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Can IPL Help with Acne Scars and Hyperpigmentation Issues?

By: Meet Our Team


Acne scars and hyperpigmentation can be frustrating and difficult to manage, especially when they leave your skin uneven and discolored. Fortunately, there is a way to address these issues and restore your confidence again. One such treatment is IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy, which has been gaining popularity in recent years.

Below, licensed aesthetician Gina Lacagnina will discuss the potential benefits of IPL for managing common cosmetic issues like scarring and dark spots. Our staff at ZenSations Medical Spa Services in Bonita Springs, FL, is dedicated to providing quality care for people of all needs and backgrounds.

Understanding acne scars and hyperpigmentation

Acne scars are the unfortunate result of inflamed blemishes caused by clogged pores and bacteria. Scars can manifest in different ways and vary in appearance, ranging from deep pits to shallow indentations or raised scars. Even drugstore exfoliants cannot undo this damage.

Hyperpigmentation, on the other hand, occurs when there is an overproduction of melanin, or the pigment responsible for skin color. It can be caused by sun exposure, hormonal changes during pregnancy, or inflammation, resulting in dark spots or patches on the skin. These areas of discoloration are not always easy to treat on your own.

Both acne scars and hyperpigmentation can be challenging to address using traditional skin care methods alone. This is where IPL comes into play.

How does IPL work?

IPL, also known as a photofacial, uses intense pulses of light energy to target and treat specific areas of the skin. The process addresses the underlying layers where scars and pigmentation issues are present. At ZenSations Medical Spa Services, we use the state-of-the-art Alma Harmony XL PRO device, which allows for customizable and precise treatment.

What to expect during an IPL session

Licensed aesthetician Gina Lacagnina begins each photofacial with a thorough skin analysis to plan out the best possible course of treatment for each individual. Be sure to inform us of any medications or products that make your skin more sensitive to light.

IPL can be used on most areas of the face and neck. While some patients experience mild discomfort during IPL, most find it relatively painless. Sessions typically take 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of the area involved.

IPL is a safe and noninvasive procedure but may cause some redness afterward. Most people return to their daily activities, but it is essential to follow any post-care instructions provided by our Bonita Springs, FL, staff for optimal results.

What results can you expect from IPL?

The number of IPL sessions needed varies depending on the severity of your acne scars or dark sports. Most people see results after a series of up to six treatments, with improvement continuing for weeks after the final session. Your complexion should appear smoother, more even, and rejuvenated. Plus, the procedure stimulates collagen production, which helps reduce a wide range of skin concerns.

Manage your acne scars and dark spots with IPL

Don't let acne scars or hyperpigmentation keep you from feeling confident. Consider IPL photofacials as a safe, effective option for managing these concerns. Contact ZenSations Medical Spa Services in Bonita Springs, FL, to learn how we can produce results for your skin. Licensed aesthetician Gina Lacagnina is committed to helping you achieve a healthy and radiant complexion.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.