CLEARLIGHT TREATMENT FOR ACNE
ClearLight© Acne Laser-like treatment is
a non-invasive, revolutionary treatment for acne.
How does the ClearLight™ PhotoClearing™
P. Acnes bacteria produces endogenous porphyrins which absorbs blue-violet
light. The treatment delivers high intensity blue-violet light to
the porphyrins causing them to release peroxide. The natural chemical
reaction destroys the bacteria with no effect on the surrounding tissue.
How does ClearLight™ PhotoClearing™
treatment compare to topical creams and antibiotics?
Conventional treatments have limitations and require at least 3 months
of continuous treatment. Some drugs are reported to have side effects
that range from mild to severe. The ClearLight™ acne treatment
series is completed in 4 weeks with treatments lasting approximately
15mn each. Most importantly, ClearLight™ treatments have been
shown to significantly decrease inflammatory acne lesions in a very
high percentage of patients.
Is any preparation required prior
to ClearLight™ treatments?
We recommend you cleanse the affected area with a mild acne cleanser
prior to coming in for treatment. For makeup wearers, pleasemake sure
you are makeup free during treatment, and use only oil-free makeup
What should I do between treatments?
Avoid touching or picking the lesions. Use a non-irritating anti-acne
cleanser such as salicylic acid daily, as recommended by your physician.
What is the recommended maintenance
after completing the ClearLight™ treatments?
It is recommended to continue using a topical treatment, such as
Retinoic Acid or Adapalene for comedones (blackheads & whiteheads),
and antibacterial agents for inflamed blemishes (benzoyl peroxide
and/or Erythromycin). Follow your physician recommendation for the
best maintenance program for you.
Will I be blemish-free at the end
of my ClearLight™ treatments?
Though the inflammation will be gone for the majority of patients
at the end of the treatment series, you may experience some redness
where the inflamed lesions were located. This redness will dissipated
after a short period of time. It is important to remember that Clearlight™
treats mild to moderate acne only. It is not designed to clear cystic
and/or nodular acne or comedones. You may experience little or no
clearing of these lesions.
For complete information on Clearlight Acne
Photoclearing, visit the Clearlight
Center of California website (browser will
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