IPL Acne Treatment

IPL Acne Treatment

ILP Acne Treatment is a fast and effective solution to moderate and more severe forms of acne, with remarkable results after only a few sessions.

LUMINA Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Acne Treatment uses blue light therapy to target overactive sebaceous glands and bacteria behind whiteheads, blackheads, pustules and cysts.

Blue light therapy substantially reduces the number and severity of active acne lesions, lessening the inflammation and frequency of breakouts in face, shoulders, chest and back.

Ready to say welcome to your best skin? Book a consultation with one of our dermatology experts and discover what is the best anti-acne treatment for you.

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IPL Acne Treatment FAQ's

What is Intense Pulsed Light?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or Blue Light Therapy is a non-invasive, non-laser method of improving the colour and texture of your skin. It is used in cases of mild and acute acne to reduce the frequency and number of active lesions (whiteheads, blackheads, pustules and cysts).

How does the treatment work?

IPL uses blue light to enter the skin and destroy overactive sebaceous glands as well as the bacteria that causes infection. The light also stimulates the production of new collagen, which improves skin texture, and reduces the appearance of red/brown areas often associated with acne breakouts.

What results can I expect?

After an IPL Acne Treatment, you can expect a substantial reduction of acne lesions and a more even, brighter skin. In the long term, the frequency of acne breakouts should also decrease.

However, as with any aesthetic procedure results and length of treatment vary from person to person.

For most patients, Intense Pulsed Light provides excellent results as a sole treatment, but our dermatologists may recommend combining it with additional treatments to guarantee the best results.

Does IPL work for cystic acne?

Our IPL anti-acne treatment successfully destroys acne lesions in the surface of the skin as well as deep-seated bacteria responsible for pustules and acute forms of acne, such as nodular or cystic acne.

Does the IPL also eliminate acne scarring?

Blue Light Therapy can reduce mild scarring by stimulating the production of collagen. But if you are looking for a more effective solution for acne scars, we recommend you check out our Scar Removal Fractional Laser Treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments varies from person to person, but normally six IPL and six exfoliating treatments will be enough to significantly improve your skin.

We normally wait 4 to 6 weeks between treatments, but your dermatologist will decide what the best frequency is depending on your case.

How long does each treatment take?

Each pulse of light treats a large area of skin, so the duration of the treatment is very short. An IPL session typically takes 30 minutes.

Does IPL hurt? or is any recovery time needed?

IPL is mildly uncomfortable, but no anaesthetic is required. Many people describe the sensation as similar to the flick of an elastic band.

Immediately after treatment, your skin may be a bit red and you may feel a warm tingling sensation, which normally disappears in a couple of hours. We will apply a calming gel on the treated area to cool your skin and ease any discomfort.

Is it any recovery time needed?

You will be able to return to regular activity almost immediately after treatment. However, you should avoid unprotected sun exposure for at least 30 days. It is also recommended to wait about 48 hours before wearing any makeup, taking a hot shower or doing exercise.

Can the IPL cause side effects?

The treated area can become irritated immediately after treatment, however this usually disappears within a couple of hours.

Most people experience no other side effects, but as with any aesthetic treatment, minor side effects are possible. The skin may become temporarily lighter or brighter, and small blisters could form.

If this happens, do not scratch or pick your skin. It will return to normal after a few days.

Is Intense Pulsed Light therapy safe?

Intense Pulsed Light treatments are considered safe. Some minor side effects such as blisters or temporary colour changes in the treated area can happen.

Although IPL is light therapy, it has the same potential to damage the eye as laser treatment. We will provide protective eyewear to avoid any risk.

Is everyone suitable for an IPL Acne Treatment?

Almost anyone can be treated, apart from very dark skinned or tanned individuals. If you are pregnant or have taken Roaccutane (an acne medication) in the previous 6 months, you should not undergo any IPL treatment.

If you skin is dark or tanned, microneedling will be a much more appropriate solution.

Initial consultation and test patch

During your initial consultation, one of our dermatologist will look at your medical history to confirm suitability. Your clinician will also do a test patch on your skin to ensure it reacts positively to the treatment.

This will also be a great opportunity for you to ask any questions or share any concerns you may have.

Before proceeding, you will also be asked to sign a consent form.

IPL Acne Treatment Prices

Half face £95
Full face £150
Shoulders £150
Chest £150
Full back £250

Make an appointment

Get in touch today to make your appointment with one of our experts.

Call: 0151 630 8121