FDA Clears Cutera’s AviClear™ Acne Device

March 25, 2022 at 8:00 AM EDT

AviClear is the First Device Cleared for the Treatment of Mild, Moderate and Severe Acne
AviClear has been Proven Safe and Effective Through an Extensive Clinical Trial
Provides Long-term Resolution of Acne Across All Skin Types

BRISBANE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 25, 2022-- CUTERA, INC. (Nasdaq: CUTR) ("Cutera" or the "Company"), a leading provider of dermatology solutions, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) clearance of AviClear, the first and only energy-based device to receive this designation for the treatment of mild, moderate, and severe acne.

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AviClear is a laser treatment that offers a safe, prescription-free solution for acne.1 In addition to reducing existing acne, clinical trials show that future breakout episodes are shorter, less intense, and more infrequent following the AviClear procedure. Further, acne clearance results continue to improve over time, demonstrating the long-term efficacy of this novel treatment. Importantly, no pain mitigation was utilized or required by any clinical study participant.

Acne vulgaris is a nearly universal skin disease, with approximately 50 million North American teens and young adults seeking treatment each year.2 Overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands is one of the leading causes of acne.3 AviClear resolves acne at the source by selectively targeting the sebocytes and suppressing sebum production.

“Existing device treatments for acne are neither long-lasting nor particularly effective,” said Jeffrey S. Dover, MD, FRCPC, board-certified dermatologist and Cutera advisory board member. “Topical therapies yield temporary results and oral medications present several challenges. AviClear offers patients a safe, well-tolerated, drug-free approach with durable results, which significantly shifts the treatment paradigm for acne.”

"Physicians and patients have long sought a modern alternative to the acne pills, peels and topicals that have been static for nearly 30 years,” said David Mowry, CEO of Cutera. "Developed with extensive physician and patient input, AviClear was created to redefine the treatment of acne – all without a prescription.”

AviClear is expected to be made available to physicians throughout the United States over the course of 2022. Doctors and consumers are encouraged to visit www.AviClear.com and sign up for updates on product availability and local treatment providers.

About Cutera, Inc.
Brisbane, California-based Cutera is a leading provider of laser and other energy-based systems for dermatologists and aesthetic practitioners worldwide. Since 1998, Cutera has been developing innovative, easy-to-use products that harness the power of science and nature to enable physicians and other qualified practitioners to offer safe and effective treatments to their patients. For more information, call +1 415-657- 5500 or 1-888-4CUTERA or visit www.cutera.com.


  1. Data on file, FDA clearance study. Cutera, Inc.
  2. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/fullarticle/479093
  3. O’Neill AM, Gallo RL. Host-microbiome interactions and recent progress into understanding the biology of acne vulgaris. Microbiome 2018;6: 177.


Bridget Callahan

Source: Cutera, Inc.