Who will benefit the most from Dr Sknn’s LED Acne Treatment?
Anyone who has any of the following key indications for mild to moderate Acne:
Acne prone skin, occasional blemishes, comedones (whiteheads and blackheads), combination skin (oily T-zone)
Anyone who has any of the following key indications severe Acne:
Persistent acne and breakouts, red and inflamed pustules, facial redness, oily skin, visible pores
How does Dr Sknn’s LED Acne treatment work?
By using specific wavelengths at Dr Sknn we target the major bacterial cause of acne, Propionibacterium Acnes.
Propionibacterium Acnes is intolerant to oxygen, when follicles become blocked they are starved of oxygen thus allowing the bacteria to thrive, furthermore, the bacteria produce porphyrins, mainly compound coproporphyrin III. When bacteria absorb the light, photo-excitation of porphyrins, specifically coproporphyrin III, triggers a photochemical reaction and the porphyrins convert to singlet oxygen. Singlet oxygen has a powerful antibacterial action to help eliminate spots whilst being gentle on the skin. With continued use, this clarifying effect can help in the prevention of breakouts.
In addition to the bactericidal effect, the immune system stops producing inflammatory chemicals which triggers an anti-inflammatory response. By using a combination of wavelengths of light a deeper penetration is achieved, this combination also activates a further form of porphyrin, protoporphyrin IX as well has having a significant anti-inflammatory effect by influencing the release of cytokines from macrophages. The result is a reduction of inflammatory lesions and accelerated healing to assist in the prevention of scarring.
In addition to the above the combination of wavelengths for mild to moderate and severe acne differ.
For mild to moderate acne we are able to active the fibroblast growth factor which induces the production of collagen type I, increases matrixmetallo-proteinase-9 and decreases matrixmetallo-proteinase-1 (MMP-1) in addition to increasing elastin. These specific wavelengths furthermore stimulate circulation and the formation of new vessels aiding repair and delivering oxygen and nutrients to the cells and the lymphatic system to boost detoxification. It also provides an increase in skin health and immunity to pathogens.
As for Severe acne we use an alternative wavelength protocol allowing the light to target the skin’s deepest layers and stimulates cell activity with advanced rejuvenation and healing benefits. The light is absorbed by chromophores in the cell membrane which stimulate complex cellular processes resulting in increased collagen, elastin and growth factor production and repair mechanisms essential in the wound healing process. Release of Nitric Oxide increases blood flow (vasodilation) stimulating the formation of new vessels and aids vascular repair. Light stimulated neo-vascularisation in the treatment area means greater skin perfusion to the skin and increased tissue oxygenation. Stimulation of lymph activity aids the removal of toxins which helps to reduce oedema and inflammation. The increase in blood circulation improves complexion and general skin health. Overall it increases the skin health and immunity to pathogens.