Medications, scrubs and peels may not be effective for all acne sufferers. Photofacials have been proven to be an effective treatment for acne to resolve acute break outs, cystic and hormonal acne, acne scarring, and facial redness caused by acne.
How Does it Work?
Forever Clear uses broadband light technology to fight acne by going underneath the skin to kill the bacteria that causes acne. This fast, safe, treatment program clears acne and improves acne scarring without the use of drugs or medications. Most patients will experience about an 80% improvement in active, inflamed acne and acne scars. Within days of the treatment, the patient will notice a reduction in the appearance of acne, and in the first week, a gradual fading of facial redness.
Do not tan or use tanning products for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment. Use of Retinol, Retin A, Renova, glycolic acids, and bleaching creams such as Hydroquinone should be discontinued 3-4 days before treatment. Use of Roaccutane within the last 12 months is prohibited. As a precaution, we are unable to treat clients who are pregnant or using photosensitizing medications.
After treatment, the following day you can resume use of all normal skin care products including Retinol.
Treatments are quick and safe, and each session only lasts 20-30 minutes. The focus area usually feels like a sunburn for 24 hours following treatment.
The Forever Clear program requires 6-8 weekly treatments, depending the patient’s individual needs. After the initial series has been performed and desired results achieved, patients can maintain clear skin with follow up treatments every 3 months.