Acne, a common skin condition, can affect individuals of all ages, leaving its mark not just on the skin but also on self-esteem. It's important to treat acne correctly to prevent scarring or exacerbating the condition. At Glow Luxe we have an innovative treatment approach incorporating AC Dual (which harnesses the power of red and blue IPL), combined with LED light and custom product application to clear acne to a support a healthy, vibrant complexion.
What is Acne?
Acne, scientifically known as acne vulgaris, is a chronic skin condition that manifests as various forms of skin blemishes. These may include blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, and cysts. Acne primarily affects the face, but it can also appear on the chest, back, and shoulders. Understanding its causes is crucial to effective treatment. There are often a number of dimensions to acne, including diet and lifestyle. Lets take a look at 4 common treatable acne triggers.
Main Causes of Acne
Acne is a multifactorial condition influenced by several interrelated factors. The four primary contributors to acne include:
1. Excess Sebum Production
- Sebum, an oily substance produced by sebaceous glands, can become overproduced, leading to pore blockage.
2. Clogged Pores
- When dead skin cells mix with excess sebum, pores can become clogged, providing a breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria.
3. Bacterial Overgrowth
- Propionibacterium acnes, a type of bacteria, thrives in clogged pores, leading to inflammation and breakouts.
- Inflammatory responses occur when the immune system reacts to the presence of bacteria (one factor), leading to redness and swelling.
Treating Acne Via AC Dual, LED and Active Compound
It's important to note that when treating active acne the skin should never be treated using methods that "puncture" the skin or are "abrasive" such as microdermabrasion as these can simply make the condition worse.
AC Dual, a groundbreaking treatment, combines the power of two types of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to effectively address acne at its roots.
Red Light IPL
- Red light IPL in AC Dual penetrates the skin, promoting healing and reducing inflammation. It's particularly effective in calming red and swollen acne lesions.
Blue Light IPL
- Blue light IPL targets the acne-causing bacteria, P. acnes. It penetrates the sebaceous glands, where bacteria thrive, and disrupts their reproduction.
Advantages of AC Dual for Acne Treatment
Dual-Action Approach: AC Dual treats both the inflammation and the root cause of acne, resulting in comprehensive management.
Non-Invasive: It's a non-invasive treatment that does not require incisions or the use of harsh chemicals.
Minimal Downtime: AC Dual typically involves minimal downtime, allowing patients to resume their daily activities quickly.
Long-Lasting Results: Many individuals experience long-lasting results with consistent treatment.
Safe and Effective: AC Dual has been found to be safe and effective in addressing mild to moderate acne concerns.
LED (Light Emitting Diode) therapy is a non-invasive and painless treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to help treat various skin conditions, including acne. LED light therapy can offer several benefits for individuals dealing with acne:
Reduction in Acne Inflammation: Red LED light therapy, typically in the range of 630-700 nanometers, can penetrate the skin and reduce inflammation associated with acne. It calms and soothes the skin, making it especially effective for inflamed, red, and swollen acne lesions.
Killing Acne-Causing Bacteria: Blue LED light therapy, usually in the range of 400-470 nanometers, targets and kills the acne-causing bacterium Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes). This can help reduce the number of acne lesions and improve overall skin clarity.
Balancing Oil Production: Yellow or amber light in the range of 570-590 nanometers, can help balance the production of sebum (skin oil), which is often overproduced in individuals with acne-prone skin. By controlling oil levels, it can reduce the likelihood of clogged pores.
Stimulating Collagen Production: In addition to its acne-specific benefits, LED therapy can also stimulate collagen production. This can lead to improved skin texture and a reduction in the appearance of acne scars over time.
To support our acne treatment, we incorporate a proprietary and unique menu of proven active compounds to further combat the effects of acne breakouts and speed healing.
If you're seeking an innovative solution for acne, we offer a FREE consultation to determine if AC Dual is the right option for you. Say goodbye to blemishes and hello to a clearer, healthier complexion. Call us at 250.590.5459 Today!