If you are someone looking for a way to revitalize and refresh your look, consider IPL treatment. It is a highly effective way to target a long list of skin imperfections, including sun spots and spider veins. As a bonus, this treatment can be done just about anywhere on the body. It is gentler on the skin than many methods and even has shorter sessions, making it worth serious consideration.
How Does IPL Treatment Work?
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatment involves sending many different wavelengths of light into the target area. It does not harm the top layer of your skin but is able to penetrate down into the epidermis. Once there, pigment cells absorb the energy and it is converted to heat. The heat is then able to destroy the unwanted pigment.
Step one in the process is to have a consultation where we can discuss your needs and create a personalized treatment plan for you. When you come in for the actual procedure, the area is thoroughly cleansed. A cooling gel will then be rubbed onto the area. You will receive protective goggles to protect your eyes from the light.
It is then time for the IPL photofacial. How long your treatment will take depends on the size of the area being targeted. Generally speaking, your session may last around 20 to 30 minutes. Many people require multiple treatments, which is something that can be discussed at consultation. How far apart sessions need to be spaced can be discussed at our office as well.
After your treatment, there is little to no recovery period. You can immediately resume your normal activities. Be sure to protect your skin from direct sunlight and wear plenty of sunscreen when going outside.
What Can an IPL Treatment Help With?
This is a highly effective method of treating several types of skin imperfections. People seek out this option for:
- Spider veins
- Sun spots
- Age spots
- Broken blood vessels
Who Is a Good Candidate for IPL Treatments?
Due to the way it works, the ideal candidate for this treatment will have light, untanned skin. Those with darker skin will be better off with laser treatment options, which are less likely to affect pigmentation.
If you would like to learn more about IPL Treatment at Urban Allure in San Francisco and how it can help you revitalize your look, feel free to speak with our educated professionals. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!