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The Clear Light system is a unique new therapeutic light that treats moderate inflammatory acne using the innovative Acne Photo Clearing (APC) technology. This technology (i.e., APC), destroys the most common bacteria that causes acne easily and quickly. Clear Light effectively clears most moderate inflammatory acne in four to six weeks.

Is Clear Light Safe? Are there any side effects?
Clear Light is one of the safest acne treatments available. Its APC technology uses light that is UV-safe. There is no ultraviolet radiation present, thus it’s safer than sun-light. With Clear Light, there are no known side effects. However, many traditional acne treatments have a variety of side effects. For example, topical therapies such as creams and lotions often cause redness, irritation, and peeling. Oral therapies (e.g., acutance, antibiotics) have some well-known side effects as well. Topical and oral therapies often require at least 3 months of continuous treatment; conditions usually worsen before improving.

Who can be treated by Clear Light?
Almost anyone can be treated by Clear Light as it has proven to be very effective on moderate inflammatory acne. Pregnant women and people with photosensitivity, however, should consult with our Dermatologists, before beginning a treatment plan. Each patient with a history of acne will benefit from an individualized program which may utilize multiple modalities of treatment to improve outcome and long-term results. What happens during Clear Light treatment? Does it hurt?With Clear Light, a typical treatment session takes only 20 minutes. You lie comfortably while the therapeutic light is applied. Patients sometimes feel a slightly warm sensation. Most of our patients describe their Clear Light treatments as relaxing, easy, and most importantly safe and painless. If you wish, bring your iPod or listen to our music during your treatment session.

How many treatments are required?
Our physicians can tell you about the treatment plan that is right for you. It will involve a series of Clear Light treatment sessions, typically twice a week for 4 weeks. It is important to keep the appointments recommended by the doctor. By following the treatment plan prescribed for you, you will see maximum results and enjoy clearer skin with Clear Light. This photodynamic therapy is often paired with an acne facial for a more effective anti-acne treatment.

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Petaluma Office
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
 M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
(707) 762-5531
Fax: (707) 762-5976



Hercules Office
500 Alfred Nobel Dr., Ste. 245
Hercules, CA 94547
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
Open Saturday for aesthetic services
 (510) 741-7418
Fax: (510) 741-7456


Billing office
Fax: 510- 741-7493

At Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area, our board-certified dermatologists serve patients at our Petaluma and Hercules offices. We are committed to the highest standards, and we offer a full range of cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology procedures, as well as quality skin care products.

Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area
165 Lynch Creek Way | Petaluma, California 94954 | Phone: (707) 762-5531 | Fax: (707) 762-5976
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 245 | Hercules, California 94547 | Phone: (510) 741-7418 | Fax: (510) 741-7456