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What is the spectrum IPL laser and the ultralight for acne reduction?
Side effects of IPL
There is a chance that acne will clear up on its own but in a lot of cases (especially with the more severe acne) it wont. People who are looking to try treatments should be patient. Giving each treatment at least 4 weeks to work. This is because skin cells are constantly turning over and most treatments are treating the overlying cause which are build-up of debris, dead skin cells and oils.
When should someone see a dermatologist for acne?
Acne is caused when hair follicles are clogged with oils and dead skin cells. When pimples show up for a long period of time, it’s called acne. People who have acne can get, blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. The severity of the acne will depend on the person.
Anatomy of skin
The skin covers the whole body and is the largest organ in the body. The skin has three layers, the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. Each of these layers serves a critical function as a barrier to water, invasion by microorganisms, mechanical and chemical trauma, and damage from UV light (Mayo Clinic).
What are the different types of blemishes?
Any person has the potential to get different types of blemishes when they have acne. Here are the different types of pimples:
IPL as a monotherapy showed a beneficial effects in the treatment of facial acne. Burst-pulse mode was better than the single-pulse mode in clearing acne (NCBI).
The red light side showed a better response than the IPL side after the first treatment. Serious adverse effects after treatment were not observed. MAL-PDT with red light and IPL are both effective and safe modality in acne treatment (Wiley Online Library).
The IPL of wavelength of 400-600nm offers effective, safe, and well-tolerated treatment of mild to moderate acne lesions in Malaysians with skin types III-IV. The majority of subjects had a fair score on treatment satisfaction. It is recommended that reasonable expectations for clinical results be addressed with patients before hands to prevent over-expectation (The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 2021).
50 questionnaires were available for evaluation. With LAight therapy, the number of surgical interventions per year fell from 3.2 to 0.3 ( p <0.001). The secondary endpoints also improved significantly: the number of sick days / year due to Ai decreased from 30.4 to 7.2 ( p = 0.002), and the number of doctor appointments due to Ai relapses decreased from 7.3 to 1.5 ( p <0.001). Correspondingly, the pain level reported by the patient, the general well-being and the quality of life also improved. (Springer, 2021).
IPL could successfully improve the GAGS scores of acne vulgaris, as well as regulate the equilibrium between C. acnes and S. epidermidis, and inhibit the sebum secretion (Wiley Online Library).
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