Acne doesn’t discriminate. It is an embarrassing and sometimes painful condition that affects men, women, and teens with causes that vary from bacteria and hormones to diet and genetics. We offer IPL Acne Treatment, using for clients who are looking for a safe and effective alternative to traditional topical and oral therapies. IPL Acne Treatments provide relief from active acne, help prevent future breakouts and promote skin healing.
What Causes Acne?
There is much debate concerning what exactly causes acne, but experts agree that it is linked to your body producing more of a hormone called Androgen once you reach your teenage years. Higher androgen levels make the oil glands under your skin grow and produce more oil. This increase in oil production can cause hair follicles on your skin to become plugged with sebum (another name for the oil that is used to lubricate your skin). Once plugged, the ideal conditions for bacteria to grow are created and the skin around the follicle becomes inflamed, resulting in acne. Some doctors believe that acne might be more of a genetic problem, while others think it has more to do with your diet.
How can I Reduce my Acne?
There are a few things you can do to help reduce acne. First, avoid touching your face as you go about your day. It can often be a habit to rest your face in your hands, or touch your face while thinking about something many times throughout a typical day. Doing so can unfortunately lead to more oil, dirt, and bacteria being on your skin. Try and stick to a healthier diet if you can; although it’s not 100% proven, certain dietary choices might be linked to acne, so cut certain foods out of your diet and see if it helps. Lastly, avoid stress. Stress is not good for you in any way and it can easily make acne worse.
What is IPL Acne Treatment?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is a great way to treat acne, and is pain-free and effective. It involves using intense light pulses to target the bacteria that causes acne as well as inflamed sebaceous glands that contribute to breakouts.