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The light emitted from the IPL system directly targets overactive sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the total number and severity of active lesions, and lessening the inflammation and occurance of break-outs. The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture, and can also reduce the appearance of red or brown areas of skin that are often associated with acne breakouts.
During the treatment a thin layer of cool gel is applied to the skin to help guide the light. The light guide is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The treatment is considered to be mildly uncomfortable and many people describe the sensation as similar to the flick of an elastic band.
Most people are suitable for treatment, apart from very dark skinned or tanned individuals. Immediately after treatment, skin may appear a little reddened and a warm tingling sensation may be felt, however, this is usually mild and settles quite readily. The cool gel helps and a cooling device can be used throughout.
A typical treatment may take 30 minutes and it is recommended that this is combined with microdermabrasion to achieve maximum results. The number of treatments vary from person to person, but typically, six IPL treatments and six microdermabrasions will result in a significant improvement. IPL treatments are recommended every two to four weeks with a microdermabrasion treatment in between.
A full consultation and patch test are carried out prior to treatment.