Active acne refers to the presence of inflamed spots and lesions on the skin. When your acne is in the active stage, it’s when your symptoms are at their worst. Active acne can not just be painful, it can also cause confidence and self esteem issues. The physical and mental distress that comes with acne can be horrible to deal with.

Thankfully, there are a variety of treatment options to keep your acne under control. One of these is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment. 

What is IPL Treatment?

IPL treatment is a type of skin therapy that uses light to treat primarily wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and sun damaged skin. Like a camera flash, IPL releases light on many wavelengths. This dispersion of light means that the light doesn’t focus on penetrating just one part of the skin, making it a gentler option. 

IPL uses light energy to target problem areas of the skin. This light energy is turned into heat and can help rid your skin of a variety of problems, including active acne. 

How IPL Helps Treat Active Acne

Despite being associated with treating ageing and/or damaged skin, this treatment can be used to effectively treat active acne.  

IPL works by targeting acne causing bacteria on the face and eliminating it from the skin. Without this bacteria, there is much less chance of an acne breakout. Removing this bacteria can also ease inflammation, making your acne much more manageable to live with. 

The heat caused by this treatment stimulates the area around the acne, encouraging the cells to heal and repair the skin. This gives an opportunity for skin to heal itself from the damage caused by lesions and breakouts. 

IPL treatment is a safe and easy option that’s worth considering to treat active acne. We offer this treatment here at The Laser Clinic, contact us for enquiries to find out more.

The Advantages of IPL Treatment

Like every treatment, there are advantages to consider. It’s important to find out how a certain treatment will benefit your skin before you make any decisions. Here are a couple of the advantages of IPL therapy:

  • Quick and efficient. The treatment time is fairly fast , making it an efficient treatment option.
  • Doesn’t damage surrounding skin. With the way IPL works, the skin surrounding the affected areas remain undamaged. 

Overall, IPL treatment is a great treatment option for active acne. For expert advice, book a free consultation with our team. They can provide you with the best advice tailored to your skin.