iClear XL® Phototherapy For Skin Rejuvenation/ Acne
The iClearXL® is an FDA approved machine that uses carefully tuned light energy for optimum effectiveness to treat damaged and aging skin as well as acne-prone skin. A blue light wavelength decreases micro-inflammations around skin cells caused by harmful outside stimuli, such as sunlight. The addition of an infrared wavelength causes the tiny blood vessels in the skin to increase the supply of oxygen to the treated area, leading to skin rejuvenation and increased cell activity that is also for wound healing.
With the addition of a blue light filter, the iClearXL® is also clinically proven to be very effective in treating acne breakouts. Acne prone skin usually starts with an abnormal amount of bacteria, mainly Propionibacterium acne (P.acnes). This typically causes painful pimples that can appear on the face, the back, the chest and other parts of the body that if neglected, can result in permanent scarring. iClear Acne Phototherapy employs a unique intense pure violet/blue light that is UV free to destroy the bacteria that causes acne -quickly and easily, without causing any harm to surrounding tissue.
Pre procedure Information
How Long Does It Last?
Each session lasts 30 minutes and a programme of 8 to 16 sessions twice weekly is usually recommended along with a monthly maintenance session once treatment objectives have been attained. Results should remain as long as a maintenance regime is in place.
Am I suitable
During the consultation, the doctor will assess your skin for suitability for the treatment and make his recommendations.
How long will I need to take off work
A treatment session with iClearXL® is a relaxing, pain free experience. Patients can immediately resume their normal routines.
Will I need Someone to Arrange accompanied Transport home
About The Procedure
The skin of the area to be treated is thoroughly cleansed with facial cleanser prior to each 30 minute treatment session and the clinic staff will place protective goggles over your eyes before the treatment light is directed at the treatment area. After the treatment, sunblock will be applied along with optional moisturizer.
About the Machine
Current skin rejuvenation therapies work by thermally injuring the skin to induce a wound healing response or shrink oil glands and use chemicals to peel damaged skin and regularize cell turnover. iClearXL® is unique as it is a non-thermal process which heals aging and breakout prone skin from inside with no pain or discomfort whatsoever. iClearXL® dual wavelength, skin rejuvenation technology has been developed for optimum patient safety. The use of cool UV free light assures the complete safety of the procedure for both the short and long term. The treatment is useful on its own or post skin resurfacing procedures or just to accelerate post surgical wound healing.
Post Procedure & Recovery
After the procedure and as part of the treatment programme, Dr Chan may prescribe some skin care products to treat your skin complaint and accelerate and optimize treatment results.
Will There be Any Pain/Discomfort?
You should only feel slight warmth from the treatment bulb that is soothing and pleasant.
What Activities am I allowed To do
There is no interruption to your daily routine involved for this procedure.
What should I avoid
Avoid excessive and unprotected sun exposure as a precaution.