ClearLight Acne Treatment

Clear-Light-Acne-Machine-Fraser-st-onlyWhat is ClearLight™? How does it work?

ClearLight™ uses high-intensity blue-violet light to activate bacteria-fighting porphyrins which start a chemical reaction producing peroxide and destroy acne causing P. acnesbacteria.

What happens during treatment?

There is a slight warm sensation during the 20 minute treatment.

How many treatments are needed?

A total of 8 treatments, spaced at least 48 hours apart. It is important have all treatments to see maximum results.

How effective is ClearLight™?

ClearLight™ effectively clears 70% of the red bumps and pus bumps of mild to moderate inflammatory acne in 8 weeks. An occasional patient will have a flare up sometime between the 2nd and 5th treatment, which should resolve with continued treatment.

Are your patients pleased with the results?

Yes, in our practice in Vancouver, ClearLight™ is very popular.

Will I be acne-free at the end of ClearLight™ treatments?

No, although most patients are much improved. Blackheads and whiteheads are not cleared with ClearLight™.

Some patients experience residual redness where an inflamed blemish was located, which will go away over time.

Does everyone get better with ClearLight™?

Approximately 15-20% of patients won’t improve due to other types of bacteria.

Are the results permanent?

Monthly maintainance ClearLight™ treatments usually help control acne breakouts for four to six months; after that another treatment series may be necessary.

Is ClearLight™ safe? Are there any side effects?

ClearLight™ is one of the safest acne treatments available. The blue-violet light penetrates just deep enough to reach the acne, and doesn’t harm the surrounding skin. There are no known side effects.

Who can be treated with ClearLight™?

ClearLight™ is very effective on mild to moderate inflammatory acne. Pregnant women and people with photo sensitivities should consult with technician before treatment.

Do patients need to prepare their skin before ClearLight™ treatment?

Yes. You should not use Retin A® / Differin® / Tazorac® or take a Tetracycline antibiotics the night before treatment. You may resume your acne treatment the evening of treatment.

Are ClearLight™ treatments FDA approved?

Yes. ClearLight™ was the first device to receive FDA clearance for the safe and effective treatment of moderate inflammatory acne.

How do home blue light devices compare with ClearLight™?

Home blue light devices are much less powerful than ClearLight™. Treatment times are longer and results are significantly less.