No one likes acne. Well, no one except the numerous companies making products that have little or no impact, yet merit large advertising budgets. At Matsuda, we use a revolutionary system designed specifically to battle acne, the Theraclear System.
Why do zits form?
Acne comes down to the sebaceous glands. These are the glands responsible for producing the sebum oil that keeps the skin and hair from drying out. In most adults, the sebaceous glands produce enough sebum to keep things from drying out, but they don’t overproduce. That’s not the case with the raging hormones of teenagers. The wildly fluctuating hormone levels in puberty cause the glands to overproduce sebum. The sebaceous glands are found in the bottom of the hair follicles. Too much oil can clog the follicle. This allows the bacteria in the glands to go crazy. The resulting increase in bacteria cause inflammation — a breakout — and that breakout leads to pimples, redness, blackheads, whiteheads, and nodules.
While not at all a threat to a person’s health, acne surely is a threat to a self-conscious teen’s self-image! Plus, with some forms of acne, breakouts can cause scarring. For your teenager’s confidence and to prevent any scarring, it’s best to address his or her acne.
The Theraclear acne system is one way we treat acne at Matsuda. The Theraclear acne system is a non-invasive and non-surgical method of minimizing acne. It uses pulsed light technology coupled with suction to open the skin’s pores and free them of oils, bacteria, and dead skin cells.
How it works
During treatment, a small handheld device is placed over the treatment areas. Bacteria that cause acne are removed by the vacuum technology. Then bursts of therapeutic light are directed onto the treatment area to kill any remaining bacteria. The light also triggers the overactive sebaceous glands to calm down and slow sebum production.
What are the benefits of using Theraclear?
- Little or no discomfort
- Minimal downtime
- Reduces pore size
- No scarring
- No long-term side effects
- Good for all skin types
- Treatments take less than 30 minutes
Theraclear is FDA-approved for the treatment of persistent acne. Multiple treatments are usually necessary, but every case is unique.
Don’t let your teenager suffer through the confidence sapper that is acne. Call us at 808-949-7568 to schedule an appointment today.