Corrective peels are also offered by our office to treat mild acne. The peels come in a variety of offerings for the client to choose from. There are: glycolic, lactic, mandelic, and various other acid peels. They come in two forms: light and deep peels which depend on which one would be right for you.
At De Vries Cosmetic Center, we carefully have our lead aesthetician evaluate each client beforehand. This way we can properly determine what is needed. In the case of deeper peels, where it penetrates to live skin, it will be treated as a medical procedure and performed as such. This is to properly monitor and control the treatment and achieve the desired results.
Intense Pulse Light or IPL for short, is a new light-based therapy which is changing acne treatment. However, it is recommended and has been proved most effective on people with moderate acne or scars. IPL works by destroying the most common bacteria that causes acne-and has no downtime.
The procedure is done by targeting the pigmented cells that are present in the acne scars. By pulsing the light in short but intense bursts, it destroys the dark, pigmented cells. After a couple of sessions of the treatment the dark spots caused by scarring are greatly reduced.
Afterwards, it is advised that you avoid direct contact with the sun in the treated area. To let the treatment, take full effect.