Most people do not understand why acne is such a problem, yet they have to deal with acne problems every day. Acne is caused by genetics and a variety of environmental factors. Skin eruptions are natural, but they can be countered acted with specialized treatments.
A cascade of events leads to acne:
1. A trigger: hormonal, emotional, stress, metabolic
2. Increased sebum (oil) production from sebaceous glands
3. Plugging of the follicles by the sebum
4. Infection of the sebum by bacteria
5. Inflammation related to the infection/immune response
Volaré Esthetics Med Spa & Laser Center offers acne treatments using state-of-the-art technology to minimize patient discomfort and downtime. Our acne treatment sessions involve the use of advanced technologies that are capable of interacting positively with human skin. We use Venus Versa™ acne-fighting technology. This technology is exceptional!
Venus Versa™ Technology
Venus Versa acne reduction device is powered by Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to safely and effectively reduce acne and inflammation. It uses dual lights that work to heal existing acne-related inflammation, while also destroying acne-causing bacteria to minimize future breakouts. Sometimes referred to as IPL photofacial for acne, IPL for acne produces noticeably smoother, healthier-looking skin that you’ll be happy to show off.
Before & After
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.