be completed in as little as 10 minutes and is completely pain-free! A series of 4-5 treatment sessions spaced 1-2 weeks apart is recommended for the best results.
Following your treatment, you may experience mild redness or swelling, which is temporary and will dissipate with time. Improvement may be seen after your second treatment, and will only improve with each treatment thereafter. Many patients can enjoy acne-free skin for 2-3 months, and report fewer breakouts, a reduction in the oiliness of their skin, and a reduction of the duration of their breakouts. In order to prolong your results, be sure to follow a good skincare routine and eat a healthy, balanced diet. Dr. Gray will be happy to assist you regarding which skincare products are best for you and your skin type.