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IPL Acne Treatment

Why Do I Get Acne?

Acne appears when bacteria enters pores, causing skin eruptions, like pimples. A person may have clusters of tiny acne outbreaks, one or two large pimples or a variety of deep and superficial infections. Most people get acne consistently in the same places such as the forehead, nose and cheeks. These areas are particularly vulnerable since they house so many oil glands regardless of how clean the face may be. Acne is a common, chronic skin condition caused by inflammation of oil‐producing sebaceous glands. Acne problems usually begin between the ages of ten and thirteen, and can persist for five to ten years. Adults can also suffer from “adult onset acne”, which can be caused by fluctuating hormone levels, stress, as well as genetic factors, to name a few. Acne and pimple breakouts are very common on the face, but can also occur on the neck, chest, back, shoulders, upper arms and legs, as well as the scalp.

Unfortunately, acne has been difficult to treat in the past. Traditional therapies have a variety of side effects and sometimes require months to work, if they work at all. Topical creams and lotions have been known to cause redness and irritation. Oral antibiotics can cause stomach upset, light sensitivity and yeast infections in women, and recent studies indicate about 40% of skin bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics, making them a doubtful ally in the fight against skin breakouts.While hardly life threatening, acne can leave lifelong emotional and physical scars, but there is a solution to these persistent breakouts. IPL Acne Therapy is an effective light‐based therapy that is now revolutionizing the treatment of acne. The IPL Acne Therapy destroys the most common bacteria that causes acne. The IPL system has FDA clearance for the treatment of acne. IPL, “Intense Pulse Light” is one of the safest acne treatments available…proven to be extremely effective on moderate inflammatory acne. Its technology uses light that is UV‐safe and has no known side effects. Pregnant women and people with photosensitivity should first consult with their physician. Your problem acne can, most effectively be treated, with our Palomar Starlux Intense Pulsed Light system. IPL works beneath the skin, so it can reduce the number of acne breakouts you experience. Once the acne lesions are less inflamed, they will heal faster. Most patients will need between two to five treatments every two to three weeks to achieve maximum result.