National Acne Awareness Month comes around every June, but this year promises to offer acne sufferers an exciting new option to get clear skin.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting 40-50 million people. 85% of young adults will experience acne but it can pop up at any stage of life; from teens up to menopause. For some adults, acne can persist into their 30s and 40s or even longer.
There is more than just one type of acne and it tends to vary from one person to the next. Causes can range from hormones, stress, genetics, diet or skin clogging products. The most common forms of acne range from whiteheads to blackheads, papules and pustules that can be red and tender, to nodules or cysts that are deep in the skin. Up until now, the most common treatments recommended to help control acne were topical creams and lotions, antibiotics, painful extractions, monthly facials, and makeup to cover up redness and scarring.
Enter AviClear™, the first and only FDA-cleared energy device for the treatment of mild, moderate, and severe acne. Leading dermatologists are buzzing about the cutting-edge technology that helps people of all ages, skin types, and acne severities take control of their acne experience without the side effects of other treatment options.
“The engineers at Cutera developed an advanced system that is light years ahead of anything else on the market. AviClear’s unique 1726 nm wavelength was designed to treat acne at the source by selectively targeting and suppressing the sebaceous gland, safely and effectively,” says dermatologist Omar Noor, M.D., F.A.A.D. of Rao Dermatology in New York City. “With the AviCool™ contact cooling, the treatment is safe and comfortable for patients, and the rapid clearing of inflammatory lesions is impressive.”
Another important benefit, according to Dr. Noor, is the long-term resolution of acne across all skin types including skin of color. “We are impressed that future breakout episodes seem to be shorter, less intense, and less frequent after a course of AviClear treatments. Results continue to improve over time as the energy targets and suppresses the sebaceous glands that cause active acne,” he says.
Mira Kaga, M.D., Director of the Kaga Institute in Marlboro, NJ, explains how acne can affect kids and teens, “Acne can show up at any time during adolescence. We recommend early intervention to prevent recurring pimples from becoming full-blown acne that can take a toll on kids’ emotional health. It can lead to a poor self-image and feelings of depression if it’s not treated in a timely manner.”
She continues, “Acne doesn’t stop when puberty ends either. We see moms who bring their teenage kids to us and are still having breakouts of their own. AviClear checks all the boxes of an effective solution for mild to severe acne for all skin types.”
Looking for a new way to resolve your acne breakouts?
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