Have you been struggling with your acne and show no sign of improvement? At any age acne is a pesky problem which can have an ongoing effect upon our moods and self-esteem. Often acne remains persistent when the outermost layer of your skin does not manage to get the nutrients; therefore, it loses toxins and is not replenished by healthy living cells from the inner layers of the skin. Homemade or store bought remedies are not always effective.
If your acne doesn’t fade away on its own it may be time to consider booking an appointment with our medical spa. We offer a number of effective acne treatments for adults and teens.
This IPL approach reduces acne by infusing intense pulsed light into the bacteria. Improvements are normally seen within just a few days after the treatment.
Three wavelengths of light are used in IPL acne treatment:
- Acne bacteria are eliminated using 420 nm (blue light)
- Swollen acne lesions are address with 560 nm (yellow light)
- Hyperactive oil glands are treated with 590 nm (red light)
The IPL procedure for acne treatment starts with the application of a cooling protective gel to the area targeted. This step protects the skin’s top layer from the IPL energy pulses.
Next, pulses of light are directed towards the area using the treatment’s handpiece. The tip of the device is moved along the skin during this process.
Once treatment is complete, the gel is removed, and a product is administered to the skin to aid in post-treatment recovery.
In three to six sessions, intense pulsed light (IPL) or a laser technology will even out the skin’s surface and increase the formation of new collagen.
People often worry about undergoing acne and skin treatments because most of them involve long recovery periods, during which patients have to observe numerous restrictions. However, unlike those treatments, an IPL acne treatment involves a much shorter recovery period, since the skin’s uppermost layer experiences very little damage.
Side effects are minimal, and there are no serious adverse effects of this treatment. There may be a mild sunburn-like sensation lasting around four to six hours after treatment, and a degree of reddening and bruising may be present for a day. After a few weeks, peeling can be seen in the treated area.
Quicker recovery is aided by the following practices:
- Daily application of moisturizing lotion
- Regular face washing with a cleanser
- Reduced makeup application
- Sunscreen application for preventing sun damage
Other Treatment Options
Other treatment includes peels, mask, LED (Light Emitting Diode), antibiotics, nutrition and medical grade products. Dr. Sinha, in consultation with our highly trained aestheticians will customize a treatment which is right for you.
Contact Us to Find Out More
To learn more about our available to treatment options for acne in Flemington, contact us today and arrange an informative consultation. Dr. Anubha Sinha will be happy to answer any questions you may have.