IPL ACNE treatment
Acne can be a frustrating and persistent skin condition affecting individuals of all ages and skin types. At Simply Radiant Aesthetics, we offer a range of cosmetic treatments to help our clients achieve clear and healthy-looking skin, including IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) for acne. IPL for acne is a non-invasive and safe treatment that uses broad-spectrum light to target and destroy acne-causing bacteria in the skin, reducing inflammation and the severity of breakouts. Contact us to learn how we can help you achieve healthy skin.
HOW IT WORKS
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) for acne is a type of cosmetic treatment that uses a broad-spectrum light to target and destroy acne-causing bacteria in the skin. The IPL device emits a range of light wavelengths that are absorbed by the skin, particularly by the pigment in the acne-causing bacteria. This causes the bacteria to heat up and be destroyed, reducing inflammation and the severity of breakouts. Additionally, IPL can also help to reduce the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation, improving the overall appearance and texture of the skin.
WHAT TO EXPECT
During an IPL treatment for acne, you can expect to wear protective eyewear while the we apply a cooling gel to the treatment area. The IPL device emits a broad-spectrum light, which is directed at the treatment area in short pulses. You may feel a mild sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin, but the procedure is typically well-tolerated by most individuals. The entire treatment typically takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size and location of the treatment area.
Targeted acne treatment: IPL targets and destroys acne-causing bacteria in the skin, reducing inflammation and the severity of breakouts.
Reduced acne scarring: IPL can also help to reduce the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation, improving the overall texture and appearance of the skin.
Minimal downtime: IPL for acne typically requires little to no downtime, with most individuals able to resume normal activities immediately after the treatment.
Safe and effective: IPL for acne is a safe and effective treatment when performed by a licensed and experienced medical professional.
Long-lasting results: With regular IPL treatments, individuals can experience long-lasting results, improving the overall health and appearance of their skin.
After undergoing IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment for acne, it is important to follow certain post-treatment care instructions to ensure the best possible results. This includes avoiding sun exposure, using sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and avoiding irritating skincare products for a few days after the treatment. Additionally, it is important to keep the treated area clean and moisturized.
Patients can expect a reduction in acne and scars over time, with some improvement visible immediately after the first treatment. However, multiple sessions may be required for optimal results, and the exact number will vary depending on the severity of the acne and the patient’s individual response to the treatment.
IPL ACNE TREATMENT
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
These acne treatments work best for light to medium skin tones. The treatment may work on darker skin, but there is a higher risk of discolouration because darker skin has more pigment in it. It’s best to consult with your treatment provider to see if the treatment is right for you.
Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. You should also avoid tanning. You may be advised to shave the area before your treatment. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated.
Most patients receive a total of 8-10 treatments. Treatments are usually done twice a week for a month with treatments scheduled 3-4 days apart.
It depends on the severity of your skin and how well you take care of your skin after your treatment. We recommend a touch-up session twice a month, then monthly. Once the acne starts clearing up, you can then increase the time between maintenance treatments depending on how your skin responds to the treatment.
There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.
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