Intense Pulse Light, sometimes called a photofacial and often referred to as IPL, is a non-invasive, non-laser option for correcting several skin issues. Issues that can be treated with this procedure include freckles, brown spots, and rosacea. It is used on the face, back, chest, forearms, and the back of the hands. This treatment can be unbelievably effective but is not ideal for everyone. Read on to find out if you are a candidate for IPL.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for IPL?
Due to how it works, Intense Pulse Light therapy is most effective on those with fairer skin and darker hair. Individuals with age spots, varicose veins, broken blood vessels, or unwanted birthmarks or body hair are advised to consider the benefits of this treatment.
Benefits of IPL
Intense Pulse Light therapy works by smoothing out the texture of the skin tone. At the same time, the lightwaves help to eliminate discoloration. This treatment is helpful in the following:
- Tightening pores
- Reversing sun damage
- Lessening hyperpigmentation
- Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Treating vascular lesions (such as rosacea)
- Treating skin redness
- Reducing the appearance of acne and chickenpox scars
IPL works by filtering certain light wavelengths to treat specific conditions of the skin. This stimulates skin regeneration in the epidermis. IPL treatments are gentler, more scattered, and less focused than laser-based approaches; they also permeate through to the dermis, leaving the outer layers of the skin undamaged. A session takes anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes. It may take a number of treatments to reach your desired results. This depends on the severity and type of skin condition being treated. There is minimal downtime associated with getting IPL treatment.
If you feel like you are a good candidate for IPL, take the initiative and reach out to Smooth Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Spa! We would be happy to plan an appointment, go over your individual profile, and make a personalized treatment plan that works best for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation today! Our office is located in Burbank, CA.