Everything You Need to Know About IPL Treatment

Do you wish that you could turn back time and regain a youthful complexion? With IPL treatment, it’s possible to reverse signs of aging for tighter, smoother, and brighter skin. 

If you’re interested in IPL, keep reading to learn all about this skin rejuvenation process and how it can help you reach your cosmetic goals.  

What is IPL?

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It’s used as a cosmetic treatment for a broad range of concerns, namely signs of skin aging. IPL is safe for most skin types. Unlike other types of laser therapy, IPL administers more than one light wavelength. As a result, it can more effectively treat larger sections of skin. 

How Does IPL Work?

IPL is administered with a handheld device. The light energy generates heat in the targeted skin cells, which causes controlled damage. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process and prompts skin cell regeneration. As a result, old skin cells are replaced with new, healthy cells, leading to a brighter, more even skin tone and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. 

What is The IPL Treatment Process Like?

Before administering IPL, your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin, which ensures that you remain comfortable throughout the treatment. Your doctor will then administer IPL. This process takes an average of 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. 

After the IPL procedure, the treatment area may be somewhat pink and feel like a mild sunburn for a couple of hours. Your skin will become more pigmented after the treatment, then flake off in three to ten days. However, no downtime is required after this cosmetic procedure. 

Will I Need Multiple IPL Treatments?

Some patients need between two and six IPL treatments to attain their desired results. Your skin type can also impact how many IPL sessions you’ll need. To learn if you’re a candidate for IPL skin rejuvenation, schedule a consultation at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness today.