IPL laser treatments are excellent at correcting sun damage, age spots, melasma, and broken blood vessels to improve the overall tone and texture of your skin. Sometimes, skin concerns such as redness and discoloration may not respond well to topical treatments. IPL treatment is a great, gentle option that improves skin concerns without damaging the skin.
In this post, we will discuss why you should try IPL to improve the appearance of your skin.
How Does IPL Laser Treatment Work?
Although sometimes thought of as a laser treatment, IPL uses flashes of light energy to heat up and impact skin cells. The damaged skin cells are then removed from your body, and you can enjoy smoother and more youthful-looking skin. The treatment takes around 30 minutes, and you may experience some redness and swelling after the treatment.
Benefits of IPL Treatment
There are several laser and light-based skin treatments currently available, so why should you try IPL treatment? As mentioned above, IPL treatment uses multiple wavelengths of light to improve your skin without damaging the surrounding skin. So, it’s a good choice for men and women who don’t have lots of time to recover and want to return to their routine as soon as possible.
Although you can see results after one or two sessions, for optimal results you should plan on a series of treatments.
How To Maintain Your IPL Laser Treatment Results
Here are some things you can do to preserve your IPL treatment results for as long as possible.
Follow Your Provider’s Aftercare Recommendations
It’s important to follow your provider’s instructions on how to care for your skin after your treatment. This can include using an ice pack on the treated area to minimize swelling and washing your face with a gentle cleanser.
Hydrate Your Skin
After your IPL treatment make sure to use a gentle moisturizer to keep the treated areas hydrated and to help with redness. Avoid products containing harsh ingredients or exfoliating products after your treatment as they can irritate your skin.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
Your skin might be sensitive after your IPL treatment so make sure to protect it from harmful UV rays when you go outside. You should wear protective clothing or use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for at least 4 to 6 weeks post-procedure.
Don’t Pick at Your Skin!
You may feel the urge to scratch or rub your skin especially if it feels flaky. This is a normal result of the treatment, and your skin will peel a bit during recovery. Avoid scratching as this can lead to scarring and hyperpigmentation.
If you are ready to try IPL to refresh and rejuvenate your skin, our team can help you learn more about the treatment. Please request a consultation or call us at (229) 238-2007 to schedule an appointment.