Are you at a total loss about how to fix the blemishes on your skin? Are you starting to notice dark spots and other imperfections that you want to just go away?
Fortunately, you are in luck because there is a revolutionized skin-perfecting treatment we want to share with you!
You read it right; there is a proven-effective solution to solve your embarrassing skin problems.
Did we pique your interest? Good! Keep reading to explore the many benefits of IPL treatment!
THE NEW AND IMPROVED SKIN RENEWAL TREATMENT
We live in a world that is ever-evolving in its technology with new advancements, improvements, and upgrades. In this blog, we are discussing the latest technology in skincare – the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment.
You may be familiar with other laser treatments that are used to correct blemishes on your face and other areas. IPL offers a gentler light therapy that is just as effective.
The IPL treatment is less harsh than its predecessor as it uses a wider span of light as opposed to a concentrated laser of light.
IPL is considered gentler for sensitive skin and requires less downtime and recovery.
WHAT IS INTENSE PULSED LIGHT THERAPY?
Photofacial therapy, also known as intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), is a non-surgical technique used to improve the texture and color of the skin. The treatment also creates heat, which damages hair follicles, causing hair to fall out.
The IPL procedure also stunts the regrowth of hair, which is excellent news for women who hate waxing or other painful hair removal procedures! It can reverse some of the obvious effects of sun exposure, known as photoaging, which is more likely to show up on your neck, face, chest, or hands.
If you have splotchy or discolored skin as a result of a medical issue, IPL could help to improve the look and feel of your skin.
IPL TREATS COMMON SKIN CONDITIONS
We are probably all guilty of spending too much time in the sun or getting burned because we forgot to apply sunscreen.
The UV rays from the sun are very damaging to the skin. Excessive sun exposure can cause the skin to be susceptible to developing sun spots or brown spots.
These spots are usually harmless, but they do interfere with your once-perfect complexion.
IPL helps to lighten the skin that has been darkened by sunspots. The IPL light is attracted to the red and brown pigment of the dark skin to restore and lighten it again.
Spider veins and broken blood vessels can develop on the face, which poses quite the challenge to cover up with a time-consuming cosmetic routine.
IPL treatments have also been effective to reduce the appearance of embarrassing spider veins and varicose veins.
Clients who seek IPL treatment for vein problems may see results within two treatments.
Age, the sun, acne, and scars are the common culprits for changing the pigment of our skin. The IPL treatment will focus on the darker red and brown pigmented areas to restore the skin to its original corrected color.
Several health issues, such as PCOS, can cause the growth of unwanted hair. Fortunately, the intense pulsed light of IPL therapy can help! IPL devices produce light pulses that are absorbed by the pigments in hair follicles beneath the surface of the skin. The light converts to heat, which is taken in by the skin, and it effectively damages the follicle, forcing the hair to be removed and regrowth to be slowed significantly, at least for a while.
HOW LONG DOES IPL TREATMENT LAST?
Another commonly asked question is the time needed for each session and how long the treatment will last. It will take your technician approximately 20 to 30 minutes to cover each treatment area, so if you are receiving treatment for larger areas, you can expect to spend much longer in IPL therapy.
Because your hormones play a major part in the growth of unwanted hair, intense pulsed light therapy is semi-permanent. This means that pregnancy, menopause, and other events that lead to hormonal changes could warrant another trip to your medical aesthetician.
REAL RESULTS WITH INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL)
We all want to put our best face forward and have a clear complexion. This facial treatment will help you achieve just that.
Skin Corrections Made Possible by IPL Treatment
Restored pigmentation from age spots, sun spots, scars, and other discoloration
Decreased redness caused by rosacea
Reduced appearance of broken blood vessels and spider veins
Things to remember when you get an IPL skin procedure:
- Your aesthetician will schedule your sessions 4 weeks apart to allow for adequate healing time.
- Results can be seen in as little as 7-14 days.
- The number of sessions will depend on how much hair and the number of areas needing treatment, though two sessions may be all that you need.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF IPL TREATMENT?
Although IPL treatments are safe when they are done by a trained professional, this laser hair removal and skin enhancement technique could stir your hormones, causing a few side effects including:
- Skin color change
- The skin becoming crusty or blistering
HOW MANY IPL TREATMENTS DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
Like most skin treatments, you’ll need to receive more than one exposure to the intense pulsed light therapy before you can see results. Generally, four to six treatments are recommended, but you may need more to remove unwanted hair permanently or enjoy its skin rejuvenation benefits to the fullest.
Your therapist will assess your skin and determine how many sessions you will need.
IS IPL TREATMENT GOOD FOR YOUR FACE?
Because facial skin is so sensitive, many women are skeptical about receiving new skin treatments. While this is a valid concern, you’ll have nothing to worry about when you expose your face to light energy.
On the contrary, intense pulsed light can treat the cause of acne as well as its long-term consequences, such as scarring. In addition to killing harmful bacteria, this treatment lowers redness and irritation.
IPL treatment induces the skin to shed and replace its outermost layer, which helps eradicate scar tissue and improve its appearance. It can even remove age spots and improve your skin tone!
HOW IPL COMPARES TO OTHER SKIN RENEWAL TREATMENTS
IPL is a treatment that is designed to provide ultimate skin renewal benefits with little to no pain, fast recovery, and results. So how does it compare to other skin rejuvenating treatments?
Here is a list of the most popular treatments available to help restore the youth of your skin:
Laser Skin Resurfacing
This treatment uses lasers to remove the top layers of damaged skin to expose fresh skin underneath. The healing process is used to restore the skin.
Recovery time is longer than an IPL treatment, and desired results can take longer to achieve with the longer healing time.
As the name implies, a chemical solution is applied to the skin to cause the top layers to peel away, revealing fresher, undamaged skin underneath.
Chemical peels come in “lite” or deep options.
This method of skin resurfacing uses fine particle pieces to exfoliate the skin. It removes dead skin cells to expose fresh, glowing skin.
Similar to IPL treatment, microdermabrasion is considered safe for all types of skin. The healing time is minimal, with few side effects.
A more powerful option than the microdermabrasion, this method should only be performed by a cosmetic surgeon or a professionally-trained medical aesthetician.
Dermabrasion uses a fast-spinning tool, or sometimes a blade, to remove the affected layers of skin. This method is not suitable for all skin types due to the risk of changing the skin’s pigment.
Instead of using heat to burn, chemicals to peel, or a tool to cut, microneedling uses numerous fine needles to create small microchannels in the skin.
Clients tend to be less sensitive and require less downtime after this treatment. There are many different options available. It is important to choose a medical aesthetician with high-grade products and state-of-the-art tools to get the best results.
GET THE BEAUTIFUL SKIN YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED
It is like a dream come true. Your skin has been renewed and revitalized to the youth that you thought you had lost!
Yes, it can feel just like that if…
- You have spots, acne scars, tiny veins, or other blemishes that you want to get rid of.
- You have used every product under the sun to cover up imperfections
- You may have even tried to use a home laser treatment at the risk of severely burning your skin!
It sounds like it is time for you to call a certified and licensed medical aesthetician to restore your natural beauty – blemish-free!
There is nothing better than feeling confident in the skin you are in.
Do you have questions about what IPL can do for you? Drop a line below! We would love to hear from you!