Many women experience Melasma (skin discoloration) between the ages of 20 and 40. Thanks to recent improvements in technology, there are dozens of efficacious treatments to diminish the condition. IPL treatment is a very helpful method to reverse the signs of discoloration and improve the appearance of other aging signs such as rosacea, photoaging, broken blood vessels, lines, and wrinkles.
What Is an IPL Treatment?
Intense pulsed light therapy, also known as IPL treatment, is a non-surgical method to improve skin color and texture. IPL devices are different from lasers, which emit a single wavelength of light energy. IPL can target multiple possible conditions such as pigmentation, wrinkles, lesions, brown spots, and acne. It can even be used for hair removal.
The cells in your skin absorb light energy which will be converted into heat and destroys the hair pigment and follicle. IPL treatment delivers other benefits such as improving dark spots, removing dark spots, reducing rosacea, and evening the tone of your skin.
IPL skin treatments can bring back the youthful appearance of your skin, without any damage to the top layer of skin.
IPL Face Lasers
IPL treatment can be used to treat facial issues as well. The light-emitting device targets your facial concerns to rejuvenate your facial skin.
What to Do Prior to an IPL Laser Treatment?
You should avoid getting a tan or sun exposure before the IPL treatment. Applying moisturizers, facial oils, or fragrances is also forbidden on the day of your IPL treatment, as doing so can cause an adverse reaction. Using Retinoid products should also be avoided a week before the treatment.
What Happens During an IPL Laser Treatment?
IPL procedures usually take 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the target area; so one session is not enough to fully address any concerns. Your eyes will be covered to protect them from the light. A numbing agent will also be applied on the target area. The IPL treatment involves no more than a slight discomfort, and has been reported to be quite comfortable.
Since IPL targets dark spots and melanin in general, heating all of the skin will cause complications such as the development of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Swelling and redness are the most common side effects of IPL treatment while blisters, bleeding, pigmentation changes, and scars have also been rarely reported.
What to Do after the IPL Treatment?
After the treatment, your skin will be sensitized and you are recommended to wash the treated area with an ultra-gentle cleanser and apply moisturizers. You should also avoid benzoyl peroxide, Retinol, or glycolic acid products.
If you are seeking a good option to restore your skin’s youthfulness, you can consider IPL treatments performed by qualified practitioners.
You can contact us to learn more about this procedure and to consult with our knowledgeable dermatologists.
We are ready to offer you the most helpful solutions for your conditions. Your skin matters to us.