According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin disease in the United States. While mild acne will generally clear with a good skin care regimen, moderate and severe acne may leave scarring that can affect both the color and texture of the skin; creating small dents, raised scar tissue, redness, or dark spots. IPL or Intense Pulsed Light treatments (aka Photofacials) use short bursts of high intensity light to treat active acne symptoms, certain types of mild acne scars, sun damage, rosacea, and mild skin discolorations caused by hyper-pigmentation.
IPL Treatment Procedure
IPL treatments emit short pulses of intense light at specific wavelengths. To treat acne, specific IPL wavelengths of light target bacteria in the skin, inflamed sebaceous glands, and/or hair. To treat discoloration, specific IPL wavelengths target melanin (pigmented cells) and hemoglobin (redness). A typical IPL treatment session lasts 20 – 30 minutes and most patients require between three and six sessions to achieve their desired results. After completing a series of IPL treatments, acne generally remains in remission for at least six months, although many patients have even better results. IPL treatments can also be used on the body as well as the face.
Who Should Use IPL Treatments?
IPL treatments are recommended for anyone other than darker skinned individuals (because they may experience hyperpigmentation), and people currently or recently using Accutane. Pregnant women and photosensitive individuals should consult their physician before receiving IPL treatments.
Visit Beauty Skin Laser for Your IPL Treatments
For those who wish to improve the texture as well as the pigmentation of their skin, IPL can used in combination with more intensive procedures, such as a glycolic acid peels, laser treatments, or topical solutions, in order to achieve the desired outcome. Whether you suffer from active inflammatory acne, lingering scars, or skin discoloration, IPL treatments are a safe, non-surgical way to significantly improve the condition of your skin. Visit Beauty Skin Laser for a series of IPL treatments and face the world with confidence!