New breakthrough acne treatment now available in Australia
Kleresca® Acne Treatment is a new, clinically proven alternative to traditional therapies for people with all types of acne vulgaris.
Acne is the most common of skin diseases and affects up to 85 per cent of Australians aged 15 to 24 years, and it can also persist into adulthood. Even after the skin has improved, the physical and emotional scarring of acne can be difficult[2, 3, 4-7].
For many people, conventional acne treatments can pose a range of challenges from not working, to skin irritation[8-11] and serious side effects[9, 11-15] Now, Australians have access to Kleresca®, a new treatment for acne vulgaris approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Clinically proven and offering high safety and efficacy, Kleresca® Acne Treatment has in a clinical trial been shown to provide nine out of ten (89 per cent) patients with an improvement in their acne severity and one in three patients the chance to reach clear or almost clear skin[16, 17].
Unlike other treatments, Kleresca® Acne Treatment uses BioPhotonics - a new, unique light conversion system designed to stimulate the skin and improve complexion[18-23] - to treat acne and reduce the signs of scarring. The treatment uses a high intensity, in-clinic light device together with a photoconverter gel to kill bacteria in the skin and initiate healing[18-23].
“Living with acne can have a big impact on a person’s confidence, putting them at greater risk of social anxiety and possibly even depression,” says Dr John Sullivan, Dermatologist at Holdsworth House Dermatology, Sydney. “Many acne patients are frustrated and still have an unmet need, so they are searching for new, alternative treatments to help improve their skin. Kleresca® represents a significant advancement as an innovative new treatment option, which is a reassuring alternative to oral treatments. Kleresca® targets visible acne lesions, but also has prolonged benefits helping to prevent the formation of new lesions.”
As the deeper layers of the skin respond, Kleresca® Acne Treatment produces long-lasting and noticeable improvements to the skin even after the treatment has ended. In clinical trials, 92 per cent of patients who were followed up after the initial 12-week duration, retained their results for at least six months[17, 22].
Natalie Walker, who recently completed a course of Kleresca® Acne Treatment, is all too aware of the effect acne and acne scarring can have on a person’s quality of life. She says, “It began with a few spots in April 2015 and it just got progressively worse. I’ve tried many treatments with varying results and, in some cases, side effects, which I struggled with. Acne has affected my confidence both professionally and socially because I have been so conscious of the condition and the scarring. When you finally see results, it’s such a confidence boost. I feel like the best version of myself and don’t want to go back.”
Patients are required to have treatments twice a week for six weeks. Improvement to the skin can be expected as the deeper layers respond, with skin repair occurring during the course of the treatment and after the treatment has ended.
Clinical data for Kleresca® has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Dermatology. Kleresca® is available through certified Kleresca® dermatology clinics. Further information on Kleresca® as well as clinics near you, can be found at www.kleresca.com.au
Pictured below is Natalie Walker, BEFORE her Kleresca treatment
Pictured below is Natalie Walker, AFTER her Kleresca treatment
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