According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin disease in the United States. While mild acne will generally clear with a good skin care regimen, moderate and severe acne may leave scar­ring that can affect both the color and tex­ture of the skin; creating small dents, raised scar tis­sue, red­ness, or dark spots. IPL or Intense Pulsed Light treatments (aka Photofacials) use short bursts of high intensity light to treat active acne symptoms, certain types of mild acne scars, sun damage, rosacea, and mild skin discolorations caused by hyper-pigmentation.

IPL Treatment Procedure

IPL treatments emit short pulses of intense light at specific wavelengths. To treat acne, spe­cific IPL wave­lengths of light tar­get bac­te­ria in the skin, inflamed seba­ceous glands, and/or hair. To treat discoloration, specific IPL wavelengths target melanin (pigmented cells) and hemoglobin (redness). A typ­i­cal IPL treatment ses­sion lasts 20 – 30 min­utes and most patients require between three and six ses­sions to achieve their desired results. After completing a series of IPL treatments, acne generally remains in remission for at least six months, although many patients have even better results. IPL treatments can also be used on the body as well as the face.

Who Should Use IPL Treatments?

IPL treat­ments are rec­om­mended for any­one other than darker skinned indi­vid­u­als (because they may expe­ri­ence hyper­pig­men­ta­tion), and peo­ple cur­rently or recently using Accu­tane. Preg­nant women and pho­to­sen­si­tive indi­vid­u­als should con­sult their physi­cian before receiving IPL treat­ments.

Visit Beauty Skin Laser for Your IPL Treatments

For those who wish to improve the tex­ture as well as the pig­men­ta­tion of their skin, IPL can used in combination with more inten­sive pro­ce­dures, such as a gly­colic acid peels, laser treatments, or topical solutions, in order to achieve the desired outcome. Whether you suf­fer from active inflam­ma­tory acne, lin­ger­ing scars, or skin discoloration, IPL treat­ments are a safe, non-surgical way to sig­nif­i­cantly improv­e the con­di­tion of your skin. Visit Beauty Skin Laser for a series of IPL treat­ments and face the world with con­fi­dence!

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