IPL against acne
This acne laser treatment kills acne bacteria, reduces fresh acne scars and supports the healing process thanks to innovative light therapy.
What can IPL do against acne?
Kill, reduce, cure.
Ingenious alternative to antibiotic acne therapy, because with this special light therapy we declare war on acne bacteria! The affected areas, or even the whole face, are treated with broadband pulsed light (IPL) with a specific wavelength spectrum. As a result, the bacteria responsible for acne are killed and the existing acne inflammations can heal as a result. Here’s how it happens: Propionibacterium acnes store dyes (porphyrins), which are recognized by the wavelength of the IPL and lead to the killing of these bacteria (the principle can be understood similarly to laser hair removal only that the laser works with only one specific wavelength). At the same time, there will be a significant improvement of fresh acne scars, because a strong regeneration process is also started and the IPL also reacts with the dye in the scar and lightens it.
At a glance
INTENSIVELY PULSE LIGHT PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS
IPL treatments help reduce bacteria on the skin and relieve inflammation associated with acne. This special light energy targets and activates the porphyrins in the bacteria. Porphyrins are light-sensitive compounds present in acne bacteria. When activated by the IPL light, they release a reactive oxygen compound that eventually kills the bacteria.
What you can expect:
- Reduction of acne outbreaks: The bacteria that cause acne will have a harder time colonizing the epidermis in the future. This will lead to a reduction in the number and severity of outbreaks.
- Calmer skin texture: inflammation and redness associated with acne breakouts are noticeably reduced. The skin looks healthier and calmer overall.
- Improved skin texture: Both collagen production and skin cell regeneration are significantly lifted. This reduces the appearance of scars and blemishes.
- Low downtime: Acne IPL works as a minimally invasive method, exclusively on the epidermis. There is little to no downtime.
- Little to no pain: acne IPL is painless, making it an alternative treatment option for those more sensitive to pain.
- Reduced bacterial colonization: Often acne is accompanied by an overproduction of sebum and Propionibacterium acnes colonization. The skin is overloaded, the pores are clogged with sebum. This favors bacterial foci and the development of inflammation. Treatment with IPL reduces bacterial colonization with acne bacteria, strengthens the dermis and thus rebalances the skin.
- Medical support (if needed): We enjoy the luxury of having specialized female physicians on site. Even in more severe acne cases, this allows us to create an optimal treatment protocol.
Secure your desired date now and let us fulfill your requirements. The easiest way is to book directly online, but you are also welcome to do so by phone.
When is acne IPL recommended?
For active acne with inflammation – also fresh scars. As an adjunctive therapy to Ciscutan, only at low doses, as the skin is very sensitive to light here. This must be clarified with a dermatologist before treatment.
At what intervals should IPL against acne be performed?
We recommend an interval of 3 to 6 weeks. Subscription recommendation: 4 treatments with one week interval.
Are there any side effects?
Acne IPL generally has little to no side effects. However, there may be temporary redness or swelling, but this will quickly subside.
Is the examination by the doctor included in this treatment?
No. Although our beauticians can consult with our dermatologists if necessary. If you wish to have your skin examined by a doctor, please make an appointment in advance at the clinic.
What is the best way to care for acne skin?
It is important not to apply oily or rich products, as they can cause bacterial foci. Any care that is antibacterial and seborrhoea regulating, moisturizes and additionally soothes the skin is appropriate.
How does IPL feel?
Mainly, customers feel a warm sensation on the skin. Sometimes up to a slight stinging pain. Immediately after the treatment it feels similar to a mild sunburn.
Behavior after IPL treatment?
Avoid the sun, in any case the first week after treatment. A suitable sunscreen with SPF 50+ is indispensable. Also, in the first 3 days, sports and unnecessary sweating should be avoided.
Is this treatment carried out in the summer?
It is recommended to avoid this procedure during the summer months, especially in high temperatures and strong sunlight. This is because after the treatment the skin may be more sensitive to sunlight, which increases the risk of damage from UV rays.