IPL Acne Treatment
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.