When it comes to cleansing acne-prone skin, one of the biggest goals is to deep clean the pores. Our skin's pores are where the P. acnes bacteria gets trapped, along with dead skin cells, and then forms a pimple. Ridding of the dirt and cellular debris that can get trapped in the pores is a great step in ensuring that skin stays its cleanest. In addition to regular cleansing morning and night with a Clear Clinic-approved product, here are the top treatments at Clear Clinic that help empty out your pores of their acne-causing debris. These treatments are meant for both teenage acne and adult acne.
Isolaz: A relatively new procedure, Isolaz Acne Therapy is a painless and effective way to clear out the pores and kill the P. acnes bacteria. The Isolaz machine gives a one-two punch to acne. The first punch is the "deep pore purification," which works by gently suctioning the pores with a vacuum to help loosen and extract dirt, blackheads and excess oil from deep within the pores. The second punch is the broadband light that deep cleans and purifies the pores from the inside out. There's no downtime with Isolaz either, making it a great lunchtime treatment.
Acne Photodynamic Therapy: With photodynamic therapy (PDT), our acne patients experience another pain-free way to treat acne deep within the pores. During an Acne PDT session, Levulan (5-aminolevulinic acid), a medication that inactivates the P. acnes bacteria, exfoliate the skin to unclog pores, as well as shuts down the sebaceous glands. After the Levulan is applied, one of our board-certified dermatologists or experienced physician assistants will focus the Blue Light on the acne area for around 15 minutes.
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