Intense Pulsed Light Acne Therapy
Mild to moderate acne can be treated with Intense Pulsed Light combined with MicroDermabrasion. This painless process kills the bacteria associated with acne and reduces oil production in your skin. Your current acne diminishes and future breakouts are reduced.
How is the IPL treatment carried out?
During the Intense Pulsed Light session you will be asked to put on goggles to protect your eyes. A layer of chilled gel is applied to the area to cool the skin and guide the light. The light applicator is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released.
The applicator is then moved to the: neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the whole area is treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area is soothed and hydrated.
Each pulse of light treats a large area of skin and so the duration of the treatment is very short
How is the MicroDermabrasion carried out?
The skin is cleansed then prepared for treatment. This is followed by an exfoliating MicroDermabrasion and ending with a cooling mask.
Am I Suitable for treatment?
Almost everyone can be treated, apart from very dark skinned or tanned individuals. Pregnant women or people taking the acne treatment Accutane should not be treated.
No anaesthesia is required, other than cooling the skin and most patients describe the discomfort as moderate and acceptable.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal after treatment. A cooling pack will be applied to the skin to ease these symptoms. It will be necessary to avoid sun exposure or use a high protection sunscreen throughout the treatment and follow recommended skincare regimen.
How long does each treatment take?
A typical MicroDermabrasion/IPL treatment session will take in the region of 60 minutes.
How many treatments are necessary?
Treatments are performed every two weeks. This will result in significant improvement, depending on the severity of the acne. We recommend continuing treatment once a month thereafter.
$150 per MicroDermabrasion/Intense Pulsed Light Treatment
Full 10 week package $675 (save $75)
Intense Pulsed Light Treatment alone $100