Acne is caused by the body’s increased production of the hormone androgen (produced by both men and women) which stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. The intense pulsed light system releases carefully filtered light that is emitted in a series of short pulses. The light destroys the bacteria that live on the skin and cause Acne and directly targets the over active sebaceous glands that cause outbreaks of pustules. This results in the shrinkage of the inflamed sebaceous glands thus preventing over production of excess sebum.
You may experience a warming sensation, but overall there is no discomfort experienced, apart from some redness on the face following a treatment. In order to establish the amount of treatments required a consultation will be necessary. With all our procedures a thorough consultation is required to identify your expectations and provide you with a complete explanation of the treatment process and outcome.
A medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment and if you wish to proceed a written informed consent is obtained. Prior to undergoing any treatment a test patch is performed which takes a few minutes. This patch test is to confirm that there will not be any skin reaction to the treatment.
Using some of our skin care products may also be required during a course of treatments in particular an SPF to ensure excellent results and occasionally our doctor may prescribe a retinoid cream in conjunction with a particular course of treatments.
In operation in the Arasys Clinic, Cork for the last 8 years the revolutionary Arasys system inch loss, cellulite reduction, detoxification and body toning are now available to both men and women beauty salons throughout Ireland.