Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment

Have you ever wondered where acne comes from? You may have heard that it comes from consuming foods that are high in sugar or fat, or from not washing your face. However, many people are surprised to find out that neither of these factors is a cause of acne.

The actual cause of acne is the body’s increased production of the hormone androgen, a hormone produced by both men and women. The androgen hormone stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil causing the pores in the skin to become blocked preventing the oil from coming up to the surface of the skin

Image of female with Acne

Acne, an infection caused by skin bacteria, directly feeds on and breaks down the trapped oil in the skin. As the bacteria increase, waste products and sebatic acid are created, and the sebaceous glands become inflamed – causing blackheads, whiteheads or pimples.

After a few quick treatments using the clinically tested and unique Lynton EXCELIGHT® IPL system, acne symptoms can be greatly improved. Anyone with suffering with acne can greatly benefit from this treatment!


The innovative and advanced IPL system filters light from a flash-lamp in two targeted ways to ensure that only light with the appropriate wavelength is allowed to reach the skin to prevent future acne. Haemoglobin is the red pigment in blood which absorbs the light and heats up in the fine blood vessels that supply the sebaceous glands. This causes a minor injury to the sebaceous glands which decreases the overproduction of oil that leads to acne.

This solution to dealing with acne is easy and essentially painless, as any potentially harmful wavelengths are filtered out by the Lynton EXCELIGHT® IPL system.

As no anaesthetic is required and individuals vary in their thresholds of pain, it is difficult to predict how much, if any, pain a particular individual client will feel when he or she receives the treatment.

To date, patients describe a wide variety of sensations such as a slight pinch to how skin feels after too much sun exposure.

You do not need to do anything in order to prepare for treatments. However, it is important that in the weeks leading up to your appointment, you should avoid going into the sun as it is important to keep your skin as pale as possible. This is to prevent too much light from being absorbed by a darker complexion.

Although there may be some redness on your skin after the treatment, people normally do not need any post-treatment care. However, some people with more sensitive skin may ease any discomfort by applying ice or a prescribed ointment to the treatment area immediately after treatment. In the case of sun-damaged skin, some of the pigmented spots may become darker, but they will eventually disappear.

Clients with the following CANNOT be treated:

  • Epilepsy
  • Lupus
  • History of keloid scarring
  • Cancer
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Hypo pigmentation (loss of skin colour)
  • Active tan *
  • Pacemakers
  • HIV

Clients with the following should seek permission from their GP:

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Steroids
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Clotting disorders
  • Systemic diseases e.g. diabetes
  • Acutane medications
  • Photosensitive medication
  • Chloasma (dark skin discolouration)

Clients with the following should be treated with caution:

  • Herbal remedies
  • Hormonal medication
  • Migraine
  • Cold sore
  • Allergies
  • 2 week old tan*
  • Hyper pigmentation

Individual treatment plans are required for the following:

  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Ethnic origins

* We cannot treat areas with an active tan (2 weeks old); allow tan to fade for at least one month before commencing treatment. Always use an SPF of at least 25.

If in doubt about suitability please consult your GP.

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