AcneZap is a proprietary approach to the AviClear acne treatment.

Acne is the most common skin disease in the US, affecting approximately 50 million teens and young adults. Treatment usually involves a combination of antibiotics and retinoids that, while effective in keeping acne under control, can’t really cure it. Plus, prescription options need to be taken regularly for months or even years, and some are associated with severe side effects.

Laser treatments like AcneZap are a quick, effective and safe alternative to prescription antibiotics and retinoids. AcneZap can significantly eliminate acne in as little as three 30-minute sessions. The secret behind its efficiency is that it targets acne at its source by suppressing sebaceous gland activity.

If you are interested in learning more about how AcneZap can help you get rid of acne for good, please give ​Senza Aesthetic Medicine​ a call at 909-793-3563. Together, we can help you achieve healthy skin with this quick and effective treatment.

What Is the AcneZap Acne Treatment?

AcneZap is the first and only laser device to be FDA-cleared for the treatment of acne. The device utilizes a 1726nm wavelength laser complete with contact cooling technology to ensure patient safety and comfort. This particular laser wavelength is able to target sebaceous glands while nearby skin structures remain unaffected.

By targeting sebaceous glands, AcneZap treats one of the root causes of acne: excess sebum production. Increased sebum production can clog pores and create a breeding ground for bacteria that cause acne. By selectively destroying problem sebaceous glands, AcneZap brings sebum production to normal levels. Only three treatment sessions are usually needed, and patients often report improvement in their acne over time.

AcneZap can be used on all types of acne, from mild to severe cystic acne. The device has been tested in clinical studies, with over 90 percent of patients responding to treatment and 80 percent seeing a significant reduction in their acne.

See Your Acne Disappear With AcneZap in the Inland Empire, CA

If you are looking for AcneZap in Redlands or San Bernardino — or any other neighboring cities — we welcome you to visit Senza Aesthetic Medicine. Our team is experienced in treating a wide range of skin concerns using cutting-edge treatments, including the latest AcneZap laser for stubborn acne.

Please get started by giving our Redlands office a call at 909-793-3563 or filling out our online ​​contact form. We look forward to being your local partner throughout your clear skin journey.

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AcneZap FAQ's

Is an AcneZap Treatment Comfortable?

AcneZap is designed with your comfort in mind. Not only does this laser selectively target problem sebaceous glands, but it also doesn’t cause damage to nearby structures. The device also has a built-in sapphire contact cooling system to keep you comfortable and your skin safe. That’s why no pain mitigation is needed with this treatment, and you’ll most likely feel just a slight snapping sensation.

How Do I Prepare for an AcneZap Treatment?

In the days leading up to your AcneZap treatment, avoid alcohol and discontinue blood-thinning medicines and supplements (such as NSAIDs, vitamin E and fish oil) to reduce your risk of bruising and bleeding. You will also need to avoid retinoids, exfoliants, astringents, and other harsh skincare products as well as all types of tanning before your procedure. The AcneZap procedure is generally tolerable, but if you are pain-sensitive, it is a good idea to take an over-the-counter pain reliever an hour before your treatment.

What Happens During an AcneZap Treatment?

Before starting your treatment, we will cleanse your skin to remove all traces of dirt and oil. We may also first do a patch test so we can adjust the device’s strength to your pain tolerance levels. Your provider will pass the AcneZap handpiece over your skin until all problem areas are treated. You may feel warmth or a snapping sensation, which is usually tolerable. The procedure should be over in about 30 minutes.

How Many AcneZap Treatments Will I Need?

Most patients need a total of three AcneZap treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, to see a noticeable improvement. This is true no matter if you have mild, moderate or severe acne since multiple treatment sessions are necessary to target all problem sebaceous glands.

Does AcneZap Require Any Downtime?

AcneZap does not require any downtime. You should, however, take good care of your skin post-treatment to avoid complications. This usually entails wearing mineral SPF 30 sunscreen, using a gentle cleanser and applying daily moisturizer.

What Areas Can AcneZap Treat?

AcneZap was FDA-cleared for the treatment of mild to severe acne on the face. This includes the cheeks, forehead, nose and chin.

Is AcneZap Suitable for All Skin Types?

Yes! Unlike many other laser treatments for acne, AcneZap can be used on all skin types, including fair, medium and deep skin tones. There are no risks of pigmentation problems with this treatment because its specific wavelength of light bypasses skin pigments.

Can I Combine Treatments With AcneZap to Improve My Complexion?

At Senza Aesthetic Medicine, we offer a variety of treatments for skin tone and texture concerns to provide you with a more radiant, youthful complexion. Treatments that can complement the acne-clearing effects of AcneZap for skin rejuvenation include wrinkle-smoothing injectables (like Botox® and dermal fillers), skin-restoring chemical peels and facials, and collagen-stimulating microneedling treatments. These and many more options can be combined or performed in stages to achieve an overall smoother, more even complexion.

At your consultation, we can help you decide the best treatment plan based on your concerns and unique needs.