Treatment for teen and adult acne
A number of factors can cause or worsen acne;
- Hormones cause the sebaceous [oil] to enlarge and overproduce oil that clogs the pores, along with dead skin cells, and build up in the hair follicle where bacterial porphyrins can flourish.
- Some drugs such as steroids, can worsen acne.
- Studies have shown that a diet high in dairy and some carbohydrates, particularly bread and chips, can cause or worsen acne.
- Stress has been shown to cause or worsen acne.
The good news is that acne can effectively be treated with LED and IPL by treating the congested area and leaving the skin healthy and clear. And research has proven that the blue LED light kills the Propionibacterium acnes (or P. acnes) – the acne bacteria.
Your practitioner will explain that the treatment cycle will be more frequent at the start of therapy, and then a maintenance program of less frequent treatment can be adopted. You may also be offered a specific skin care program to support, and not inflame, the skin during your treatment.