Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), also known as photofacial, is a popular way to improve skin color and texture without surgery. It can reverse some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure, which is known as photoaging. IPL treatments are used to reduce age spots, sun damage, freckles, birthmarks, varicose veins, wrinkles, rosacea and unwanted body hair. The effects of IPL treatment can be seen in as little as 7 to 14 days.
Many superficial brown spots around the treated area become lighter and less noticeable. However, it may take multiple treatments to achieve the desired results. As we age, our skin changes in several ways and IPL is a great option for people who want to address many of these signs of aging with just one treatment. You can greatly improve fine lines, sunspots, redness and dull skin with the power of light.
Laser treatments and IPL can improve your skin in ways that would have been impossible in the past. IPL treatments can address a large number of skin problems and offer patients a non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime. This treatment is less intense than a traditional laser treatment and is ideal for rejuvenating soft tissues, improving pigmentation and removing redness and broken blood vessels.It is important to stay out of the sun for at least 2 weeks before and after treatment to avoid any treatment-related adverse reactions. We generally recommend patients to start their treatment series in autumn or winter so that they are performed before summer and can be well protected from excessive sun exposure.
The side effects of IPL treatment are minimal, but if the light is not given correctly or if you go too often, you can seriously harm yourself.Simple things like incorporating a daily skincare regimen, limiting sun exposure, and receiving professional facials like an IPL can help people maintain healthy and vibrant skin. Getting an IPL treatment is a great way to take advantage of the most advanced developments in the world of skin care.Newer IPL devices work just as well as laser treatments for some cosmetic treatments, such as discoloration of blood vessels in the skin. After finishing the treatment, the spots become much darker and basically crusts form, and then peel off a week after treatment.Discuss all your options with your skincare specialist, including benefits, risks and costs, to decide if IPL or other treatment will work best for you. Finally, high-frequency laser treatments are developed specifically for the treatment of acne scars.The experienced professionals at Spa 361 at the Institute of Dermatology and Skin Cancer will evaluate your skin during an individual consultation to determine if IPL treatments are right for you.