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Is An IPL Photofacial Good For Acne?

December 21, 2017

Acne can be an embarrassing and painful condition for many people. It manifests itself in visible red pimples, red spots, blackheads, whiteheads, oily skin and sometimes scarring. It is a long-term skin disease that occurs when the hair follicles are clogged up with dead skin cells and skin oil. If left untreated acne can get worse over time. At IGBeauty, we use modern laser skin rejuvenation technology to successfully treat acne and acne scarring.

Why IPL Photofacial Is Good For Acne

The IPL Photofacial is good for acne because it is not only powerful but also non-invasive laser treatment. This treatment requires very little downtime and less recovery time than other skin rejuvenation treatments. That’s why we consider it an ideal quick solution. In addition, people tend to experience fewer side effects associated with this treatment and the overall results are excellent.  

How Does The IPL Photofacial Work?

The Lumenis® IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser technology works by producing flashes of light, which are applied to a specific skin area. This procedure then triggers a biochemical response in your skin that will eventually kill the acne bacteria inside the pores, as well as reduces inflammation of sebaceous glands that contribute to breakouts. With IPL treatment we able to temporarily reduce facial oil production and thus minimizing the size and visibility of facial pores. This is why the IPL Photofacial is good for acne.

It is important to note that the IPL laser treatments are not suitable for everyone. You must be a healthy individual without any viral or fungal conditions. This treatment is not recommended for anyone suffering from skin cancer. As with any procedure, we suggest you consult your doctor before undergoing any treatment protocol.

Will The IPL Photofacial Hurt?

The Photofacial technology uses controlled light pulses. When properly used under professional supervision this treatment is will not cause any damage to the skin. The IPL is equipped with a cooling mechanism that minimizes discomfort during the procedure.

This Photofacial protocol allows our experienced clinic professionals to customize an ideal treatment based on your exact skin type and your desired outcome. Depending on the severity and condition of your skin, a typical IPL session will last between 15 to 30 minutes.

For best result, our skin-care professionals at IGBeauty recommend anywhere from 4 to 6 sessions. You need to have a 4-week interval between each session. Following your acne laser treatment you may experience some redness but normally this will disappear within a couple of hours. In most cases, makeup can be applied right away and you will be able to resume your normal daily activities. As it normally takes a number of sessions to effectively kill acne bacteria you should start seeing results after a couple of treatments.

At IGBeauty, we believe that the IPL Photofacial is good for acne because it improves the overall appearance of blemishes in just a few treatments. It is also able to calm acne blemishes while at the same time helping to reduce skin redness. And best of all the IPL treatment has fewer side effects than any other types of procedures including the downside of oral medication.

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