Is Laser Acne Treatment Safe for All Skin Types?

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Acne can be one of the most frustrating, embarrassing, and stubborn conditions — with patients of all ages and skin types susceptible to breakouts and many topical products doing little, if anything, to improve symptoms. There's no question that professional acne treatments and products offer the best possible opportunity to achieve a clearer complexion and reduce future flare-ups. At Clear Lake Dermatology, our Webster and League City, TX skin care specialists are committed to offering the most modern and effective technologies and treatments available today to help patients keep their acne under control and enjoy the clearer, more radiant skin they deserve. Among our most popular and exciting acne treatment options is AviClear™ laser skin treatment for acne. Here, you'll discover the benefits of AviClear laser acne treatment and find answers to many AviClear FAQs, including which skin types laser acne treatment is safe for, what kinds of acne can be treated with the AviClear laser, and others.

How does laser acne treatment work?

The AviClear laser is FDA cleared for treating mild-to-severe acne of almost any kind, including papules, blackheads, clogged pores, active outbreaks and blemishes, and others. Because the treatment works to disrupt the root cause of acne — which are the sebaceous glands that produce the oil ultimately responsible for combining with dead skin cells to trigger acne — AviClear can help to clear up current flare-ups and minimize future breakouts.

Is laser acne treatment safe for dark skin?

The revolutionary technology included in the AviClear laser device makes treatment a safe, appropriate, and effective option for patients of almost any skin tone and type. Still, every patient's complexion and history are unique, so one of our board-certified dermatologists or skin specialists will perform a thorough skin assessment prior to administering laser acne treatment to ensure the patient is a good candidate for the procedure.

Are there any side effects with laser acne treatment?

Most patients tolerate laser acne treatment well with minimal, if any, side effects. In some cases, patients may experience increased redness, irritation, or inflammation following treatment, but these are typically temporary symptoms that resolve on their own. While the treatment is considered relatively comfortable, thanks to AviClear's built-in cooling technology — known as AviCool — a topical anesthetic can be applied if desired.

Which type of acne can be treated with AviClear?

AviClear laser acne treatment can be used to tackle almost any type of acne or acne-related blemish, including active acne breakouts. These may include:

  • Painful papules
  • Pustules
  • Blackheads
  • Clogged pores
  • Acne on the face
  • Acne on the body
  • Mild, moderate, or severe acne

How many AviClear laser acne treatments will I need?

While many patients notice an improvement in their acne after a single AviClear treatment session, optimal results are typically achieved with a series of three 30-minute sessions spaced about one month apart. With ongoing maintenance treatments, patients can enjoy smoother, clearer skin and boosted self-confidence for years to come.

Zap your zits at the source with laser acne treatment in Houston, TX

If you have tried every acne product, face wash, serum, and more without getting the results you want — and deserve — it may be time to consider your options for professional acne treatment with our team of board-certified dermatologists. Take the first step toward finally loving your complexion by calling Clear Lake Dermatology to schedule your consultation for laser acne treatment at either of our Houston area locations — Webster and League City — today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.