There are various approaches to the treatment of active acne, from antibiotics to hormone treatments, and their success can often vary from person to person.
IPL works in a very specific way, and can provide extremely effective relief from the symptoms of active acne. While it is thought to be the excessive production of sebum that can result in pores becoming blocked, it is the presence of bacteria on the skin that can result in inflamed and infected spots.
It is completely normal to have bacteria present on the skin; indeed, it is necessary to our health and wellbeing. But when the bacteria responsible for acne proliferate, the results can be red and very sore.
The IPL targets these bacteria, eliminating them from the surface of the affected areas. The light also gently heats up the surrounding tissue, gently stimulating the skin’s natural healing process. This encourages the skin to repair the damage caused by the lesions.
The advantage of this type of treatment is the speed with which it can be carried out, as well as the fact that it does not damage the surrounding skin. Acne prone skin can sometimes be damaged by treatments that are terribly harsh and make the skin more sensitive.