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TheraClear acne treatment – the best solution to solve your acne

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic doctor, liposuctionist)

Templestowe Lower, Berwick and Beaumaris Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2005, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Read More


As an adult do you experience stubborn acne, frequent breakouts and embarrassing skin bumps? It’s embarrassing now, but as a teenager it can be excruciating. While prescription oral treatments (such as Roaccutane) are effective, the side effects can often be harsh.

TheraClear acne treatment is different because it treats acne by addressing the several causes of acne in a single treatment. Lisa Brown, Director of Skin Therapy notes, “usually with active acne our hands are tied a little bit. We have to control the acne first before we can perform any treatment. TheraClear treatment is different because it’s a multi-step treatment that provides lasting results.”

What causes acne to develop?

Acne is a medical skin problem that is categorised by the existence of pimples and cysts on the face, arms, chest, or back. Mild to severe acne outbreaks can begin around puberty and in some people may last until your 40’s. Two types of acne include:

  • Non-inflammatory acne: Includes blackheads (open comedones), whiteheads (soft closed comedones) and milia (hard closed comedones)
  • Inflammatory acne: Includes papules, nodules, pustules and cysts. Cysts are lumps under the skin that have pus and other tissue in them. Unlike pimples, cysts do not come to a head, which can result in uneven and blotchy skin, pitting and scarring.

 Acne develops as a result of excess oil and sebum production, which can be aggravated by hormonal influences on the sebaceous glands. Dead skin that is blocking skin pores can also lead to acne developing. In some cases, genetics can play a role in acne developing. It is important to note that there have been no clinical studies confirming that acne is exacerbated or caused by certain foods.

What is TheraClear acne treatment and what does it treat?

TheraClear treatment combines vacuum and broadband light therapy for fast and visible reduction in mild to moderate inflammatory acne, pustular acne, cystic acne and comedones. The vacuum extracts the sebum trapped deep within the skin pores, while the broadband light destroys p.acnes bacteria, evens out skin toneand reduces sebum production.

Lisa Brown, Director of Skin Therapy explains that “TheraClear is literally going to vacuum and extract all the excess sebum out of the pores. The broadband light then flashes on the skin to destroy the porphyrins that caused those acne bacteria.” She also notes that TheraClear device can be personalised for different skin colour, types and conditions. This state of the art acne treatment system helps treat redness, inflammation and hyperpigmentation caused by the acne itself while preventing future sebum from being produced.

The benefits of TheraClear include:

  • No down time required – you can go back to work or school straight after the treatment
  • Visible results including pore size reduction and flattening of acne
  • Pain free with no medication required

How many TheraClear treatments will you need?

For optimum results, we recommend that most acne patients have 6 TheraClear acne treatments. After the second treatment, you will be able to notice a modest improvement in the acne. By the fifth and sixth TheraClear treatment you will be able to see significant improvements.

To get the very best results, your Skin Therapist will create a plan that includes skincare and other traditional acne therapies. You can view our patient’s before and after photos here.

TheraClear Treatment in Progress

The best skincare to use after treatment

After your treatment we suggest you consider using the following skincare. Synergie Blem-X is a fast acting formula containing natural acids and antibacterial ingredients that exfoliate and decongest pores while soothing irritated skin. This powerful formula combines Totarol (a powerful antibacterial and antioxidant) with Lactic Acid, Malic Acid and Salicylic Acid to gently unclog and exfoliates skin pores while Aloe Vera and Manuka gently calm the skin.

Aspect Dr Problem Skin Serum is a powerful skin serum that assists in the management of oils while providing antioxidant protection. The detoxifying and hydrating serum gives skin a fresh and healthy glow.

Not sure what skincare to use after your treatment? Our highly trained and experienced Skin Therapists can help you tailor an effective skincare treatment plan. Call us on 1300 863 824 to book your skin consultation.

Where to get the best acne treatment in Melbourne

We believe everyone deserves to have clear, healthy looking skin. Since 2005, Dr Gavin Chan and his highly trained and experienced team of Cosmetic Doctors, Cosmetic Nurses and Skin Therapists have helped thousands of patients successfully treat acne.

Fed up with feeling embarrassed and upset about your acne? Without using medication, ointment or cream TheraClear successfully treats cystic and inflammatory acne. Book a consultation in by calling us on 1300 863 824 or Book your consultation here.