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Laser Treatment for Acne: AviClear

A Safe, Effective, and Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Acne: AviClear

Acne is extremely frustrating and fighting it day after day can be emotional.

Those struggling with acne for any length of time have likely tried several ways to heal their red, swollen, and painful acne—from chemical peels and antibiotics to holistic and food-based remedies.

Whether you’re struggling with mild, moderate, or severe acne, Illinois Dermatology Institute (IDI) can help you achieve clearer skin with an effective and new laser-based technology.

AviClear™ is the first and only non-invasive and FDA-cleared laser treatment for acne.

What is AviClear™ Laser Acne Treatment?

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AviClear is a non-hormonal, non-medicinal, laser-based solution for mild to severe acne and is safe and effective for all skin types.


IDI now offers AviClear Laser in three of our locations:


How Does AviClear Work?

This advanced technology treats acne at its source by targeting and suppressing overactive sebaceous glands safely and effectively without medication.

Sebaceous glands produce sebum, an oily substance made from fats that help protect and moisturize your skin. Too much sebum, however, can lead to clogged pores and acne.

After each AviClear treatment, your skin produces less sebum oil, meaning your acne breakouts become less severe and heal over time.
According to clinical trials, current and future breakouts will be less frequent, not as intense, and shorter as you produce less sebum oil following AviClear laser treatment for acne.

How Long Do AviClear Results Last?

On average, those who undergo three monthly AviClear treatments experience clearer skin for approximately 9-12 months. However, some clinical trial participants reported clearer skin for up to two years following their third treatment session.

Results vary and depend on your unique skin condition and severity.

Who’s a Candidate for AviClear?

If you’re looking for a long-term, drug-free, chemical-free solution to treat your acne and acne scars, you’re likely a perfect candidate for AviClear.

AviClear is safe and effective for all acne types (e.g., cystic, inflammatory, and hormonal) and skin tones.

However, AviClear should not be used for those who are pregnant, have skin cancer, or have certain types of rosacea.

AviClear Risks and Side Effects

Unlike other laser acne treatments, AviClear has minimal downtime and side effects. You may resume normal activities immediately following treatment but experience mild side effects. These are normal and expected:

  • Slight redness in the treated areas
  • Mild acne flare-up

Is AviClear Treatment Painful?

Thanks to the laser’s skin cooling sensors, AviClear treatment is relatively painless. During treatment, tolerable, very mild snapping sensations are common and last for a few seconds.

Most people receiving the AviClear treatment report mild and short-lived discomfort. Generally, there is no need for numbing creams. However, your comfort is our top priority.

How Long Does It Take to See the Results?

You should see optimal acne-clearing results after just three 30-minute sessions. Sessions are scheduled for 3-4 weeks apart.

87% of patients were satisfied after just one month of acne laser treatment.

Image showing before and after of AviClear Treatment - 6 months after final session
Image showing before and after of AviClear Treatment - 6 month after final session
Image showing before and after of AviClear Treatment - 2 years after final session
Image showing before and after of AviClear Treatment - 6 months after final session

After AviClear Laser Acne Treatment

The most important thing to do post-treatment treatment is to apply sunblock and avoid pore-clogging products like Vaseline or Aquaphor.

How Much Does AviClear Laser Cost?

IDI is proud to offer this brand-new laser treatment for acne in their Parkridge, Chicago Lakeview, and Palos Heights offices. The typical series of three-monthly treatments cost $3,000. While this may seem expensive initially, it may save you money on your acne journey in the long run.

AviClear may eliminate the need for other, less effective treatments like wipes, gels, creams, facials, prescription medications, doctor visits, and copays.

Please note insurance does not cover this laser treatment for acne.

Choosing the Right Laser Treatment for Acne

Acne should never define who you are. Stop suffering from embarrassment or low self-confidence because you’re struggling with another frustrating acne flare-up. With the recent advances in cosmetic dermatology, especially regarding our approach to acne care, we can develop a laser treatment plan that’s safe for your skin and tailored to your unique needs.

The future for clearer skin is at IDI. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of AviClear laser treatment today.

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