Levulan : the best acne scar treatment
The innovator treatment for acne
LumiCleanseMC treatment from KLOX is an important clinical innovation for the treatment of mild to severe acne: it is non-abrasive, non-thermal and non-invasive. You will avoid receiving aggressive and restrictive treatments to get rid of this skin disorder. Novaderma is the first clinic in the Eastern Townships to offer this innovative technique that was created in Quebec! In addition to being very comfortable, LumiCleanseMC treatments from KLOX only require a few minutes and work for every skin types.
What causes acne?
Acne is an inflammatory dermatosis of the polisebaceous follicles (glands that secrete sebum at hair roots). It is a cutaneous disorder that touches 80% of the population at a point in their lives. Even though acne is more frequently seen during adolescence, a number of people are affected during adulthood. This skin disorder results from a combination of many physiological factors, with the four major ones being:
The increased production of sebum: the sebaceous gland is responsible for lubricating the surface of the epidermis with a thin fat layer to protect the skin from drying out and from exterior aggressions. In the case of acne, the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum, causing an accumulation of the latter in the follicle.
Follicular hyperkeratinization: The overproduction and excessive multiplication of cells forms a clot, causing the skin to become thicker, preventing sebum elimination. The skin pores are therefore blocked.
Propionibacterium proliferation (P.acnes): the over-active sebaceous glands feed the P.acnes bacteria, that normally lives in everybody. In the presence of large quantities of sebum, they excessively multiply.
Follicle inflammation: Related to damage caused by the hyper-secretion of sebum, seborrheic retention and proliferation of the p.acnes bacteria. When a follicle is obstructed and filled with sebum, an inflammation can appear. The pimple appears with its red and elevated aspect (papule, pustule or nodule).
LumiCleanse technology from KLOX’s features
The exclusive technology of KLOX is composed of two elements: a lamp of high density and power that emits a blue light and a gel composed of chromophores that convert the light at the treated areas. The bacteria P.acnes evolves and proliferates in an anaerobic environment (lacks oxygen). This system therefore promotes oxygenation, the destruction of P.acnes and the healing of the epidermis and dermis.
During your LumiCleanse treatment
During the treatment, a thin layer of gel (rich in oxygen) is applied to the affected area and is then activated by a lamp that emits a blue light. As the light penetrates through the gel, it is converted into different wavelengths. These waves have different and distinct capacities of penetration and can therefore allow a beneficial healing to those suffering from acne.
In general, a treatment is done within 5 minutes per area, but can vary depending on the area being treated.
Number of sessions
Studies have shown that two applications per week are necessary for a period of six weeks. This structure can vary depending on the gravity of the patient’s acne, but the application remains easy and comfortable.
Currently under study, the KLOX treatment offers surprising results. Not only does it significantly reduce acne, it also helps healing existing lesions, reduce the size of skin pores and stimulates the production of collagen.
Answers to your questions
WILL KLOX TREATMENT MAKE MY SKIN SENSITIVE TO SUNLIGHT?
No. The treatment does not make your skin photosensitive. It can therefore be done during any season and works for every skin type. It is very important to protect your skin from sunrays to avoid thickening the skin, and most importantly, prevent hyperpigmentation (formation of brown spots).
AFTER HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Every person is different and unique, but results generally appear after two to three weeks.
ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT?
No treatment can be qualified as permanent. Maintaining a good daily skin hygiene with adapted products increases the durability of the results. In certain cases, it will be recommended, after a break period of eight weeks, to have one treatment per week, for four consecutive weeks.
Acne Clarifying Kit
Alyria Acne Clarifying Kit is formulated to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate all skin types prone to acne. All products are non-comedogenic and are made without fragrance. Key ingredients include glycolic acid, salicylic acid and vitamin E.