Breaking Out? How Intense Pulsed Light Treatments Can Help Your Complexion

Strug­gling with acne and break­outs is a sig­nif­i­cant beauty con­cern for many peo­ple. Unlike some other beauty issues, acne is often hard to hide and can be extremely hard to get rid of; some­times peo­ple suf­fer for years or even decades. Many rec­om­men­da­tions are made to peo­ple with acne, and often­times these rec­om­men­da­tions con­flict. Suf­fer­ers will be told to wash their face with plain soap, or to use pre­scrip­tion soap; to use a par­tic­u­lar cream, or not to use a par­tic­u­lar cream. Some­times heavy med­ica­tion will be admin­is­tered to some­one with acne, but med­ica­tion that can cause other seri­ous side effects and won’t nec­es­sar­ily get rid of it.

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There is, how­ever, one treat­ment that has shown promis­ing results, has very few side effects, and can offer new hope to acne suf­fer­ers. The answer is the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) acne treatment.

Three Light Approach

Intense Pulsed Light is an effec­tive method to curb acne because it does sev­eral things for the skin at once. Firstly, the sys­tem actu­ally releases three dif­fer­ent kinds of light dur­ing the treat­ment. The yel­low and green lights that are released dur­ing an Intense Pulsed Light treat­ment serve to kill bac­te­ria on the skin. The bac­te­ria on the skin are a huge rea­son for acne for many peo­ple, so by tar­get­ing these bac­te­ria, acne is less likely to thrive on the face.

After the bac­te­ria are killed, the red light in the sequence tar­gets the seba­ceous glands in the skin that, when over­ac­tive, cause break­outs. As these glands shrink, the pus­tules that they are con­nected to clear. This can be noticed by an over­all improve­ment in the skin of the per­son affected with acne.

Safe and Straightforward

The Intense Pulsed Light treat­ment is proven to be a safe method to erad­i­cate acne and help the skin heal from acne break­outs. Because no hor­mones or antibi­otics are ingested, it is a safe method of fight­ing acne. Many have turned to Intense Pulsed Light ther­apy as a com­fort­able and healthy way to fight acne. By using the Intense Pulsed Light method, acne suf­fer­ers no longer have to debate which soap to use, or have to ques­tion whether a cer­tain cream is work­ing or not. They can rest easy know­ing that as they con­tinue with IPL treat­ments, they will be able to notice a dif­fer­ence in their acne.

Though the fight against acne can often seem hope­less at times, it is impor­tant to remem­ber that it cer­tainly is not a lost cause. Many new tech­nolo­gies, such as Intense Pulsed Light treat­ment, rep­re­sent effec­tive and fairly low risk ways to over­come acne. These new tech­nolo­gies, while not avail­able thirty or forty years ago, are rather com­mon­place now and are ver­i­fied and effec­tive ways to achieve clear skin. If you are suf­fer­ing with acne, there is no need for you to con­tinue on that path. It is pos­si­ble to over­come nasty break­outs and patches of acne through con­sis­tently try­ing meth­ods until you find the one that works per­fect for your skin.