Laser Acne Treatment
Acne is a very common skin condition, caused by an increased production of the hormone androgen in the body (something that affects both men and women). The hormone stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, which in turn blocks the pores and stops the oil reaching the skin’s surface.
The acne is an infection caused by skin bacteria feeding and breaking down this oil, which eventually produces comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pus-filled spots.
Acne is most common in teenagers and is usually resolved by the late teens or early twenties. However, for some people, acne can be troublesome for a number of years and can persist for longer.
How does Ellipse Laser Acne Treatment work?
A specially trained operator guides the Ellipse flash lamp over the affected areas, delivering a flash of Intensed Pulsed Light (IPL) to the skin.
The safe and effective system ensures that only light with the correct characteristics (wavelengths) reaches the skin and filters out any potentially harmful light.
The light that reaches the skin is then absorbed by the red pigment in the blood, haemoglobin, which is heated up by the light from the flash-lamp and works to slow down the overproduction of the oil that results in acne.
Can I be treated?
Anyone with permanent acne can benefit from laser acne treatment, although the best results are usually achieved on inflammatory acne (those red, aching, raised pimples). It’s important to know that results may vary from person to person, and the most effective results are usually seen on those with lighter skin, as too much light can be absorbed by a dark complexion.
Does it hurt?
Pain from laseracne treatment is reported to be minimal, although tolerance varies from person to person. There’s no anaesthetics required during the treatment, and most people describe it as a similar sensation to that of a rubber band snapping against the skin, followed by a warm sensation for a few minutes.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
The treatment uses completely safe, visible light, so no special precautions are required. However, it’s important to remember that the lighter the skin, the better results – therefore avoiding any form of tanning including sun, tanning beds and self-tanners prior to your treatment is advised.
The Ellipse acne treatment is a combination therapy. During your consultation we will go through with you the Acu System by Danne Monatgue King.
What can I expect from Laser Acne Treatment?
Following the treatment, some general redness on the skin can be expected, but will eventually face. If you have sun-damaged skin, some of the pigmented spots may darken and eventually disappear.
Results from a recent clinical study show how 58% of acne lesions disappeared with the Ellipse treatment.