Sun damage can really do a number on your complexion, and often, all those expensive topical serums and creams you buy don’t fix the issue. You’re still left with wrinkles, brown spots, hyperpigmentation, loose skin, broken capillaries or other common imperfections. One high-tech way to fight back is with IPL treatments. This incredible “intense pulsed light” is not a laser and not invasive like one but works effectively using a powerful light source to rejuvenate the skin. Unlike lasers, photo rejuvenation therapy requires zero downtime, and you can get right back to normal activity.
Beauty of Flashing Light
Our skilled aesthetic technician will use the IPL wand over your face to deliver a broad-spectrum of light at many wavelengths. That means that the treatment is able to target a large section of skin at a time and address multiple skin concerns. The scattered IPL light energy also has the ability to penetrate the second layer of your skin without damaging the top layer. A laser cannot accomplish that goal.
The entire procedure lasts less than 30 minutes, and you are given a pair of protective goggles to shield you from the bright light. An ultrasound gel is applied to the skin that will be treated. The IPL wand is held and moved against your skin as the light energy is pulsed at the trigger of a button.
After the treatment, your aesthetic technician will apply a sunblock. It will be recommended that you also wear sunscreen daily to prevent future sun damage.
Refining Skin Texture
To achieve the ultimate benefits of IPL, most skin care experts recommend between three and six treatment sessions. Fans of intense pulsed light therapy rave about the results. Some women say they don’t need foundation anymore. Others watch their brown spots disappear along with acne scars and other stubborn complexion issues.
After a single session, any targeted spots will first become darker and later fall off. Generally, skin appears smoother, tighter and more radiant after photo rejuvenation therapy. The technology encourages the stimulation of new collagen and elastin, giving better integrity to the skin.
We are all lucky that advanced skin care technology today has emerged with amazing treatments like IPL. It is safe, quick, and poses little if any downtime, and the procedure can target various skin issues all at once. Sun damage is hard to avoid during your lifetime, but with the proper treatments and skill of the aesthetic technician, you can achieve superb rejuvenating results. If you’re interested in IPL, then, consider us here at Silk MedSpa in Mississauga, Toronto, and Thornhill. We take pride in our talented and experienced skin care team. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at one of our locations!