Acne Treatment in Cardiff
HAVE YOU BEEN SUFFERING WITH SPOTTY/CONGESTED SKIN?
What we can do to treat Acne…
Acne can be effectively treated with Intense Pulsed Light alone, or in combination with other clinical treatments such as skin peels and facials. Here, at LaserWise Skin & Beauty Clinic we offer a wide range of acne treatment solutions at our Cardiff clinic. Intense Pulsed Light treatments greatly reduce the number and severity of active lesions, lessening the inflammation and frequency of break-outs.
How does Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Work?
The light emitted from the Intense Pulsed Light system directly targets over-active sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the total number and severity of active lesions, and lessening the inflammation and occurrence of break-outs. The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture, and can also reduce the appearance of red or brown areas of skin that are often associated with acne breakouts.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Almost everyone can be treated, apart from very dark skinned or tanned individuals. If you are pregnant or taking Roaccutane (an acne medication) it is best not to undergo laser or Intense Pulsed Light treatment.
How does the treatment feel?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthesia is required. Many people describe the sensation as similar to the flick of an elastic band.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Immediately after treatment the skin may appear red and a warm tingling sensation may be felt. Typically the skin is cooled to ease any discomfort and a calming gel is applied.
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Are there any side effects?
The treated area can become quite red immediately after treatment but this usually disappears within a couple of hours. Most people experience no other side effects but very rarely a small blister could form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.
How is the treatment carried out?
A layer of chilled gel is applied to the skin to help guide the light. The light guide is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is passed over the skin several times before moving onto the neighbouring area, and the process is repeated until the whole area is treated. Each pulse of light treats a large area of skin and so the duration of the treatment is very short. The gel is removed and the skin is moisturised. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided. A typical treatment session is approximately 30 minutes.
How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments necessary varies from person to person, but typically 6 Intense Pulsed Light and 6 exfoliating treatments will result in a significant improvement.
How much will it cost?
|Area||Single Treatment||Course of 6 (20% Off Inc)|
|Large (Full Face)||£150||£720|
|Face, Neck & Dec||£350||£1,680|
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a free of charge consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. A skin analysis is preformed to determine what treatment will be best suited to your specific skin condition. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR ACNE:
We also offer a different range of treatments for acne, which can be discussed at a free consultation with your practitioner.