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Is IPL Acne Treatment the Solution for Embarrassing Acne Scars?

Posted Feb 03 2011 12:02am

Would you be willing to pay thousands of dollars for a series of professional IPL acne treatments to get rid of embarrassing scars?

While IPL acne treatments have been proven safe by the American Academy of Dermatology, they can often be incredibly expensive and are not even completely guaranteed to remove acne scarring in the skin. [1]

Fortunately, there is a much simpler solution that you can use to naturally heal your skin and stimulate new cell growth from the inside out…

According to the Acne Resource Center , 85% of teenagers from the ages of 12 to 24 struggle with acne, leaving a whopping 25% with permanent scarring that is moderate to severe in its intensity. [2]

At any given time, the American Dermatologist Association reveals that 20% of adults struggle with acne, which is roughly 60 million Americans. Of this number, 20 million Americans have acne that is severe enough to leave long-term scarring in their skin. [2]

When you take into account how many Americans are suffering with acne scarring at any given time, it’s no wonder that so many people seek out professional help in the form of IPL acne treatment. But what are you supposed to do if the IPL acne treatment that you have trusted in and poured money into takes much longer than expected to relieve your acne scars, if at all?

IPL acne treatment stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and it is used to control the acne bacteria that mixes with oil and dead skin to create a lesion on the surface of the skin. IPL acne treatments are intended to kill acne bacteria and shrink the sebaceous glands that produce excess oil in the skin.

Let’s find out what several acne sufferers from the acne.org forums had to say about IPL acne scar treatments:

The horror stories from lasers IPL, Fraxel, are enough to keep me away for life no matter how bad my skin becomes.

I’ve had photo rejuv twice and it made my marks really really red and more noticeable…

While IPL may seem like the ideal solution since it is treating some of the symptoms of acne , IPL acne treatments are missing the main point since they are only dealing with the surface issue of acne breakouts in the skin.

The truth is that acne stems much deeper than the surface of the skin, and it all starts with an imbalanced diet full of processed and fatty foods that will negatively affect the immune system and wreak havoc on the digestive tract to leave the skin vulnerable to acne bacteria and outbreaks.

Although IPL acne scar treatments have provided some results in smoothing out the skin and reducing acne scarring, the fact is that this technology is still new and requires much more research to determine its long-term side effects. Patients that use IPL acne scar treatment cannot expect instant results, and a minimum of three treatments are necessary to see any improvement in the skin.

On top of that, after an IPL acne scar treatment series has been completed, the acne may remain in remission for up to six months, but it is likely that you will need further treatments to maintain your results and reduce scarring in your skin .

When you take into account that IPL acne treatments are often not covered by insurance since they are still seen as experimental, this could weigh heavy on your wallet since the cost for a single treatment could range anywhere from $300-$600.

Believe it or not, there still is good news in all of this if you want to get rid of your acne scarring for good!

While IPL acne scar treatments focus on the surface issue of reducing existing acne scars in the skin, you can begin to make healthy dietary changes that will provide your skin with the vital nutrients that it needs to stimulate new cell growth and repair damage from the inside out.

On top of that, correcting imbalances in your diet will eliminate acne triggers in the first place while purging harmful toxins from your body to naturally clear up your skin. The truth is that if you are looking for a long-term solution to get rid of acne and heal acne scars, balancing your diet is a cheap, effective, and completely risk free way to clarify your skin from the inside out!

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About the Author: Bethany Ramos is an aesthetician and makeup artist with a special interest in using nutrition to heal and alleviate a number of conditions in the skin. You can find out more skin care and makeup tips by visiting her blog at FacebyBethany .

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