Face & Skin

Why AviClear is The Best Treatment For Adult Acne

Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting men and women of all ages, from teenage to adult years. Symptoms of acne vary from pimples to blackheads to painful nodules. Struggling with active acne can be a frustrating journey that negatively impacts self-confidence and self-esteem. 

Active breakouts can cause embarrassing redness and inflammation, while healing breakouts can leave scarring, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. At Coastal Aesthetics, we are proud to offer AviClear laser treatment, one of the best treatments for adult acne, because it targets acne at its source and yields impressive results.

What is acne?

At the core of acne are microcomedones, which are small blockages of the microscopic duct around a hair follicle. This tiny blockage occurs below the skin’s surface in the deeper dermal area. While all types of acne may begin with a blockage in the sebaceous gland, the results and severity can differ. This is because as the microcomedone persists, it can transform into various forms, such as a blackhead, a whitehead, or a more severe form of acne that is harder to treat, like nodular and cystic acne.

The different types of acne


Blackheads tend to appear in more oily areas of the skin, like the T-zone (the forehead, nose, and chin). They form when the sebaceous glands overproduce oil, and dirt and dead cells become logged within the pore. Instead of closing like a whitehead, the pore stays open, and the sebum (oil) oxidizes and turns black.


Whiteheads are a type of acne called acne vulgaris. Whiteheads are small, inflamed pimples with a white or yellowish pus-filled head. Unlike blackheads, a whitehead closes off hair follicles or sebaceous glands.

Papules and Pustules

Painful, raised bumps are called papules. If the bumps contain pus, they are called pustules. Red, swollen and sore papules and pustules are considered more severe, inflammatory acne.

Cystic Acne

Cystic acne refers to “invisible” breakouts you can feel forming under the skin. This type of acne can also appear as inflamed nodules on the skin that don’t always come to a head. In addition, cystic acne tends to be tender to the touch. This form of acne usually occurs on the lower part of the face around the chin or jawline but can also appear on the cheeks and elsewhere.

What causes acne?

A variety of factors can trigger acne, including the following:

  • Excess oil. The body naturally creates sebum to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. But if the body makes too much oil, it can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. 
  • Hormonal changes. Puberty and pregnancy cause a shift in hormonal levels, namely androgen levels, which can increase oil production and trigger acne.  
  • A buildup of dead skin cells. The body sloughs off dead skin cells, which contribute to congested pores. But when dead skin cells get lodged within the pore and mix with bacteria and oil, the follicle becomes inflamed, and breakouts result.

Why patients choose AviClear laser treatment to treat acne

Since acne can manifest in several ways and a variety of things may trigger it, the path to obtaining clearer skin with the proper acne treatment can be confusing. With so many acne treatments available, finding the best acne treatment can seem like an overwhelming task. This is why patients turn to the experts at Coast Aesthetics for skin care services like AviClear.

AviClear targets the sebaceous glands responsible for producing and releasing oil. By safely suppressing the glands with a unique 1726 nm wavelength technology, AviClear eases active breakouts and helps prevent future breakouts, a win-win situation for patients seeking today’s best acne treatment. 

What makes AviClear even more appealing is it has been shown to improve all types of acne, even severe cystic acne, which tends to be resistant to many acne treatments. In addition, AviClear allows our patients to enjoy clearer, more radiant skin after three 30-minute sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

AviClear laser treatment FAQs

Am I a good candidate for AviClear acne treatment?

AviClear is safe and suitable for almost every skin type. Plus, it addresses all kinds of acne, including cystic, inflammatory, and hormonal acne, from mild to severe. AviClear allows patients suffering from acne to discover the clear, fresh skin they desire with lasting results.

Does AviClear acne laser therapy hurt?

Thanks to its exclusive AviCool™ skin cooling and sensory controls, your skin maintains its normal temperature during treatment. Most patients feel little to no discomfort during an AviClear procedure other than a mild snapping sensation. This is another reason why it is touted as one of the best acne treatments today.

How many sessions of AviClear laser treatment will I need?

After completing three AviClear sessions, most patients are happy with the results. Some may notice continued improvement over time, even several months after the sessions are finished. At Coastal Aesthetics, we recommend three sessions of AviClear acne treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Each session is only 30 minutes long.

What kind of results can I expect from AviClear laser treatment?

According to studies, 87% of patients treated with AviClear saw at least half of their acne resolve six months after the full course of treatment. Also, at six months out, patients with moderate and severe acne saw, on average, a 93% reduction in deep nodules, which are historically more difficult to treat.

Is there downtime after an AviClear treatment?

There’s no downtime or recovery with AviClear, so patients can resume their normal lifestyle with little to no adjustments. We recommend wearing sunscreen and avoiding extreme sun exposure for 24 hours following treatment. Some patients see any acne flare-up immediately after their first AviClear acne treatment, though this usually resolves with the second or third treatment.

Which acne treatment is permanent?

While most acne treatments do not yield permanent results, AviClear results are long-lasting. Some study subjects experienced clear skin for up to two years following the recommended course of treatment. AviClear is a promising alternative treatment option for acne medications like isotretinoin (Accutane) and oral antibiotics, which can have far more severe side effects.

Enjoy the best acne treatments with Coastal Aesthetics

Now that you better understand how AviClear’s advanced laser treatment can help you ease your acne treatment concerns, schedule a consultation and start your journey to flawless, radiant skin. Coastal Aesthetic is committed to providing you with the highest level of care and support, and we will do everything we can to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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