We are excited to be one of the first centers in Louisiana to offer Sebacia – a breakthrough acne treatment that represents the most exciting innovation in acne therapy in nearly two decades. Sebacia Acne Treatment is a treatment for mild to moderate acne that was recently FDA-cleared in the U.S., and we are proud to now offer at Paradise on Columbia.
Acne affects about 85% of people during their lives, typically starting in adolescence and sometimes lasting into adulthood. Acne not only affects your appearance, but can also impact your self-confidence and social relationships. In some patients, their skin will develop permanent scars caused by acne. Luckily, there are several treatment options available for acne.
Acne is caused by 3 main factors:
- Oil Production
- Clogged Pores
Most acne treatments today only treat 2 factors, bacteria and clogged pores. Topical creams and cleansers typically only provide a short-term solution dependent on a daily.
The Sebacia Treatment is different from traditional acne medications because it is done in your dermatologist’s office and reduces or eliminates the need for daily medication. The treatment is comfortable, convenient, and consists of three short 30-45 minute treatment sessions over 2 weeks. After each treatment session, there is no downtime and you can return to work or school.
The Sebacia Treatment works by delivering a formulation of gold microparticles to your skin which are then heated with a common dermatology laser. This selected heating of your skin targets the underlying cause of acne, oil production.
The treatment is an easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Each treatment session starts with a thorough facial cleansing with mild soap.
- The gold microparticles are gently massaged into your skin by your Sebacia provider.
- A common dermatology laser is applied to the skin to heat the gold microparticles, which heats the pores and glands that produce oil. This selective heating results in fewer acne lesions and an improvement in the appearance of your skin over time.
Sebacia Microparticles have demonstrated improvement in acne in multiple clinical studies.¹ Current data shows an average improvement of about 65% at 3 months, 74% improvement at 6 months, and 85% improvement at 12 months.²
Immediately after the treatment session, your skin may appear a little red. This is a normal response to the treatment and lasts a few hours in most patients. You can return to work or school immediately following each treatment. Most of the side effects reported during clinical trials were not related to the Sebacia Treatment. For those that were related, they are similar to laser hair removal. Your Sebacia provider will guide you through your specific situation.
During an acne consultation, our clinical team will be able to evaluate your suitability for the Sebacia Treatment and provide you with pricing information.
The Sebacia Treatment is now available at Paradise on Columbia in Covington, Louisiana. Contact us at (985) 892-8876 to book a consultation and see if Sebacia is right for you!
For more information on Sebacia Treatment, please visit www.sebacia.com.
2 A minority of patients used acne medications at some point during the follow-up period (Kauvar et al. 2019 AAD).