Acne Therapy

Altaire Clinic is here to help you with your acne needs from teenage years throughout adulthood. Acne is so frustrating and may be difficult to get under control. Altaire now accepts insurance coverage to help you attain your desired results. Dr. Tamra and Rick Schue have specialized training and expertise to combine prescriptive medications and laser technology to achieve results fast.

There are numerous prescriptive options to treat acne. Topical medications, oral medications (including Accutane), and hormone stabilization are all utilized at Altaire to help you achieve your best results. Call us today to set up your medical appointment as your first step towards looking and feeling your best. We also offer cosmetic acne treatments.

Cosmetic Approach:

Forever Clear BBL

Forever Clear BBL™ laser therapy brings you hope if you’re struggling to control active acne or suffering from the effects of acne scarring on your face or body. Acne affects an estimated 25% of all adults and nearly 50% of all adult women due to hormonal changes occurring as a result of pregnancy, added life stress and the fluctuating hormone balances characteristic of pre-menopause. BBL laser resurfacing and remodeling helps generate new collagen, plumping your skin in scarred and pitted areas and smoothing your skin’s imperfections.

Forever Clear BBL™ is a cutting-edge acne treatment that uses the power of light to comfortably and effectively clear acne without creams or medicine. BBL is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device delivering light energy deep into your skin to stimulate and regenerate your skin cells. This leaves you with clear, healthy, and radiant skin.

Forever Clear BBL™ Three-Step Process

Step 1:

Skin is first treated with BLUE BBL light to eliminate acne-causing bacteria at its source deep down in the pores.

Step 2:

Skin is then treated with RED BBL light to reduce the inflammation and acne-associated redness to give you healthy, luminous skin.

Step 3:

For added benefit, the skin is then treated with SkinTyte II™. It uses INFRA-RED light in rapid, gentle pulses to initiate the body’s natural healing process.

Altaire Clinic is able to customize your treatment plan with skin care regimens and prescriptive medications, if needed, for long lasting results. Contact us today to schedule your medical consult.

Acne Therapy Before and Afters:

Forever Clear BBL Face
Forever Clear BBL Back

Acne Therapy Patient Testimonials:

“I was prom dress shopping and found it nearly impossible to buy a dress that covered my acne on my back. My mom brought me to Altaire Clinic and my back was cleared just in time for prom. Thanks Dr. Tami for helping me feel great!” -SS

“I thought in my 30’s that I wasn’t suppose to have acne anymore. I was tired of taking pills every day and it still wasn’t gone. I came to Altaire Clinic, and Rick got me on the appropriate medications and cleared up my skin in a few laser sessions. I am so grateful for Altaire giving me back my confidence!” -AS

*Please keep in mind that every patient is unique and your results for each treatment may vary.

Acne Therapy Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes, our medical providers are able to prescribe medications when needed. Certain medications may be recommended to achieve results quicker.

No, please bring a list of the medications you are on so that we can make sure your treatment plan is optimized.

The sooner the better. Ideally, we want to start your laser treatments at least 3 months before a special event.

Forever Clear is generally an effective, comfortable, fast, and safe treatment. Most areas of your body can be treated. The most common treatment areas where acne is found is on the face, chest, and back.

Your treatment can take as little as 15 minutes, depending on the area you are looking to treat. You can expect to see an improvement after just one treatment, but treatment time and total number of treatments needed vary from patient to patient.

The procedure is non-invasive and typically gentle and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, your provider may choose to use it depending on your needs.

You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Consult your provider if it does not. Your treated skin will look clearer and pores will be less noticeable. Your provider will help you with more information on what to expect as well as give you an aftercare plan to follow that will involve avoiding direct sun exposure and using sunscreen.

There is typically no downtime. Most patients can wear make-up and resume normal activities immediately. Please follow your provider’s aftercare plan until skin is completely healed – typically about one week after the treatment.