If you suffer from acne, or know someone who does, you know all too well how frustrating it can be. There are the days you feel like avoiding the world because of a new breakout. Then there are the days you actually have clear skin but you’re constantly stressed about whether this food or that lotion will leave you waking up tomorrow with a brand-new set of pimples.
An estimated 85% of teens and young adults get acne, and millions of Americans seek acne treatment every year. But why is finding effective acne treatment such a common struggle?
- Acne treatments can be hard to manage– especially for teens.
- Not everyone responds well to medication, and some medications are incredibly harsh on the skin and can have harmful side effects.
- It’s unrealistic for some people to be able to manage a strict acne treatment regimen because of their work or school schedule, or even the regular cost of ongoing medication.
Now, with AviClearTM at the Cosmetic Enhancement Center, those struggles can be a thing of the past.
AviClearTM is the first and only FDA-cleared energy device for the treatment of mild to severe acne. This cutting-edge laser treatment differs from traditional treatment by specifically targeting the source of sebum—the oily substance on your skin that leads to clogged pores and causes acne. Most acne treatments target other things that cause acne, but they don’t address the production of sebum. This subtle modification means a dramatic difference in the kind of results you will see, including the fact that AviClearTM enables lasting improvement, while with other acne treatments, acne will generally return as soon as you stop using it.
This highly effective acne treatment requires a series of three sessions spaced approximately one month apart, with many patients seeing results as early as one month after the final treatment session.
“Being able to help someone achieve clean, clear skin is so rewarding because not only does it improve their skin health but when they start to see the results it gives them this strong sense of relief, so finally instead of seeing acne, what you see on their face is confidence,” says Dr. Atkins. “We also love that this treatment allows patients to avoid the potentially harmful side effects of some of the leading acne treatments on the market that may be effective in ridding your skin of acne, but present other skincare challenges, including severe sensitivity. This is really the best of both worlds – highly effective and non-damaging.”
Why else are we so excited about AviClear?
In clinical studies, 91% of patients responded to treatment and 80% saw at least half of their acne clear. Plus, patients may continue to see results improve with time — even several months after the treatment sessions are finished. 
Unlike most traditional acne treatments, AviClear is free of harmful side effects, free of chemicals and toxins, and safe for all skin types and tones. While it is a laser treatment, AviClear is equipped with exclusive AviCoolTM sapphire skin cooling and sensory controls that make the treatment as comfortable as possible. After treatment, mild symptoms such as redness, inflammation, and flareups are normal but fade quickly.
This brief treatment also allows patients with even the busiest schedules to find a time to come in – whether it’s a lunch break or between errands. Plus, there’s no downtime needed, so you can jump right back into your schedule for the day
As with any laser treatment, there will be some post-treatment care, including protecting your skin from direct sunlight and using gentle cleansers and moisturizers on your skin. But aftercare is simple and straightforward for anyone to follow, and your provider will walk you through those steps during your consultation.
If you or someone you love struggles with acne, come in for a complimentary AviClearTM consultation today and learn about the future of acne treatment, available right here in Portland.
 Data on file with Cutera, Inc. FDA clearance study.