Does IPL Laser cause acne?

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.

Why do I break out after IPL?

Acne and pimples

After your laser hair removal sessions, acne may appear on the treatment area. This side effect happens when pores get clogged. Since the heat of the laser opens up your pores, your skin will be sensitive to these very tiny infections.

Can IPL make skin worse?

IPL treatment heats up the surrounding tissue and melanin, with a higher risk of burns on darker skin types and due to the heat produced, can actually stimulate and increase the appearance of the darkened pigmentation and is therefore not recommended.

Is IPL laser good for acne?

With just a few sessions, IPL treatments can clear up even the most extreme cases of facial acne and/or acne scarring. With alternatives like oral antibiotics that can be harmful to some patients, IPL therapy is a safe and easy option for acne removal.

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Is it normal to get bumps after IPL?

By definition, IPL therapy involves short, intense pulses of light being delivered to the skin. As a result, you may experience small raised bumps and redness in the treatment area shortly after your treatment. This will subside in a few days and is no cause for alarm.

How does IPL treat acne?

IPL treatment can even treat cystic acne, which consists of fluid-filled cysts embedded in the skin that are painful to the touch. Regular acne treatments can’t touch cystic acne but IPL treatment penetrates the skin tissue to get right to the source of infection and inflammation.

Does IPL make your skin purge?

The darkened areas on the face will typically shed in about seven to ten days, but the body does take much longer to purge these dark spots–as long as four to six weeks. This is always tempting, but you risk hypopigmentation if you try to pick at the darkened areas too soon.

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.

Is IPL safe for face?

Safety of IPL Treatment

Compared to laser treatment, intense pulse light treatment is safe to use. Unlike the laser treatment that focuses on just one wavelength of light at the skin, IPL treatment releases different light wavelengths. This makes penetrable deep into the skin without causing any harm.

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Does IPL boost collagen?

In the process of heating up your skin, IPL encourages the production of more collagen. It stimulates the natural process by which your body repairs all kinds of damage. Once produced, the collagen goes to work on improving the effects of sun damage and the other factors that make your skin look more age.

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.