CLEARLight™

The CLEARLight™ system is a photodynamic instrument that uses blue violet light waves to penetrate the skin and directly kill the bacteria that leads to inflammatory acne. These light waves also stimulate your body’s own bacteria-fighting porphyrins, which then kill additional bacteria and remain activated to provide a lasting, bacterial-killing effect long after treatment has ended. This combined effect provides a drug-free option for treatment of acne that often works well as a supplement to more traditional pharmaceutical acne treatments.

The CLEARLight™ system is a photodynamic instrument that uses blue violet light waves to penetrate the skin and directly kill the bacteria that leads to inflammatory acne.

Pittsburgh CLEARLight™ Acne Treatments

CLEARLight™ at Work:

Before Treatment:  A pimple forms around the hair follicle opening, causing inflammatory acne with an abnormal amount of bacteria known Propionbacterium acnes or P. acnes.

 

During Treatment:  ClearLight™ APC technology utilizes an intense 405-420nm wavelength light which safely and effectively permeates into your skin tissue to reach the P. acnes, killing it and stimulating the skin’s endogenous porphyrins to kill additional skin bacteria. The ClearLight™ technology machine completely filters out damaging UV wavelengths, allowing for painless, safe acne treatments.

 

After Treatment:  The P. acnes bacteria have been eliminated.
 
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ClearLight™ Questions and Answers:

 

Q: What does a CLEARLight™ treatment entail?

A: A typical CLEARLight™ treatment session lasts 25 minutes. Patients can relax and listen to music or nap while lying under the warming, therapeutic light. After a treatment session, patients feel rested and ready to continue the rest of their busy day.

 

Q: What are advantages of having CLEARLight™ treatments?

A: The treatment regimen is short. It is generally consists of ten treatments over 4-5 weeks to achieve results. Additional treatments are allowed if needed. Also, there is NO downtime. It provides a fantastic treatment supplement, as 40% of acne bacteria is insensitive to oral antibiotics

 

Q: Does CLEARLight™ treatment involve medications?

A: No, the CLEARLight™ is 100% drug-free treatment. However, some acne patients may be on topical or oral meds from their dermatologist. In some cases, these medications may need to be stopped before treatment, as they could potentially increase the risk of adverse events. Mention any and all medications you may be taking to your Cosmetic Laser CentersSM medical provider.

Current Accutane treatment or Accutane treatment within the past 6-12 months is often a contraindication for many device-based treatments.

 

Q: Is CLEARLight™ only suitable for facial acne?

A: No, the treatment is suitable for all areas of the body with acne, including the back and chest.