If you’ve tried everything to help your skin recover from damage due to the sun, acne, or other tough issues, you may be tired of spending money and seeing no results. Though many products and treatments claim they can help banish scars and hyperpigmentation, the truth is that everyone’s skin is different. It may not be so easy. Some people may benefit from creams and changes in their routines, while others have skin that doesn’t change so quickly. You may be one of those people who feels stuck without results or improvement.
If you’ve tried everything, then it’s time to learn about IPL photofacials and what they can do. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing treatment.
What is IPL?
IPL is short for Intense Pulsed Light, and is also referred to as broadband light (BBL), photorejuvenation, or photofacial. Though it is similar, IPL is not technically a laser. Instead, IPL machines are able to vary the wavelengths of light they use, so they can treat a list of issues that your skin may have (as opposed to laser treatments, which often can only be tailored to specific skin issues). For example, IPL can be used to treat scars, dark marks, rosacea, and can even help remove unwanted hair.
Who is a good candidate?
Those who suffer from the following are likely good candidates for IPL treatments.
- Spider Veins
- Brown and Red Spots
- Sun Damage
- Rosacea (enlarged facial blood vessels)
- Pigment Imperfections
How long will results last?
The best results with IPL treatments come after a few months. So, if you are looking for a quick pick-me-up, other treatments will be better suited to you. We recommend patients receive between one and three treatments, and the best results usually come a few months after your last treatment. IPL treatments are amazing, because they results improve over time, and if you take care of your skin you can expect very good results. Wearing sunscreen and exfoliating will help your sun spots stay away, for example.