What to Expect After an IPL Treatment?
Do you somehow feel like a bit older than your actual age? If you do, then you may be experiencing premature aging – dull and wrinkled skin, graying hair, and all the unwanted body changes.
However, with the natural aging process and all the triggering factors (sun exposure, harsh products, etc.), our skin develops blemishes and irregular pigmentation. These are the main reasons why we tend to lose our skin’s radiance.
Indeed, we cannot stop time. But, we can do something to regain our youthful glow. There are natural and clinic-based treatments that we can utilize to bring back what time has stolen on us. It’s for us to find out what will work best for us.
But with today’s fast-pacing technology, we can now have the most effective skin treatment that won’t compromise our time and budget. I’m talking about this IPL thing.
What is IPL?
IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is the technology that has been used for years now in performing a variety of skin treatments. These include hair removal and photorejuvenation. This skin treatment is usually done for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes.
IPL utilizes a broad-spectrum pulse of light, which is in the visible spectral range of 400 to 1200 nm. It uses various filters to select shorter wavelengths, and potentially cutoff damaging UV rays.
Its main target is the specific structures in the skin called melanin. These are the dark pigments that cause the skin to appear dark or pigmented.
IPL works by using an intense light that emits multiple wavelengths. This light is then penetrated on the skin and brings damage to the melanin. Through this process, the skin rejuvenates and appears a lot healthier than the way it used to be. Increasingly, IPL shows significant effects such as increased collagen production which is a great help in filling in fine lines and wrinkles.
If you don’t want to undergo invasive and ablative procedures, IPL is definitely the one you should opt for. With lots of positive reviews, it is already proven to be 100% safe and effective in dealing with different skin concerns.
IPL works best with the following:
- Fine lines
- Brown spots
- Broken capillaries
- Unwanted hair
- And many more
Typically, patients are required to undergo 3-5 treatments to optimize the results thoroughly. This is done at a 3-4 week interval.
The treatment takes 15-20 minutes per session. But, it still depends on the area you’re treating. During the procedure, you may feel some slight sensations, but it’s not actually painful. You can compare it to as if you’re being quickly snapped by a rubber band against the skin. If you have very low pain tolerance, you can use a topical anesthetic to ease the discomfort.
After your IPL treatment, it is completely normal to experience mild redness and swelling. This usually lasts for a few hours or days. Don’t worry about the recovery time because IPL does not demand it. You can resume your daily tasks right after as long as you can do the aftercare instructions.
Once you’ve completed your treatment, expect to look younger and healthier. That’s the power of IPL!
- Princess Carla Marasigan