Acne Treatments FAQs Asked by Clients at Sòlas Rejuvenation + Wellness
Here are some FAQs given below asked by our clients. If you have any more questions regarding this service, call us.
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Am I a good candidate for this treatment? Will this treatment work for me?
I have darker skin – can I still get this treatment done?
Can I do it during my lunch break?
How many sessions will I need to see results?
How often/far apart should the treatments be?
Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?
How long does a treatment session last?
What does the treatment feel like?
Will it be painful?
How will I feel after my treatment?
How long will the results last and are they permanent?
Is there any downtime?
Do I need to do anything after my treatment?
If I got a treatment on my face, can I put makeup up on right after?
The best candidate is someone who has acne and/or acne-related inflammation on the face or body and is seeking a treatment similar to acne light therapy.
For safety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are:
– Metal or other implants in the treatment area
– Current or history of cancer
– Pregnant or nursing
– Any diseases that can be stimulated by light (e.g. epilepsy)
– History of disease that can be stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
– Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome)
– Any active condition in the treatment area (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, rash)
– History of skin disorders, keloids, unusual wound healing, or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin
– Any surgical procedures within the past 3 months
– A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area
– Excessively tanned skin
These acne treatments work best for light to medium skin tones. The treatment may work on darker skin, but there is a higher risk of discoloration because darker skin has more pigment in it. It’s best to consult with your treatment provider to see if the treatment is right for you.
Absolutely. Exact treatment times may vary depending on the patient, but a single session typically takes 15-20 minutes.
Most patients receive a total of 8-10 treatments.
Treatments are usually done twice a week for a month. Make sure the treatments are scheduled 3-4 days apart.
Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. You should also avoid tanning. You may be advised to shave the area before your treatment. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated.
One session usually lasts 15-20 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
The IPL treatment feels like a light snap or flick on the surface of the skin.
The applicator has a cooling feature built into it to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you’re treating a more sensitive area, like the upper lip. If you find it too uncomfortable, let the operator know and they can adjust the treatment accordingly.
Your skin can feel warm, like a sunburn, with some redness, but other than that, you really shouldn’t feel any different if you follow instructions for before and after your treatment.
It depends on the severity of your skin and how well you take care of your skin after your treatment. We recommend a touch-up session twice a month, then monthly. Once the acne starts clearing up, you can then increase the time between maintenance treatments depending on how your skin responds to the treatment.
There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.
Avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your treatment, and wear sunscreen (at least SPF 30). You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment. If you notice any blisters or scabbing, treat it with a prescribed antibiotic cream—always consult with your treatment provider first. You can go back to gentle washing and using gentle, non-irritating products immediately afterward.
Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.
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