When it comes to treating acne scars,
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one of the best options available.
It doesn’t matter if the scars are raised, depressed
or flat, the light from this specialized system target the
tiny blood vessels in the scars and makes them a lot less
You must, however, keep in mind that
skins with a deep brown or dark color may not be suitable
for this kind of technique, since it can leave uneven pigmentation
in these types of skins. The type of scars you have also plays
an important role in determining is this treatment will be
effective. Often, IPL treatment can be combined with the use
of special skin-care cosmetics to achieve the best results.
Your Better Looks doctor will be able to give you more information
on during you initial consultation.
During the treatment, your doctor
will concentrate the life unto the area around the blemish
or scar. The IPL will then penetrate the upper layer of the
skin and it will effectively ‘burn’ off the tissue.
One of the advantages of this treatment is that it stimulates
new skin growth and thus, when the treated area heals, the
scar will become much less visible than before.
After the procedure, you will find
that your skin will be weepy and red, a condition which will
probably persist for a few weeks. Keep in mind that you will
need to wear sunblock during this period and for at least
six months after the treatment. You will be able to see the
complete results of the procedure around 10 to 12 months later,
when your skin growth has been completely developed. Depending
on your case, your doctor might recommend for you to repeat
the procedure around 6 to 12 months afterwards.
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information given in this website should be considered as
an introduction to an IPL acne scar treatment. Before deciding
on submitting yourself to the procedure described above, we
highly recommend you contact Better Looks directly, so we
can answer any specific question you might have.
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