Although most people associate acne with adolescents, 54% of women and 40% of men older than 25 suffer from some degree of acne. Acne can extend well into middle age, making it difficult for some people to achieve the smooth and clear-skinned look they have always wanted.
At Dream Med Spa and Laser Center, we offer NeoClear as our leading acne treatment option. If you suffer from acne and want to transform the way your skin looks, read on to learn more about NeoClear.
What Is NeoClear?
NeoClear is an innovative technology created by Aerolase. It eliminates the major factors that cause acne by using advanced 650-microsecond technology. Typically, there are three causes of acne:
- Excess sebum production
- Presence of bacteria, especially P. acnes
NeoClear can tackle all of these factors at once with its innovative technology. It uses a unique laser to deliver powerful yet gentle energy right to the treatment area.
The 650-microsecond device has settings that allow the pulsing energy to penetrate deep into skin layers, removing the excess sebum and reducing its production. It also destroys the P. acnes bacteria, helping clear current acne breakouts and prevent them in the future.
Because it uses deep heating energy, NeoClear helps reduce inflammation and builds up collagen. If you have acne scars, the extra collagen production can reduce their appearance, leaving skin looking radiant.
Based on the severity of acne, skin tone, and skin sensitivity of each patient, we choose from the multiple device settings to deliver the needed intensity for treatment.
How It Works
Since excess sebum and oil block pores, they become a breeding ground for the P. acnes bacteria. This acne therapy option uses laser light to confuse the producers of the bacteria into creating singlet oxygen, which destroys P. acnes.
At the same time, the deep heat from the laser reduces the size of sebaceous glands, suppressing the production of sebum. To reduce inflammation, NeoClear causes blood capillaries in the treatment area to coagulate, suppressing the inflammatory response and reducing tissue pressure.
The water-based energy absorption supports collagen production, giving our patients better skin texture and the reduced appearance of acne scars.
Candidates for NeoClear
NeoClear is an acne treatment recommended for all skin types and all ages, as well as for acne in all parts of the body. We can perform it at any time, helping you have clear, acne-free skin the entire year.
The best candidates are men or women in good overall health. Most of our patients have tried all manner of acne therapy options, such as creams, lotions, and medications, without success.
Benefits of NeoClear
NeoClear offers an overall improvement to your skin. Although its main function is to help clear breakouts and prevent them in the future, its collagen-boosting effects allow you to get more youthful, radiant skin. It can help reduce redness and brown pigmentation, improving your skin’s tone.
The treatment is quick. No matter the severity of your condition or the size of the treatment area, the procedure will take no longer than 30 minutes. Less severe cases can receive treatment in just 10 minutes.
With NeoClear, there is no need for numbing creams, gels, or cooling substances, as is common with other types of acne treatment options. The NeoClear laser handpiece never comes into contact with your skin.
There is no downtime after NeoClear treatment. You can return to your activities immediately. For teens and adults with busy schedules, this is an ideal solution.
Preparing for Treatment
When you schedule a consultation, we will assess your skin to determine the best treatment plan and ask about the treatment goals you have. We will also review your medical history.
On the day of your session, you will have to clean the treatment area, removing lotions, creams, makeup, and any other substances. We will perform treatment in two steps.
The first step covers the entire affected area, while the second step targets any active acne. We will concentrate the laser on each acne lesion to reduce inflammation and redness, reduce the risk of scarring, and clear the breakout more rapidly.
After treatment, you can immediately return to your regular activities. As with any other laser treatments, you should wear sunblock and avoid direct sunlight.
Every person is different in how quickly they see results. Some people see progress immediately after the procedure, while those with severe conditions may need a course of six sessions to control their breakouts. For most people, improvements are evident after three sessions.
To help maintain the results NeoClear offers, we encourage patients to follow a skincare routine. If you have questions about how to care for your skin, ask us.
Your skincare regimen, lifestyle, skin type, and hormones will affect how long the results last. Some of our patients experience acne-free skin for years, while others have to return every few months for treatment. Whenever a breakout occurs, you can visit us for another NeoClear session.
Get the Clear Skin You Want
Acne that medication and creams cannot fix does not have to be a lifelong battle. With an acne therapy option like NeoClear, you can get the relief that you have always wanted from acne scars, inflammation, and lesions.
At Dream Med Spa and Laser Center in Plainfield, IL, we offer the latest treatments to help our clients achieve rejuvenated and acne-free skin. By customizing our treatment plans to suit your needs, we can offer the quality options you can depend on.
Call us today to request an appointment.