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.

How does ELOS Acne treat my acne?

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).

Treatment is very safe for all skin tones. There are many advances in the elos technology that make it one of the safest acne treatment systems available. There are no long term health hazards from light or electric energies used. Both have been used for decades in medicine, surgery and aesthetics without adversity.

Over a series of treatments with the elos ACNE head most clients notice a faster healing time of existing acne lesions. Frequency and severity of acne lesions should subside as the treatments progress. As well, on-going treatments can help to prevent acne break-outs and promote skin healing after acne break-outs by evening out skin tone and texture.

Treatments are done twice weekly for four to six weeks. Each treatment session takes approximately 15 minutes. After the initial series of treatments, Dr Narulla may prescribe additional treatments spread out over a longer interval time to fine tune your therapy and help maintain results.

The sensation is often described as a ‘hot pinch’ or ‘snapping’ feeling. The sensation only lasts for a fraction of a second and you may feel warmth or a tingling sensation for a short time afterward. The cooling tip that touches the skin surface makes the treatment both comfortable and safe. Most patients do not use topical anesthetic to numb the skin for this procedure.

Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. Every client responds differently but most clients report they notice improvement as early as three weeks into treatment series.

Anyone who wants an alternative to traditional topical or oral therapies for acne, or who have not responded to traditional acne solutions. Acne on the face, chest and back are all treatable with elos. There are a few medical conditions that contraindicate people from treatment which will be discussed with Dr Narulla during your consultation.

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For a no out-of-pocket expenses consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.