Active Acne Treatment in Miami, FL
Acne can be tough to treat with only soaps and creams, so we offer more thorough solutions at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute. Melissa Troha, a board-certified physician assistant, administers IPL treatments to patients located in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Kendall, FL, who are looking for a better way to manage their acne.
What is Active Acne Treatment?
Active acne treatment refers to the treatments used to treat acne that is currently occurring on the skin. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, we use IPL therapy for acne. IPL, or intense pulse light, delivers precise light energy to the skin. This energy targets the acne-causing bacteria in the skin while preserving the health of the skin around it. IPL treatments simultaneously treat acne while preventing new acne from being produced.
Benefits of Active Acne Treatment
In addition to treating and preventing acne, IPL therapy for acne offers the following benefits:
- Leaves the skin undamaged
- Short treatments with minimal discomfort
- No downtime
How is Active Acne Treatment Performed?
Before treatment, the skin is cleansed and a gel is applied to the area being treated. Protective eyewear is worn to prevent any damage to the patient’s eyes. The IPL energy is carefully applied using a specially designed handpiece, which may cause mild discomfort that resembles stinging. This process takes approximately 30 minutes.
What Should I Expect from Active Acne Treatment?
After your treatment, you can expect some results, although it can take a few days for the skin to fully recover from the treatment. This means that you may experience some redness in the meantime. For acne treatments, patients typically require multiple appointments to achieve the full effect of IPL treatment, which needs to be scheduled a few weeks apart. This reduces the chance of blemishes appearing and reduces the size of pores.
Am I a Good Candidate for Active Acne Treatment?
If you have acne and have not achieved satisfactory results from other treatment methods, you may be a good candidate for IPL acne management. During your consultation, we will help determine what treatment option will be the best solution for the results you desire.
If you suffer from acne and live in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Kendall, or a nearby city, contact Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute today to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists.