Everyone wants a bright, clear complexion free of brown spots, sun damage, wrinkles, large pores, and other texture and tone irregularities. And even if you follow a strict skincare regimen, it may be challenging to achieve your skin goals. Using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, blemish-free skin can be achieved with this popular, minimally-invasive procedure.
Although it’s been around for many years, Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, (laser IPL treatments or facial photorejuvenation) remains one of the most popular procedures due to the low downtime and very effective results. Brown spots get slightly darker and then disappear, red vessels disappear or get lighter and smaller, pores appear smaller, and the skin becomes smoother as new collagen is built up. If you have rosacea, your redness and blood vessels will be reduced and facial flushing will occur less frequently and be less intense.
Traditional laser-based skin resurfacing treatments can often cause the skin to peel and flake. IPL photorejuvenation treatments penetrate the dermis (the thick inner layer of tissue underneath the main layer of skin) with scattered light energy, without damaging the epidermis. The scattered light energy from the IPL device creates heat within the targeted pigment cell, treating a number of concerns.
During your IPL Photorejuvenation treatment, the skin is thoroughly cleansed and a protective gel is applied to the targeted area. Fast and short light pulses are then administered to the targeted area(s) using the IPL device. Most patients describe the sensation as that of a rubber band snapping on the skin. Depending on the area being treated, your appointment will typically be between 30 to 45 minutes.
Post-treatment, your skin may feel sensitive like a sunburn. A soothing cream will be applied to the treated areas for your comfort. Dark spots that are treated may become darker before fading. A series between three and five monthly treatments is recommended for best results, and an upkeep treatment is recommended every six months.
The IPL Laser Skin Rejuvenation treatment is perfect if you are looking to combat the following skin conditions. Keep in mind that IPL may not be as effective for darker skin types and tones. The greater the contrast between the skin and the mark being treated, the greater the results.
Pre and post-care is very important for the best results of your IPL treatment. In preparation for your IPL appointment:
After your appointment, treat the area as you would a sunburn:
Photorejuvenation is a very popular skin rejuvenation treatment and carries very few risks. Slight burning after the procedure is common and may include light scabbing, blistering and crusting. These side effects typically subside within 72 hours. Some patients may experience bruising. By following the pre and post-care instructions provided when booking your appointment, you can help reduce the risk of any adverse side effects.
Say goodbye to sun-damaged, aging skin and hello to rejuvenated and youthful skin with IPL. IPL is a safe and effective treatment and you can address one or several skin concerns in one appointment! We offer several alternatives resurfacing and laser treatments for different skin concerns and goals. Schedule an aesthetic consultation to determine the best treatment plan for you!
Achieving the skin of your dreams is just a phone call away – call us at (808) 419-7445 for more information or to schedule your IPL appointment today.