Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments continue to be a popular choice for skin rejuvenation and enhancing the skin tone, and have proven to be particularly effective for treating age spots, freckles and acne scars.
The treatment is used for getting rid of spider veins on the face, reducing the appearance of birthmarks and restoring the skin to a more youthful appearance; they can also be used to remove unwanted hair from sensitive areas of the face.
How IPL Works
IPL treatments are performed using a handheld device that delivers a broad spectrum of light onto the skin’s surface. The wavelengths of light penetrate deep into the skin tissue to stimulate the cells beneath the skin’s surface, and triggers the body’s ‘purging’ response so that it eliminates injured tissues and dead skin cells that may be stuck deep within the skin’s surface. The IPL skin care treatments are typically conducted as a series of treatments at four week intervals, and the skin begins to take on a more youthful and clear appearance after the first few sessions.
If you’ve been looking for a non-invasive solution for freshening up your skin and enjoying a more even skin tone, consider these benefits and drawbacks of the innovative IPL treatment.
Key Benefits of IPL Treatments
IPL procedures do not require any anesthetic and sometimes offer near-instant results. The painless procedure also does not require any downtime, which means patients can receive their treatment over lunch hour or any other break, resuming regular activities shortly after treatment. IPL treatments can be used to correct and refine nearly all skin types, and are particularly effective for treating:
- Age spots
- Spider veins
- Sun spots
- Acne scars