IPL Acne Therapy is an effective new light-based therapy, now revolutionizing the treatment of acne. The IPL Acne Therapy destroys the most common bacteria that cause acne — without drugs, without pain and without downtime.
The Intense Pulsed Light system releases yellow, green and red light that is emitted in a series of short pulses. The yellow/green light destroys the bacteria that live in the skin and cause acne, while the red light directly targets the overactive sebaceous glands that cause outbreaks of pustules. Pustules begin to clear and the skin condition improves. It is extremely effective on moderate inflammatory acne.
IPL is one of the safest acne treatments available. Its technology uses light that is UV-safe and has no known side effects.
Pregnant women, people with photosensitivity or taking Roaccutane should not be treated.
A face session will take about 30 minutes. Typically IPL treatment is combined with glycolic acid facial peel treatments for maximum results.
The number of treatments varies from person to person, but 6 IPL and 6 Glycolic acid peel treatments will result in significant improvement, depending on the severity of the acne. IPL treatments should take place fortnightly, with glycolic acid peel between treatments. It will be necessary to avoid sun exposure or use a high protection sunscreen for 2 weeks after the treatment.
Acne patients shouldn’t expect instant results from IPL acne treatment. At least three treatments generally are needed before the patient begins to see significant improvement. It is recommend 3 to 6 treatments, given monthly. Once patients complete a series of IPL treatments, they can expect their acne to remain in remission for at least six months, although many have even better results.