Do you have sun spots or acne scars that you can’t seem to get rid of without surgery? IPL treatment is a light treatment that can remove blemishes in the skin like acne, moles, scars, sun spots, and freckles. The treatment can also stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate skin. At Urban Allure in San Francisco, CA we can use IPL and other skincare treatments to make your skin glowing and healthy.
What Is IPL?
IPL is a skin treatment that can do wonders for your skin. IPL can correct various skin issues and rejuvenate your skin with no surgery or invasive procedures.
IPL stands for intense pulsed light, a treatment that is used to address skin issues using a laser diode with multiple wavelengths that is more comparable to a lamp than a laser. The treatment stimulates the repair of your skin, resulting in a rejuvenating effect.
How Does IPL Treatment Work?
IPL treatment works by exposing the skin to intense light pulses. The laser used in IPL uses multiple wavelengths rather than the single wavelength that is commonly used in laser cosmetics to remove hair or blemishes.
The skin absorbs the light created by the IPL laser, resulting in a heating effect to stimulate repair of the skin. The skin is repaired and rejuvenated after the process, which stimulates the production of collagen. An increase in collagen can help your skin become more elastic and healthy. The collagen will also heal blemishes in the skin that you would live with otherwise, like age spots and acne.
What to Expect?
When you make a consultation appointment with Urban Allure, a specialist will identify your needs and find a treatment that will satisfy you. When you arrive for your IPL treatment, a specialist will clean the target area and apply a gel, then use the handheld IPL laser to treat your skin.
Treatment only takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete, and it may take more than one session to reach your desired goal. The treatment does not do anything to the outer layer of skin but heats up the inner layer of your skin. The heating slightly damages the skin, resulting in a call for your body to naturally repair the skin.
Who Can Benefit From IPL?
IPL can benefit anyone who wants to remove cosmetic flaws from their skin. Men and women can enjoy a treatment, and it works with all skin types. IPL treatment may not be recommended after tanning because the tanned skin may absorb a greater amount of light than desired.
You should speak to a specialist if you have concerns about IPL and tanning. After treatment, wearing sunblock for the first few weeks is recommended.
What Are the Benefits of IPL?
Those who undergo IPL will experience a variety of benefits from the treatment. The treatment stimulates an increase in collagen that makes your skin more elastic and young. IPL is a quick and easy treatment that can repair and rejuvenate your skin. The treatment can be completed in as little as 20 or 30 minutes without any downtime.
Some key benefits that IPL patients can experience include:
- Reduction in sunspots and sun damage
- Shrinkage of veins and capillaries that show through the skin
- Minimized freckles and moles
- Repaired rosacea
- Cleared-up acne and repair acne scars
- Hair removal
- Healed lesions
- Better skin elasticity
- Increased collagen production
- Skin rejuvenation
Can IPL Remove Spots on Skin?
IPL is an excellent treatment for removing spots from sun damage. It can also be used to remove freckles and moles. After treatment, the spots will start to peel off over the next few days. Spots caused by sun damage can be a sign that collagen production is reduced, and the increased collagen production from IPL will help restore the skin.
Can IPL Treat Acne?
Acne and scars from acne can cause of a lack of confidence in many people. Acne can be treated with IPL. The treatment slows down the production of oils that clog your pores and create acne. The treatment can also be used to remove acne scars and lesions that may appear from years of acne.
Can IPL Remove Veins?
IPL treatment shrinks capillaries and veins near the surface of your skin. The capillaries and veins become less visible due to the heat from the treatment. This can be helpful for those who have small veins or capillaries on the surface of their skin.
Will IPL Work for Me?
You may see results after the first treatment, but usually, IPL takes between six and twelve treatments to address common conditions. For certain skin types and conditions, IPL can be combined with other treatments to increase effectiveness.
IPL is a customizable treatment and can be adjusted to address certain issues. We use only the wavelengths that will effectively address your concerns for the best outcome.
The treatment is safe and you will not feel any discomfort during IPL treatment. Our specialist will pinpoint the correct wavelength for the most efficient treatment. After treatment, there is no healing time or downtime, but the use of sunscreen is recommended and individuals with sensitive skin may want to apply ice to the target area.
Are You Ready for IPL?
If you think that IPL treatment would be beneficial to your skincare issues, call Urban Allure in San Francisco, CA today for a consultation. Our specialists can formulate the perfect skincare strategy for you and get you started with a safe and easy IPL session.