Acne can be a frustrating and persistent skin concern that affects most individuals. If you are seeking an effective treatment, Dr. Shelton is pleased to offer the new cutting-edge medical treatment Accure at Laser Skin Surgery Center in NY which was one of the few sites involved with Accure’s FDA testing prior to its approval. Designed by Quanta Systems, Accure can effectively treat acne by decreasing inflammation and oil production by targeting specific glands. Accure can be used as an alternative to acne medications, which often carry various side effects and drug interactions.

What is Accure treatment for Acne?

Accure laser is FDA-cleared (for devices, approved is for medication) and brings a new level of precision to energy-based devices targeting acne. Accure utilizes a 1726nm laser to target sebaceous glands, which are responsible for the production of sebum – a substance that makes the skin oily and causes breakouts. The new laser reduces the oil that is produced in the glands. With less oil production, there is less room to clog pores and cause acne breakouts. This process targets acne right where it starts.

What can you expect during the treatment?

A topical anesthetic is applied before the Accure treatment for a more comfortable experience. The laser delivers pulses of temperature-regulated light to the dermal layer which targets overactive oil glands. The duration of this treatment depends on the area and the patient’s condition, however generally it can take 30 to 60 minutes.

Benefits of the Accure Laser

      • Non-invasive
      • Little to no downtime. Apply sunscreen to protect skin that is more sensitive to damage immediately following treatment. You can continue your normal activities after the treatment.
      • Fewer side effects. It is very common to have acne breakouts in the first week after the procedure which resolves with acne therapy.
      • Minimal pain due to the cooling process used during the procedure to minimize the pain. There is no pain after the procedure.
      • No regular blood tests are required
      • Used with other skin rejuvenating procedures when recommended
      • Only targeted glands are affected without damaging surrounding skin and tissue
      • Gentler than other skin resurfacing procedures
      • Safe for all skin types


When can I see results and how long will they last?

According to the severity and area, some patients may need multiple sessions which are spaced out at 3-4-week intervals to achieve optimal results. After 2 - 3 months of a series of treatments patients may see significant improvement in skin’s appearance. Further improvement will be noticeable within 4 to 12 weeks from the final treatment.

Are you a good candidate for Accure laser treatment?
If you have mild to severe acne which hasn’t responded to other acne treatments, you may be a good candidate for Accure.

Get your Accure laser treatment in New York City

Laser Skin Surgery Center in NY is one of the first to provide the Accure laser to New York City patients as it also happens to be a research center that gets access to cutting-edge treatment before others.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Ron Shelton to find out if Accure laser treatment is right for you. During this consultation Dr. Shelton will evaluate your skin and review your medical and cosmetic history and suggest personalized treatment plans to address your concerns.