Age and environmental damage can show on our faces in a number of ways. Many of us were expecting a wrinkle or two to show up but were surprised at our complexion becoming spotty and uneven. Rather than constantly trying to cover it up, we now can utilize the exciting Intense Pulse Light technology. Read on to see if IPL pigmentation treatment is ideal for your skin care needs.
What Is IPL Pigmentation Treatment?
The intense pulses of light used in this treatment have the ability to penetrate deep into the skin and cause the blood vessels to constrict. This can help greatly with redness and other pigmentation issues. The light waves also have the ability to absorb unwanted pigment. As a plus, this process also triggers your body to produce more collagen. As you probably know, collagen is the key to healthy skin.
A wide range of skin imperfections can be treated using IPL. Some of the highlights include:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Spider veins
- Large pores
- Uneven skin tone
The IPL Pigmentation Treatment Process
It is important to know that optimum results are almost always gotten through a series of treatments. On average, people receive several pigmentation treatments. What is ideal for you is something that can be discussed at your consultation. The average appointment length is somewhere between 30-60 minutes, again depending on your needs.
To begin your treatment, your face will be thoroughly cleansed. Next, a cooling gel is placed on the target area to ensure you stay comfortable. The gel is also there to enhance the effects of the pulses of light. The laser will then be moved over your face. This is done in a grid-like pattern.
The last step is to wash off the gel and cleanse your face again. Once this is completed you are free to resume your normal makeup and skin care routine immediately. Just be sure to avoid direct sunlight for the week following your appointment.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for IPL Treatment?
Due to the way the light targets pigment, it is intended for those with lighter skin tones. For that same reason, you will need to avoid tanning in the weeks leading up to your pigmentation treatments.
Ready to learn more about IPL treatments at Utopia Wellness MediSpa in Owensboro, KY and what they can do for you? Contact us today to schedule your consultation! We would be happy to answer your questions. The consultation can be your first step toward addressing pigmentation issues and having the complexion of your dreams!