Acne can be effectively
treated with Intense
Pulsed Light alone or
in combination with
other clinical treatments.
Intense Pulsed Light
reduce the number
and severity of active
lesions, lessening the
frequency of break-outs.
How do Intense Pulsed Light and Lasers
The light emitted from the Intense Pulsed
Light system directly targets overactive
sebaceous glands, greatly reducing
the total number and severity of active
lesions, and lessening the inflammation
and occurrence of break-outs. The light
stimulates the production of new collagen to
improve skin texture, and can also reduce
the appearance of red or brown areas of
skin that are often associated with acne
How is the treatment carried out?
A layer of chilled gel is applied to the skin to
help guide the light. The light guide is placed
onto the skin and a short pulse of light is
released. The applicator is passed over
the skin several times before moving onto
the neighbouring area, and the process is
repeated until the whole area is treated.
Each pulse of light treats a large area of
skin and so the duration of the treatment is
very short. The gel is removed and the skin
is moisturised. During treatment protective
eye wear will be provided.
How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments necessary
varies from person to person, but typically
6 Intense Pulsed Light and 6 exfoliating
treatments will result in a significant
improvement. Intense Pulsed Light
treatments should take place fortnightly with
a glycolic acid peel or microdermabrasion
treatment in between Intense Pulsed Light
Prior to treatment you must first undergo
a consultation where details about your
medical history are obtained in order to
confirm suitability. Before proceeding you
will be asked to sign a consent form and
undergo a test patch.