TheraClear Acne Therapy
TheraClear® is a light based acne treatment powered by an advanced vacuum and filtered IPL (intense pulsed light. TheraClear® is FDA-cleared in the United Stages to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne (Acne Vulgaris), comedonal acne, and pustular acne and is an extremely popular treatment, now available in Leicestershire, UK at Skintique Clinic.
What causes Acne?
There are four main factors that cause acne:
Bacteria – P. Acne
Dead skin cells
All four factors that cause Acne start with blocked hair follicles. Acne is a consequence of our skin producing too much sebum. The excess sebum mixes with the dead skin cells that we all shed every day, and both substances together form a ‘plug’ in the hair follicle. This plug can result in the ‘whiteheads’ and ‘blackheads’ that can become the bane of our lives. Sometimes, the harmless bacteria that lives on our skin can contaminate and infect the ‘plugged’ hair follicles causing the pustules and cysts which we associate with acne.
How does TheraClear® work in acne skin?
TheraClear® acne treatment works by reduces the number of blackheads in the affected area via strong suction of the blocked pores with a special vacuum. The TheraClear® machine then delivers a blue light IPL treatment which targets and destroys the bacteria associated with acne, as well as targeting the sebaceous gland and preventing further excess production of sebum. At Skintique Clinic we also use TheraClear® in cystic acne with large cysts – TheraClear® has an applicator with a needle which can puncture acne cysts and extract the debris within the cyst, providing immediate relief.
How many treatments are required?
Usually 6-8 treatments are required, spaced 7-10 days apart.
Is it painful and is there any downtime?
No – TheraClear® is one of the most comfortable light based treatments for acne available. Downtime is very minimal, with a very tiny risk of some redness after the treatment.
Before and After
The clear solution to acne – no matter what the cause
Clinical studies have determined that acne has several causes, but at the root is always blocked sebum. TheraClear acne treatment removes the sebum to let beautiful clear skin shine through.
TheraClear’s two-part process utilizes a vacuum and broadband light to clean, treat and remove the blocks to clear skin. TheraClear acne treatment is quick to perform and highly effective.
you are NOT ALONE!
Acne is the most common skin disorder. It affects both men and women of all races and often has deep emotional and psychological effects. Approximately 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 suffer from acne with many continuing to have acne into their 40’s and beyond.