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A Comprehensive Guide to Acne Treatments

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Acne is a common skin condition that can cause redness, pigmentation, and scarring if left untreated. Live acne, which includes active acne lesions, can be challenging to treat. This comprehensive guide will explore a combination of top live acne treatments at Pulse Light Clinic. These treatments aim to reduce inflammation, address marks left behind by live acne, minimise pore blockage, kill bacteria, and promote skin healing and collagen production. The treatments discussed include Hydrafacial, Dermalux LED, IPL, and LaseMD. We will also provide details about preparation, post-treatment experiences, treatment intervals, combining treatments, results and duration, and sustaining results.

Hydrafacial: Cleansing and Reviving the Skin

Hydrafacial is a personalisable facial treatment suitable for mild to moderate live acne. Using Vortex Fusion technology, it cleanses and exfoliates the skin, extracts impurities, and hydrates the skin. Hydrafacial improves skin texture, hyperpigmentation, and pore size by including a gentle peel and painless extraction. It also provides lymphatic drainage for sculpting the face, reducing puffiness, and eliminating toxins. Personalised boosters and various peel strengths can address specific concerns and achieve an instant glow and refresh.

Dermalux LED: Clinically Proven Wavelengths for Acne Treatment

Dermalux LED utilises blue, infrared, and NIR wavelengths for effective live acne treatment. This medical device kills acne-causing bacteria, provides energy to cells, reduces redness and inflammation, improves pigmentation, and promotes skin healing and collagen production. The Dermalux Triwave MD offers the most clinically proven LED wavelengths for maximum absorption into the skin. By using this system, you can expect improved skin clarity and rejuvenation.

IPL: Versatile Photo Rejuvenation for Acne and More

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a highly effective photo rejuvenation treatment for various skin conditions and live acne. The M22 IPL device offers an extensive range of wavelengths tailored to treat specific concerns. It effectively reduces bacteria, pores, redness, and pigmentation while stimulating collagen production. IPL targets red and brown pigment in the skin, resulting in an even skin tone and a refreshed appearance. Collagen stimulation can be increased by using deeper filters to minimise the chances of scarring.

LaseMD: Fractionated Non-Ablative Laser for Acne Management

LaseMD is a fractionated non-ablative 1927 nm laser treatment that actively controls live acne. Creating micro-channels below the epidermis allows for the delivery of custom-blended cosmeceuticals into the dermis, stimulating vital skin repair from within. LaseMD improves skin health in acne sufferers by targeting whiteheads, blackheads, papules, and cysts. The treatment also offers anti-ageing and skin-brightening effects. Customised cosmeceuticals, such as Vitamin C and Retinol, are activated during treatment for optimal absorption and results.

Preparation for Treatment:

To optimise your live acne treatments, it is recommended to maintain good skin hygiene and avoid blood-thinning medications or supplements. If you take oral Accutane, it is advised to wait six months before undergoing live acne treatments. Ceasing the use of acids like Glycolic for a week before and two weeks after treatment is essential for proper healing.

Post-Treatment Experience:

After the treatments, some redness and mild swelling may occur, but you can resume your daily activities immediately. Refraining from exercise for 24 hours after IPL and LaseMD is advisable. Results and downtime may vary, but you can apply makeup 24 hours after treatment.

Treatment Intervals:

Treatment intervals vary for each method. LED light can be performed twice per week, Hydrafacial once per week, IPL every three weeks, and LaseMD every four weeks. Our experienced consultants will create a customised treatment plan based on your needs. Combining treatments on the same day may speed up results.

Combining Treatments:

The Live Acne Package consists of Hydrafacial, LED, IPL, and LaseMD to address different aspects of live acne reduction for comprehensive improvement and faster results. Hydrafacial helps with pore unblocking, allowing IPL and LaseMD to penetrate deeper into the skin. LED stimulates cells following any of the treatments.

Results and Duration:

Immediate results can be observed post-treatment, with ongoing improvements for several weeks. LED, Hydrafacial, and IPL provide fast glowing results to control and reduce active acne. The collagen-stimulating effects of IPL and LaseMD treatments contribute to long-lasting outcomes in dermal repair. Consistency and adherence to the recommended treatment plan are crucial to achieving and maintaining desired results.

Sustaining Results:

It is essential to follow a good skincare routine using appropriate products to sustain the results obtained from live acne treatments. The Obagi Clenziderm system reduces active acne, and clients should use oil-free sun creams like Heliocare 360 daily to protect against UV exposure. Incorporating a hyaluronic acid serum into your routine can help reduce the chances of scarring. The Acne Scarring Package may be worth considering if live acne has cleared.

If you are struggling with live acne and looking for effective solutions, Pulse Light Clinic offers a range of treatments to suit your needs. Hydrafacial, Dermalux LED, IPL, and LaseMD are reliable options that experienced professionals provide and will significantly improve your live acne through a comprehensive treatment plan and proper skincare. Book a free consultation at one of our central London and Manchester locations, where our experts can assess your skin and explore suitable treatment options. Take the first step towards clearer, healthier skin today.