Acne Vulgaris is one of the world’s most common skin conditions and 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, both physically and emotionally.
What is I-Clear?
I-Clear is a pain-free, non-invasive treatment for moderate inflammatory acne (pimples) in all age groups that has now been cleared by the FDA. I-Clear utilizes innovative Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) technology to effectively target acne-causing bacteria without thermally 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 induces bacterial death. 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 actually happens during the treatment? Is it painful?
A typical I-Clear treatment session takes only 20 minutes. You can relax comfortably on a bed or chair during light application.
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 (twice a week for 4 weeks). Your doctor can design the treatment plan that’s ideal for you. It’s important to adhere to the recommended treatment plan for best possible results.
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 thermally altered.
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 incorporated into our Clear Blue facials for an effective anti-acne facial treatment. I-Clear is also incorporated in our clinical Clarity Program which gives you an enhanced and prolonged skin clearing benefit for very acne prone skins.