SkinBase Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are proven to be astonishingly effective in treating acne. You may be wondering, how does IPL help acne? Not a lot of people are aware that the IPL acne treatment is so successful, as most just associate IPL with hair removal. Yes, a course of IPL is fantastic for reducing body hair, but IPL acne treatment can be life changing for those that have it done.
How does IPL work for Acne?
When using Intense Pulsed Light for acne, the system releases yellow, green and red light, emitted in a series of short pulses. This helps to minimise the risk of breakouts. The IPL acne treatment works in several ways for the skin. The yellow and green lights work to destroys the bacteria that live in the skin and cause inflammation, preventing new spots from occurring. The red light directly targets the overactive sebaceous glands that block pores and cause outbreaks of pustules, while also stimulating collagen production in the area. Therefore, helping to improve the appearance of acne scarring.
How many treatments will I need?
IPL for acne is incredibly effective in a short space of time. We recommend a treatment course of three to four treatments at 2-3 week intervals to achieve the best results. Each Intense Pulsed Light acne treatment should take no more than 30 minutes, with no downtime afterwards.
IPL for Acne – will it hurt?
Intense Pulsed Light for acne is a non-invasive treatment, with no needles. You may feel a slight discomfort during the session, due to a tingling sensation, but it is not painful at all. The SkinBase IPL Acne treatment specifically ensures comfort with the use of a cooling cryo-handset. The handset is applied to the skin before each treatment to keep the skin cool and comfortable.