For many people, prolonged exposure to the sun is the cause of many skin problems, like skin discoloration, sun spots, brown spots, broken blood vessels, rosacea, wrinkles, and more. These issues ruin the skin’s flawless appearance and make people age faster.
At Dr. V Medical Aesthetics, we help our patients reverse the signs of sun damage using intense pulsed light treatments or IPL therapy. By delivering multiple light wavelengths to the skin, this procedure effectively removes the damaged skin cells and unwanted pigment. This gives patients an even skin tone and texture that makes them look young and radiant.
By getting an intense pulsed light treatment at our clinic, you can experience the best skin rejuvenation results without the need for plastic surgery and painful laser skin resurfacing procedures. You won’t need to worry about dark spots and rough skin– our trained experts help you fight the different signs of sun damage for a brighter and younger-looking appearance.
Intense pulsed light therapy works in the same way as a laser treatment when it comes to treating different skin imperfections. The biggest difference is that instead of using just one wavelength of light energy, IPL uses multiple wavelengths to cover more treatment areas in just a short time.
During your IPL laser therapy, the doctor uses a handheld device to deliver light energy to the treatment area. The light turns to heat and is absorbed by the damaged skin cell or skin pigment until it breaks down. Over a few weeks, your body naturally removes these damaged cells and tissues until you start noticing an even skin tone and better skin texture.
This treatment is much safer than ablative laser therapy since it doesn’t damage the top layers of the skin to produce dramatic results. Instead, this gentle treatment targets the deeper layers while leaving the surface intact to provide the best skin rejuvenation results for each patient.
By heating the deep layers of the skin, Intense Pulsed Light treatment also stimulates the body’s production of collagen and elastin for long-lasting and natural-looking results. These two important proteins help keep the skin firm and healthy, so you can eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin on the face.
Having IPL laser treatment for the skin has several benefits that patients can enjoy:
Overall, IPL treatments improve the skin condition by targeting the damaged cells while leaving the skin surface unharmed.
One important thing to remember when getting an IPL treatment is to find a trusted medical spa to perform the procedure using medical-grade tools. Aestheticians and practicing doctors who have the right experience can help you get the best results and minimize the risk of complications.
Intense Pulsed Light therapy is a highly effective treatment for skin rejuvenation. You’re qualified for this treatment as long as you:
While this treatment works great for restoring the skin’s youthful glow, the benefits of IPL therapy aren’t limited to skin and facial rejuvenation – patients can also use this procedure to help relieve the different eyelid inflammation and dry eye symptoms.
By delivering flashes of light to the skin around the eyes, IPL therapy activates the Meibomian glands. These glands are responsible for producing oil that keeps the eyes moist. Based on a clinical study in 2016, more than half of the patients who received IPL treatment for their dry eye disease experienced significant improvements in their symptoms.
However, IPL therapy might not be the best procedure for everyone. It’s still best to consult a licensed ophthalmologist about finding the cause of your dry eye disease and creating the best treatment plan for your condition.
A: Yes, but they’re usually mild and minor. Mild swelling and redness in the treated area might occur after the procedure, but they usually fade after a day or two. In rare cases, patients might experience infection, changes in skin color, blistering, or bruising.
A: The exact number of treatment sessions needed varies per patient. It depends on the skin issue being treated, as well as the size and location of the treatment area. The best way to find out how many IPL treatments you need is to consult with experts like our team at Dr. V Medical Aesthetics.
A: Some patients start seeing the initial improvements on their skin about a week after the treatment, but it takes a few more weeks and treatment sessions for the final results to show. This is because the body takes a while to eliminate the damaged cells and produce more collagen fibers.
A: Yes, but make sure to consult with a dermatologist first to ensure that your skin type is qualified for both treatments. IPL treatments are minimally invasive, which makes them ideal for combination treatments along with procedures like microneedling, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
At Dr. V Medical Aesthetics, we strongly believe that everyone can age gracefully. We’re invested in finding the best treatments that help reverse the different signs of aging caused by sun exposure along with other factors. Each treatment plan is specially designed to address our patient’s needs, so they can experience the best skin rejuvenation and anti-aging results.
You can contact our staff at Dr. V Medical Aesthetics to know more about how our IPL treatments can help bring back your healthy and glowing skin. Reach out to us today through our hotline or website to set up a consultation.