Has the villain of acne made a sudden entry into your life?
Is it forcing you to make excuses to avoid parties and public gatherings?
Worried that it will ruin your looks, dent your confidence and maybe lower productivity?
Well, we all go through this agonising phase once in our lives at one point or another. Most people experience acne in their teens or when they are young adults.
Most people aren’t bothered by these unsightly bumps for a long time. However, acne just won’t go away for some unlucky souls and stays to disrupt their inner peace. People suffering from acne that lasts longer or comes back repeatedly have to deal with mild to severe acne for years.
A wondrous cure
For those going through this misery, our certified practitioners advise IPL Acne Control. Not only does it keep the acne in check, but it also gives you flawless and healthy skin.
Intense Pulse Light is a state-of-the-art method to target and eliminate multiple causes of acne lying under the skin surface. Moreover, it keeps the upper layer of skin safe during the process.
Want to know more about the IPL method of controlling Acne? Let’s dive in!
What is IPL treatment for acne control?
IPL Acne Control is a treatment that eradicates acne and its causes.
The intense light is used to control the overactive sebaceous glands, which in turn slows down the oil production, causing acne.
As IPL penetrates deep down in the skin to target the sebaceous glands, it means that the root cause of acne is lowered for a long time.
How does it work?
Simply saying, IPL destroys the bacteria associated with acne.
As soon as the light is directed on the affected skin, the acne cycle is disrupted. The existing acne starts showing signs of improvement, and the formation of new pimples or future break-outs is prevented.
The controlled heat produced by the IPL diode stimulates collagen production. This helps to increase the thickness of your skin and revives the skin condition from the inside.
After the session of IPL, the pores start narrowing, inflammation is reduced, and redness is lowered significantly.
You start experiencing clean, clear and illuminated skin.
After a few sessions, you will experience that the red, unsightly pimples are less in number and smaller in size. It also helps to diminish pitted acne scarring on the skin.
At Expert Centre, we create bespoke treatments based on the intensity of the acne, skin type, sensitivity and reason of acne, such as hormones, diet, skincare regime and stress.
Steps involved in the treatment
Before the treatment, you will have to undergo an initial consultation with our doctor to go through your previous medical history. This will help us determine whether you are an ideal candidate for the treatment or not.
- After the initial scrutiny and decision of our doctors to go ahead with the treatment, your skin will be prepared for IPL.
- We start with a thorough skin cleansing followed by a Salicylic Acid massage. This is done to bring the skin to PH balance without being abrasive or causing skin irritation.
- The next step is oxygen infusion treatment. Here, we apply an oxygen infusion cream with a gel that destroys peroxides, exfoliates and softens the skin.
- Before directing the light on the skin to target acne pimples, our doctor will apply a cooling gel which is followed by placing a light guide.
- Then a short light pulse is directed onto the affected area.
- Our doctor will use the light applicator multiple times in one area before and then move onto the next one.
- Light wavelengths are passed on the entire area, making sure that no area is left untreated.
- Once the entire area is done, the gel applied before the passing of light is removed, and a menthol mask is applied to soothe the skin.
- In the end, we’ll apply an antibacterial peptide cream.
After the first couple of sessions, your skin will be significantly clear with improved texture, lower inflammation and less redness. The best thing about IPL acne control treatment is that it doesn’t come with any downtime.
As no time is required for skin healing, you can walk off from the clinic right after the session. To enhance the results, our doctors will recommend bespoke homecare products.
Why go for IPL acne control treatment?
IPL acne control is a modern treatment and considered the most effective non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for mild to moderate acne.
It has been scientifically proved that the Propionibacterium (bacteria responsible for acne) can be eliminated using wavelengths of intense pulse light.
IPL is also responsible for diminishing active lesions, decreasing inflammation and the frequency of break-outs too.
So, this treatment is considered best for those who are suffering from acne for a long time. As the light penetrates deep inside the skin, patients don’t experience skin damage and irritation.
Lastly, being a safe treatment, the IPL can be used for teens and adults alike.
How does it feel?
Some patients may experience mild discomfort during the treatment. Still, most people go through the treatment without any anaesthesia.
Patients at Expert Centre seldom complain about the pain or heat. They tolerate it quite well, and once it is finished, they feel relaxed and joyous to see the results.
Number of treatments for ideal results
Most people start seeing visible results after just a couple of treatments; however, for best and long-lasting results, we recommend at least 6 treatments which are to be taken after every two weeks.
One important thing to remember is that we will be performing a skin patch test before the treatment.
A patch test is done to check whether your skin is suitable for the treatment or it is sensitive.
Apart from telling us the reaction of the treatment on your skin, it helps our doctors to adjust the treatment for the best results.
You’ll also have to sign a consent form before the treatment.
What results can you expect?
Known to be an effective treatment against acne and inflammation, IPL acne control treatment reduces the frequency of future breakouts, active lesions, bumps and redness.
It helps to destroy acne-causing bacteria without any pain, medicine having potential side effects and downtime.
Your overall skin condition is enhanced drastically, and you own a clear, healthy and fresh appearance with fewer acne scars.
Want to get rid of the unsightly acne and gain your confidence back?
Our highly educated staff will be more than happy to serve you. We perform bespoke treatments to give you clear, bright and acne-free skin at the most affordable rates in the UK.