Patients’ Frequently Asked Questions Laser Acne Removal

How Does the ClearLight™ PhotoClearing System Work?

The ClearLight system uses a unique high-intensity blue-violet light that activates the bacteria fighting militia, called porphyrins, in your own body.  The porphyrins start a chemical reaction that produces peroxide which destroys the P. acnes bacteria causing your inflamed blemishes (lesions).

Is the High-Intensity Blue-Violet Light Harmful?

Absolutely not.  The blue-violet light penetrates just deep enough into the tissue to reach the acne target.  And, it only effects the P. acnes bacteria, not the normal tissue.

What is the Advantage of ClearLight Treatments Over Other Light-based Systems?

ClearLight is the first, and only, system to reach the light intensity that is required for efficient
PhotoClearing (destruction of the P. acnes bacteria).

How Do ClearLight Treatments for Acne Compare to Topical Creams and Oral Antibiotics?

Manufacturers information on topical creams and oral antibiotics indicate that conventional treatment for acne sufferers have limitations and require, at least, 3 months of continuous treatment.  And, some of these drugs are reported to have side effects that range from mild to quite severe. The ClearLight acne treatment series is completed in 4 weeks, with treatments lasting approximately 15 minutes each.  Most importantly, ClearLight treatments have been shown to significantly decrease inflammatory acne lesions in a very high percentage of patients.

Do I Need to Prepare the Area Effected with Acne in Any Way Before Coming for My
ClearLight Treatments?

Yes.  Before coming for your ClearLight treatment, cleanse the effected area with a mild acne
cleanser, rinse with water and dry. 

Ladies, please only wear make-up that is oil-free, and be sure you are make-up free during the
ClearLight treatment.  You may re-apply your make-up after the treatment has concluded.

What Should I Do Between ClearLight Treatments?

You should avoid touching or picking your blemishes at all times.  In addition, use a non-irritating
anti-acne cleanser, such as salicylic acid daily.  Ask your physician to recommend a cleanser if you
are not sure what to use.

What is the Recommended Maintenance After Completing My ClearLight Treatments?

Various doctors would recommend the following types of follow-up procedure:

For Comedones (blackheads & whiteheads): Use comedolytic agents, such as 0.025-0.050%
Retinoic acid or Adapalene.
For inflamed blemishes: Use antibacterial agents, such as 2.5-5.0% Benzoyl Peroxide or a
combination of Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin.

What Visual Changes in My Blemishes Should I Expect to Experience During the Treatment Period?

You may experience some minor changes to your blemishes during the treatment period.  If there are any visual changes to your blemishes consult with your doctor.

Will My Face (or other affected area) 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 a redness where the inflamed blemish was located.  This redness will
dissipate in a short time.

It is important to remember that ClearLight treats inflamed mild to moderate acne blemishes only. ClearLight is not designed to clear cystic and/or nodular acne or Comedones.  You may experience little or no clearing of these lesions.

Always consult your doctor with questions or concerns about your acne and options for treatment. He or she is the medical expert with the answers you are seeking.

An Alternative to ClearLight

Dead cell buildup, sebaceous activity and hormonal imbalances can lead to stress within the skin's immune system triggering blemishes and acne. Acne propionebacterium is the bacteria responsible for causing acne. While everyone has this bacteria on the skins surface, sometimes skin can become unbalanced and overwhelmed.

About 90% of all teenagers will develop acne. Acne can also start as late as the 20s or 30s, especially in women whose hormones are constantly fluctuating. It is estimated that one in four adults between the ages of 25 and 44 experience acne, and 50% of all adult women experience mild to moderate acne.

There is still no cure for acne, with or without a prescription. The secret to controlling acne is PREVENTION - stopping the formation of acne before it becomes a visible pimple. To avoid the risk of scarring, it's crucial to treat acne as soon as the first signs appear. Even after blemishes disappear, ongoing treatment is recommended to keep new blemishes from forming.

Accumulation of oil, debris and dead skin lead to less than perfect skin. neaclear Skin Care Products are infused with Liquid Oxygen to hydrate, nourish, and revitalize your skin. The neaclear Acne Wash with salicylic acid penetrates deep into clogged pores to help eliminate most acne blemishes and keep pores clog-free.  It quickly and efficiently removes trouble-causing dirt and oil. Salicylic acid has been clinically proven to treat blackheads at the source: inside the pores! 

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