Sebacia Microparticles are indicated for acne. Schedule an appointment with a Sebacia provider who can do a clinical assessment and determine if the treatment is suitable for you.
Yes! The Sebacia Acne Treatment works by targeting the sebaceous glands that produce the oil and play a role in new acne lesions forming. You should contact your Sebacia provider to determine if the Sebacia procedure is right for you.
Yes, adults may suffer from acne, but there are also other skin conditions that may appear to be acne. Please contact your Sebacia provider to schedule a consultation so that they can make a diagnosis and recommend a treatment appropriate for you.
Pricing for the Sebacia Treatment varies by location. Please click here to find a Sebacia provider near you.
The Sebacia treatment is not currently covered by health insurance. However, your consultation is typically covered by insurance and you may be able to use an HSA account to pay for Sebacia. Many providers also offer financing options.
The appointment will last about 30-45 minutes and will be done by a qualified Sebacia Provider. The procedure involves the following steps:
Sebacia recommends three treatment sessions at an interval of one week.
Please consult your Sebacia provider to determine the best schedule for your treatments.
Please consult with your Sebacia Provider as to what products might be ideal for your condition. Generally, it is recommended to continue a daily skin health regimen that may include a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
The color that our eye perceives is due to the light that the surface reflects. White is perceived when all light is reflected and black is perceived when no light is reflected. The Sebacia microparticles are engineered to be highly effective at absorbing (not reflecting) light and converting it to heat. The microparticles solution appears black because most of the light is absorbed and very little light is reflected. The Sebacia Microparticles are actually made from real elemental gold, but their size and shape cause the solution to absorb light and appear black.
No. Pre-clinical studies have shown that the Sebacia Microparticles are not detectable in the skin (pores & glands) after about 4 weeks.
The Sebacia Treatment is selective and localized to your skin. The Sebacia Treatment does not require the daily application of a topical foam, gel, or ointment, nor does it require the daily consumption of a pill. Studies have demonstrated Sebacia Microparticles to be safe and well tolerated. There are no government-mandated safety programs (e.g. mandatory use of birth control) with the Sebacia Acne Treatment. Please study carefully how alternative treatments work, what the total costs are, and what the related risks might be. Ultimately, you need to decide with your provider what treatment is best for you.
To evaluate if you are a good candidate for the Sebacia Acne Treatment we can see you through a telemedicine appointment. We can also prescribe your pre-treatment virtually. You will need to see your provider for your three Sebacia treatments over a two week period.
Yes. Sebacia performed a controlled clinical trial to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the Sebacia Treatment. Based upon this study, the FDA has cleared Sebacia Microparticles to be commercially sold in the USA. Sebacia Microparticles also have the CE Mark allowing them to be sold in Europe. The US clinical study ended at 12 weeks and demonstrated non-inferiority to laser alone with Sebacia’s last treatment at 2 weeks and laser alone last treatment at 10 weeks. Sebacia’s treatment required significantly fewer laser treatment sessions and significantly lower laser fluence compared to laser alone. The most frequently reported side effects from the study were general illnesses (e.g. influenza or upper respiratory tract infection) and deemed unrelated to the study treatment. Side effects related to the treatment were generally similar to laser hair removal.
In a non-randomized registry study in Europe, the average improvement in acne lesions at 24 months was 92% (77% free of acne medications, 9% used topical medications and 14% used systemic medications at 24 months).
The FDA approval study demonstrated non-inferiority to laser alone at the study endpoint of 12 weeks. The last treatment in the Sebacia treatment arm was at week 2 whereas the last laser treatment in the laser alone arm was at week 10. The laser alone arm required 5-6 treatment sessions at a higher fluence than the Sebacia treatment arm.
Recent data from a non-randomized European registry study presented by Waibel, et. al. at ASDS 2019 show average improvement in acne lesion count of 65% at 3 months, 74% at 6 months, 85% at 12 months, and 92% improvement at 24 months. At 24 months, 77% of subjects had reported not using acne medication, 9% had used a topical, and 14% had used a systemic acne medication in the past 12 months.
Sebacia recommends that repeated treatments occur not less than 30 days after the last known application to allow clearance of any residual Sebacia Microparticles and normal dermal healing processes. Physician clinical judgement should guide retreatment decisions.
In clinical studies, patients noted improvement in their acne about 10 weeks after the last treatment.