Most acne patients require 4 or 5 treatments every week to two weeks. Usually after one treatment, there is very little improvement. After the second treatment, the patient should notice a modest improvement. The third treatment, however seems to produce the most significant improvement and after the fourth and fifth treatment, most if not all the acne lesions should be gone.
During this series of treatments, the patient may remain on any traditional acne therapies they feel comfortable using. They also should maintain a good skin care regiment which their doctor will discuss with them. Following the final treatment, the patient may also remain on any therapies they feel comfortable with and also must maintain a good skin care regiment.
Most patients require a single touch up treatment every three to four months.
Treatment with The TheraClear™ Acne Surgery Insert is generally performed on the session. Not every patient is treated with this insert. It is used to target the largest acne lesions, particularly ones that are firmly embedded under the skin. The image below shows a typical lesion treated with the acne surgery insert.
The use of The TheraClear™ Acne Surgery Insert is very helpful in treating young to middle age adults with a few lesions that distract from an otherwise ideal complexion.
Results generally show up within a few days to a week after a session.