IPL Acne Treatment
Acne can often cause stress and a lack of self-confidence at all ages. Allow us to help you manage acne breakouts and create a more even skin texture to help you feel better inside & out.
IPL works by targeting the blood supply to the sebaceous gland which reduces oil and sebum production which in turn reduces acne breakouts. IPL also helps 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. This creates a more even skin tone.
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.
FREE Observ Skin Analysis
During your initial consultation we offer Observ Skin Analysis to enable us to really discover the underlying factors that may be effecting the qulaity, look and feel of your skin.
The Skin Analysis images also provide us with before and after photos of your treatments. During this consultation your practitioner will discuss any concerns you may have and will beable to recommend a treatment plan. At this time, if your skin is suitable, your practitioner will perform a small patch test on each area that will be treated.
We will also offer you the option to have unlimited Observ Skin Analysis to monitor the progress of your treatment and show you the true results with detailed images of the deeper layers of your skin so you have a record of your skin journey.