Acne is caused by a combination of factors: the ineffective shedding of dead skin cells, excessive production of sebum and the proliferation of bacteria on the surface of the skin and inside the pores.
Different people respond in different ways to acne treatments, which can add to the frustration of the skin condition. There are also some who think that long-term or repeated use of antibiotics can have a negative impact on the body, as useful bacteria in the body are eliminated at the same time as those that cause problems.
IPL offers a safe and effective way to target just the bacteria present on the skin that can be responsible for active acne. The hand held device is applied to the skin, and as the light energy is absorbed in becomes heat energy. The bacteria are eliminated, thus reducing the risk of inflammation and infection.
The treatment is also very quick, and suppresses the need to take daily medication, which can also be difficult to manage, as some have to be taken on an empty stomach. Treatment is effective and also reduces the likelihood of scarring.