Acne is unsightly and causes enormous emotional distress in the sufferer. At Renew we use the laser to target the sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the number and severity of spots. All our IPL skin treatments and acne removal treatments are performed by an highly trained and experienced doctors from our clinic, in the comfortable surroundings of Renew’s Skin and Health Clinic.
How is IPL laser used to treat acne?
The light emitted from our laser system stimulates the production of collagen which will improve skin texture and reduce red or brown areas of the skin where the acne is present. A handheld machine is held over the affected area and a short pulse of light is released. It’s not painful but gives a slightly uncomfortable sensation that is similar to being flicked by an elastic band.
What happens when I have my treatment for acne?
First our expert doctor, will discuss your specific needs and devise a treatment programme for you.
You will be given protective eyewear before the treatment starts. A cool gel will be applied to your skin to help manoeuvre the laser device. The device is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. Each area is treated once and then moved on to the next section of skin; however, each pulse of light treats a large area of skin so treatment time itself is very short. Treatment usually takes around half an hour.
Is IPL Laser treatment acne right for me?
If you suffer with acne then you will certainly benefit from IPL laser treatment.
It is difficult to treat acne with laser on tanned skin. It’s also best to avoid the treatment if you are pregnant.
Any other Frequently Asked Questions for acne removal?
How soon will I see the results of the IPL treatment?
With laser you will need a course of treatments to achieve the most significant and lasting results. Typically, this can be around 6–12 sessions, three to four weeks apart.
What are the side effects of IPL treatments?
The treated acne areacan become red after treatment but this usually fades within two or three hours.
Can I have other treatments while undergoing a course of IPL?
Yes, you can combine this treatment with a Chemical Peel in between each session.