Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), also known as photofacial, is a non-invasive way to improve skin color and texture. It can reverse some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure, which is known as photoaging. People may notice it mainly on their face, neck, hands, or chest. IPL is a cosmetic treatment that can reduce signs of aging, remove unwanted hair, reduce the appearance of scars, lighten darker areas of skin, and improve the appearance of spider veins.
IPL works by targeting melanin in hair follicles, which causes the hair shafts to become hot. This heat damages specific hair follicles, preventing hair growth. The other major benefit of IPL treatments is that there is no downtime following the procedure. It's important to discuss all your options with a skincare specialist, including benefits, risks and costs, to decide if IPL or other treatments will work best for you.
If you already know that IPL treatments are the solution for you, contact a dermatologist at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute to consult about whether IPL or other laser treatments are best for you. IPL treatments can help those who suffer from severe acne and have difficulty fighting redness and inflammation caused by acne. While a small percentage of patients may experience a slight sensation during the procedure, most patients do not feel any pain during photofacial treatments with IPL. IPL photofacial therapy is an excellent treatment solution for those who suffer from rosacea or any other type of skin condition that spreads redness on the skin.
It can reduce the appearance of redness and help create an even and natural complexion. To get the most out of your IPL treatment, modify your topical skin care routine before and after the procedure. IPL devices work similarly to laser treatments for some cosmetic treatments such as discoloration of blood vessels in the skin. Anyone considering IPL treatment should talk to a dermatologist about possible benefits, side effects and complications.
With IPL treatments, any area where you have skin problems or skin discoloration can be treated with photofacial rejuvenation. It is important to note that it may take up to several weeks to notice the results of IPL treatment. IPL treatment uses intense wavelengths of light to heat the surface enough to stimulate natural skin regeneration while increasing collagen production. Newer IPL devices work as well as laser treatments for some cosmetic treatments such as discoloration of blood vessels in the skin.