By now most people understand that prolonged sun exposure can have major consequences. From sunspots to skin cancer, protecting yourself from the potentially deadly rays should be a no brainer. Still, even if you diligently pack on the SPF, it can be difficult to totally avoid sun damage.
For those looking to correct past damage, look no further: The IPL PhotoFacial is your one-stop-shop. Here’s what you need to know about the innovative treatment that will help you look as young as you feel.
So what exactly is IPL?
IPL is the acronym for something called Intense Pulsed Light.
It works by producing high-intensity light delivering pulses of broad-spectrum light to the deep layers of the skin. In simpler terms, this means it delivers pulses of broad-spectrum light that emit a specific color which targets the damaged discolored skin while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
When light is absorbed by tissue, it heats up the cells and destroys the unwanted pigments — in this case, sunspots. However, an IPL PhotoFacial addresses a myriad of issues:
- Brown spots
- Pigmented lesions
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
The process itself is gradual and, therefore, more gentle than traditional laser therapies. Light therapy also has the added bonus of triggering new collagen growth. By destroying the damaged skin cells, the deeper layers of skin respond by producing new collagen to replace the destroyed cells. The results are firmer, tighter, smoother skin.
This knockout treatment only gets better. One IPL PhotoFacial session takes only thirty minutes and requires no downtime following the treatment.
However, it’s important to note that because of the gentle nature of the procedure, it may take up to five sessions to achieve your desired results. Spaced three weeks apart, you’ll begin to notice results after one or two sessions. After all, it takes your skin a few weeks to create new collagen.
If you’re curious about reversing sun damage and achieving the skin of your dreams this autumn, give us a call. IPL Photofacial is a great choice for most skin types, and our goal is to help you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin.
What are you waiting for? (208) 888-0660 or request an appointment online.