IPL Acne Treatment

IPL Acne Treatment

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Acne is an inflammatory response of the skin which leads to excessive breakouts, oil production and clogged pores.

There are four different stages of acne:

  • Grade 1: Simple non-inflammatory acne – comedones and a few papules.
  • Grade 2: Comedones, papules and a few pustules.
  • Grade 3: Larger inflammatory papules, pustules and a few cysts; a more severe form involving the face, neck and upper portions of the trunk.
  • Grade 4: More severe, with cysts merging. (Dermatologist recommended)

how acne develops

A normal hair and sebaceous gland can become partially blocked. P bacteria (porphyrins) that live on the skin produce fatty acids. The body responds by blocking the glands exit to the skin. Sometimes the mixture of hair protein and fatty acids damages the walls of the follicle and causes inflammation.

what is it

IPL uses several different wavelengths of light. They work by targeting the blood supply to the sebaceous gland which reduces oil and sebum production which in turn reduces acne breakouts. They also help to stimulate collagen production within the skin which will help to strengthen and improve the texture of the skin. It will also help to reduce the redness associated with acne as the light will target the haemoglobin (blood) and cauterise it underneath the skin.

results

Immediately after treatment, your skin will be slightly red. This normally takes a few hours to go down. During this time, try to keep the skin cool.

treatment areas

Face

treatment time

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the consultation

During your consultation our practitioner will go through your medical history, assess your needs and make sure that you are suitable for treatment. We will then talk you through the treatment process and perform a small patch test area. The patch test are helps us to see how your skin will react to a full treatment and to determine the settings we need for a full treatment.

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before your treatment

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what if i'm not suitable?

If you are not suitable for IPL then we would definitely recommend getting yourself in to a cosmeceutical skin care routine such as Environ to treat and help reduce breakouts, you can also add in supplements which will strengthen and treat the skin from within.

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