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.
AviClear is an FDA-approved laser that treats mild to severe acne by targeting the source of the oily substance on your skin without the use of topical or oral acne medications. This is a unique laser technology because of the wavelength it uses, which selectively targets the oil glands (sebaceous glands) in the skin. The Dermatology Institute of Boston is the first clinic in the Northeast to offer this acne laser treatment.
The laser improves your acne over the course of three monthly treatments, each of which is about 30 minutes in duration. It is safe for all skin types and tones and there is very minimal downtime after treatment.
During your appointment, one of our board-certified dermatologists and experienced providers will cleanse your skin before applying the laser directly to the acne-affected areas. You may feel a slight warming sensation as the laser works to target the oil glands.
There is no numbing (i.e. anesthetic) required as the laser is equipped with a special skin cooling technology to minimize discomfort.
After treatment, patients can expect to see a reduction in acne breakouts as well as an improvement in the overall appearance of their skin. For best results, we recommend a series of three treatments spaced approximately one month apart as optimal results are usually seen after the completion of the full series.
Mild symptoms such as inflammation and redness may occur, but fade over just a few minutes. Your acne may flare for a few days after treatment. You may still continue to use any prescription acne medications simultaneously. Although results are not guaranteed, 90% of patients reported being happy with the results in clinical studies.
The pricing for this acne treatment varies based on the individual needs of the patient. Please note insurance does not cover this acne laser treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about AviClear acne laser treatment or would like to schedule a consultation, we suggest consulting with a board-certified dermatologist near you to see if AviClear is right for you.
At our Boston office, we offer the latest in acne treatments and can help you find the best solution for your individual skin type and needs. Schedule a consultation today to get started on your acne-free journey!
Some of the other available treatments at The Dermatology Institute of Boston for acne and acne scars:
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.