The answer to problematic skin for face and body with scientific intense pulsed light technology
There are many factors that can cause acnenic problems on the skin from foods to hormonal imbalance. Acne is caused by the imbalance of the hormone androgen, a hormone that stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil in the skin. This increase of oil on the skin surface therefore causes pores to become blocked and the oil can no longer come up to the surface of the skin. The oil within the blocked pore then increases bacteria creating waste products and sebacic acid. This leads to swollen and inflamed pores known as papules, comedones, blackheads, white heads, spots or pimples.
How do IPL treatments work?
IPL treatment relies on absorption of haemoglobin in the blood for the treatment to be effective. The system transmits a filtered light to the treatment area which is a beam of energy that passes through the skin. If the haemoglobin is hit with the correct level of energy, the energy will heat up the fine blood vessels that supply the sebaceous glands. This causes minor injury to the glands and slows down the overproduction of oil removing most of the common bacteria that lead to the cause of acne growth.
An in-depth consultation with your acne specialist will be carried out before a treatment programme can be processed to assess your personal needs followed with a patch test to determine skin response. The technology is supported by worldwide clinical research studies with proven results.
How many treatments are needed?
The skin would require being pale at the time of the treatment session as too much light will be absorbed by a dark complexion. This will aid in reducing the acne present on the skin. Recommended treatments of 4-6 sessions may be required to obtain the desired result; however this does depend on the grade of acne in place, area required to be treated/ covered along with skin sensitivity. It is not possible to define how many treatments an individual will require.
Can I be treated?
If you suffer from permanent acne you will benefit from an IPL acne rejuvenation treatment. IPL acne treatments can work on inflammatory acne (skin with red, aching, raised spots), for low grade acne, and for skins which suffer frequent outbreaks.
What does a treatment involve?
IPL acne treatment is a quick and simple way to combat acneic skin on the face and body. A sapphire chilled hand piece is gently placed onto the skin and pulses of intense light are applied to the treatment area. The skin after a treatment can appear hot, red with slight swelling for up to 24-48hrs after.
It is important to avoid tanning of the skin by solarium, sun or self tanning before and during acne sessions. We also advise that post treatment, SPF sunscreen is applied to the treated area(s) and to limit sun exposure for a few weeks.