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BLUSH Beverly Hills is the premier aesthetic medicine destination for those looking for natural, beautiful results for the face, skin, and body without going under the knife. 

adult acne

Wondering when annoying breakouts will finally end? Many people believe acne is only for teenagers when hormones run wild, but it can and does impact many adults. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions dealt with in the United States. Despite its prevalence, many people struggle with acne and breakouts. Adult acne can lead to lower self-esteem, scarring, and reduced self-confidence.  

Many treatment options are available, but it can be difficult to choose the right one that will work for you. Acne is often on sensitive, visible areas like the face, neck, and back and comes in many different varieties. There is no one solution or treatment for all acne. Your skin may be more prone to certain kinds of breakouts and adult acne may not react to all treatment options. 

Finding a way to manage adult acne can improve confidence and help reduce the risk of scarring and infections connected to acne. Looking for a sustainable and lasting solution is key, but you also want to consider side effects and other treatment aspects. AviClear offers lasting results with less impact on your skin. It might be the perfect fit when looking to treat your acne. 

Adult Acne

Around 85% of individuals aged 12 to 24, which includes adolescents and young adults, undergo a minimum level of acne. Unfortunately, acne doesn’t vanish as one reaches adulthood. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 40 to 54% of individuals over 25 experience facial acne. Women tend to be more affected by adult acne than men, and it is becoming more prevalent among people in their thirties, forties, and even older age groups.

While there are many treatments available, they often include a long list of side effects or aren’t as helpful with adult acne. Most people receiving acne treatment are younger, and the focus is on hormones and skincare. However, AviClear has limited side effects and has been shown to work well for adult acne specifically. 

All About AviClear

AviClear is an energy device used for treating mild to severe acne. The FDA has exclusively endorsed the device for this purpose. By employing the 1726 nm wavelength, the device efficiently deals with acne by targeting and safely reducing the sebaceous gland’s oil production. To guarantee a comfortable patient experience, the device incorporates AviCool contact cooling technology, improving overall safety and comfort during treatment.

One leading acne cause is the overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands. Pores get clogged by dead skin cells and pollution mixing with the skin’s sebum creating a cycle of breakouts. Aviclear works to treat these glands, helping them produce less sebum and reducing current acne and future breakouts. 

Treatment Details

At the outset, you will have an appointment to evaluate your skin type and the severity of your acne, review your medical history, and recommend a customized treatment plan. You will also receive specific guidelines to follow before your AviClear treatment, such as avoiding sun exposure, certain skincare products, and medications that may increase the risk of bleeding or bruising. Before treatment, your skin will be meticulously cleansed and your practitioner may apply a topical numbing cream to minimize any discomfort. 

While undergoing the treatment, you will be required to wear protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the AviClear light. AviClear treatment can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes but may depend on several factors, including skin type and acne severity. 

Following the treatment, you may get post-treatment care instructions, such as refraining from excessive sun exposure, utilizing gentle skincare products, and avoiding any activities that may result in excessive sweating or irritation in the treated area.


Most patients report seeing noticeable improvement after only one to two sessions. However, the number of sessions needed to achieve your results will depend on your acne’s severity and skin condition. 

Clinical trials demonstrated that the AviClear treatment reduces current acne and leads to shorter, less severe, and less frequent breakout episodes in the future. According to these studies, 91 percent of patients have responded positively to the treatment, with 80 percent observing at least a 50% reduction in acne. Furthermore, nine out of ten patients expressed satisfaction or high satisfaction with their results one month after undergoing the treatment.

Not everyone will have immediate results, and multiple sessions may be necessary to help prevent future breakouts. However, it is an excellent option for those struggling to find treatment for adult acne and want something that can help long-term. 

The Right Candidates

Whether or not you qualify as a candidate for acne treatment is contingent on various factors, such as your overall health, skin type, and the extent of your acne. AviClear is typically recommended for individuals with moderate to severe acne who have not responded well to alternative treatments, such as oral or topical medications. It is also ideal for those who prefer non-invasive treatments with minimal downtime. For those who have previously attempted Isotretinoin or prescription antibiotics and are currently searching for a less invasive option for their stubborn symptoms, AviClear is a promising alternative.

At BLUSH, we can evaluate your skin type and acne severity, examine your medical history and current medications, and determine if AviClear is a suitable option for you. While numerous patients observe a substantial enhancement in their acne following the treatment, individual results may vary. Adhering to a consistent skincare regimen and collaborating with your practitioner to maintain the treatment’s results over time is crucial.

Side Effects

Throughout the treatment, patients may experience a minor snapping sensation, but the laser’s skin cooling and sensory control system helps regulate the skin’s temperature for a more comfortable experience. The likelihood of side effects is exceedingly low and most people do not experience any adverse reactions to treatment. 

Some individuals may notice a flare-up in acne immediately following the first procedure, but that should not persist after follow-up treatments and will resolve with time and proper care. Other than the possible flare-up after treatment, there are virtually no negative side effects. If you have concerns regarding your skin, bring them up with your practitioner to understand if you may experience anything out of the ordinary.

The minimal side effects are one reason AviClear is such a beneficial option for those looking to avoid harsh chemicals or more intensive treatments for acne. Many other treatment options can wreak havoc on the skin or other bodily systems and AviClear could help people avoid those issues. 

Fit For Your Face

Dealing with acne can be challenging due to several factors, such as excessive sebum production, inflammation, bacterial overgrowth, and clogged pores. The intensity of acne can vary significantly, with some individuals experiencing only occasional breakouts while others suffer from more severe and persistent acne.

Typically, conventional acne treatments consist of a combination of prescription topical and oral medications and certain lifestyle modifications. Topical medications like benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and topical antibiotics can aid in reducing inflammation, unclogging pores, and eliminating acne-causing bacteria. Meanwhile, oral medications such as antibiotics and hormonal therapies may be prescribed for more severe cases of acne.

However, those struggling with adult acne have likely tried many possible solutions with no luck. Working with a skilled team of experts, like the staff at BLUSH, can help you find a proper diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for your skin. Whether AviClear is the ideal fit or not, the BLUSH team can help you find out and discover ways to treat your skin and leave with a fresh, clear face. Reach out today to learn more about all BLUSH has to offer and how you could help heal your skin.