IPL | Skin Rejuvenation

Are IPL Photo Facials Good for Cystic Acne?

Q+A: I read in a magazine that IPL photo facials can help clear up cystic acne. Is this true?

IPL (intense pulsed light) photo facials can help reduce mild acne in conjunction with prescriptive products and routine dermatological care. IPL photo facials work by using a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. This type of photo facial primarily targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers of skin (epidermis) unaffected. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within, which can assist in treating a number of different dermatological issues.

IPL Treatment That Heals

IPL photo facials specifically designed to treat active acne release yellow, green, and red light that is emitted in a series of short pulses. The yellow and green light help destroy the P. bacteria that live in the skin and cause inflammation, while the red light directly targets the overactive sebaceous glands that cause outbreaks of pustules. This targeted heating deep in the skin causes shrinkage of the inflamed sebaceous glands and helps to prevent overproduction of excess sebum. The light also stimulates collagen production to help reduce the appearance of acne scarring.

Photo Facials Are Straightforward Process

What can you expect from your first IPL photo facial? The treatment process itself is straightforward. Before the IPL treatment, a medical professional will apply a cool gel to the target area, and you’ll be required to wear protective eyewear. The treatment lasts around 20 minutes, during which a medical professional will gently apply the IPL handpiece to your skin so that healing light rays can be delivered to the skin’s surface using precise pulses. Most IPL procedures are virtually painless, but more sensitive people might experience mild discomfort – a feeling similar to a tiny pin prick to your skin. Photo facials typically require little to no recovery time. Following treatment, you can return to your normal activities. More intense IPL treatments, however, may produce sun exposed symptoms for up to two weeks after the procedure.

You can expect outstanding results with IPL photo facials. But you must be diligent about scheduling treatment sessions. IPL photo facial treatments call for 6-12 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart to obtain desired results. In some cases, those results can be seen after only the first treatment! And skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.


Shine Again With LaserAway

Hate your acne? The come to LaserAway. LaserAway is proud to offer the most medical spa service options of any national skincare provider. LaserAway hires the most highly-trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, LaserAway uses the most innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. LaserAway aims to make your photo facial experience comfortable, enjoyable, and satisfying. If you want to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, please email the LaserAway staff at LaserAway.com or call us at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to uncovering a new, more radiant you.

Why LaserAway?

We’ve committed over a decade to helping people of all skin types discover their best skin ever, with over 3 million treatments performed and new locations opening every month! We use state-of-the-art technology for maximum results, our clinics are supervised by board-certified, industry-leading dermatologists, and our treatments are implemented by registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician associates who undergo one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business. Our mission is to make our clients feel beautiful by providing the best and most effective aesthetic treatments in the nation in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Ready to invest in yourself? Schedule a free consultation today by filling out a request form or calling the LaserAway staff at (855) 233-9134. Our nurses look forward to making sure your service and skin are as smooth as possible!