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Service 101: IPL

Photofacial 101

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Are you looking for a way to enhance your skin without invasive treatments? Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, also known as a Photofacial, might be just what you need. An IPL treatment uses light energy to reduce signs of skin aging, sun damage, and other irregularities. This safe and effective non-surgical procedure can restore youthful, glowing skin by targeting sun damage and wrinkles. 

What Is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?

IPL is a type of light therapy used for a variety of cosmetic applications, including hair removal and the treatment of pigmented lesions and sun damage. The procedure involves using an intense pulsed light source to deliver short pulses of broad spectrum light into the skin. The light energy is then absorbed by either pigment or blood vessels, depending on the application being treated. As a result, the targeted cells are destroyed while leaving surrounding tissue untouched.  IPL can be used on almost all areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest and hands.

How Does it Work?

During an IPL treatment session, intense pulses of light administered to the treatment area. The light energy then penetrates and breaks up damaged cells within the targeted area while leaving surrounding tissue intact. After an IPL treatment session is complete, the treated area may appear slightly red or swollen — similar to a mild sunburn — but will fade over time.

Benefits Of IPL Photofacials

The main benefit of IPL is that it can treat multiple skin issues in one session with minimal discomfort and downtime. This makes it an appealing option for those who want to improve their complexion without undergoing surgery or taking medications. It also has fewer side effects than other treatments such as laser resurfacing or chemical peels. Additionally, because it does not involve any incisions or injections, there is no risk of infection or scarring associated with IPL treatments. Furthermore, because it does not target melanin specifically like lasers do, it can be safely used on all skin types without fear of causing burns or discolorations. Finally, because it works by targeting pigment rather than targeting heat like lasers do, results tend to last much longer than those achieved with other treatments such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion.

Photofacial Aftercare

IPL treatments are considered safe. There are minor side effects that may occur in some individuals after treatment. These include redness, swelling, bruising or blistering in the treated area as well as temporary darkening of the treated area, in some cases. To minimize these side effects and ensure optimal results from your treatment session, follow all post-treatment instructions carefully and avoid direct sunlight on the treated area until it has healed completely.

IPL therapy is quickly becoming one of the most popular non-invasive treatments for improving skin tone and texture due its effectiveness and low risk profile. If you’re looking for an effective way to improve your skin tone without surgery or downtime required, IPL could be just what you need. With its ability to target sun damage and wrinkles while stimulating collagen production in the process it can give your complexion a youthful glow with minimal effort on your part! 

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