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The Future of Acne Management: How Aviclear and Medical Grade Skincare Products are Helping Our Patients

The Future of Acne Management: How Aviclear and Medical Grade Skincare Products are Helping Our Patients

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have to miss an event due to an acne breakout? We know how irritating this can be, and it’s more common than you think. 2 out of 3 moderate to severe acne sufferers wish they could relive moments they missed due to acne. Dealing with acne can be challenging, but there are solutions! At MD Skin Lab, we say no to missed moments due to acne breakouts. Instead, we want to empower our patients by helping them achieve their dream skin with effective treatments. 

At our clinic in Toronto, we offer two highly effective solutions to acne: AviClear and medical-grade skincare. Let’s make missed moments due to acne a thing of the past and focus on improving your skin! 

What is Acne and What are the Causes?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages and genders. It causes various types of blemishes, such as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and deeper cysts on areas with a high concentration of oil glands, like the face, neck, shoulders, chest, and back. The condition arises from excessive oil production, bacterial infection, inflammation, and blocked pores. Factors like hormonal changes, genetic predisposition, stress, diet, and certain cosmetic products can contribute to the development of acne, with the impact and combination of these factors varying among individuals.

Our Acne Solution: AviClear 

Our patients at MD Skin Lab absolutely love AviClear for many reasons, making it a popular treatment for acne at our clinic. In fact, we are one of the first clinics in Toronto to offer AviClear treatments to our patients. Allow us to explain the benefits of this revolutionary solution!

AviClear uses a 1726nm wavelength laser to directly target and regulate the sebaceous glands responsible for acne, reducing their oil output. Acne develops when sebum, an oily substance, mixes with dead skin cells and clogs pores, creating an environment where bacteria thrive. This leads to inflammation and the formation of cystic acne. The primary cause of acne is the excessive production of sebum by these glands.

The AviClear laser works by downregulating sebocytes, the cells producing sebum, which diminishes oil production. As a result of the treatment, patients experience reduced oiliness, less acne, and improved skin condition. AviClear is versatile, offering an effective treatment for all skin types and varying degrees of acne severity, from mild to severe!

How Do I Know if I'm a Candidate for AviClear? 

AviClear is a versatile treatment for any skin tone. At our clinic in Toronto, we help teenagers and adults with acne. Our physicians recommend AviClear if you want to treat acne and eliminate the bacteria that cause it or if you have very oily skin and want to reduce oil production. It’s also a great treatment if you want to diminish acne inflammation, reduce pore size, and improve the appearance of your skin. We can treat your face, shoulders, chest, and back with AviClear. 

If you are seeking a safe and effective alternative to traditional acne treatments, we highly recommend AviClear as your solution at MD Skin Lab.

If I Invest in AviClear, How Long Will It Take Me To See Results? 

Our physicians recommend having three appointments spaced one month apart to see the results. Each appointment is approximately 50 minutes long. When you hit the three-month and six-month mark after your last treatment, you will be asked to return for a follow-up. 

After your AviClear treatments, you will experience less oily skin, and acne should begin to improve. You may notice acne flare-ups during the purge phase, where the targeted bacteria is brought to the skin’s surface before destruction. You can expect a reduction in acne after your second treatment and results around 3-4 weeks after your final treatment. The final result with the reduction in acne will be seen after 1 year.

According to clinical studies, over 90% of patients saw at least half of their acne significantly improve at one year (up from 80% at three months). Results may continue to improve with time, several months to a year, after your treatment sessions are finished. If you’re interested in the treatment, you can conveniently book an appointment here.

Understanding Medical-Grade Skincare Solutions for Acne

Along with AviClear, which is a fantastic solution to acne, we recommend investing in medical-grade skincare to treat it. At the MD Skin Lab Skin Store, we carry some of the best skincare products to help you achieve flawless skin. Our products are all available for pick-up at our downtown Toronto spa or can be purchased online with convenient delivery to the comfort of your home.

We’ll break down our patient-favourite acne skincare solutions below.

SkinCeuticals LHA Serum is a blemish and age-defence, oil-free, targeted approach for aging and blemished-prone skin. This acid blend is the first of its kind, combining LHA, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and dioic acid to reduce the formation of acne and clogged pores while improving the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.

SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF is an oil-free vitamin C serum formulated specifically for oily and blemish-prone skin types that delivers advanced environmental protection and reduces oiliness, refines skin texture, and visibly improves skin clarity and fine lines. This oil-free formula has been clinically demonstrated to reduce oil oxidation by up to 76%, reduce oiliness, refine skin texture, and improve skin clarity and fine lines.

SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 is used to combat and reverse the visual effects of aging, such as wrinkles, laxity and discolouration. Retinols accelerate cell turnover and improve blemishes as well as the appearance of pores. This is a great option for those starting to explore retinol for the first time.

SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 is a concentrated night cream with pure retinol for skin to improve the visible signs of aging and pores while minimizing breakouts. Retinol 0.5 contains 0.5% pure retinol for the skin and is formulated to aid the reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discoloration; this retinol night cream can refine the appearance of pores while reducing the appearance of blemishes associated with problematic skin types.

SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 is a high-concentration pure retinol cream for experienced retinol users. It improves the appearance of visible signs of aging and pores while minimizing breakouts. Retinol 1.0 is ideal for problematic and sun-damaged skin that has been preconditioned with the use of Retinol 0.5. It diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discoloration while minimizing breakouts and the appearance of pores.

SkinCeuticals Phyto A+ Brightening Treatment is a lightweight moisturizer containing azelaic acid that helps soothe and correct out-of-balance skin to improve brightness, texture, and clarity. This oil-free moisturizer is suitable for all skin types and is our best moisturizer for oily and acne-prone skin. This non-comedogenic moisturizer and skin brightening treatment visibly relieves redness due to dryness and reduces excess oil. The formula smooths skin and minimizes the appearance of pores for enhanced clarity and brighter-looking skin.

SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel comprises blemish-fighting ingredients that can decongest pores and remove excess sebum and dead skin cells. It is designed specifically for oily, combination, and aging skin and is known for its ability to simultaneously address blemishes and visible signs of aging.  

SkinCeuticals LHA Toner exfoliates and brightens your skin. Its triple blend of exfoliating agents gently removes pore-clogging residue and dead surface cells to reveal a brighter, more luminous complexion.

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF is a daytime vitamin C serum with antioxidants that delivers advanced environmental protection and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and skin discoloration. It provides enhanced protection from atmospheric skin aging while reducing fine lines and uneven skin tone, making it a must in many skincare routines. 

SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Mask is a non-drying masque that combines kaolin and bentonite, the highest quality earth clays, botanicals and minerals to help calm the skin; and a hydroxy acid blend to gently exfoliate. A hydroxy acid blend gently exfoliates dead skin cells. Natural earth clays, kaolin and bentonite decongest pores, lift impurities, and help remove excess oils. Aloe and chamomile calm and soothe the skin.

All of these products are available for pick-up or delivery from MD Skin Lab’s Skin Store. Get your favourites while quantities last. 

Ready to Combat Acne with MD Skin Lab? 

We’re here to help you get your skincare journey started with our experienced physicians at MD Skin Lab. At our clinic, we celebrate each person's unique individuality by offering a bespoke approach to aesthetic treatments. Start by booking your AviClear appointment at our downtown Toronto clinic. We can’t wait to meet you!