Acne, medically referred to as acne vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the overproduction of oil in the sebaceous glands. The clogging of pores leads to bacterial infection, painful inflammation, and unsightly blemishes. Although acne is largely experienced by adolescents, almost 20% of all acne cases are experienced by adults.
The use of intense pulsed light therapy has proven to be very effective for treating acne vulgaris and slowing the production of excessive oils. The Astanza Liberty IPL is a noninvasive solution that is safe to use on all skin types.
The Astanza Liberty IPL targets safe pulses of light energy to eliminate acne at its source. The light energy is directed at the affected pores, triggering a photoelectrochemical process that kills bacteria and reduces acne severity in the skin.
The overall treatment time is very quick and depends on the amount of acne being treated. Some patients have described the procedure as painless while others have experienced slight discomfort. Overall, majority of patients find the procedure to be very tolerable with minimal side effects.