Finally, summer is on its way. It’s a great time to be outside and play in the sun. That is, unless you’re self-conscious about what your skin looks like. Some blatant skin issues can keep us on the sidelines or under a big hat instead of splashing around when we’re out with friends or family. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Keep reading to learn about IPL treatments and what they can do for your skin.
What is IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light treatments use a technology that transforms light into heat energy. The light waves can be adjusted to treat various skin concerns. IPL treatments can target pigments in the skin (like the melanin in brown spots and freckles) to fight dark spots or hyperpigmentation and even hemoglobin in broken blood vessels. IPL can also target specific molecules in acne-causing bacteria and in collagen to increase its production. IPL treats many skin conditions without disrupting the skin’s surface, which means you don’t have the downtime associated with other treatments.
What is the difference between IPL and Laser?
Different kinds of lasers have been used in beautifying treatments for so many years. IPL treatments are similar to laser treatments, but are especially well-suited to the beauty industry. Results from IPL can be difficult to get with other treatments, and the lack of downtime contributes to IPL being a customer favorite.
What does it treat?
IPL can target and treat many different skin issues such as skin tone concerns, hyperpigmentation or pigmentation issues, vascular lesions, and even acne. Collagen production can also be increased as a result of IPL treatments, and this reason is why it’s one of the most popular treatments.
How many treatments will I need?
It’s hard to predict the number of sessions you will need, since it will depend on your concerns and your body’s recovery rate. Some people may maintain their results better by having maintenance treatments every once in a while. We can give you more information about your specific concerns during your consultation.
Give us a call today at 415.788.3800 to schedule a consultation.