IPL for the treatment of Acne

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a highly effective treatment for acne, supported by a robust body of clinical evidence. By utilizing broad-spectrum light to target the root causes of acne, IPL offers a non-invasive, versatile, and scientifically-backed approach to achieving clearer skin.

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How does IPL treat acne?

IPL addresses acne by reducing sebaceous gland activity, targeting Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) bacteria, and reducing inflammation. Light pulses penetrate the skin, are absorbed by porphyrins produced by P. acnes and generate oxygen that destroys the bacteria. Additionally, IPL reduces blood flow to the sebaceous glands which decreases sebum production, helping to prevent future breakouts.

Superior to traditional treatments

IPL offers significant advantages over traditional acne treatments such as topical retinoids, antibiotics, and oral medications. Firstly, it avoids the systemic side effects associated with oral medications and antibiotics. Secondly, IPL treatments are relatively quick and involve minimal downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately.

Benefits that last!

Long-term studies support the sustained benefits of IPL therapy. Research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology followed patients for six months post-treatment and found that the majority of patients maintained their improved skin condition, with reduced acne lesions and lower sebum production levels. 

High levels of patient satisfaction

Patient satisfaction with IPL therapy is notably high, with not only significant reductions in acne but also improvements in skin texture and tone. Its non-invasive nature, coupled with minimal side effects mean that IPL stands out as a beacon for individuals struggling with acne, promising clearer skin which in turn can improve quality of life.

“After four sessions spaced three weeks apart, 72.7% of patients experienced a significant reduction in acne lesions, with minimal side effects such as transient erythema (redness) and edema (swelling)”

Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy

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