Acne Treatment with pulsed light

Acne Treatment with Pulsed Light


Acne occurs when the pores become clogged with dead skin cells and excess sebum. This provides an ideal medium for bacteria to multiply-causing pimples and inflammation.

Acne generally begins in puberty but can last well into adulthood.


The LuxV™ handpiece filters light in the ideal band of the spectrum to affect acne. The LuxV concentrates the light into individual pulses which target acne-causing bacteria. Pulses of filtered light are directed into the skin, where they destroy bacteria to clear current acne breakouts. The light pulses also slow down the production of sebum, which can get clogged in the pores-this prevents future acne breakouts.

Pulsed light systems are similar to lasers but with a larger light beam than most lasers for wider coverage and faster, more comfortable treatments.

The Palomar Pulsed Light System attacks acne on two fronts:

*It attacks bacteria to clear current acne breakouts.

*It decreases the production of sebum, which clogs pores and traps bacteria, leading to future acne breakouts.


What Happens After Acne Treatment?

Your skin may be slightly red after treatment. The acne blemishes shrink and become less noticeable and then fade after approximately 1-2 weeks.

Will the Treatments Hurt?

Palomar Pulsed Light Systems use a unique long pulsedwidth that delivers energy to the skin over a relatively long period of time. This makes the pulses safer and more comfortable. You may experience a feeling similar to that of a rubber band being snapped on the skin, but most people do not report this sensation as painful.

Are There Any Adverse Reactions to Treatment?

You may experience temporary redness and a mild “sunburn”-like effect that may last a few hours to a few days.

Depending on the severity of your acne, multiple treatments are recommended. Ask Dr. Rappaport if Pulsed Light Treatment for acne is the right treatment for you!

CALL TODAY AT 518-587-9243. Some insurance's cover acne treatments.