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How Effective Is AviClear Compared to Other Popular Acne Treatments?

Did you know about 50 million Americans deal with acne each year?1 Though acne is a common skin condition, it can cause low self-esteem for many people. With a plethora of acne treatments out there, it can be overwhelming to figure out which will be most effective for your skin type and needs.

Let’s explore a revolutionary acne treatment that’s made countless headlines—Cutera’s AviClear. See how it compares with other popular options like Accutane, Murad, and retinol products. AviClear may be the solution that banishes your pimples for good!

What Is AviClear?

AviClear is an innovative, FDA-cleared device that treats mild to severe acne. It gets to the root of the problem by targeting and suppressing the skin’s oil glands. Since it relies on laser light to eliminate acne, you won’t experience much discomfort during the procedure. At most, you might feel a slight snapping sensation. Patients love that they don’t need to take prescription medications or endure a lengthy recovery after.

What Makes AviClear a Coveted Acne Treatment?

Thousands with acne-prone skin swear by AviClear, and it’s easy to see why. This groundbreaking treatment doesn’t just work on cystic and inflammatory acne. It’s effective for hormonal acne, too. No matter your skin tone or type, you can safely get this drug-free treatment to achieve clear, luminous skin.

Clinical studies have shown that 87% of patients loved the improvement they saw after their final AviClear session. They observed at least 50% reduced acne. After six months, 76% of patients said they were either satisfied or very satisfied with their results.

How Does AviClear Work?

Often, acne results from excess oil production. AviClear selectively targets your oil glands, so they don’t produce as much oil. Over time, you’ll notice your acne becoming less severe. Best of all, unlike other popular acne treatments, AviClear doesn’t damage your skin. The skin-clearing results last up to two years.

How Does AviClear Stand Out from Other Acne Treatments?

Most acne treatments cause trauma to the skin before you see improvement. Instead of targeting and damaging the melanin in deeper skin tones, this drug-free approach identifies the source of the flare-ups to minimize the intensity. AviClear is a gentler option for men and women struggling to find an effective acne treatment.

Let’s take a closer look at how AviClear compares to three popular acne treatments: Accutane, Murad, and retinol products.

AviClear vs. Accutane

Unlike AviClear, Accutane is a hyper-aggressive treatment. Most dermatologists recommend patients only use Accutane as a last resort because the experience can be debilitating.

While Accutane can produce incredible results, it’s not a miracle drug. There are side effects, such as dry skin, irritation, and even depression and suicidal thoughts (though rare). Since it’s a systemic drug, your doctor must conduct routine blood tests to ensure it’s not negatively impacting your liver and triglyceride levels.

One of the main complaints from Accutane users is that before your acne gets better, it’ll get worse at the beginning. The drug purges all your dead skin cells, oil, and debris. This process causes inflammation, which results in more acne.2 Purging can take a while depending on how your body handles the drug. It can be embarrassing to go out in public during this time.

AviClear delivers comparable final results without Accutane’s nasty side effects. If you want to avoid a harsh acne treatment, AviClear is the way to go.

AviClear vs. Murad

Many acne sufferers turn to Murad products because they’re readily available. You don’t need a prescription to use them. While Murad is effective for some people, consistency is a must to sustain long-term results. In contrast, most AviClear patients only need three 30-minute treatments spaced out at 3–4-week intervals to enjoy optimal results for up to 48 months.

Murad offers various products that accommodate unique skin types and concerns. The products may work well as part of an overall skincare routine but may not produce quick and impressive acne-banishing results. Online reviews suggest Murad isn’t for everyone. For example, a few users reported getting drier, flakier skin after using the moisturizer.

AviClear vs. Retinol Products

Similar to Murad, retinol products can be an excellent part of an overall skincare routine. Not only can it prevent pimples, but it can also reduce wrinkles by encouraging collagen production. But applying a retinol product with a high strength and/or frequency may result in irritation, scaly skin, and itchiness.3 Many first-time retinol users experience some form of peeling, dryness, and/or redness.

One of the greatest perks of AviClear acne treatment is that patients experience minimal downtime, risks, and side effects. You don’t have to worry about using a drug or product that your skin won’t agree with. AviClear is a chemical-free solution suitable for mild, moderate, and severe acne.

Is AviClear Right for Me?

Compared to other popular acne treatments, AviClear can work well for just about anyone. With that said, you could be a great candidate if you have:

  • Hormonal acne

  • Cystic acne

  • Inflammatory acne

The best way to verify your candidacy is to schedule a free consultation with an expert. Admire Aesthetics is proud to offer AviClear acne treatments in Oregon. We’re happy to walk you through a viable treatment plan for your skin type.

AviClear for Luminous Skin | Grants Pass, OR

If you’re looking for a fuss-free acne solution, look no further than AviClear at Admire Aesthetics. Currently, we offer this cutting-edge acne treatment at our Grants Pass location. As we expand quickly, we hope to help more Oregon residents achieve acne-free skin at our Medford location soon.

Ready to begin your journey to glowing skin and improved self-confidence? Learn more about what AviClear can do for you. Call 541-210-8806 to schedule a consultation with us today.


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1. SKIN CONDITIONS BY THE NUMBERS, American Academy of Dermatology Association
2. ISOTRETINOIN: THE TRUTH ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS, American Academy of Dermatology Association
3. Retinoids in the treatment of skin aging: an overview of clinical efficacy and safety, Dovepress Clinical Interventions in Aging, Siddharth Mukherjee, Abhijit Date, Vandana Patravale, Hans Christian Korting, Alexander Roeder, and Günther Weindl

Tiffany DiGiuseppe​, experienced and renowned technician for aesthetics at Admire Aesthetics.

Tiffany DiGiuseppe

Admire Aesthetics was founded by Tiffany DiGiuseppe. Tiffany has been in the medical field for 22 years. The last 14 years have been devoted to a wide array of medical aesthetics. Specifically, the last 10 years in body contouring.

Admire Aesthetics, Inc. is a CoolSculpting specialty practice located in Medford, OR. We are recognized by Allergan to be a Certified CoolSculpting facility, with the highest level of recognition given. We have performed over 12,000 CoolSculpting procedures! We take pride in always maintaining the most up-to-date treatment options and equipment to ensure the best results which are all backed by our “Admire Promise” guarantee.


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