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Acne Management


IPL acne management targets acne-prone skin to reduce acne bacteria, breakouts and inflammation for a clearer, more balanced and healthier looking complexion. 

How it Works

A course of treatments will usually be 4-6 treatments, spaced 1-2 weeks apart. Ongoing treatment may be needed.


2 weeks prior: Avoid sun exposure, solariums or fake tanning.  Cease use of topical prescription retinol.  Use of an SPF 30+ sunscreen daily (such as 'SHADE').

3 days prior: Avoid active skincare products containing cosmeceutical retinol (topical vitamin A) or hydroquinone (whitening creams).

12 hours prior: Avoid applying moisturiser or other products to the treatment area.


After Care

The treated area will be more sensitive to sun exposure.  As always, use an SPF30+ (such as 'SHADE') and/or protective clothing on sun exposed areas.

Some redness may occur and could last for a day or so.  If needed, use cold packs periodically throughout the first few days to reduce any redness or discomfort.

Apply aftercare/healing products as prescribed.

Do not scratch, rub or pick the area.

Do not have a hot shower (tepid only) during the first 24 hours post treatment.

Do not do a heavy, sweaty workout in the first 24 hours post treatment.

NOT suitable for those with:

  • Recent sunburn

  • Unprotected sun exposure or solarium use 4 weeks prior to treatment

  • Pregnancy

  • History of seizures

  • Severe dermatitis or eczema (within the treatment area)

  • Active infections

  • Roaccutane use in the last 6 months

  • Herpes 1 or 2 (within the treatment area)

  • Very dark skin

  • Photo sensitising medications are best avoided

For other Skin Rejuvenation Treatments visit:

How many sessions: 4-6 sessions

How often: every 1-2 weeks

Session time: 30 mins - 1 hour

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