If you’re anything like me, then you probably spent the majority of your younger years frolicking in the sun without proper protection. It wasn’t a problem at the time, but fast forward several years later, and overexposure to the sun has definitely taken a toll on my skin! That’s why I love the IPL procedure. It helps reverse the sun damage that you thought was permanent.
The sun is not your friend when it comes to skin health. It contributes to wrinkles and other imperfections. Luckily, you can use IPL treatment to correct age spots, rosacea, and red capillaries. The best part about it is that after the treatment, you will notice that your pores are smaller and that your skin is smoother! Here is what you need to know about IPL and how it can help you.
IPL or Photofacial is an anti-aging technique that involves applying a skin rejuvenation laser to the skin to get rid of wrinkles, sunspots, and red spots. It stands for “Intense Pulse Light”. IPL lasers use several wavelengths of light to treat changes on the face induced by the sun, including red spots, age spots, brown pigmentation, broken blood vessels, and age spots.
IPL can also be used to treat facial changes due to rosacea. You can also apply IPL treatments to other areas of the body to improve skin texture or treat spots as well, such as the hands, chest, and neck. The procedure is non-invasive. It feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin and is usually tolerable without skin-numbing cream.
What is a Treatment Session like?
You will be placed in a comfortable position. Before the procedure is performed, we will clean the area of your skin to be treated. We apply a cool gel to the area and give you special goggles to protect your eyes from the light. Light pulses are applied to your skin to treat the area. You can return to your daily activities as soon as you are done with the treatment. After each treatment, you will gradually notice your skin getting smoother and dark spots getting eventually lighter.
Why do people need IPL?
Many people seek IPL treatment to remove redness and dark spots. If sun damage has left you looking more worn out than you feel, then IPL can help. IPL can also help treat rosacea and other skin irritations that cause redness or dark spots. Many people find that after spending years in the sun, they need treatment to remove skin imperfections. IPL is safe and effective at reducing pore size, smoothing out skin, and decreasing skin blemishes, including red and brown spots.