Acne RepairIMLTreatment of acne and its after-effects
Acne is a chronic skin condition characterised by inflammation of the pilosebaceous follicle that causes lesions, inflammatory or not and subsequent after-effects (scars, cysts and blemishes), causing a severe aesthetic problem.
Instituto Medico Laser has designed Acne RepairIML, a treatment able to reduce active acne outbreaks and improve scarring by 80%.
For the treatment of active acne, IML uses both Photodynamic Therapy with LED or IPL light such as non-ablative fractional 1540 laser, which achieve:
- Reduction of the infection: P. acnes is the typical acne bacteria that generates photosensitive substances known as porphyrins. The power delivered by LED or IPL devices have an effect on these substances, inducing the destruction of the bacteria and reducing over infection.
- Reduction of sebum production: the thermal effect of non-ablative fractional 1540 laser destroys the sebaceous gland or, at least, it reduces it sebaceous production, achieving a remission of acne over time.
- Reduction in inflammation: the photocoagulating effect of fractional 1540 laser on the dilated skin vessels around the pilosebaceous follicle improves non-specific inflammation.
The device of choice at IML for the treatment of blemishes and scars caused by acne is non-ablative fractional 1540 laser: it delivers laser light in the shape of thermal micro columns that reach the deep reticular dermis, creating coagulated areas around the healthy tissue and facilitates fast epithelisation. The heat generated induces regeneration of existing collagen and production of new collagen fibres, all without affecting the skin surface.
The procedure consists of applying the non-ablative fractional laser headpiece on the treated area. The number of sessions should be set by the IML medical staff after an evaluation of each particular case, although the average number of sessions is usually 4, with one month's rest between each. It produces slight reddening that remits 2 or 3 days later and can be camouflaged easily with light makeup, so the patient can return to their normal daily activity immediately.
A study performed by IML shows that Acne RepairIML achieves gradual improvement in the skin's appearance, reduces the pore size, attenuates scars and reduces sebaceous secretion. The maximum results are visible 6 months after treatment, the time needed for total skin regeneration.
Request a free informative consultation. One of our physicians will provide you with personalised information of the treatment that best suits your needs.