What is Acne?
In most cases, acne is an infection of the sebaceous gland and/or the hair follicle. This infection is often accompanied by varying degrees of inflammation, which present as more severe acne symptoms. This inflammation is part of the immune response to the bacteria and is usually characterized by swelling, redness, pain and an infiltration of white blood cells (pus). Often times the bodies’ own immune response causes more damage and discomfort than the infection itself.
What Causes Acne? Genetics, Bacteria, Environment, Stress, Diet
What not to do:
- Don't over wash or use harsh scrubs. Acne is not caused by dirt.
- Don't use alcohol-based products. Alcohol strips the top layer of the skin and many astringents contain alcohol which can cause dryness and irritation.
- Beware of sweat. Working out heats up the body, and perspiration makes the skin an even more attractive environment for acne bacteria to grow.
- Don't squeeze or pick. It's important to adopt a strict "hands off" policy when it comes to acne. Picking can lead to more inflammation and permanent scarring.
Solution: IPL Acne Therapy
IPL Acne Therapy is an effective new light-based therapeutic therapy is now revolutionizing the treatment of acne. The IPL Acne Therapy destroys the most common bacteria that cause acne — without drugs, without pain and without downtime. The IPL system has FDA clearance for the treatment of acne.
IPL, “Intense Pulse Light” is one of the safest acne treatments available…proven to be extremely effective on moderate inflammatory acne. Its technology uses light that is UV-safe and has no known side effects. Pregnant women and people with photosensitivity should first consult with their physician.