Everything You Need to Know about IPL Laser Treatments

IPL therapy is also at times known as the Photo Facial Therapy and has become very popular in today’s time. It is a non-invasive anti-aging solution. 

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, a technology that uses the pulses of broad-spectrum laser lights, which are directed over the affected skin surface. This technique was developed back in the 1990s and is capable of rolling back the skin’s aging signs. It normally dissolves the damaged and discoloured cells and boosts collagen production in the skin.

Different conditions that IPL can treat

The following skin conditions can be easily treated with a help of an IPL therapy: 

  • Enlarged pores on the face
  • Scarring
  • Rosacea
  • Redness
  • Birthmarks
  • Acne and its scars
  • Dyschromia
  • Broken capillaries or spider veins
  • Brown spots
  • Freckles
  • Melisma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone and textures
  • Age spots
  • Sunspots
  • Vascular and pigmented lesions

How does IPL work?

Pulses of broad-spectrum light are sent deep into the skin layers with the help of a handheld device. Through this, the pulsing can penetrate the skin on a molecular level. There is no incision needed. Also, the skin does not need to be injected. 

The melanin and haemoglobin of the skin are targeted through different light waves. After this, the hyperpigmentation spots, blemishes and blotches get released. Since these light waves hit deeper skin layers, collagen production is initiated, which further lessens the fine lines, scars and wrinkles.

What happens after the treatment?

There are chances that freckles and dark spots appear darker for the next 3-7 days. The treated skin may also have the appearance of crusting. There are rare chances that patients would witness bruises, if they do, they will disappear after a week. Although the downtime of this therapy is extremely low, one needs to take all the possible precautions. The skin will appear more sensitive after the procedure and you will feel that it has been sunburnt.

What should one avoid after the treatment?

One should avoid getting involved with the following:

  • Showering or swimming for at least the next 24 hours. You must also stay away from saunas, hot tubbing or extreme exercises.
  • Applying makeup on the treated area.
  • Using soaps or lotions, deodorants or oils on the treated area.
  • Exposing to the sun or using tanning beds.

Now you can get back your younger-looking skin with the help of IPL laser treatment at Clinique Anti-Aging.