IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light and is a non-surgical, non-laser, light therapy technique used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, redness, acne scars, large pores, and sunspots.
What is IPL Treatment?
IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light and is a non-surgical, non-laser, light therapy technique used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, redness, acne scars, large pores, and sunspots. The IPL treatment penetrates layers of the skin to lighten hyperpigmentation, shrink blood vessels, and tighten collagen. IPL uses light energy to target a certain color in your skin. When the skin is heated, your body gets rid of the unwanted cells, and that gets rid of the thing you’re being treated for. Unlike lasers, an IPL device sends out more than one wavelength of pulsating light. It can treat a range of skin conditions at the same time.
Who Should Get IPL Treatment?
Anyone who wants to lessen or get rid of:
- Stretch marks
- Broken blood vessels
- Age spots
- Dark spots or discoloration
- Fine wrinkles
- Unwanted hair
How should I prepare for IPL?
Before your IPL procedure, your skin will be examined. Let your provider know if you have any skin conditions that might affect healing after your treatment, such as inflammatory acne or eczema.
Your skin care specialist may recommend that you avoid certain activities, medications, and other products for two weeks prior to your procedure. On the day of your appointment, avoid using perfume, makeup, and scented products that can irritate your skin.