Struggling with severe acne is one thing but it goes a notch higher once the acne has gone and it leaves behind its marks which are acne scars. Those scars do not fade easily not unless you choose to undergo an IPL for acne scars. The scars bring about low self-esteem to the one bearing them. they are hard to hide or cover up unless you put on tons and tons of makeup.
How to Treat Acne Scars?
There are a number of treatment options in the market to treat acne scars but most medical professionals go for IPL (intense pulsed light) laser. This is because it resolves acne scars effectively. However, you have to go for a couple of sessions in order to get the desired results.
Before treating acne scars, it is important to control the acne rashes. Without control of the rashes, scar revision could be useless. Techniques such as facial fillers, subcision, derma sanding, ablative laser treatments, dermabrasion, and derma roller can be undertaken to reduce the prominent marks of acne. Also, different treatments can be combined to get better results. Maybe some treatments take many months to recover and the results are slow in the making. But don’t worry because the final results are quite remarkable.
What is IPL Treatment?
An IPL is a laser that has focused and highly-concentrated beams of light. The light passes through the upper layers of the skin and improves the overall appearance and texture of the skin. It reduces scarring, blemishes and rosacea.
How IPL for acne scars works?
A gel is applied to the area and then a photo facial is done. This usually takes about 15 minutes and 3-5 sessions are required for optimal results
During IPL treatment for acne scars, two types of lasers are used. The Nd-YAG laser and the IPL. This is because these two devices go hand in hand for treatments for acne scars in Dubai. They both target the redness of the acne scars making them look more like the skin colour.
How IPL treatment feels like?
There is no need for numbing cream or anaesthetic because it does not hurt. All you are likely to feel is tingles of static electricity. When you go in for the treatment it is advisable to not focus on it and instead to just let go and relax.
It is important to have zero UV exposure several days before and several days after the treatment. If you must really go out into the sun then make sure that you apply a sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher.
What happens after the IPL treatment?
Some redness may be experienced and the patient may return to his or her normal day to day activities.
Benefits of IPL on acne scars:
- It’s a minimally invasive procedure
- Highly effective
- Improves skin texture
- Minimal downtime
- Quick procedure
- Tightens the pores
- Lessens hyperpigmentation
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars
- Tightens the skin
- Boosts elastin and collagen production
IPL for acne scars should be done by a qualified and licensed dermatologist. Facial marks don’t just affect you physically but also emotionally. Obviously, everyone wants to remove these marks. Luckily, with today’s technology, there are lots of different options to help remove this acne or accidental trauma scarring.