Your top acne solution
We all experience acne at one point or another, typically in our teen and young adult years, and for most of us, these acne issues go away. But some of us are left with acne problems that last much longer than we would like, leaving us to deal with anywhere from mild to severe acne conditions that can bother us for years.
At GT Aesthetics, we recommend our IPL Acne Treatment for patients who need help with their acne. This laser-based treatment is best at targeting the causes of acne under the skin while keeping the top layer of the skin completely safe.
What is IPL Acne Treatment? What Does It Do?
IPL Acne Treatment uses high-intensity pulses, meaning the treatment can lead to more visible changes. It restores the skin to a more youthful state with no downtime. Moreover, it also refines the skin by shrinking pores in several sessions. Acne scars are decreased and redness is dramatically reduced. Our IPL Acne Treatment heals and rejuvenates from within for a healthier appearance and improved skin texture.
Understanding How IPL Acne Treatment Works
The science behind light-based treatments is simple, although most patients may find it confusing the first time. IPL Acne Treatment utilizes the body’s natural healing processes to create significant changes to the targeted area. The laser technology emits quick pulses of intense light in the targeted area. IPL is the preferred type of photofacial because it uses a broad-spectrum light source, making it an applicable treatment for a variety of skin problems, including acne, age spots, rosacea, acne scars, and more.
Unlike the typical laser procedure which utilizes just a single light wavelength, IPL treatment releases a set of different pulsed light wavelengths, similar to the flash of a photo. This makes the pulses less focused and more scattered than what you would achieve with typical laser devices. Scattered intense pulsed light can penetrate to deeper layers of the skin beneath acne and fine lines without causing damage to the top layer. When the pulses touch the skin, the energy is absorbed by pigment cells and turns into heat. This heat beneath the surface of the skin can destroy spots, freckles, hair follicles, and the bacteria that may be causing the patient’s acne. While IPL can be used on any part of the body, it isn’t recommended on uneven areas.
Is IPL Acne Treatment Effective?
If you have acne and you are looking for the best solution to get rid of it, then IPL Acne Treatment is the solution you need. This is widely recommended by experts especially for patients with severe acne or acne scarring, as well as other conditions like sunspots and age spots (through targeting blood vessels), and fine lines.
With just a few sessions, IPL acne treatments can clear up even the most extreme cases of facial acne and/or acne scarring. With alternatives like oral antibiotics that can be harmful to some patients, IPL therapy is a safe and easy option for acne removal.
What is the Typical Skin Treatment IPL Acne Procedure?
The exact treatment needed will depend on the severity of the patient’s acne condition. The typical skin treatment course should be about 6-8 sessions, each session a few weeks apart. Sessions can last anywhere from 15-20 minutes or up to an hour; this depends on how much skin needs to be treated.
Each treatment begins with a protective cooling gel being applied to the targeted area. This will help keep the top layer of the skin safe from the heat without preventing the IPL flashes from penetrating the skin. Afterward, the IPL device is pressed to the treated area and a flash of light is emitted into the skin. The therapist should then move the tip along the skin, emitting a flash at every different point. This process can be repeated with each filter if desired by the therapist.
The treatment ends with the skin being wiped clean and soothing mask application. Also, the patient will be suggested a post-treatment product to help with the healing process.
Healing and Recovery: How Long Does IPL Take to Heal?
A great advantage of IPL treatment is that it causes minimal damage to the top layer of the skin, meaning healing and recovery is quicker than with other types of skin and acne treatments. No downtime! Patients can go back immediately to usual activities after treatment.
Patients can expect to see some improvements after their first treatment, but full results won’t start to become visible until after the first few treatments are done and they are several weeks into their treatments. To maximize your recovery, follow the following tips:
Use lotion to moisturize the skin daily
Wash the face a few times a day with a cleanser
If the skin is in pain, don’t apply makeup
Always use a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 if you plan to go outside to avoid sun damage, as sun damage is very harmful to the skin
IPL Acne Treatment: Your Top Acne Solution at GT Aesthetics
At GT Aesthetics, acne is one of the most common skincare problems that first-time patients seek to treat. We have treated countless patients with acne problems, from mild to severe cases, and we recommend IPL acne treatment for patients looking for an easy yet effective solution.
With IPL acne treatments, your acne, sun spots, and other skin conditions can be significantly reduced in just a matter of weeks.