IPL Acne Treatment
IPL Laser targets 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 heal spots 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.
IPL uses light energy to target a certain colour in your skin.
When the skin is heated, your body gets rid of the unwanted cells, and that gets rid of the thing you’re being treated for. Unlike lasers, an IPL device sends out more than one wavelength of pulsating light. It can treat a range of skin conditions at the same time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Is IPL good for acne?
Clinical trials using IPL have been used to treat acne vulgaris. Elman et al.  treated 19 patients with Intense Pulsed Light treatments and showed that 85% of the individuals had a >50% improvement in their acne vulgaris lesions following once-weekly therapy over 4 weeks.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE IT DONE ?
Does IPL Laser cause acne?
After IPL acne and breakouts may appear to get slightly worse before they get better. This is because there is no back door for the skin and the congestion needs to be drawn out of the skin to clear it. The IPL actually assists the healing process and even reduces any post-inflammatory pigmentation too.
IS IT PERMANENT?
How does IPL cure acne?
IPL energy creates heat which sterilises and reduces sebum/oil production. It helps to normalise the P-Acne bacteria on the skin's surface and reduce the inflammation of the acne-causing bacteria. The Laser Light therapy also stimulates collagen and elastin which is great for helping prevent and repair acne scarring.
IPL is similar to a laser treatment. However, a laser focuses just one wavelength of light at your skin, while IPL releases light of many different wavelengths, like a photo flash.
The light from IPL is more scattered and less focused than a laser. IPL penetrates down to the second layer of your skin (dermis) without harming the top layer (epidermis), so it causes less damage to your skin.
You begin to see a change in your face within a week to 10 days and on the other treated areas of your body within 6-8 weeks.
To successfully treat acne with IPL, we usually 3-6 appointments, one month apart.