Acne Treatment

The treatment of acne using pulsed light is constantly gaining popularity among patients seeking a drug-free alternative to treat this chronic, common skin disease. Acne affects up to 80% of individuals at some time in their life. IPL Acne Treatments provide very satisfactory results in the treatment of mild and moderate inflammatory acne, by reducing the number of papules and pustules by 60-65%. 


(Please note that the price per unit and the number of sessions vary with each individuals.)

Treatment Area

Single Session

Package of 5

Package of 10                   

Test Area




Full Face




Partial Face




Q & A for Photo-Acne treatment

Q: Why is IPL - DPC (pulsed light) treatment preferable to topical acne medications?
A:  Topical acne medications often irritate the skin, and more than 40% of acne bacteria are insensitive to oral antibiotics. Furthermore, topical treatments may produce severe side effects, are costly, and usually require at least 3 - 4 months of therapy. 
Q: How many treatments are required? 
A: The typical regimen is 8 short treatment sessions over a period of 1 month to reduce papules and pustules by 60 - 65 %.
Q: Why IPL Acne Treatment at Pure+ Simple? 
A: Treated clients experience minimal side effects and less likelihood for acne lesions to leave permanent scars. 


Before & After 

Pre-Acne Treatment Precautions for best results

  • Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self tanners for at least four to eight weeks (depending on the skin type), prior and/or between IPL treatments.
  • Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, eczema or allergies.
  • Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, benzyl peroxide or any other skin irritants two weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid peels for two weeks prior to treatment.
  • If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the IPL treatment must be rescheduled.
  • Report all medication taken within the week of the treatment.

Post-Acne Treatment Precautions for best results

  • Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self tanners for at least 2 weeks after a treatment. Apply Sun Protective Cream, 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and 15 minutes afterwards. Keep reapplying as needed throughout the day. Consider using protective cotton gloves for driving, a hat to protect facial areas.
  • If there are scabs or blisters, make-up should not be used for 3-4 days.
  • For at least two weeks' post acne treatment, do not use harsh topical (exfoliators, glycolic acid, benzyl peroxide, acne creams etc.).
  • Avoid touching, rubbing, peeling or picking of the skin as this may cause hyper/hypo - pigmentation or scarring.
  • In some cases, prolonged redness or blistering may occur. An antibiotic ointment may be applied to the affected areas twice a day until healed.
  • For 1 week, avoid hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas. When showering, and washing, gently pat dry and do not rub.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours following clinical treatment.

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