Frequently Asked Questions
Should this be done in a series?
We recommend a series of 8 treatments (2x a week for four weeks), for optimal results. A combination of different treatments may also be advised for each individuals needs. Please Ask your Medical Aesthetician if you have any questions about blending and combining treatments.
How does the Acne Treatment work?
Our IPL and DPC technology helps to eliminate the bacteria that forms acne. This procedure is beneficial to those with severe or cystic acne, and who have had little success with medications. The IPL destroys bacteria to clear breakouts quickly and efficiently, and the longer wavelength can also penetrate deeper to prevent future acne.
What does the treatment feel like?
It feels like a really light snap with an elastic band against your skin, or like if someone lightly flicked you, as the applicator moves around the treatment area. The good news is that our equipment has a cooling tip of - 8 degrees celcius which helps to soften the flicking feeling or alleviate discomfort.Your skin may be slightly red after the IPL acne treatment. This temporary redness, which may look and feel like a slight sunburn, may last a few hours to a few days. You should apply sunscreen following post-treatment to protect your skin. As a result, acne blemishes shrink, become less noticeable and then fade after about one week.
What should I do with my skin post-treatment?
Be sure to keep your skin cool for at least 48 hours and avoid anything that create heat (such as hot showers, saunas, going to the gym, the sun, etc). Sunscreen is a must.
Are the results permanent?
Unfortunately, there are several different types of acne that require array of treatments needed. We recommend a skin treatment once a month for optimal results. Please feel free to consult your Medical Aesthetician for your specific skin care plan.
Is this a facial?
No. This is strictly a laser treatment and can take approximately 15-25 minutes in length.