How IPL Treatment Can Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne scars can be difficult to treat on your own since both pitting and raised scars can occur after an acne flare-up, and both can include redness and uneven pigmentation of the skin. To even out the skin’s surface and restore your skin tone, it involves a complex process of overcoming the effects of your body’s previous healing response, which caused the acne scars in the first place. Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL technology, uses controlled energy delivered through light waves to create a new healing response in your skin.

At Keys Med Spa, we are passionate about healing and rejuvenating the skin to restore it to its former glory, whether you’re battling sun damage, age-related issues, or years of acne. We offer cutting-edge laser treatments to help fade these unpleasant memories of acne so that you can get back to enjoying clear, beautiful skin.

Why Do Acne Scars Form?

Acne outbreaks can cause serious trauma to the skin of your face, especially when outbreaks occur back-to-back before previous injuries have had a chance to heal. When you experience a breakout, your body elicits an inflammatory response by creating a surplus of collagen as a way of repairing the skin. You might be wondering, but isn’t collagen a good thing? In short, collagen is a great thing. It’s a matrix of tissue in the middle skin layer that retains moisture and provides volume and smoothness to the skin. However, when it comes to acne, raised scars occur when collagen is overproduced in the area. If you experience pitted scars, this is an under-production of collagen.

What Is Lumecca IPL?

Lumecca is a powerful IPL device that uses precision light to target, heat, and destroy any pigmentation that differs from the surrounding skin tissue. Once these cells are destroyed, your body will naturally eliminate the fragments, and the pigmentation will gradually disappear. Dr. George Peterson chose Lumecca IPL after carefully evaluating different devices and technologies, finding that Lumecca offered the most advanced results and advantages over other IPL treatments.

Lumecca delivers three times more energy directly to discolorations, resulting in significant improvements after the first treatment session, meaning fewer treatments to achieve the results you want. Besides helping to fix discoloration caused by acne, Lumecca can also treat age spots, spider veins, rosacea, freckles, and sun damage.

Why IPL Is a Great Treatment for Acne Scars

IPL treatments are used to create a controlled version of the body’s natural response to scarring. IPL treatments will trigger a new healing response that removes the excess collagen that gives scars their raised or discolored appearance. IPL is a type of physical exfoliation that promotes new and smooth skin where acne has caused the most damage. This effect is similar to microneedling treatments; however, IPL doesn’t require as much recovery time.

In addition, IPL is great for acne scars because it can simultaneously treat both the discoloration of the skin and scar tissue related to raised or pitted acne scars.

Schedule Your IPL Treatment in Key West, FL

Now that you finally have your acne under control, it’s time to put the whole mess to rest by erasing the stubborn scars caused by past acne outbreaks. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Lumecca IPL treatments, contact us or call (305) 587-9183 to schedule your consultation with board-certified Dr. George Peterson and his team of highly skilled skin experts. Learn more about the power of Lumecca IPL and love your skin again.