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What is Aviclear? 

Aviclear is a type of laser treatment used to treat acne. Acne is caused by the sebaceous glands producing oil that mixes with dead skin on the surface to clog pores. Aviclear uses a specific 1726nm wavelength of light to target and destroy the sebaceous glands, reduce inflammation, and stimulate collagen production.  

Why Sanctuary Cosmetic Center? 

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, we offer the most clinically proven acne treatment options and the expertise of our knowledgeable team. We can help you develop a personalized treatment plan during a consultation. 

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Am I A Good Candidate for Aviclear? 

People with mild to severe acne of any type (including cystic and hormonal) can benefit from Aviclear. Aviclear laser treatment is generally considered safe and effective for the treatment of acne, particularly for people who have not responded well to other forms of treatment, such as topical or oral medications. It’s safe to use on all skin types as it does not affect the pigment cells in the skin. Aviclear can be used by people of all ages. 

Benefits of Aviclear 

Aviclear can significantly reduce current breakouts as well as reduce the frequency and severity of future breakouts. Because it works to suppress the sebaceous gland itself, the results are long-lasting. It’s an excellent alternative to medications such as Accutane and long-term antibiotic use because its side effect profile is much safer. 

The negative systemic side effects of Accutane include depression, suicide, birth defects, pancreas, and kidney problems. Because Aviclear is a laser that only works on the oil-producing glands, its side effects are minimal. This makes Aviclear a safe and very effective alternative to pills or topical medications. At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, our team is well-trained in acne treatments and the safe use of Aviclear. 

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Medical Director and CEO


Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is the Medical Director and CEO of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. She is passionate about creating individualized…

The Aviclear Procedure 

During the Aviclear treatment, your provider will use a handheld device to direct the laser light onto the affected areas of the skin. The treatment is relatively quick and may take about 30 minutes. You will have three treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Aviclear uses a technology called Avicool that keeps the skin temperature cool during treatment. This reduces discomfort, and most patients tolerate the treatment well. No pain medication is needed after the procedure. 

Aviclear Results 

After a package of sessions, you will begin to see a noticeable improvement in your skin with fewer breakouts. Results can last up to a year, and our team can help you learn how to manage your skin between treatments. 

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Our private, accredited surgical facility offers you the opportunity for a comfortable, private experience with your procedure. You don’t need to worry about going to the hospital – instead, you can enjoy the amenities of our spa-like environment while you focus on yourself.

Schedule a Consultation 

To learn more about Aviclear, contact Sanctuary Cosmetic Center today. We conveniently serve the metro Washington, D.C. areas including Falls Church, McLean, Odrick’s Corner, and Arlington.


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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