WILLIAM BLANE RICHARDSON, MD

| SOUTHERN GRACE PRECISION & AESTHETICS

WILLIAM BLANE RICHARDSON,MD

SOUTHERN GRACE PRECISION & AESTHETICS

Acne Treatments with Aviclear

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Acne is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting millions of people worldwide. It can be a frustrating and embarrassing problem, especially for teenagers and young adults.

Fortunately, there are many acne treatments available, including AviClear, a powerful acne-fighting product that can help prevent and treat acne, leaving your skin looking clear and healthy.

At Southern Grace Precision and Aesthetics, we understand that everyone has individual skin concerns. We offer safe and effective acne treatments to clients in the Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and greater Charleston area. To learn more, SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION today.

CONTENTS

  • WHAT CAUSES ACNE?
  • WHY WE LOVE AVICLEAR
  • WHY US
  • IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR AVICLEAR
  • BEFORE AND AFTERS
  • WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AVICLEAR
  • HOW MUCH DOES AVICLEAR COST?
  • OTHER ACNE TREATMENTS
  • BOOK A CONSULTATION
  • FAQS

What Causes Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that arises from the blockage of hair follicles, which are small cavities in the skin where hair grows out of.

Sebaceous glands, which are small glands located near the surface of the skin, produce an oily substance called sebum that helps lubricate both the hair and the skin to prevent dryness. Excessive production of sebum by the glands, which is a characteristic of acne, results in the formation of a plug within the hair follicle when it mixes with dead skin cells. If the plugged follicle is situated close to the skin surface, it swells outwards to form a whitehead.

On the other hand, an open plugged follicle produces a blackhead. When these follicles become contaminated with bacteria that reside on the skin, they can become inflamed, leading to the formation of papules, pustules, nodules or cysts (severe acne).

Common sufferers of acne

  • Teenagers going through puberty
  • Young adults
  • Women experiencing hormonal changes (e.g. during menstruation, pregnancy, menopause)
  • Individuals with oily skin
  • People who use certain cosmetics or hair products
  • Individuals who are under a lot of stress
  • People who smoke or consume alcohol excessively
  • Individuals who take certain medications (e.g. corticosteroids, lithium, androgens)
  • People with a family history of acne.

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Why We Love AviClear

Southern Grace Medical Spa is excited to offer AviClear to their patients as it is a powerful and innovative acne treatment that targets the root cause of acne, delivering fast and effective results. We are thrilled to provide our patients with a treatment that is both safe and comfortable, thanks to AviCool™ sapphire skin cooling and smart sensors.

AviClear Technology

AviClear is a product by Cutera that utilizes a groundbreaking 1726 nm wavelength that targets and suppresses sebaceous glands, thereby addressing the root cause of acne. Unlike prescription medications, AviClear can be used by individuals of all skin types.

In as few as three 30-minute sessions, AviClear can significantly reduce acne without any downtime, allowing patients to return to their daily activities immediately after treatment. With AviCool™ sapphire skin cooling and smart sensors, this treatment ensures patient comfort and safety while maintaining the skin’s temperature during the process.

Why Choose Us for Acne Treatments?

At Southern Grace Precision and Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on providing effective acne treatments to address a variety of skin conditions and concerns, all under the guidance of Dr. Richardson and our team of renowned experts. Our treatments, including AviClear, are designed to help you achieve your best look with minimal effort.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We use FDA-approved techniques and products that are backed by scientific research, ensuring both safety and effectiveness for our patients.
  • Our state-of-the-art facilities offer the ultimate luxury experience, with tranquil surroundings and cutting-edge treatment rooms.
  • Our team is committed to treating you with unconditional love and providing personalized care from the start, ensuring your journey of growth and healing is a positive and fulfilling one.

Ideal Candidates for AviClear

The ideal candidate for AviClear laser treatment is someone who is affected by any type of acne, ranging from mild to severe, including cystic, inflammatory, and hormonal acne.

AviClear does not target melanin and selectively targets the sebaceous glands, making it suitable for virtually anyone who experiences acne.

Additionally, age is not a factor, so teenagers and older adults can opt for AviClear to achieve clearer and smoother skin.

Before and Afters

What to Expect From Your AviClear Treatment

At Southern Grace Precision and Aesthetics, our experienced providers will cleanse your skin before directly applying the AviClear laser to the affected areas of acne during your appointment.

As the laser targets the oil glands, you may experience a mild warming sensation. The AviClear laser is designed with an exclusive skin cooling technology that eliminates the need for anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort during the treatment.

Aftercare

Following the AviClear treatment, patients can anticipate a decrease in acne breakouts and an enhanced overall complexion.

While minor symptoms like redness and inflammation may arise, they usually subside within a few minutes, and acne may flare for several days following treatment. Simultaneous use of prescription acne medications is allowed.

While results are not guaranteed, 90% of patients in clinical studies reported satisfaction with the treatment outcomes.

We usually recommend three monthly sessions, which each will last approximately 30 minutes. Then we analyze our patient’s skin to see if more sessions are needed.

How much does AviClear cost?

AviClear Acne Treatment is subject to a minimum manufacturer required price of $1000 per session, with a series of three sessions ranging from $3000 to $5000.

However, pricing may vary depending on the size of the area being treated and the number of sessions required. We recommend consulting with one of our experienced providers at Southern Grace Medical Spa for a personalized quote.

How much does AviClear cost?

AviClear Acne Treatment is subject to a minimum manufacturer required price of $1000 per session, with a series of three sessions ranging from $3000 to $5000.

However, pricing may vary depending on the size of the area being treated and the number of sessions required. We recommend consulting with one of our experienced providers at Southern Grace Medical Spa for a personalized quote.

Other Acne Treatments at Southern Grace

At Southern Grace Medical Spa, we offer a variety of effective acne treatments aside from the AviClear laser treatment. We understand that each individual’s skin is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another.

Our MOTUS AY LASER treatment uses an Alexandrite laser to target acne bacteria and reduce inflammation. Additionally, we offer IV THERAPY, which can hydrate the skin and reduce the likelihood of breakouts.

Our expert team can also provide guidance on the right skincare routine for your skin type and condition, including medical-grade products to target acne and improve skin health.

Book a Consultation

To SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION in the Mount Pleasant area to determine if having an acne treatment is suitable for your skin concerns, please make an appointment with us.

During the consultation, we will assess your condition and discuss potential treatment options, which may include AviClear as a viable option.

FAQs

How long does it take for AviClear to work?

The optimal results of the AviClear treatment are typically observed approximately 4-12 weeks following the last treatment session. Clinical studies indicate that 80% of patients achieved a significant reduction in their acne.

What are the risks of AviClear?

The risks associated with AviClear are minimal. During the treatment, patients may feel a mild snapping sensation, but there are no serious side effects. Mild redness or a short-term acne flare-up may occur after the treatment, but they are not considered significant risks. Overall, AviClear is a safe and effective treatment option for those struggling with acne.

Can AviClear Treat Acne Scars?

AviClear is primarily designed to treat active acne breakouts, however, the laser energy can stimulate collagen production and promote cell turnover, which can help to reduce the appearance of scars over time.

The effectiveness of AviClear for acne scars may depend on the severity and type of scarring, as well as individual factors such as skin type and age. It’s best to consult with a provider at Southern Grace Medical Spa to determine the best treatment options for acne scars.