According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne vulgaris is one of the most commonly experienced skin conditions – approximately 80% of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 suffer from acne and many continue to experience it into their 40s and beyond.
If you suffer from acne and are looking for an easy, painless way to treat the condition, you may want to try the Acleara acne clearing system by Palomar Medical Technologies. This treatment uses a combination of broadband light and suction to treat the skin and remove the bacteria that causes breakouts. First, a vacuum system extracts the build-up of sebaceous (fatty) material. Then, the broadband light is absorbed by the skin, where it destroys propionibacterium acnes bacteria (also known as P acnes bacteria) – which is the bacteria that causes acne. This helps to eliminate any acne currently on the face, as well as to prevent future breakouts.
The system can be used on all skin types and can help treat mild to moderate acne, including comedonal acne (non-inflammatory lesions such as blackheads and whiteheads) and pustular acne (inflammatory acne characterized by a white centre surrounded by red skin).
The great thing about the Acleara treatment is that it’s non-invasive and there’s minimal risk of infection, little to no pain and a quick healing time. What’s more, it can be a good alternative to topical creams and oral medications. Creams can be drying and irritating to sensitive skin and make it difficult to treat large areas such as the back and chest. Prescriptions for creams or medications can be expensive and time consuming – the Acleara system is fast: an entire face can be treated in less than 15 minutes
We are the only spa in Canada to feature the Acleara acne clearing system.