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How Does IPL Treatment Reduce Acne Scarring?

Acne scars are a common source of self-consciousness and dissatisfaction with appearance. If you have acne scarring, you don’t have to live with embarrassment and a diminished self-image. There are treatments that can help reduce the appearance of acne scars and restore your confidence.

One method that’s been gaining a lot of attention recently for its gentle process and impressive results is IPL.

What is IPL?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a new therapy for treating acne scarring. It works by focusing a succession of short pulses of light onto the skin, targeting the skin cells affected by acne. It can significantly reduce discoloration and the appearance of acne scars as well brighten and refresh your overall complexion. 

Because of its benefits and its gentle, non-invasive procedure, IPL is also sometimes referred to as a “photofacial.”

What to expect from your IPL treatment

An IPL treatment takes about 15 minutes and it begins with your dermatologist applying a gel to your face to prep the area. After that, the light pulses are administered. IPL has no downtime or recovery period, so you can carry on with your day immediately after your appointment. 

You may experience some slight redness, which is normal and nothing to worry about. We recommend applying sunscreen after your appointment to protect your skin. 

Most patients see the maximum benefit from about three to five sessions of IPL, and it can be used alongside other treatments for acne scarring. Depending on the medical spa where the treatment is provided, the timeframe for the results can vary.

Can IPL treat acne breakouts and other skin conditions?

Yes. The light used in IPL kills bacteria, so it has been found to be effective at treating active acne breakouts. It also has demonstrated benefits in treating other conditions that affect the skin’s appearance, such as sun spots and rosacea. 

If you have acne scarring that is impacting your confidence, an experienced dermatologist can take care of your needs. For skincare treatment in the Los Angeles area, schedule a consultation with Stunning Wellness and Laser today.