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Acne Treatment

IPL Acne Treatment (30 min) $70
Linden surface cleansing milk, IPL treatment, clear skin probiotic mask, clariphase aqueous serum, skin probiotic moisturizer, sunscreen SPF48
Deep Pore Cleansing Facial (90 min) $75
The facial is well suited for people with acne, or those prone to excessive oil production
Deep Pore Cleansing Facial with Enzymatic Peels (90 min) $110
Enzymatic peels offer a more gentle solution that can be incorporated into a regular skincare regimen. The composition of the enzymes (pepsin,pancreatin,papain) specifically decompose keratinized protein by lytic procedure, or by rupture. Since healthy cells are deeper and do not contain keratinized cells, they are not affected by this enzymes: the enzymes decompose dead cells by saving healthy ones
Add a Collagen Procell Cell Renewal Mask to any Facial $20
High Frequency Treatment (15 min) $15
High frequency treatment is really good for people with oily and combination skins and people who have pimples and blemishes. It has a drying and germicidal effect so it helps calm down acne faster and prevents it from spreading over the face.

What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a newest, latest laser technology used to provide a variety of aesthetic and therapeutic treatments. IPL uses high intensity light source which emits polychromatic light. Because this flashlamp works with non-coherent light in a broad wavelength spectrum of 400-1400nm., it allows in selecting individual treatment parameters & adapting to different indications and skin types. Also, IPL utilizes filters which have the ability to regulate the light spectrum to better target various skin problems with minimal discomfort and less downtime.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment, also known as photofacial, is one of the safest skin care treatments and extremely effective on moderate inflammatory acne. IPL is very efficient at targeting the pigmented cells left behind after active acne lesions disappear. Also, IPL use a targeted wavelength on active acne lesions that helps to kill the acne bacteria and treat active acne breakouts.

How does IPL work for acne treatment?

Without drugs, pain and, the most important, without downtime the IPL Acne Therapy destroys the most common bacteria that cause acne and decreases colonization of glands by bacteria. Simply put, IPL uses light energy, which is converted into heat or thermal energy, causing damage the sebaceous glands and blast the bacteria out.

How many treatments might I need and how fast will I see results?

The amount of treatments needed would, of course, depend on the severity of the acne condition being treated. On average, 6 to 10 treatments are carried out, usually once every week to 10 days apart. Maintenance treatment recommended every 6-12 months. The average treatment session takes approximately 30 minutes. Again, how fast you will see results will depend on the condition. However, some change is often present after only 1 session with more dramatic results occurring with additional treatments.

After the acne is gone, the best and only things for scarring is Microdermabrasion! You will need 6 to 8 treatments, and space them out a week or 10 days apart. The skin growth cycle is every 2 weeks for the face, so essentially you’ll develop a new layer of skin in that time.

What you should expect after a properly done treatment?

Because bacteria is purging you will get worse before you get better. The bacteria you see coming up was always there. However, the IPL chased it out of the sebaceous gland and brought it all out at the same time.

What are the side effects? Is IPL acne treatment painful?

One of the benefits of IPL is that it is non-invasive method of treatment, so it involves no downtime and, as a result, the side effects are minimal. Usually, there may be a little redness and swelling which can be treated by simply applying ice. However, depend on the sensitivity of your skin, mild blistering or bruising of the treated areas lasting from several hours to 3-14 days could happen. Generally speaking, IPL is not painful because of Integrated Cooling (PCC) System for patient comfort. Sometime you could feel like an elastic band snapping against the skin or mild tingling sensation which is treated simply by using a soothing cream.

How to prepare the skin for IPL acne therapy?

Do NOT tan or use self-tans or solariums during four weeks. Do NOT use skin resurfacing products (Retin A, Glycolic Peels) during 14 days prior to treatment. Remove perfumes & makeup before treatment. Even most people have no downtime after IPL, try not plan any major events for 2 to 3 days after your fist IPL acne treatment.

Precautions for the first days after your IPL acne therapy

After IPL acne treatment is important to avoid the excessive heat for 12 hours (saunas,hot shower), the sun for several days (especially for the next 48 hours to minimize the risk of getting increased pigmentation in the skin), keep the area moist and wear SPF of 30 full spectrum (provides optimal protection if doing rejuvenation procedures). Also, avoid any aggressive skin care products such as scrubs, exfoliants, alpha or beta hydroxy acid products. Do NOT squeeze pimples! Go to the drugstore and find a clay mask (use every second day) and cleanser or cream with salicylic acid and/or benzyl peroxide.

Who is a good and not agood candidate for IPL acne therapy?

IPL designs for all skin types (Fitzpatrick I-VI ). However, people with white, untanned skin are the best candidates. People with naturally dark skin type or deeply tanned skin sometimes experience complication, so they should discuss such issues with an experienced skin care specialist.

Who should NOT have IPL acne treatment?

Pregnant women; breast feeding; people, who have sensitivity or allergy to light; people who take contraindicated medications (steroids, hormone replacement therapy) or have contraindicated diseases (lupus, cancer, diabetes); people who have a tendency to form keloids scars or develop increased or decreased skin pigmentation when healing. Also, people who are taking Accutane should avoid IPL acne treatment until at least six month after they stop using the medication.

What kind of IPL technology do you use?

At Vancouver Green Spa we use IPL AngeLite by Canadian company Silhouet-Tone, a leader in the Aesthetic market, the latest generation in IPL technology. The AngeLite is Health Canada, FDA, TÜV and CE certified.

How can I learn more about IPL acne therapy?

To learn more about this innovative treatment and how it can benefit you, we suggest you make an appointment to visit our salon. This way we can show you our facility, equipment and answer any questions you have in person. A consultation with our professionals is free and does not come with any obligations, so don’t hesitate and

Please call (604)441-1236 or book your appointment online!

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