Shrink, eliminate, and prevent outbreaks.
Acne affects up to 50 million North Americans annually, making it the most common skin condition in U.S. and Canada. Unfortunately, breakouts can occur at any stage of life – clinical studies have shown that 40 – 50% of adults aged 20 to 40 are diagnosed with low-grade acne and oily skin. Aside from the physical effects of acne, the condition can also have an impact on emotional and psychological well-being.
For acne treatments, an AC Dual applicator uses IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to simultaneously address both the cause and visible symptoms of acne. Dual light treatment includes a blue light and a red light. The Blue light targets porphyrian, the most common acne-causing bacteria. The blue light leads to destruction of the bacteria, while the red light controls inflammation and promotes faster healing. This treatment also shrinks the sebaceous glands to stop overproduction of oils that cause acne, preventing future breakouts, and helping to eliminate current ones.
Many clients choose to combine IPL with Skin Resurfacing to both clear skin and eliminate acne scarring. The two treatments combined, work effectively to pull deep pigmentation and unwanted superficial scarring, and to rebalance acne prone skin. They will keep your complexion glowing, collagen stimulated and acne at bay. The number of IPL treatments required will vary depending on the severity of the acne.
What to expect
Specialized goggles are used to shield your eyes as the laser light moves in rapid pulses over the entire surface of the face. Any dark pigmented, superficial scars will also be minimized.
If scaring from acne is a main concern, IPL treatments can be combined with a laser skin resurfacing treatment.