IPL is the preferred type of photofacial because it uses a broad-spectrum light source, making it an applicable treatment for a variety of skin problems, including acne, age spots, rosacea, acne scars, and more.
Can IPL make acne worse?
The short answer to this is no. Generally, an IPL treatment will have either no effect on acne or make it temporarily better. IPL treatments may decrease oil production slightly thus improvement in acne and the slight decrease in pore size many patients experience.
Can I get laser if I have acne?
Dermatologists use a variety of light and laser therapies to treat acne. No one laser or light treatment can treat pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, acne cysts, and acne nodules. That’s why different types of lasers and light therapies are used to treat acne.
Can IPL ruin your skin?
There is very little risk of damaging your skin from IPL treatments, also known as photofacials. A photofacial is a non-invasive treatment that saturates the surface of your skin with light to target problem areas and reverse both signs of damage and aging.
Can you use IPL on face?
Can I use IPL on my face? Braun Silk-expert Pro is safe for use on the face below the cheekbones. It shouldn’t be used near the eyes and along the forehead. It works effectively on the upper lip, chin and jawline.
What is the best laser treatment for acne?
1. ProFractional Laser Treatments. This laser treatment is an excellent choice for candidates who have acne scars, as this procedure essentially resurfaces the skin to help new and unscarred skin come to the surface.
How does laser help acne?
Unlike topical acne treatment, laser stimulation can reach deeper into your skin’s layers to kill harmful bacteria, effectively resolving your current acne problems. You might additionally find that your skin produces less excess oil after cosmetic laser treatment, also helping to prevent future acne outbreaks.
Can you get laser treatment with active acne?
Lasers can be effective for resurfacing acne scars, but for active acne, you’ll want to opt for treatment with blue or blue-red light, advises the American Academy of Dermatology. Devgan says she often treats patients with acne scars by using an erbium laser for resurfacing.
How often can you do IPL for acne?
For patients to get the best IPL results, it is generally recommended that patients receive, on average, 4 – 6 treatments scheduled four weeks apart.
What happens if you use IPL too often?
No, using your Philips Lumea more often than recommended will not speed up the hair removal process. Do not treat the same area multiple times in one session as this will not improve efficacy and can cause skin irritation.
Can IPL worsen rosacea?
A current trend that Dr. Jay has observed is aggressive treatment of rosacea, whether with lasers, IPL or combination therapy. He believes this approach can exacerbate rosacea patients’ discomfort, as they almost always have sensitive skin.
Why is IPL not working on my face?
What often happens, is the provider, simply changes the settings on their IPL/Laser to reduce the heat, therefore reducing the chance of burning or scarring, but also making the treatment practically ineffective. Please check with your technician that the machine they are using is actually able to treat darker skins.
Is IPL really permanent?
IPL is semi-permanent and does need maintenance. Maintenance could be a yearly treatment or even 3-5years down the track, depending on the individual.
Is IPL better than laser?
Laser technology is simply much more effective, and achieves substantially better results than IPL with most clients achieving optimal results of permanent hair removal of 80% or greater after four to eight treatments. However, IPL machines do have an important place in the treatment of skin.