Top Reasons Why IPL is Such A Great Treatment for Sun Damaged Skin

Looking for a fast and effective way to get rid of sun damage? IPL can transform red, blotchy or sun damaged skin into a radiant complexion. In addition to eliminating skin discoloration, IPL can also help improve skin texture, reduce pore size and minimize wrinkles and fine lines.

IPL, short for Intense Pulsed Light, also known as photofacial, is a non-laser, precision light generator that is used to minimize skin discolorations associated with accumulated sun damage and age spots on the face and/or chest. IPL can also help reduce the look of vascular problems, such as rosacea, while leaving the surface of the skin unharmed.

IPL is most effective on white, untanned skin. A good candidate for this type of treatment would be one with blotchy, sun-damaged or discolored skin. Those suffering from rosacea see tremendous results as well. Those with tanned or naturally dark skin are not necessarily good candidates for IPL because there’s a risk that the skin pigment could change after treatment. Anyone taking Accutane should not consider an IPL treatment until at least six months after they stop using the drug. It’s also strongly recommended that pregnant women wait to receive IPL until after they’ve given birth. A complimentary consultation with a SkinSpirit expert can determine IPL is right for you.

Besides evening out skin color and tone, improving skin texture and leaving behind a radiant complexion, there are several other reasons why IPL is such a great treatment.

State of the Art Technology
At SkinSpirit, we use the Lumenis M22. This type of equipment allows our experts to treat more skin types and conditions while producing better results in less time.

It’s Fast
Each IPL treatment takes only 30 minutes, making this a convenient option for those with busy schedules.

Minimal Downtime
With one treatment, clients can improve the overall appearance of their skin quickly with minimal downtime. Clients may experience minimal discomfort during the 30-minute treatment with minor redness and swelling. These side effects tend to disappear shortly after receiving treatment.

Not As Expensive As You Might Think
True, IPL is generally more costly than treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peels, but it is less expensive than most cosmetic surgery and laser skin treatments. The overall cost for IPL will depend on the severity of the skin conditions a client wants to treat as well as the number of recommended treatments needed to reach the desired outcome. Significant results from IPL generally take anywhere from three to six treatments, with three to four weeks in-between each treatment.

Want to see if you’re a good candidate for IPL? We recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation with one of our experts. Click here to schedule your complimentary consultation at one of our locations: IPL/Photofacial Palo Alto, IPL/Photofacial Walnut Creek, IPL/Photofacial Mill Valley, IPL/Photofacial Los Gatos, IPL/Photofacial University Village, Seattle, IPL/Photofacial Bellevue Square or IPL/Photofacial Redmond.

At SkinSpirit, consultations for any service are always complimentary.



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