IPL Acne Treatment
- Intense pulsed light treatment reduces the number and severity of active acne lesions
- Lessens inflammation and frequency of acne break-outs
- Leaves skin clearer and fresher, with visibly improved tone and texture
- May be combined with peels and microdermabrasion for optimum results
- Quick and effective with minimal risk and downtime
- Visible results after just a few sessions
Our acne treatment system utilises the latest Intense Pulsed Light technology (IPL) to safely and effectively reduce the number and severity of active ance lesions, lessening the inflammation and frequency of break-outs. IPL acne treatment may be combined with a number of our other advanced treatments for optimum results.
The light emitted from the intense pulsed light system directly targets overactive sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the total number and severity of active lesions and lessing the inflammation and occurrence of break-outs. The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture and can also reduce the appearance of red or brown areas of skin that are often associated with acne breakouts.
Prior to treatment, a consultation is conducted in which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. There is also an opportunity for any questions you may have to be answered and time for a small patch test to be carried out*. Treatment begins with a thin layer of chilled gel being applied to the skin to help guide the light. The light guide is placed on to the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is passed over the skin several times before moving on to a neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the whole area is treated. Each pulse of light treats a large area of skin and so the duration of the treatment is very short (usually around 30 minutes). The gel is removed from the skin and the skin is moisturised. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided. Intense pulsed light acne treatment may be combined with other advanced treatments in order to achieve optimum results.
*£20 charge for test patch, redeemable against any IPL treatment
Most people are suitable for treatment, apart from very tanned or dark skinned individuals. IPL Acne treatment is not recommended for clients who are taking Roaccutane (an acne medication).
Following treatment, the number and severity of active acne lesions and break-outs will be significantly reduced. Inflammation will be calmed and skin tone and texture visibly improved.
The number of treatments necessary varies from person to person, but typically 6 intense pulsed light and 6 exfoliating treatments will result in a significant improvement. Intense pulsed light treatments should take place fortnightly and may be combined with other advanced aesthetic treatments for optimum results.
Treatment sensation varies but is often described as a “flick of an elastic band”. Typically no anaesthesia is required and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate and tolerable.
Immediately after treatment the skin may appear red and a warm, tingling sensation may be felt. Typically the skin is cooled to ease any discomfort and a calming gel is applied.
“Suzi suggested I combine a course of IPL acne treatment with chemical peel treatments and the results are terrific“
“I can finally walk down the street without avoiding my reflection! IPL has helped me to get my terrible acne under control, I feel like a new person“