!! Important Update !!
This treatment is now delivered by SkinBox. Why the change to SkinBox?
The Skin Clinic Fremantle is proud to have been the first clinic in Western Australia to offer this revolutionary new acne treatment in Perth.
Kleresca® is a breakthrough BioPhotonic treatment that significantly and safely improves acne, without discomfort or downtime. This acne treatment is safe, non-invasive and is clinically proven to improve even severe acne. Kleresca® is ideal for patients who do not wish to undertake other acne treatment options such as prescription medication, or for those who would like to use it in addition to traditional treatments.
Kleresca® harnesses the power of BioPhotonics to safely treat your acne and stimulate the tissue’s own repair systems. The treatment uses a high intensity in-clinic lamp together with a photoconverter gel to kill bacteria in the skin and initiate healing.
BioPhotonics is a unique light conversion system that is designed to stimulate your skin’s own repair at the cellular level. Kleresca® is an innovative BioPhotonic treatment which utilises a multi-wavelength LED light combined with a photoconverter gel.
The gel allows the spectrum of wavelengths to penetrate into the skin to kill bacteria and stimulate your skin’s own repair systems. This treats your acne and encourages the build-up of collagen, which may facilitate the repair of acne scarring.
Kleresca® is an efficient treatment for all kinds of acne vulgaris, even severe cases. Results in clinical trials have been comparable to those seen with strong prescription medication and so Kleresca® is ideal for people wishing to avoid long-term or harsh medication options. Kleresca® can be used to treat acne on the face, back and/or chest areas. To start the treatment, you should schedule an consultation in our multidisciplinary ACNE CLINIC, when you will be seen by one of our Dermal Therapists, as well as one of our Doctors if necessary, who will discuss all the appropriate options with you and determine whether Kleresca® acne treatment is right for you.
One of our highly trained practitioners will cleanse your skin and apply the Kleresca® gel to your face. You will then be placed under the multi-wavelength LED lamp for nine minutes to photo-activate the gel. The gel is removed and you are able to carry on with the rest of your day.
You may feel a warm sensation on your skin, and most people find the treatment pleasant and comfortable. It is not painful, either during or after the treatment. You may experience some redness to the skin immediately after the treatment, which should not last more than an hour.
Each treatment session lasts 25-45 minutes, including application, activation and removal of the gel. This varies depending upon the surface areas to be treated.
Kleresca® is not a once-off treatment. To be effective it requires a number of sessions over 3-6 weeks, depending upon the type and severity of your acne. We always try and schedule sessions around your school or work commitments to minimise disruption.
You should see noticeable improvements to your skin as the deeper layers respond and skin repairing occurs during the six-week treatment course. For at least six weeks after your treatment, you can expect to see additional improvements to your complexion. Results have been seen to have a long-lasting effect for at least six months.
The Skin Clinic Fremantle is proud to have been the first clinic in Western Australia to offer Kleresca®. Our experienced and highly trained staff have since performed hundreds of treatments on all types of skin, treating all grades of acne from mild through to severe cystic varieties. Your Kleresca® treatment will be overseen at all times by one of our doctors. We offer Kleresca® as part of a holistic, personalised treatment plan, which will often include skincare, dietary advice and oral medications where appropriate. We understand how acne can have a massive impact, and will work with you on your treatment journey to maximise results in the minimal possible time.
The Skin Clinic Fremantle is proud to have been the first clinic in Western Australia to offer Kleresca®.
Our experienced and highly trained staff have since performed hundreds of treatments on all types of skin, treating all grades of acne from mild through to severe cystic varieties.
Your Kleresca® treatment will be overseen at all times by one of our doctors. We offer Kleresca® as part of a holistic, personalised treatment plan, which will often include skincare, dietary advice and oral medications where appropriate. We understand how acne can have a massive impact, and will work with you on your treatment journey to maximise results in the minimal possible time.
Before & After Kleresca Treatment
The Kleresca® acne treatment takes place on your skin and is not absorbed or metabolised, making it a well-tolerated treatment option for acne.
In clinical trials, Kleresca® showed high safety with no serious adverse events, and the treatment itself was considered to be a pleasant and comfortable experience. Side effects in those treated include redness and hyperpigmentation (bronzing of an area of the skin) and slight discoloration of hair. All side effects were transient and did not require any intervention.
In clinical trials, Kleresca® showed high efficacy on people with moderate to severe acne. Nine out of 10 people saw an improvement to their skin, whereas every third person achieved clear or almost clear skin.
In an extended clinical trial, 92% of the people who had previously achieved an improvement of two grades or more on the Investigators’ Global Assessment (IGA) scale for acne severity went on to maintain this improvement. None of the people treated returned to their original acne severity. Improvements were maintained for at least six months.
How much does Kleresca® acne treatment cost?
A full course of Kleresca® acne treatment costs from $835 depending upon the severity and surface area to be treated.
You can pay for your treatment with cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard, American Express (merchant fees apply) or zipPay.
For mild acne, a number of dermal therapy techniques can be highly effective. After an initial consultation, our highly trained Dermal Therapists will work with you to optimise your at-home cosmeceutical skin care regime. We have seen fantastic results using the “clean science” of the Synergie range, which includes specific products for acne-troubled skin. With regular use, it is possible to normalise oil production, prevent unwanted keratinisation around the hair follicles, reduce inflammation and regulate skin cell turnover, leading to healthier, glowing, spot-free skin.
We may also suggest a series of in-clinic treatments, tailored to your lifestyle and your skin. These may include Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), chemical peels, microdermabrasion, Hydrafacial® and/or LED light therapy.
Utilising the latest technology in advanced light-emitting diode (LED) systems, we are able to tackle mild to moderate acne with the Healite II. This treatment involves a series of twice-weekly sessions of both red (633nm) light to reduce inflammation and oil production and blue (415nm) light to directly target P.acnes bacteria on the skin. A treatment course is usually 4-6 weeks, depending upon the severity of acne, and is used in conjunction with a cosmeceutical skin care regime. A Medicare rebate may apply, please contact us for more details.
Various prescription medications can be used to effectively treat moderate to severe acne. As with all medications, there are some contraindications and potential side effects. Any of the following options that are appropriate for your type of acne will be discussed at your clinic consultation:
- Low-dose oral antibiotics
- The combined oral contraceptive pill
- Oral vitamin A
Some topical (applied directly to the skin) medications may also be helpful, either alone or in conjunction with oral (taken by mouth) medication.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
At The Skin Clinic Fremantle, we are able to utilise the latest generation of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to treat active acne lesions on the face, neck, chest and back.
Known as Selective Waveband Technology (SWT) the Nordlys® by Ellipse produces short, safe bursts of visible light that are directed at the skin. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by haemoglobin in the fine blood vessels that supply the sebaceous glands in the skin.
The target cells heat up and are destroyed within a few 1000ths of a second, reducing the output of the glands and leading to a quick improvement in acne symptoms.
Antoniou, C. & et al. A multicenter, randomized, split-face clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of chromophore gel-assisted blue light phototherapy for the treatment of acne. International Journal of Dermatology. 2016 Aug 30.