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What is the Recovery Time After Laser Acne Treatment?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Laser acne treatment is a great solution when oral and topical acne medications fail to reduce breakouts. VIP Plastic Surgery uses the advanced AviClear laser to target overactive sebaceous glands that contribute to acne. 

Laser treatment clears your skin and relieves the redness and inflammation often associated with acne breakouts. Best of all, there is no downtime associated with AviClear. 

Below, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi answers common questions about laser technology and the benefits of the AviClear system. Call our Las Vegas, NV office to learn why so many men and women trust us with their skin. 

Who is a candidate for AviClear? 

Many people use over-the-counter or prescription medications to keep acne under control. These methods work well enough for some people, but others need something more targeted and powerful to get their desired results. 

Laser acne treatment is suggested for people who:  

  • Have tried other acne products with little or no success 
  • Are concerned about the side effects of long-term acne medication use 
  • Want to avoid potential acne scarring 

Dr. Khorsandi will perform an acne assessment at VIP Plastic Surgery to determine if laser treatment can meet your needs. However, most people with regular acne breakouts are ideal candidates for this procedure. 

How laser acne treatment works 

AviClear is a laser device for managing mild to severe cases of acne. It targets the source of the issue – sebaceous glands that produce excess oil – to reduce the frequency and severity of breakouts. 

During laser acne treatment in Las Vegas, NV, a simple handpiece is placed against the skin, delivering short pulses of laser energy. You may feel a snapping sensation, but this is not considered painful and is generally well tolerated. AviClear also comes with a cooling system to keep you comfortable during your session. 

The number of treatments needed varies from person to person, but most people at VIP Plastic Surgery see results after three monthly sessions with AviClear. 

Is there really no downtime with AviClear? 

Unlike other acne treatments that require days or weeks of recovery, there is no significant downtime associated with AviClear. This means you can manage your acne and still live your life without missing a beat. You may even schedule laser treatment during a lunch break and return to work afterward. 

Though laser acne treatment does not cause skin sensitivity, Dr. Khorsandi recommends avoiding UV rays for several days following your session. AviClear is considered safe for all skin types and tones, so there is no need to worry about skin damage or changes in pigmentation. Rest assured, you are in good hands with our dedicated team. 

How to protect your skin after AviClear 

Dr. Khorsandi can provide specific post-treatment instructions after your first AviClear session. This may include information about sun protection, skin care products, and other steps to reduce your risk of acne breakouts in the future. 

In general, we recommend that people:  

  • Use oil-free skin care products 
  • Avoid touching their face too much 
  • Wash their face with a gentle, nonabrasive cleanser 

Discover laser acne treatment 

Acne should not control your life. Now, you can reduce unwanted blemishes and feel confident about your complexion. If you are ready to explore your treatment options in Las Vegas, NV, call and schedule an acne consultation at VIP Plastic Surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi knows how to reduce the appearance of acne and can develop a custom plan using laser technology. We are proud to offer state-of-the-art options like AviClear that can provide the clear skin you deserve.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.