How does IPL cure acne?

During the Lumenis® IPL Acne treatment, short pulses of intense light are emitted from an applicator onto your skin. The light penetrates through various skin layers and helps killing acne bacteria and reducing the inflammation or sebum excess (skin oil) production that characterizes acne.

Does IPL help acne?

IPL can treat discoloration from acne, but it is not an effective treatment for the ongoing condition of acne. It is also not effective for removing freckles, since the pigment is much deeper and permanent. The most common place for IPL treatment is on the face.

How often can you do IPL for acne?

For patients to get the best IPL results, it is generally recommended that patients receive, on average, 4 – 6 treatments scheduled four weeks apart.

Can IPL make acne worse?

The short answer to this is no. Generally, an IPL treatment will have either no effect on acne or make it temporarily better. IPL treatments may decrease oil production slightly thus improvement in acne and the slight decrease in pore size many patients experience.

Does IPL help cystic acne?

IPL treatment can even treat cystic acne, which consists of fluid-filled cysts embedded in the skin that are painful to the touch. Regular acne treatments can’t touch cystic acne but IPL treatment penetrates the skin tissue to get right to the source of infection and inflammation.

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What happens after IPL laser on face?

Immediately following your IPL™ photofacial, your skin will appear as though you have had a sunburn. You may also experience some mild swelling, but most patients are able to return to work or resume their normal activities right away. You can even put makeup on right after your treatment.

What happens if you use IPL too often?

No, using your Philips Lumea more often than recommended will not speed up the hair removal process. Do not treat the same area multiple times in one session as this will not improve efficacy and can cause skin irritation.

Can IPL damage your skin?

There is very little risk of damaging your skin from IPL treatments, also known as photofacials. A photofacial is a non-invasive treatment that saturates the surface of your skin with light to target problem areas and reverse both signs of damage and aging.

Is IPL good for olive skin?

Because the treatment relies on melanin within target areas being higher than melanin in the surrounding skin, it is best if you have fair to olive skin. If you have darker skin, IPL may not be the right treatment for you.

Should you moisturize after IPL?

As your skin recovers from an IPL treatment, it will start to dry out and peel a little. Avoid your skin drying out by applying a thick moisturizing cream across the treated area morning and night. This will help keep your skin comfortable and smooth.

Is laser treatment permanent for acne?

The laser works by directly targeting the blood vessels to contract them, making the skin less itchy & red. It can be used anywhere on the face and body and requires only about 3 to 5 sessions of treatment. Good thing is that results are permanent.

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Does IPL get rid of blackheads?

Thankfully, IPL works to remove the excess oil and dead skin cells that clog pores and contribute to breakouts. If you’re suffering from severe or cystic acne, a dermatologist is your best bet, but IPL is a winning weapon to help battle blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples.

What are the side effects of IPL treatment?

What are the side effects of IPL treatment?

  • Redness.
  • Swelling.
  • Light bruising.
  • Itching.
  • Peeling.
  • Scabbing.