IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
What is Intense Pulse Light Treatment- A Brief Overview?
IPL is a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic grade treatment that helps improve your skin's tone and texture. This light-based treatment effectively treats brown scars, sun damage, facial redness, and red blood vessels on the face. You can also go with the IPL if you have brown, red, or splotchy skin due to poor health conditions. It uses light energy to address several skin-related issues.
IPL can also be used to treat other body parts, including hands, arms, legs, back, chest, neck, and face. Many people prefer undergoing IPL treatment because of its satisfactory results and minimal downtime.
During the IPL treatment, your skin is heated with more than one wavelength of pulsating light. The light energy helps to diminish the areas of concern that you are looking to achieve results with. This versatile non-invasive treatment can treat a range of skin-related issues at the same time. IPL treatment makes your skin look younger, rejuvenated and radiant. In order to achieve the best results, our provider recommends 4-6 treatments at four-week intervals. More than 6 treatments can be needed depending on how deep your concerns are and the amount of time it has taken to receive this amount of sun damage.
The best candidate for this treatment is Fitzpatricks 1-4 and patients who are going to stay consistent with coming in once a month, has a good skin care regimen, stays out of the sun and wears spf every morning plus reapplies every 2 hours when receiving sun exposure.
Is it Safe to Undergo IPL Treatment?
Yes, IPL is an FDA-approved treatment, meaning it is safe to undergo an IPL treatment. But you must ensure that highly experienced and well-certified practitioners perform the treatment. Sometimes IPL may cause unwanted side effects, including;
- Darkening of sun spots which will later flake off like a coffee ground
- Skin redness
The providers at J’adore Beauty and Aesthetics suggest pre and post-treatment precautions to avoid unwanted side effects. For instance, you cannot have sun exposure 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after treatment.