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IPL acne treatment (pulsed light)

Acne - Rosacea - Melasma

We often associate acne with teenagers. However, it can manifest at any age. In some cases, the right products and treatment are not enough. We can then move to a treatment that is seldom talked about, yet very effective: acne treatment by IPL (or pulsed light).

 

Acne treatement by IPL, what is it?

The pulsed light (IPL), is a technique used for aesthetic and therapeutical purposes. It use light under different spectrums and wave lengths. The IPL will release a wave length that will destroy and limit the bacteria responsible for the acne (Propionibacterium Acnes), will regularize the blood flow, regenerate the skin and fight against inflammation.

What if I have sensitive skin?
 

This type of treatment is particularly designed for people with delicate and irritated skin, usually due to other methods of acne treatment.  It is also designed specifically for people who can’t or don’t want to take oral antibiotics against acne.

 

Is IPL really effective? Do the pimples disappear?

The effectiveness of IPL is very impressive, starting even after the first treatment! Right away, the skin will become calm, the inflammation will go down and the pimples will start to scar.

 

What will I feel exactly, is it painful?

The IPL treatment is a little bit painful. It involves the application of a cool gel on the skin. The hand piece is applied on the skin that needs to be treated  which will produce a light pulse, giving a light stinging feeling. The hand piece is then moved to a new area, until all the region has been treated. After that, the gel is removed, and a mask is applied on the skin.

 

How many treatments do I need?

Four to six treatments are usually necessary to achieve a good result. Some patients will need additional treatments to reach that same result. The frequency is usually every 2-3 weeks

 

What are the secondary effects?

The main advantage is that there are very little side effects, excluding light redness following the treatment for a maximum of 24-48 hours.