“The biggest breakthrough in the treatment of acne vulgaris” – Dr Tony Chu
Nlite-V is a non-invasive laser acne treatment which targets the bacteria.
How NLITE-V works
Blue light energy initiates the release of free radical oxygen which kills and reduces the p.acne bacteria that cause spots. At the same time, it also reduces any associated scarring by stimulating collagen growth beneath the skin.
The whole face is usually treated in each session. This kills bacteria over a wide area and reduces the risk of infection spreading. By doing this, further breakouts are likely to be prevented.
Other areas of the body can also be treated, with treatment times depending upon the size of the treatment area. The maximum treatment time would be 60 minutes for the full back.
How many treatments are required?
The clinical trial conducted on the NLite laser found that, over a 12-week period, the number of active lesions (i.e. acne spots) dropped dramatically.
The number of treatments required will vary depending on the individual’s skin condition. Very rarely, some patients will require one treatment. Usually, patients will find that after the first treatment they will experience a breakout as the NLite will bring sebum and other impurities to the surface of the skin. This is a normal reaction, and patients will often see an improvement between two and three weeks after the first treatment.
We recommend that most patients undergo a course of treatments to ensure a sustained improvement to their skin, which should occur within 3 – 6 months.
On average, patients need three treatments, with treatments being spaced one month apart from each other.
Who is suitable?
The NLite laser is suitable for most patients over 16 years of age, however some patients with a skin type of IV and above on the Fitzpatrick scale may not be suitable.
Suitability will be assessed at consultation.
Does it hurt?
Patients may experience some discomfort as the laser is being applied, but this should only be mild. The sensation has been described as similar to pulses of warm air being applied to the local area of the skin.
In comparison with other popular treatment options for acne, such as long-term antibiotics and Roaccutane, this is a treatment solution that is very well tolerated.
WHEN WILL I SEE THE RESULTS?
“Over 92% of patients reviewed after a single treatment had a significant improvement. Over 50% of patients had a 50% reduction in lesions after a single treatment”
Source: Lancet Vol. 362
How much does it cost?
We tend to have changing offers on the NLite treatment. Current offers can be found by calling one of our clinics or by using our online booking form to request a call back.