Acne Treatment In Singapore
THERACLEAR™ ACNE SYSTEM
Acne Treatment Technology
What is THERACLEAR™?
Acne treatment laser that combines gentle vacuum with painless therapeutic broadband light. It is used for:
- Acne treatment
- Reduction of redness around acne lesions
- Reduction of oil producing glands
- Improvement on hyperpigmentations (spots) coming from previous acne
The Theraclear™ Acne Clearing System (The Theraclear™ System) combines intense pulse light with a vacuum (suction) for the treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory acne (including acne vulgaris), comedonal acne, and pustular acne. Acne lesions are commonly caused by clogged pores. Hence, the vacuum is used to clear the pores of sebum and other foreign material that may be clogging it. Also, the suction pulls the skin physically closer to the source of light therapy, enhancing the therapeutic effect.
The Theraclear™ Procedure
STEP 1: Position
Handpiece is placed the on treatment area
STEP 2: Cleanse
Gentle pressure removes acne causing bacteria and sebum/dirt
STEP 3: Treat
Concentrated therapeutic light destroys bacteria and helps calm inflammation
STEP 4: Complete
Treatment is completed with pores cleansed
How Does Theraclear™ Compare To Other Treatments?
Most other devices used to treat acne are designed to destroy the p. acne bacteria while leaving the sebum in the infundibulum. Since total destruction of the p. acnes population is nearly impossible, the bacteria will continue to repopulate the infundibulum so long as its food source and protection from oxygen remain.
In contrast, Theraclear™ removes sebum and oxygen, the two essentials that p. acnes bacteria need to survive. This creates a clean environment preventing the return of the bacteria.
As this is a NON-ABLATIVE device, it is very gentle and there is NO need for numbing cream. But, it is common to feel a slight warming of your skin and a light prickling feeling. Cooling air via the Zimmer Cryo6 device helps to reduce any discomfort from the heat produced by Theraclear™.
Your eyes will first be protected with metal goggles. Our doctor will begin treatment by gently applying the Theraclear™ handpiece to your skin. You will feel some suction as your skin is gently lifted towards the Theraclear™ device, which opens the pores for treatment.
Next, a very short burst of heat will be felt when the Theraclear™ is fired. There might be a slight burning smell that is caused by facial hair and dead skin cells absorbing the light energy. As this is a NON-ABLATIVE device, your skin does not get burnt at all. Cooling air via the Zimmer Cryo6 device helps to reduce any discomfort from the heat produced by Theraclear™.
During each session, the device is passed over the whole face with more focus on the area of concern.
After the treatment, you will be brought back to your private room for post-care treatment to cool and calm the skin before you leave the clinic.
As it is a NON-ABLATIVE device, there is NO downtime with Theraclear™. You may experience some redness or small bruises from the suction in sensitive areas that should resolve within a few hours and is rare.
After the treatment, there is no requirement for you to stay indoors or avoid makeup application afterward. (Again, this is a NON-invasive treatment so no needles, no blood, no peeling after the treatment.)
You are able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities immediately, although it is recommended to avoid exercise 1-2 days before and after the treatment. It is advised for you to avoid excessive, prolonged sun exposure 2-3 weeks before and after the treatment.
There is no special aftercare needed in terms of topical applications for Theraclear™. The most important thing to avoid is UV radiation from sun exposure (especially immediately after the procedure). It is advised to avoid excessive, prolonged sun exposure weeks or months after the procedure, even with sunblock applied.
Depending on your skin condition and sun exposure, you may develop darker pigmentations in the treatment areas. You are advised to apply sunblock every 1-2 hours when outdoors and avoid outdoor exposure especially during the peak sunlight hours of the day.
Treating acne is a gradual process that requires multiple sessions and collaboration of efforts to produce effective and long-lasting results. The number of Theraclear™ sessions required depends on various factors including the severity of your acne and lifestyle. Our doctor will advise you more on the acne treatment course that is right for your skin condition during the consultation.
Typically it takes between 6-10 treatments for the acne improvement to be more obvious assuming that your lifestyle is in accordance with acne prevention and that the treatment is done at recommended intervals of 1 – 2 weeks. Once your acne treatment goals are met, Theraclear™ can be done at monthly intervals for maintenance purposes.
Due to the device features and various safety settings, Theraclear™ in Singapore is a very safe procedure. As with any procedure, there is always a risk of skin irritation which can lead to itchiness, redness, or mild swelling after the treatment.
At AEON Medical, we curate individualised acne treatment plans specific to you. Through a personal consultation session, our doctor will analyze your skin condition and recommend the most suitable acne treatments. Make an appointment with us today to check whether Theraclear™ in Singapore is suitable for your condition.