What Is IPL?
IPL is a, non-invasive treatment for mild and moderate inflammatory acne, which will deliver fantastic results. Working similar to laser treatment, but instead of a single wavelength of light, IPL uses a bright light in front of which filters are placed which filter out most wavelengths. This light energy then penetrates just below the skin’s surface, essentially ‘damaging’ the skin pigment or blood vessels. The body’s natural skin repair mechanisms then remove this damaged tissue, the result produces a smoother skin appearance.
This solution to dealing with acne is easy and essentially painless, as any potentially harmful wavelengths are filtered out by our advanced IPL system.
For patients who wish to improve the texture, as well as the pigmentation of acne scars, IPL is a fantastic solution. The treatment can also be can be combined with a more intensive procedure, in order to achieve the desired outcome for more severe acne sufferers.
The advantage to IPL systems is that downtime is usually very minimal.
What Can I Expect?
A high-intensity IPL pulsed light penetrates the tissue, reaching and accurately targeting the bacteria which causes acne in the skin. Whilst the intense light penetrates it way into the tissue, a chemical reaction is released in which endogenic porphyrins, attacks the acne destroying any bacteria stopping acne at its source.
We recommend a course of several sessions. Clear Moderate inflammatory acne has been known to clear within one month. However it is dependent on the patients skin and how aggressive the acne is to how long it will take.
Depending on the patients thresh hold, most people can tolerate IPL Pulsed light treatment fairly well. A few people have described it as a rubber band snapping onto the skin. Topical anaesthetic can be an option, if too painful in sensitive areas although the majority of patients require no anaesthetic.