Acne is caused by the body's increased production of the hormone Androgen (produced by both men and women), which stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. The increased production of oil causes the pores to become blocked, so that the oil cannot come up to the skin surface. The acne itself is an infection caused by skin bacteria that feed on and break down this oil. Acne can occur in both men and women during adolescence, or it may only appear later in life as adult acne.
How does Intense Pulsed Light treat Acne?
The light allowed through is absorbed by the haemoglobin, which is the red pigment in blood. The light from the flash lamp heats up the haemoglobin in the fine blood vessels that supply the sebaceous glands. This causes a minor injury to the sebaceous glands and slows down the over production of oil that leads to acne.
How many sessions are required?
It is usually recommended to have between 3 to 6 sessions approximately at 3 to 4 week intervals. Acne is a very difficult condition to treat, therefore results may differ greatly between clients. However, enhancement of the treatment can be created by using a stringent skin care regime and in complex cases of acne a combination therapy is necessary by using adapalene cream on the affected areas every evening, this may be prescribed by your General Practitioner (GP).
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