Acne IPL Skin Treatment

For weeks you've been preparing for tomorrow's big night out and all of a sudden, you notice a breakout of acne on your face! You may have been told or read that acne is caused by eating foods high in fat, or sugar, or from not washing your face properly. However, people may be surprised that none of these factors is a cause of acne. 

The actual cause of acne is the body's increased production of the hormone androgen, a hormone produced by both men and women. The androgen hormone stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, causing the pores in the skin to become blocked, preventing the oil from coming up to the surface of the skin. Acne is an infection caused by skin bacteria which feeds on and breaks down the trapped oil. As the the bacteria increase, waste products and sebatic acid are created and the sebaceous gland becomes inflamed - causing what you see on your face as a blackhead, whitehead or pimple. 

The days of stressing about a potential outbreak on your big day can now be over. With the clinically tested and unique Ecolite IPL system, treatments lasting just 15 minutes per week for three to four weeks can make acne a thing of the past - anyone with permanent acne can greatly benefit from this treatment, not just visibly, but through boosted self-esteem as any sufferer will agree.

The innovative and advanced IPL system filters light from a special flash lamp in two-targeted ways to ensure that only light with the appropriate wavelengths is allowed to reach your skin to treat current breakouts and prevent future acne. As haemoglobin, which is the red pigment in blood, absorbs the light and heats up in the fine blood vessels that supply the sebaceous glands, it causes a minor injury to the sebaceous glands which decreases the over-production of the oil that leads to acne. This solution is simple and essentially painless. The only thing you need to do before treatment is to ensure that avoid any form of tanning, so as to keep your skin colour as pale as possible to prevent too much light being absorbed by a darker complexion (than your normal colour). 

As no anaesthetics are required and individuals vary in their thresholds of pain, it is difficult to predict how much, if any, pain a particular client may feel during the treatment. To date, clients describe the sensation as a slight pinch, or prick through to a tightness when your skin has too much sun exposure.  

Although there maybe some redness on your skin after treatment, which is perfectly normal, people do not need any post-treatment care. However, some people with more sensitive skin may ease any discomfort by applying an ice-pack, aloe vera or a prescribed ointment immediately after treatment. If you have sun-damaged skin, some of the pigmented spots may become darker initially, but they will disappear in time. 

It is important to appreciate that treatment of acne, as noted above, can prevent the occurrence of potential acne-scarring that may be permanent.

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