If you’ve spent a great deal of time in the sun, you may be left with brown spots and sun damage that make you look older than you really are. The good news is that you can improve the appearance of your skin and restore a youthful glow without surgery. Intense Pulse Light, or IPL, is a safe, non-invasive treatment that can remove the discoloration the sun has left on your skin. Read on to learn more about IPL treatments.
How Does an IPL Treatment Work?
IPL uses a wide range of light wavelengths to target the red and brown areas of discoloration in the skin. Since the light energy from this treatment converts into heat energy after it’s penetrated into the skin, it also stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, which is a protein that keeps your skin firm and elastic.
After three to five treatments, you may be able to get rid of years of sun damage! You’ll notice a dramatic improvement in the color of your skin as well as its texture.
Benefits of IPL Treatment
There are a plethora of benefits of IPL treatment. It’s a non-invasive treatment that can be completed in only 30 minutes, making it a great option if you lead a busy lifestyle. An IPL treatment also leads to fast results with virtually no downtime. Just after the treatment, your skin may look a little pink but you can immediately return to work or other daily activities.
In addition, it can make you feel more confident and reduce your need to pile on makeup in order to conceal the discoloration left behind by sun damage. This treatment may also be the motivation you need to use sunscreen and protect your skin from the harsh UV rays.
Good Candidates for IPL Treatment
If you are bothered by blotchy, discolored, or sun-damaged skin, you may be a good candidate for IPL treatment. You may want to seek an alternative treatment if you have tanned or naturally dark skin because there is a chance that your skin pigment may change after treatment. Scheduling a private consultation with one of our expert providers can inform you whether IPL treatment is a good option for your particular skin and aesthetic goals.