How does Intense Pulsed Light treat acne?
The Intense Pulsed Light system treats acne by releasing a broad spectrum of light through a series of short pulses.
Yellow and green light destroys bacteria that lives in the skin and causes acne, while the red band light directly targets the sebaceous glands that cause acne outbreaks.
This targeted light reaches deep into the skin and causes shrinkage of the inflamed glands. This helps to prevent over-production of excess sebum, the bacterial oily substance that is at the root of an acne outbreak.
How do I know if my skin is suitable for this type of treatment?
Almost every skin colour can be treated, except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. Pregnant women should not be treated with IPL.
Does the IPL treatment hurt?
Most patients describe the IPL sensation as a brief and mild elastic snap that is essentially pain-free.
What do you recommend for treatment after-care?
It is important to avoid sun exposure or use a high protection sunscreen for two weeks after your treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments necessary varies from person to person, but typically six Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments will result in significant improvement, depending on the severity of the condition. IPL treatments should take place at two to three week intervals.
How much does it cost?
LalliCare Day Spa offers affordable packages and frequent specials on our Packages and Promotions page. We would be pleased to discuss these options with you.
What’s the next step?
LalliCare Day Spa offers a free consultation to assess your suitability for treatment and unique situation. Please contact us at (250) 984-4627 to book an appointment.
What do I need to do to promote successful treatment results?
- Do not tan for at least two weeks before any treatment (ideally, avoid tanning for a minimum of three weeks before any treatment);
- After any kind of skin treatment, give the area 24 hours to breathe.