A Quick And Comprehensive Guide to IPL Photorejuvenation Treatments
Many people can be wary of using laser technology to treat their skin. Although laser treatments are perfectly safe when administered by certified professionals, they’re not your only option for skin rejuvenation. In fact, more and more people are seeing fantastic results in IPL photorejuvenation treatments, an increasingly popular alternative for an array of skin treatments. In this blog, we’re doing a fast but effective deep dive, providing you with a guide to IPL photorejuvenation treatments to tell you everything you need to know. Keep on reading to start learning about this groundbreaking treatment option!
What is IPL Photorejuvenation?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy is a non-invasive rejuvenating technique performed anywhere on the face, neck, chest, hands, or any other surface of the body that has been subject to sun damage and wear. Its purpose is to treat skin damage caused by outdoor exposure over time, such as:
- Brown spots
- Red spots
- General sun damage
This noninvasive treatment helps to tighten the skin in addition to correcting skin tone, and it boasts a very low required downtime for recovery. IPL uses brilliant bursts of light wave energy to seek out the brown and red pigmentation in the skin. These spots can look darker at first and then rapidly over the next couple of days these darker areas slough off revealing a beautiful and glowing complexion. The majority of our patients go back to work immediately, as there really isn’t any down time. Makeup can be applied over the treated area. We instruct our patients to use gentle skin care products over the next 10 days to 2 weeks while the skin is undergoing it’s transformation.
Who is IPL Therapy For?
Long answer short: IPL treatments are a great option for those who want an effective but noninvasive alternative to laser therapy in order to correct skin damage. Though skin tightening is an added bonus garnered from this treatment, its primary purpose is to correct skin discoloration and sun damage. IPL treatments are not for darker olive toned skin types.
The Benefits of IPL Therapy
One of the biggest reasons why IPL photorejuvenation therapy is rising so quickly in popularity is its efficiency and efficacy. Because it’s a noninvasive procedure, patients are able to get in and out relatively quickly without the need for anesthetic or any other time-consuming or incapacitating measures. Its alternative, fraxel laser treatment, requires much more downtime and maintenance for patients, garnering virtually identical results.
We hope you found this guide to IPL photorejuvenation treatments helpful as you consider your options. This noninvasive yet extremely effective technique allows patients to perfect their skin with minimal downtime, seeing beautiful results almost immediately. If you’d like to learn more about IPL photorejuvenation treatments, don’t hesitate to reach out to us or call us at 727-726-6100.