Intense Pulsed Light for Acne Treatment in Barrington, IL
What is Intense Pulsed Light for Acne Treatment?
Acne can easily hurt your confidence, especially if you have suffered from it for a long time. Fortunately, intense pulsed light (IPL) technology is a treatment that can provide relief for those with acne-prone skin.
What is Intense Pulsed Light?
IPL is an acne treatment that's designed to open your skin's pores and rid them of dead skin cells, oil and bacteria. IPL technology consists of high-powered bursts of filtered light that are designed to improve the skin's appearance. Patients who may benefit from it include:
- Those with moderate to severe acne.
- Those with large pores and oily skin.
- Those who have tried over-the-counter products and prescription antibiotics without success.
- Those who wish to avoid the side effects of medication.
IPL is a non-surgical solution for acne, and it may succeed where other methods have failed.
How Does IPL Work?
IPL for acne treatment is a two-step procedure, with step one consisting of a light vacuum treatment and step two using IPL therapy. During the procedure, your health care provider uses a small handheld device and places it over the target area. The device uses vacuum technology to remove the bacteria that cause acne. In the second step, your provider uses IPL to further eradicate acne-causing bacteria on the skin.
Patients typically notice results within one week of receiving IPL treatment. The procedure offers the following benefits:
- No pain
- Little to no downtime
- Reduced pore size
- No scarring
- No long-term side effects
This procedure is believed to be effective because it targets not just the acne itself, but the pores and the underlying bacteria that cause acne.
Schedule IPL Treatment for Acne Today
IPL treatment can help reduce pore size and provide relief from chronic adult acne. To learn more about IPL treatment for acne, call (847) 393-4057 or contact Dr. David Van Dam online.
Van Dam Dermatology & Laser Center
Address738 W. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Tue: 08:00AM - 05:00PM
Wed: 08:00AM - 05:00PM
Thu: 08:00AM - 05:00PM
Fri: 08:00AM - 12:00PM