What is IPL Acne?
“Intensed Pulsed Light” destroys common based bacteria, the main cause of acne. One of the most safe and effective treatments for moderate inflammatory acne. Helps to clear acne lesions, reduce inflammation, future breakouts and the appearance of pitting and scarring. Face, neck and back are the most common areas treated.
How many treatments will I need?
For the best results a course of one treatment per week for 1 - 6 weeks. Pitting and scarring will require further treatments.
What to expect during your treatment
You will be required to complete and sign your initial consultation form on each visit to confirm any changes and any new medication you may be taking. You will need to wear appropriate eye protection. A cold gel will be applied to areas for treatment. This will help the laser to penetrate the skin and keep the skin cool. You will feel a very intense warming up sensation with each flash of the laser. The heat that is accumulated is important and useful to destroy the bacterium flora. Each treatment takes around one hour. Once the treatment is complete, the gel will be removed with a cold compress reducing any heat still present in the skin.
What to expect after your treatment.
Your skin may feel slightly sunburned for a couple of days after treatments. There will be a slight redness and irritation, this should calm down within a couple of days. We ask that you refrain from physical activities, swimming,steam rooms and saunas for 48 hours after any laser treatment. Please avoid any sun exposure for the duration of your course. You must wear SPF50 on all areas treated that may be exposed to daylight to prevent any further side effects. You can cool the skin using cold compresses and lenitive moisturisers. Any use of specific topic therapy should be suspended 2 days prior to treatment. We recommend a periodic visit to assess your skin condition.
What will it cost?
This will depend on the area and number of treatments you require. We offer a ‘pay for five and get six’ treatments for all areas. Should you require more than six, we offer two further treatments at half price.
A detailed price list is available on our Aesthetic treatments page