Monday, July 14, 2014

TheraClear™: The Facts and Benefits

More often than not, most of the patients we see are suffering from mild to severe acne and are looking for a way to achieve fresher, clearer skin. While antibiotics are often prescribed to remedy problems with acne, the use of antibiotics over an extensive period of time can often cause more problems down the road. Luckily, in the past few years, a new device called TheraClear™ has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of acne.

TheraClear™ is able to treat multiple causes of acne in a single treatment. Using a pneumatic tip that gently suctions the skin into a chamber, the device is able to remove blackheads and oil from the skin and unblock pores. Simultaneously, a broad band of intense light is emitted to selectively kill the acne bacteria and leave the good bacteria intact.

After a single treatment, patients are able to see improvements. A series of four to eight treatments seven to ten days apart is recommended for optimal results. Each treatment is relatively painless and takes between 10 to 20 minutes. After the initial series of treatments, patients can receive maintenance treatments as needed.

TheraClear™’s mode of killing bacteria and suppressing oil glands is the leading technology for treating acne. Based on Theravant research, 85 percent of patients have excellent results, 10 percent show satisfactory improvement, and only 5 percent show little improvement. While TheraClear™ does not cure acne, it is proving to be successful in treating acne without the use of medication.

If you are interested in receiving TheraClear™ treatments, call Greenville Dermatology at (864) 242-5872 to set up an appointment today. 

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