If you are looking for a non-invasive method for solving your skin problems then you can consider IPL. IPL stands for Intense pulsed light. It is a cosmetic treatment for removing undesirable hair or reduce age related cosmetic issues that arise in the skin.
How does IPL work?
IPL laser treatments utilize intense radiofrequency (RF) energy at different wavelengths. When compared to other types of laser treatments, IPL is a highly versatile treatment and is capable of covering a larger surface area in less time.
A handheld device is used by the medical professional to supply RF energy to the skin. The cells in the skin break down due to the heat generated by the multiple wavelengths of light. The impaired tissue is then excreted by the body through the natural process. IPL treatments can be used on any part of the body.
Benefits of IPL
IPL can be used to treat a number of common cosmetic problems like scars, stretch marks, spider veins, sun damage, and wrinkles. It is also used to remove unwanted hair and reduce hyperpigmentation, and melasma.
Good Candidates for IPL Laser Treatments
An IPL treatment is a suitable option for most people who desire a non-invasive skin rejuvenation. We’ll perform an examination of your skin and ask you about your medical history to help determine if it is the right option for you.
Pregnant women and those suffer from active acne, keloid scarring, and other skin disorders should avoid this treatment and will be advised on other treatment methods that may be able to help.
How to Prepare For IPL
Before undergoing an IPL laser treatment, you will need to follow a few pre-treatment instructions to ensure the best results. You will be asked to avoid activities like waxing, tanning beds, sunbathing, chemical peels and collagen injections for a period of two weeks before the scheduled treatment. You will have to discontinue anti-inflammatory drugs and creams containing vitamin A.
What to Expect During an IPL Procedure
IPL laser treatments are adjusted to accommodate the needs of each individual. You may feel a warm or pinching sensation during the treatment. You may be offered a chilling gel or local anesthetic to reduce your discomfort. The process may take around 30 minutes to complete but exact timing depends on the area(s) treated.
There is no downtime required for this treatment. You can resume normal activities without any issues after it is completed. The affected part will appear red for around 4 to 8 hours after the treatment. You may some slight discomfort for some time afterward, but this is temporary and will subside. You can use a wet towel or cold pack for relief. After undergoing the treatment, we highly advise that you keep the skin protected using moisturizer and sunscreen.
The response to IPL can be varied in individuals. Some people require multiple sessions to see the desired results. IPL has been known to rejuvenate the appearance of one’s skin and can even help remove excess hair growth. Individuals with lighter skin tend to benefit more from this kind of light-based treatment.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about IPL laser treatments, contact Timeless Aesthetics Med Spa of Atlanta to schedule your initial consultation today. Our skilled team will help customize a treatment to address your unique needs.
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