As people go through life, they often develop age spots, spider veins, and other skin issues. Those who have spent lots of time outside may have sun damage on their faces. At Urban Allure in San Francisco, California, we can improve these issues and give you a radiant, attractive complexion with intense pulsed light, or IPL. Read on to learn how IPL treatments can help you achieve a more attractive look.
IPL Treatment FAQs: How Many Sessions Will You Need?
We can renew your skin with our Ellipse I2PL pulsed light system. This state-of-the-art IPL treatment can reduce the appearance of your age spots, sun spots, and uneven pigmentation. It can also enhance your skin’s texture and address broken capillaries and redness.
A Customized Approach
Since everyone’s skin is unique, the number of sessions that you need will be unique to you. You may be happy with your results after a single treatment session. Alternatively, you may need multiple treatments to obtain your aesthetic goal.
Scheduling Your Treatments
During your initial consultation, we will examine your skin. We will also talk about your goals and preferences. We will use this information to determine a suitable treatment plan for you.
Maintaining Your Results
Your skin will continue to age after you receive this treatment. As a result, many people are happiest when they receive regular follow-up treatments. In particular, many patients have one or two touch-up treatments every year.
How Will I Prepare for My Treatment?
Since this treatment is so easy, you don’t need to do much to prepare for your appointment. That said, you should not tan your skin before you receive this treatment. To avoid getting a tan, you should stay inside when the sun is strong. You also should not use tanning beds or self-tanning cream. We will provide you with more detailed preparation instructions during your initial consultation. Following these rules may help you achieve more optimal results from your treatment.
What Will My Appointment Be Like?
There’s no need to be nervous before you receive this treatment. You don’t have to go to the hospital or receive anesthesia during your appointment.
The Power of IPL
This treatment uses short flashes of intense light to improve your skin. During your appointment, we will use a flash-lamp to direct this light to your treatment area. Our treatment system is very precise and controlled. We will adjust the speed and amount of the light to fit your unique circumstances.
An Easy Appointment
This is a gentle treatment. In fact, many people say that the sensation they experience during their appointment is similar to the heat that people feel on their skin after spending a day at the beach.
Do I Need to Follow Any Special Rules After My Appointment?
The recovery process is usually very quick and easy. In general, people can immediately resume their jobs, childcare responsibilities, and other tasks.
We may suggest that you follow some simple aftercare rules after you receive your treatment. For instance, we may advise some people to use ice packs on their treatment areas. We will also advise you not to tan your skin after your appointment. Instead, you should wear a high-quality sunscreen of at least 30 SPF in the weeks that follow your appointment.
When Will I See Positive Results?
Your skin will take some time to rejuvenate itself after your appointment. Many people see positive changes in their skin within a few days.
Is This Treatment Safe?
This is a well-studied treatment that has a proven safety profile. In fact, clinical studies have shown that this treatment can safely and effectively improve people’s skin. Further, the Ellipse I2PL system has customized settings that allow us to tailor your treatment to your unique needs. It also has a Dual Mode Filtering system that removes possibly harmful wavelengths.
Is This Treatment Similar to Laser Therapy?
IPL treatments are very similar to laser treatments. In particular, both of these methods direct wavelengths to your treatment area. However, there are some important differences between these treatments. In particular, IPL uses a variety of wavelengths to improve your skin. In contrast, lasers usually emit light that has only one wavelength.
These treatments have unique benefits. Treatments that use IPL are great at reducing the prominence of age spots and sun damage. They can also improve the texture of your skin. Laser treatments are a fantastic choice for people who want to permanently reduce unwanted hair. During your initial consultation, we can provide you with more information about how both of these treatments can help you.
Who Can Receive This Treatment?
This treatment works best when there is a strong contrast between your skin and your blood vessels, age spots, and other imperfections. As a result, people who have lighter skin may achieve better results from this treatment. This treatment also may work better on people who do not have suntans. That said, Ellipse I2PL has a variety of different settings. We can use these settings to adjust your treatment based on your complexion and skin type.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready to look younger and more attractive? IPL treatments can reduce redness, age spots, and signs of sun damage. This innovative technique can also improve your skin’s texture. To learn more about this fantastic skin rejuvenation method, contact us at Urban Allure in San Francisco, California for an initial consultation today.