As of March 20, 2020 we are no longer seeing patients in our office due to COVID-19. We are happy to continue caring for you during these uncertain times. We are now offering remote appointments for new and established patients although we will no longer be able to see you in person. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.
The Sebacia Acne Treatment is a novel state-of-the art in office treatment to improve acne. We are the first dermatology office in Massachusetts to offer this treatment!
The Sebacia Acne Treatment is a combination of gold microparticles massaged into the pores followed immediately by a laser treatment. The laser is targeted at the gold particles to shrink the oil glands in the skin.
It is suggested that patients do two to three treatments, each spaced apart by one week. Most patients will then see significant clearing of their skin for several months. It is safe for patients to continue most acne treatments such as creams and pills while also doing the laser treatment.
During the treatment, the Sebacia gold microparticle formulation is applied and massaged into your skin by a trained clinical assistant. This step is important as it pushes the tiny gold particles into your pores.
A dermatology laser is then applied to the skin by Dr. Emmy Graber. The laser heats the gold microparticles in the pores and reduces the oil glands. This targeted heating can improve your acne over time.
In total, the treatment appointment takes about 30 – 45 minutes. After the treatment you will have some redness, but this usually resolves in a few hours.
Most patients who do the Sebacia Acne Treatment are also using some type of topical or oral prescription medication.
We recommend that you first schedule an appointment to discuss if you are a good candidate for the Sebacia Acne Treatment. Acne consultation visits are usually covered by insurance but the Sebacia Acne Treatment is not covered by insurance.
Our goal here at The Dermatology of Institute of Boston is protect the health of our patients and staff. To continue caring for our patients during these uncertain times, while strictly adhering to the guidelines set by the CDC, we will be only offering virtual consultations. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.