How Does the SpectraClear™ PhotoClearing System Work?
SpectraClear delivers a deeply penetrating green-yellow wavelength light to activate a photo thermal reaction in the porphyrin molecules, causing the release of free oxygen to destroy P. Acnes bacteria. Heat simultaneously delivered to the skin accelerates the photo thermal reaction and bacteria destruction. The additional red wavelength light activates the porphyrin to reduce the inflammation common to acne lesions.
Is the High-Intensity Blue-Violet Light Harmful?
Absolutely not. The blue-violet light penetrates just deep enough into the tissue to reach the acne target. And, it only effects the P. acnes bacteria, not the normal tissue.
What is the Advantage of SpectraClear Treatments Over Other Light-based Systems?
SpectraClear delivers a combination of green-yellow wavelength light to destroy P. Acnes bacteria and heat that accelerates bacterial destruction. The additional red wavelength light activates the porphyrin to reduce the inflammation common to acne lesions.
Other devices, like ClearLight, work only in green-yellow spectrum, without advantages of laser heat and red light.
How Do SpectraClear Treatments for Acne Compare to Topical Creams and Oral Antibiotics?
Manufacturers information on topical creams and oral antibiotics indicate that conventional treatment for acne sufferers have limitations and require, at least, 3 months of continuous treatment. And, some of these drugs are reported to have side effects that range from mild to quite severe.
The SpectraClear acne treatment series is completed in four (4) weeks, with treatments lasting approximately 15 minutes each. Most importantly, SpectraClear treatments have been shown to significantly decrease inflammatory acne lesions in a very high percentage of patients.
Do I Need to Prepare the Area Effected with Acne in Any Way Before Coming for My SpectraClear Treatments?
No, our estheticians will cleanse your face prior to procedure and will prepare your skin for the treatment.
What Should I Do Between SpectraClear Treatments?
You should avoid touching or picking your blemishes at all times. In addition, use a non-irritating anti-acne cleanser, such as salicylic acid daily.
When you come for an initial consultation, we will recommend you the right products for your skin.
What is the Recommended Maintenance After Completing My SpectraClear Treatments?
Please continue using products, recommended by our doctors.
SpectraClear is effective for active acne, but it doesn't work for scaring.
IPL laser may be used after completion of SpectraClear treatment to remove acne scars.
What Visual Changes in My Blemishes Should I Expect to Experience During the Treatment Period?
You may experience some minor changes to your blemishes during the treatment period. If there are any visual changes to your blemishes consult with your doctor.
Will My Face (or other affected area) Be Blemish-free at the End of My SpectraClear treatments?
Though the inflammation will be gone for the majority of patients at the end of the treatment series, you may experience a redness where the inflamed blemish was located. This redness will dissipate in a short time.
SpectraClear is effective for moderate and severe inflammatory acne as well as some cystic acne.
Please note that results may vary from patient to patient. Patients with severe cases of acne may require additional sessions.
Always consult your doctor with questions or concerns about your acne and options for treatment. He or she is the medical expert with the answers you are seeking.