Acne Vulgaris, also known as acne, is one of the world’s most common skin conditions. It results from obstruction, bacterial colonization and inflammation of the sebaceous follicles. The main cause of acne stems from an abnormal amount of bacteria, mainly Propionibacterium Acnes (P.acnes), resulting in inflammatory acne.
Acne affects between 85 to 100% of adolescents by the age of 24 years and has been shown to affect up to 50% of adults over 25 years. It usually appears on the face, chest and sometimes the back , and can produce life-long scars.
What is I-Clear?
I-Clear is an FDA-approved treatment that is pain-free and non-invasive for treating moderate inflammatory acne (pimples) in all age groups. I-Clear utilizes innovative Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) technology to effectively target acne-causing bacteria without affecting surrounding tissues using light.
Why is I-Clear the treatment of choice for acne?
The benefits of the I-Clear light therapy are:
✓ Innovative technological advancements in acne treatment.
✓ Short treatment regimen with impressive results.
✓ Safe. Painless. Non-invasive.
✓ Avoids the harmful side effects of strong topical or oral medications.
✓ Ideal for maintenance of acne control.
How does I-Clear work?
I-Clear utilizes a panel of over 1,700 focused diodes to ensure proper power density over a uniform beam profile. It delivers a unique 408 nm wavelength blue light that closely matches the peak absorption qualities of the targeted P. acnes bacteria. This blue light creates a highly toxic environment for the superficial P. acnes bacteria, which destroys bacterial. This clears the skin from acne.
I-Clear’s pure blue light means that virtually all of the energy targets the bacteria, making it the most powerful, non-invasive tool available.
What happens during the treatment? Is it painful?
A typical I-Clear treatment session takes only 20 minutes. During the treatment, you can relax comfortably without any pain.
Protective eye wear will be provided. There may be a slight warm sensation during treatment. I-Clear treatment is painless and safe.
What results can I expect from a series of treatments?
I-Clear can clear most moderate inflammatory acne in as little as 8 treatment sessions (we recommend twice a week for 4 weeks). Your doctor will design the treatment plan that’s best for you. To achieve the best possible results, it is important that you follow the recommended treatment plan.
How safe is the treatment?
I-Clear is one of the safest acne treatments available. High spectral purity of the I-Clear ensures patients will not receive UV, IR or inappropriate visible radiation. I-Clear therapy is both natural and non-invasive, glands will return to their natural state without being changed.
How can I get the I-Clear treatments?
You can have the I-Clear treatments as individual sessions or as packages of 8 sessions for best results. I-Clear is included in our Clear Blue facials for an effective anti-acne facial treatment. I-Clear is also included in our clinical Clarity Program which gives you an enhanced and prolonged skin clearing benefit for very acne prone skins.