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IPL Acne Clearance
Most of us experience acne to some extent during our lives. For many people it is a short-term annoyance, but others develop more long-term and more severe acne.
Acne occurs when one of the skin´s natural oils – sebum – is unable to leave the skin because the hair follicle is blocked. This may result in a blackhead, or a whitehead, and can lead to the growth of bacteria below the surface of the skin. Inflammation can occur, and the rupture of an inflamed area can lead to scarring.
Medication can help to reduce acne, but IPL procedure in combination with prescription medication has been clinically proven to accelerate the healing process for acne.
How long does the treatment take?
The glass prism within the AW3® applicator that guides the light to the skin targets the area in a flash of light. It takes approximately 5-10mins to treat the full face. Including consultation and preparation, it should take no longer than 15 mins.
How does the process work?
The first step is to book a consultation where we can discuss the desired outcome and perform patch test. Initial Consultation £0. Patch Test £20.
A typical course is between 4-6 sessions with three weeks apart, at cost of £80 per session.
Who can be treated?
Anyone with acne who wants clearer looking skin! If you have permanent acne you will benefit from this treatment. The best results are achieved on inflammatory acne – best known as those red, aching, raised pimples.
Does it hurt?
Although the AW3® technology produces less pain than most systems on the market, tolerance to pain varies from individual. No anesthetics are required, and many patients describe the discomfort as a warming sensation similar to the feeling after a day on the beach.
What can I expect?
You may notice some general redness on the face following the treatment. If you have sun-damaged skin, some of the pigmented spots may turn darker
and eventually disappear.The bacteria are difficult to eradicate completely, your doctor will probably recommend that you continue using adapalene cream for a few months after the AW3® acne treatment course. Should you suffer from a future acne outbreak, the treatment can be repeated as a top up. Although results vary from person to person, but the AW3® system achieves a superior results compared to any others of it’s range.
Important information: If you had any sun exposure within 30 days before or after a treatment we will not be able to treat due to the risk of burning, blistering, hypo and hyper pigmentation.