Erase the Summer, Go into Fall with Fresh Skin
Freshen up your skin with an IPL treatment to get rid of sunspots, freckles and dark spots!
Fall has begun so let’s give your skin something to be thankful for! We all love the golden tan that the Florida sun provides, but it also ages the skin and leaves behind ugly dark spots. Now is the time to erase that summer damage with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapy.
What Is an IPL Therapy?
IPL is a light-based treatment that specifically targets the melanin in your skin that causes these ugly dark spots and pigmented lesions also known as sunspots, freckles, and age spots. It uses intense pulsed light at different wavelengths to penetrate below the epidermis to target adverse or unwanted pigmentation while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue alone. This treatment provides a fast and easy way to improve and give you a more even skin tone simply with the power of light.
What to expect during the treatment?
During the treatment, we keep your eyes covered and safe using protective eye wear. There may be some discomfort during treatment as the light penetrates your skin, but most find it tolerable and minimal. Some describe the treatment to feel like little rubber bands snapping on your skin and feel a slight sun burn sensation after. Some find their eyes to be sensitive to the light even with their eye wear due to the intense pulsed light used being very bright.
Luckily, IPL is a quick, non-invasive treatment that can decrease the appearance of pigmented lesions all while restoring the skin’s lost radiance with no downtime.
What Cosmetic Issues does IPL Treat?
Not only does the IPL help decrease discoloration and pigmented lesions from sun damage and age, but there are several other benefits to consider when deciding to do IPL treatment. IPL can improve redness associated with rosacea. It can also diminish broken capillaries/vessels that are commonly found around the nose, cheeks, and chin. IPL has also been shown to decrease acne breakouts which in turn reduce acne scaring and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Is IPL Only Used to Treat the Face?
IPL is safe for most areas of the body. The most common areas treated are the areas most frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, chest, and hands. Other areas that we treat often include arms, abdomen, shoulders, back, and even legs. If you have sun damage, we can take care of it.
What to expect after an IPL treatment?
After an IPL treatment you can expect to see the sunspots get darker within the first 24-48 hours, giving a “coffee ground” appearance. These dark spots will begin to flake off within one to two weeks helping to balance your natural complexion. Results can be seen after just one treatment, but the severity of your sun damage will determine how many treatments you require. Most of us have YEARS, even decades worth of sun damage which typically takes several treatments to repair.
How Long do the Results Last?
The length of your results depends on your lifestyle habits, making sun protection and skin care maintenance essential to the longevity of the results.
Ready to freshen up your skin? Schedule a consultation at one of our CMS locations!