IPL System is a acne treatment for redness and swelling that can occur with acne and is caused by a type of bacteria that can be killed by exposing your skin to different types of light. Blue light is the most commonly used wavelength, although a combination of blue light and red light also appears to be effective.
Before the procedure, your doctor might apply a medication to your skin to make it more sensitive to light. Multiple treatment sessions are usually necessary with light therapy. Side effects can include temporary redness, crusting and peeling in the treated areas.
The acne bacteria can also be killed with pulsed light and heat energy. These treatments also shrink oil (sebaceous) glands, which decreases oil production.
Description of Service:
The area to be treated is cleansed and prepped with a clear gel. Using an intense pulse light hand piece, which is directly placed on the surface of the skin, the physician fires the laser in order to decrease skin impurities. Expectations are a younger appearance in skin, by decreasing pore size, reducing age related spots, and by eliminating acne and other skin imperfections. Typically 4 sessions, 2-4 weeks apart are needed to achieve maximal results. Consider this an alternative to a chemical peel.
Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become clogged, most often on the face, neck, back, and chest. No one knows exactly why this happens, but we do know that testosterone plays a part, as does heredity.1-5
Once a pore becomes clogged, it traps skin oil inside. Bacteria grows in this oil and can cause an inflammatory response in the skin. Acne lesions can be small and hardly noticeable, have a small white or black head, or can appear red with a white/yellow center. Sometimes a clogged pore will become so inflamed that it can lead to larger, more painful lesions called nodules or cysts, which can ultimately scar. Almost no one escapes some clogged pores and pimples, especially during adolescence–a fragile time when self-esteem and confidence is just emerging.9-10 Acne afflicts people of all ethnicitiesand is treated the same regardless.† 11-15