Acne Relief

Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a popular treatment for those looking to improve their acne-prone skin. This advanced technology targets the bacteria responsible for causing acne and helps to reduce inflammation and redness associated with acne breakouts. During a Lumecca IPL session, the device emits pulses of light that penetrate the skin’s surface, destroying the bacteria responsible for acne.

Additionally, the treatment can help to reduce oil production, which can lead to fewer breakouts over time. Lumecca IPL for acne is a safe and effective treatment option for those looking to improve their skin’s appearance and reduce the frequency of breakouts. With minimal downtime and visible results after just one treatment, Lumecca IPL is an excellent choice for anyone struggling with acne.


What's the Science Behind Acne Treatment with Lumecca IPL?

Lumecca IPL is not just a cosmetic treatment; it’s backed by scientific principles that make it effective for acne relief. Here’s a breakdown:

Photodynamic Therapy:

Lumecca IPL is a photodynamic therapy where the light energy targets the acne-causing bacteria, specifically Propionibacterium acnes. The light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by porphyrins produced by these bacteria, leading to their destruction.

Anti-Inflammatory Effects:

The light energy also has anti-inflammatory properties, reducing the redness and swelling commonly associated with acne breakouts. This helps in faster healing and less scarring.

Sebum Regulation:

Lumecca IPL helps in regulating sebum (oil) production in the skin. Excess sebum is one of the leading causes of acne, and by controlling its production, the treatment helps reduce future breakouts.

Pore Size Reduction:

The light energy helps in tightening the pores, which not only makes them less visible but also less prone to trapping oils and bacteria, further preventing acne.

Discover the secret to radiant, clear skin with Acne Treatment in Houston, TX. Schedule a consultation at Arike Aesthetics by calling our spa or filling out the online form. Our skilled team is excited to guide you toward your aesthetic goals!


Lumecca IPL is generally a quick, effective, and safe treatment. Most areas affected by acne can be treated, typically the face, neck, and back. By delivering powerful light energy deep into the skin, we are able to treat acne, clear pigmentation, and leave skin healthy and radiant in just a few short treatments. 

Depending on the treatment area, this procedure can take as little as 15 minutes. Acne relief is non-invasive and typically gentle, with no need for a topical anesthetic. Clients state it feels like a warm rubber band snaps on the skin.

Post-treatment skin will look clear, and pores will be less noticeable. The skin may look a little more inflamed, but this is normal and will subside in 1 day or 2. Improvement can be seen after one procedure, but a series of treatments may be needed to achieve optimal results. Your clinician will provide you with more detailed information on aftercare.

Yes! There is typically no downtime from this treatment. The skin may feel warm like a mild sunburn, but this passes over a few hours. Redness may be more intense post-treatment but will calm down in about 24 hours. 


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