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Intense pulsed light acne therapy

Intense Pulsed Light Pointe-Claire


813 – 1 Av. Holiday, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5N3



514 695-7450


Treatment & technology

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The IPL platform selected by Dermapure treats the visible signs of acne in just a few sessions. As an alternative to oral antibiotics that too often come with harsh side effects, the intense pulsed light therapy at specific wavelengths is one of the safest acne treatments available at this time, proven to be effective on mild to severe inflammatory acne.

The advantage of IPL is that this technology utilizes a broad spectrum light source that could be used to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic uses (hair removal, acne, rosacea, age spots). Various cutoff filters are commonly used with the universal device handpiece to narrow the wavelengths to target specific penetration depths under the epidermis. For effective acne treatment, three filters are applied – 420 nm (blue light), 560 nm (yellow light) and 590 nm (red light) – each having a distinctive property, i.e. destroying the Proprionibacterium acnes bacteria, treating inflammatory acne lesions and inhibiting overactive sebaceous oil glands, respectively.

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    Before and after results

    Almost all of us have suffered the embarrassment of acne at one time or another in our lives. During puberty, hormones go into overdrive. More than 80% of teenagers develop some form of acne. It is one of the most common skin conditions caused by a disorder of the sebaceous follicles of the skin. Although for most it is a phase that clears up with time, some people continue suffering from acne breakouts due to excessive sebum production well into their adulthood. There could be many reasons: hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause), specific medications, certain cosmetic products, sun exposure, stress… Whatever the type or cause of acne… as the healthy glow goes away, so does our self-esteem.

    Dermapure believes that a comprehensive treatment plan is essential to restore the acne-prone skin to its smooth and healthy state. Daily use of adapted topical products and dietary supplements plays a key role in controlling acne breakouts and adds to the success of the proposed clinical procedure: IPL.

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    Each person is unique and may react differently to the proposed treatment. Images are for illustrative purposes only. Actual results may vary.

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    What to expect

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    The first step is cleaning the skin before beginning treatment.

    To ensure your safety at all times and protect your eyes from light rays, protective eyewear, like small blackout goggles, will be provided.

    We apply a cooling gel over the targeted area. This gel helps the applicator glide over the skin’s surface, protects it from excessive heat, and improves overall comfort.

    Your specialist will adjust the parameters on the IPL device according to your skin specific needs. Continual adjustment during treatment may be necessary to accommodate your skin’s responses.

    You may experience an initial pinching sensation, but rest assured, the treatment is not painful. The applicator seamlessly glides over your skin, creating a diffused heat feeling.

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    Cost of treatment

    $350 per session, for the entire face

    For body treatment, the price is determined on an individual basis

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    Treatable Areas

    Intense pulsed light therapy can treat acne on the face area, including the cheeks, chin, and forehead. It can also be used for select areas of the body, such as the hands, chest, and back. During the session, patients wear dark glasses to protect their eyes.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    IPL treatment uses intense pulsed light to target acne-prone skin. It destroys acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation, and regulates sebaceous oil glands. A broad-spectrum light source allows specific light wavelengths to address different acne aspects, offering a comprehensive solution. IPL provides a safe alternative to oral antibiotics, with multiple sessions often required for optimal results.

    IPL treatments for acne concerns typically use specific wavelengths and filters to target different elements of acne. These include: 1) 420 nm (blue light) to destroy acne-causing bacteria. 2) 560 nm (yellow light) to reduce inflammation and treat inflammatory acne lesions. 3) 590 nm (red light) to regulate overactive sebaceous oil glands. These wavelengths, combined with appropriate filters, offer a comprehensive approach to addressing acne-prone skin, targeting bacteria, inflammation, and excessive oil production.

    The number of IPL sessions to achieve visible results depends on the individual’s skin concerns and response to treatment. Consistency in treatment sessions is critical. The exact number will be determined through your consultation with our qualified physicians, who will tailor your treatment plan accordingly.

    Determining if IPL treatment is suitable for your skin involves a consultation with one of our experts. They will assess your skin type, concerns, and medical history to determine suitability. IPL is generally effective for various skin concerns, including acne, pigmentation, and hair removal. However, factors such as skin tone, sensitivity, and existing conditions may influence candidacy.

    IPL treatment may not be suitable for individuals who have taken Accutane in the last six months or light sensitivity-causing antibiotics. During your consultation, it’s crucial to disclose any medications so we can determine the safest and most effective treatment options for your skin concerns.

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    813 – 1 Av. Holiday, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5N3


    514 695-7450

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