What to Expect?
What to Expect?
NeoClear provides an effective and safe way to clear all types of acne, even when traditional methods and medications have failed.
The goal of a NeoClear treatment is to reduce your acne, but during your treatment course, you will also see a reduction of oil output, reduction of pore size, and an overall improvement in your skin’s tone, texture, and quality. The ultimate goal of NeoClear treatment is to significantly clear your skin.
NeoClear provides an effective and safe way to clear all types of acne, even when traditional methods and medications have failed. The goal of a NeoClear treatment is to reduce your acne, but during your treatment course, you will also see a reduction of oil output, reduction of pore size, and an overall improvement in your skin’s tone, texture, and quality.
How Many Treatments?
The number of treatments needed varies from person to person depending on the severity of their current condition as well as their lifestyle. To control current breakouts, it is recommended that a patient undergo a treatment course of 4–6 sessions. Once the active acne is under control, touch-up sessions may be needed to clear subsequent breakouts. Fortunately, the treatment can be easily performed whenever a breakout occurs.
What Happens During the Treatment?
Before the treatment, you will need to completely clean your skin with a cleanser to remove any lotions, makeup, or other substances on the skin. This ensures that the treatment will be able to achieve the best results possible. NeoClear is typically performed in two steps. The first step is to cover the entire affected area. This step will destroy the P. acnes bacteria, reducing oil output and preventing future breakouts. This step will also improve your skin’s overall tone and texture by stimulating the growth of collagen and reducing redness. The second step addresses any active acne lesions. The laser energy will be concentrated on each lesion to reduce inflammation and redness, causing the breakout to clear rapidly, and reducing the risk of scarring. Depending on the size of the affected area, treatments typically take between 10–30 minutes.
What Does NeoClear Feel like?
Most patients who have tried other lasers report that NeoClear is much gentler and more pleasant. Typically, you will only feel a mild warming sensation on the skin when undergoing treatment. And unlike other acne treatments, NeoClear has no side-effects. This means you will not experience dry, itchy, or tender skin. In fact, your overall skin quality and oil output will both improve, leaving you with glowing skin.
How Long After My Treatment Can I Return to my Normal Activities?
There is no “downtime” following NeoClear treatments. You may return to your normal daily activities immediately, though as with any laser treatment, you should wear a sunblock recommended by your skin care professional and avoid direct sunlight. You may experience a slight redness in the skin, but (if it occurs at all) it will fade within a few hours.
When Will I See Results?
Everyone’s skin is unique and therefore reacts differently to treatment. Some patients will notice a reduction in their current breakout immediately after the treatment, while others may need a treatment course of six sessions to control their current breakout. Typically, most patients see noticeable results after three treatments, with an enhanced clearance and quality of skin after each subsequent treatment. To maintain the clearance achieved with the laser, patients should an at-home skin care regimen. It is important to understand that acne is a chronic condition which frequently recurs. While our treatment may lengthen the periods between breakouts, it is possible that you will need to schedule “touch-up” sessions if or when breakouts do occur.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Each patient will have different results depending on a number of factors including lifestyle, attention to skin care, hormones, and their skin type. Some patients have enjoyed acne-free skin for years after their skin was cleared by our lasers. Others have needed to come back after several months once another breakout occurred. There is no set period of skin clearance after NeoClear, but regardless of the length of time your skin is clear, NeoClear can always help to control your breakouts.