QUICK FACTS

BRAND OF LASER: Lumenis
CONCERNS: Acne, post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation (PIH), and rered marks
SUITABLE FOR: Consultation required.
TREATMENT PREP: If you are planning a cosmetic injection of dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane), this may be done four weeks PRIOR (or four weeks POST treatment). Read more here.
TREATMENT TIME: 1-hour appointment
COURSE OF TREATMENT: Follow up as needed. A series of treatments is recommended.
RESULTS SEEN: Results develop over the course of 2 weeks as the skin heals. 3-5 days of slight downtime is typical after treatment.
REPEAT: Series of treatments spaced a minimum of 2 weeks apart.

What Is IPL Acne Therapy?

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is an effective light-based therapy, revolutionizing the treatment of acne. IPL destroys the most common bacteria that cause acne with minimal pain and downtime. The IPL system has FDA clearance for the treatment of acne. 

Who Can Benefit From IPL Acne Therapy?

Both men and women can benefit from IPL acne therapy treatment.  People get acne for various reasons. Many women suffer from hormonal acne, whereas men are more prone to severe forms of acne that are long-lasting. IPL Acne Therapy could benefit both types of acne. Through consultation with an MDSkin specialist, the best acne treatments for each patient can be recommended.  

How Does IPL Acne Therapy Work?

IPL Acne Therapy is a safe, effective treatment for most skin types. It has been proven to be highly effective in treating mild to moderate inflammatory acne. The handpiece employs a broad spectrum of light that attacks acne in two ways: targeting acne bacteria and hyperactive sebaceous glands by heating the blood vessels around them. The sebaceous glands are altered to reduce acne lesions. IPL Acne Therapy offers acne improvement without the many side effects that are associated with other acne treatments. Most patients need multiple treatments to achieve satisfactory results.

Why Does MDSkin Offer IPL Acne Therapy?

At MDSkin, we know that many people suffer from acne that is hard to get rid of. Acne can cause self-esteem issues and leave people feeling uncomfortable in their appearance.  There are many treatments available to target acne, but many of them come with a range of side effects or lengthy downtimes. IPL Acne Therapy is a great option for people with a range of skin types who wish to treat their acne. MDSkin offers this treatment as an alternative to medications and lengthy downtimes that other treatments may have.

What Can Be Expected After IPL Acne Therapy?

After IPL Acne Therapy, the skin might have some redness and may feel warm. There is little downtime associated with IPL Acne Therapy.  Patients can apply makeup the following day, and daily activities can be resumed after treatment. However, it is important to wear sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure following the treatment as your skin will be sensitive.

QUICK FACTS

BRAND OF LASER: Lumenis
CONCERNS: Acne, post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation (PIH), and rered marks
SUITABLE FOR: Consultation required.
TREATMENT PREP: If you are planning a cosmetic injection of dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane), this may be done four weeks PRIOR (or four weeks POST treatment). Read more here.
TREATMENT TIME: 1-hour appointment
COURSE OF TREATMENT: Follow up as needed. A series of treatments is recommended.
RESULTS SEEN: Results develop over the course of 2 weeks as the skin heals. 3-5 days of slight downtime is typical after treatment.
REPEAT: Series of treatments spaced a minimum of 2 weeks apart.