Palomar Medical Technologies (Burlington, MA) has released the Acleara acne clearing system. The product has been FDA approved for mild to moderate inflammatory acne (as in acne vulgaris), comedonal acne and pustular acne in all skin types.
The Acleara acne clearing system uses broad band light and suction to treat mild to moderate acne including acne vulgaris, comedonal and pustular acne. With the Acleara system, practitioners can treat a full face in less than 15 minutes with no numbing or cooling gels and no anesthetic costs.
Acleara provides deep cleaning of pores by extracting accumulated sebaceous material, and provides targeted heating of sebaceous glands. The light activates endogenous porphyrins to destroy P. acnes and reduces sebum production through photodynamic action.