IPL Acne Treatment

A non-invasive solution for inflammatory acne that offers a great alternative for oral medications, the Lumenis® IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Acne treatment greatly improves the skins appearance, reducing acne while at the same time treating redness and pigmentation in just a few treatments.


Combining three high-tech machines in one, the Lumenis® M22 Resurfx treatment offers many kinds of skin resurfacing and enables us to achieve excellent clinical results over a sequence of treatments whilst keeping your comfort maximal and downtime minimal.

During the Lumenis M22 acne treatment, short pulses of intense light are emitted from an applicator onto your skin. The blue light penetrates through the most superficial skin layers and helps eliminate acne bacteria while the infra-red light simultaneously reduces the inflammation or excess sebum (skin oil) production that characterises acne.

IPL technology allows treatment of acne with specific wavelengths of light, which target the bacteria in the skin as well as inflamed sebaceous glands that contribute to breakouts. It is a gentle treatment that addresses both the p.acne bacteria, as well as the pigmentation and redness of your skin.

Contact River Aesthetics today and find out if IPL Acne treatment is suitable for you.


Why treat acne with the M22 laser machine?

It is a fast ‘lunchtime’ treatment with minimal downtime. A great alternative for oral medication, it improves your skin appearance and helps you regain your self-confidence after just a few treatments.

When will I see the results?

Depending on the acne severity and skin type, IPL Acne treatment may typically take 4-10 sessions with an average recess of 1 week in between treatments to see improvements.

What can I expect after the treatment?

Immediately following the treatment, you may experience some redness. Daily activities can be resumed the very same day.

How long will the treatment take?

Depending on your specific condition, you can expect the session to last 15-20 minutes.

Is there any downtime?

There is minimal downtime with this treatment. It can cause a slight reddening to the skin but this should resolve within the day.

Do you recommend any other treatment to accompany the IPL Acne treatment?

We usually combine the IPL Acne Treatment with our Carbon Laser Facial for deep cleansing to boost results!

Treatment Summary

Procedure Time
30 - 60 Minutes
Recommended No. of Treatments
5 - 10
Not Required
Side Effects
Mild redness
2-3 Months
Duration of Results
Dependable on grade of acne
Back to Work
Full Recovery

Treatment Results


Natalie Barnes

Natalie Barnes


“We use the Lumenis M22 which has a unique filter specially designed for the treatment of acne. Within a couple of sessions, you can see a great improvement in your blemishes due to the destruction of acne causing bacteria. This can also be combined with our carbon laser facial resulting in an incredible transformation.”

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