Using Light Therapy to Resolve Your Acne Problem

Using Light Therapy to Resolve Your Acne Problem

For most people, acne is a part of growing up. Peaking during teen and adolescent years, acne usually resolves on its own by the time you reach adulthood. Some people, however, experience problems with acne that last into their adult years.

From dark spots to scars, acne can leave behind signs long after an outbreak. Some people have chronic mild to severe acne conditions that cause stress and impact self-confidence. 

If you’re dealing with acne, intense-pulsed light therapy is a noninvasive, skin-rejuvenating treatment that can improve the appearance of your skin. The team at Dolce Vida Med Spa recommends IPL photofacial for teens and adults looking to combat acne problems and restore their skin’s natural beauty. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment and how it can help you feel great about your skin again. 

Intense-pulsed light therapy overview

IPL is a laser-based treatment that safely and effectively rejuvenates the skin. The laser energy penetrates into deep layers of your skin while leaving the top layer unharmed. The device uses high-intensity pulses that stimulate collagen and skin repair for noticeable benefits. 

The laser technology used in IPL therapy triggers your body’s own natural healing process to stimulate skin changes that leave you with healthier looking skin. It can help acne and age spots, as well as other conditions such as rosacea. 

IPL treatment uses broad-spectrum light for maximum versatility. Once directed to the targeted area, the pulses penetrate the skin, and pigment cells absorb the light energy, stimulating collagen production.

IPL for acne

IPL photofacial can treat mild, moderate, and severe acne. In just a few sessions, most patients notice a significant difference in the appearance of their skin. Acne and acne scars become lighter and less visible as your body generates new skin to replace damaged skin cells. You’ll enjoy bright, even, smoother looking skin. 

Treatment with IPL therapy tackles multiple aspects of acne at once by reducing inflammation, destroying bacteria that contribute to acne, and reducing overactivity of oil glands. In addition to reducing the appearance of acne scars, IPL therapy combats the root causes of acne. 

What is the typical treatment course?

After a comprehensive evaluation, your Dolce Vida Medical Spa provider will recommend a treatment plan to reach your skin goals. The typical IPL therapy course is 4-6 sessions spaced appropriately apart to give your skin time to heal and rejuvenate. Sessions can take up to an hour depending on the health of your skin. After your treatment you can return to your regular activities without extended downtime. 

What is an IPL session like?

When you visit Dolce Vida Medical Spa for IPL treatment your comfort and safety is our No. 1 priority. A cooling gel is applied to the target area as you lie comfortably. You can communicate with your provider at any time during the session. You may feel a tingling or snapping sensation against your skin. The sensation is well-tolerated by most patients. 

Depending on the size of the treatment area, your session may be as short as 15 minutes. 

After IPL therapy 

IPL therapy leaves the top layer of skin unharmed and intact, enabling your skin to heal and rejuvenate faster than other types of acne treatments. It’s normal to experience some peeling and redness. Many patients notice improvements after just one session. Results become more noticeable after each treatment. Your provider will give you tips on how to maximize and maintain your results. 

If you’re ready to have clearer skin with less visible blemishes, then you’re ready for IPL therapy. To learn more, call or message one of our offices and speak with one of our knowledgeable team members. We have three offices, located in Trumbull, Westport, and Hamden, Connecticut. Get started today. 

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