Are you over the redness and uneven pigmentation of your skin? Have you tried creams and treatments without seeing results that you are satisfied with? Intense pulsed light (IPL) facial rejuvenation could be the answer. This new technology can help a number of skin issues including dark spots, redness, and uneven skin pigmentation.


What is IPL Facial Rejuvenation?

Intense pulsed light facial rejuvenation, also known as photorejuvenation or photofacial, delivers pulses of light to your skin’s cells from a hand held device. Depending on the particular light wavelength setting on the device, the light can produce heat which destroys cells that create unwanted pigmentation (called melanin). IPL can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.

Both collagen and elastin can help rid of damaged cells and plump up the skin to create a fresher look. With an evened out skin tone, your face and neck can look more refreshed and youthful after IPL treatments.

Benefits of Intense Pulsed Light

IPL Can Target Multiple Skin Issues

Unlike laser treatments, which focus on one specific wavelength, IPL can treat a number of skin conditions at the same time. Because the wavelength is so broad, the benefits can range from reducing redness, decreasing dark spots, and eliminating uneven pigmentation.

Easy Procedure and Quick Recovery

One session usually takes around 20 minutes to go over the entire face. No anaesthetic is needed, and since it’s a simple treatment, you can go back to work with little to no effects.

Depending on the wavelength used, little to no recovery time is needed for IPL skin treatments. You don’t have to hide away for a couple days, waiting for your skin to heal like you’d have to do with other treatments.

How Many IPL Treatments are Needed?

Within only 24-48 hours after a session results can be seen! However, it is recommended that a series of treatments (3-5) are performed to see the best results. Usually a month between treatments are suggested as well.

Be sure to have a cosmetic specialist or a trained healthcare provider perform the treatment since burns and/or more damage could be a result if done incorrectly.

Who Benefits Most From IPL Facial Treatments?

People with lighter colored skin benefit the most from IPL facial rejuvenation treatments. If individuals start to see some dark spots, light wrinkles or uneven pigmentation appear, intense pulsed light treatments could be a better option compared to a more expensive and intense skin treatment.

Prevent, Protect, then Restore               

IPL facial rejuvenation may be the solution you are looking for to eliminate those dark spots and/ or redness and to achieve an even skin tone.

Just like with many other skin issues, being proactive in your skin care is essential to great skin health and appearance. Make sure you are using a daily sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF that you apply not only to your face, but neck and chest area as well. Be sure to avoid peak UV ray hours during the day and to wear sun protective hats and clothing.

Use gentle exfoliating scrubs to clean pores and to banish dead skin cells. High quality moisturizers are also recommended to maintain a fresh appearance.

Prevention is essential to good skin health, but we all know sun exposure will affect us overtime. Fortunately there are solutions to restore your skin’s youth to get your skin glowing again.

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