Acne is the most common, chronic skin condition affecting approximately 90% of adolescents and 25% of adults.
Acne is caused by over productive sebaceous glands, the glands that produce sebum, an oil that keeps the skin soft and moist. Some people produce an excessive amount of sebum which blocks the pore and becomes infected with bacteria, causing whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and cysts.
elos ACNE technology is a natural photodynamic therapy that combines blue light spectrum with infra-red and RF to target the sebaceous glands and acne bacteria. The Infra-red and RF energies reduce sebaceous gland activity while the blue light destroys acne. The results are clearer, smoother and more radiant skin. Treatment is recommended twice weekly until skin is stabilised.
elos ACNE treatment head uses a broad spectrum of light and radio-frequency energies to target the sebaceous unit in the skin. The spectrum of light used is 400-980nm because short wavelengths in the blue light spectrum target P.Acnes in the skin. The photo-dynamic reaction between the blue light and the photoporphyrins (light sensitive molecules) results in oxidation and free radical environment, reducing bacterial count and stopping the inflammatory process within the sebaceous gland. The radio-frequency also has a thermal effect on the sebaceous gland since it is conducted through the tissue and generates selective heating to target tissue where the impedance is lower (pre heated sebaceous gland from light absorption). The addition of radio frequency in the Aurora AC system also gives the unique advantage of improving the texture of acneic kin (which is often left blotchy and rough after acne eruptions).