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.
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.
Can you get IPL if you have active acne?
Lumenis® energy-based treatments are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. IPL for acne is not suitable when you have active viral or fungal skin conditions or skin cancer. Risks may include: redness, swelling and change of pigmentation.
Can IPL ruin 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.
What does IPL do for your face?
IPL treatment uses intense wavelengths of light to heat the surface enough to stimulate the skin to naturally regenerate while boosting collagen production. Over time, patients are left with a smoother skin tone, healthier complexion, and less visible sun damage.
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.
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.
What is the best for acne?
While it is advised to consult with your doctor around dietary guidance and curating the proper beauty regimen, our experts share that salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, and topical retinoids like adapalene are the most effective ingredients to treat and prevent acne.
Does IPL lighten skin?
In 18 (66%) of 27 patients IPL also demonstrated whitening effects on normal skin. Fourteen patients (52%) showed whitening effects both on pigmentary and normal areas. These results indicated that IPL therapy may have a whitening effect both on pigmentary and normal areas of the face.
Is IPL safe for face?
Safety of IPL Treatment
Compared to laser treatment, intense pulse light treatment is safe to use. Unlike the laser treatment that focuses on just one wavelength of light at the skin, IPL treatment releases different light wavelengths. This makes penetrable deep into the skin without causing any harm.
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.
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.
Does IPL help with pores?
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.
Does IPL have side effects?
Side effects of IPL are minor and include: Pain during treatment (reduced by contact cooling and if necessary, topical anaesthetic) Skin turning pink and a little sore immediately after the procedure. A sensation of a mild sunburn (redness, peeling, swelling) that may last a few days after treatment.