Acne is a common skin condition that most of us experience at some point in our life, usually in our teen and young adult years. It happens when hair follicles under the skin become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. Most often, the outbreaks occur on the face but can also appear on the back, chest, and shoulders.

Prescription medications provide a great acne treatment.  And many combinations of regimens can be designed to very effectively treat acne in adolescents and adults.  However, if acne was not treated and may have caused some damage such as discoloration or scarring, chemical peels, Vibra-dermabrasion, or Intense pulsed light, or IPL™ technology is recommended as a way of reducing the appearance of scars and evening discolorations.

The IPL effect

With the use of an intense pulsed light device, waves of energy are distributed into the skin through short, intense pulses. When these pulses of light energy are absorbed by the skin, it is converted into heat that destroys unwanted pigment cells and broken tissues. These are the things responsible for acne, skin redness, dark spots, rosacea and other skin issues.

IPL treatments are non-invasive, non-ablative, and require zero downtime to recover from. However, IPL is usually not rec­om­mended for any­one with darker skin, as these individuals can expe­ri­ence hyper­pig­men­ta­tion from IPL. The results you achieve depend upon the severity of your case and your skin type.

If you have been suffering from the appearance of discolorations, uneven skin tone from acne or other conditions including rosacea, there are several options available to you.  Make an appointment online or, call 330-425-7600 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Monique S. Cohn, DO FAOCD at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center.  She can help you determine if Intense Pulsed Light treatment can achieve results for you.

{We are currently offering a special IPL Package that includes 6 sessions for $1,375 or $275 per treatment. Click here for additional details on this special which expires on May 31, 2022.}