Do you spend a great deal of time applying cover-up and concealer every morning? If so, then it’s time to streamline your routine with IPL.
Clear, youthful skin is within your grasp thanks to IPL. If you are interested in improving your skin, then call Seduction Med Spa at (786) 706-5087 to schedule a consultation.
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. These treatments can restore your skin to a more youthful appearance by correcting photoaging. Age spots, redness, and benign brown pigments all may be addressed via this photo rejuvenation process, which can be used on both the body and the face. At the conclusion of the procedure, the patient has a more even skin tone. In fact, most people notice that their skin glows after IPL treatments.
What Is IPL?
Intense pulsed light therapy, otherwise known as the photo facial, is a method for improving the texture and color of skin without requiring surgery. Essentially, IPL undoes the visible damage to your skin that typically is caused by exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. This damage is called photoaging, and it is most likely to be seen on the face, neck, chest and hands.
How Does IPL Work?
IPL therapy involves the use of light energy. The device can be targeted to a particular color in the patient’s skin.
The IPL device heats the skin, causing the body to shed unwanted cells. While lasers send out a single wavelength, the IPL device sends out several wavelengths of pulsating light. Accordingly, it is possible to treat numerous skin conditions in a single treatment session.
Because your skin tone is more even after IPL therapy, you’ll notice that you look years younger. As a bonus, the light doesn’t hurt other tissues, so your healing time is really fast.
What Conditions Does IPL Treat?
Doctors have found that a wide variety of conditions may be alleviated with IPL therapy. Here are some examples of the imperfections that may be treated with a photo facial:
- Fine lines or wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Redness caused by rosacea
- Discolored skin
- Dark spots brought about by hormonal changes
- Liver or age spots
- Spider veins
- Broken blood vessels
If you are bothered by these or other skin problems, then contact Seduction Med Spa to learn about what IPL therapy can do for you.
How Long Does IPL Therapy Take?
This depends upon how large or small the area of treatment is. Some areas can be treated in as little as five minutes, but it may be wise to set aside more time if you are having a larger area treated. During your consultation, your provider can offer an estimate for how long your treatment is likely to take.
Will I Need More Than One IPL Treatment?
Most patients notice that their skin is transformed after just one treatment. However, some skin conditions are more severe than others. Patients who have darker spots, deeper lines or darker birthmarks may need more than one treatment. Your provider will recommend a sensible maintenance plan to help you achieve and maintain your desired level of results.
What Are IPL Treatments Like?
In general, people find that their IPL therapy is a relaxing and wholly comfortable experience. The treatment begins with the provider thoroughly cleansing the treatment area to ensure that nothing interferes with the success of the treatment. Next, a skin protectant solution is gently applied. The patient is given eye shields before the provider introduces delicate pulses of light to the treatment area.
Does IPL Therapy Hurt?
The majority of patients report little to no discomfort associated with IPL therapy. Those who do report some discomfort liken it to a slight sting. If your skin is particularly sensitive, you may ask for a numbing cream to be applied before treatment begins.
How Soon Will Results from IPL Show?
Some improvement is immediately apparent. However, because the IPL therapy stimulates your skin’s natural healing process, you will see continuing improvement for up to three months. Maintaining those results may involve subsequent treatments, which can be arranged through Seduction Med Spa.
Is There Any Downtime with IPL?
Patients typically are able to resume their daily schedule immediately following a session of IPL therapy. Nonetheless, the treatment area will be much more sensitive to the sun for a while, so it is sensible to cover up your skin and use sunscreen if you will be spending time outdoors.
Does IPL Have Side Effects?
Many patients do not experience any side effects. Those who do generally experience a slight sunburn effect. It is not uncommon for spots that are targeted for treatment to initially turn darker before flaking or peeling off within a day or two.
Ask Seduction Med Spa About IPL
When it comes to your skin, you want the best available care. That’s especially true with IPL therapy, which can be used to treat some of the most visible and sensitive areas of the skin.
You can trust the practitioners at Seduction Med Spa in Miami to provide you with the highest standards of care. Call our conveniently located office today at (786) 706-5087 to schedule a consultation for IPL therapy.