If you are tired of the aged look on your skin, it might be time to get an IPL skin rejuvenation treatment done. What is this treatment? The following article is here to answer that question.
What is IPL skin rejuvenation?
IPL stands for “intense pulsed light”. IPL skin rejuvenation treatment is a procedure that uses intense pulsed light to get rid of unwanted skin issues that are usually brought about by the natural aging process. This treatment aims to get rid of dark spots, wrinkles and rough textures on the skin.
The process of this treatment involves creating small, controlled wounds on the skin and forcing the skin to heal itself instantly by the creation of new cells in the area.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, it is safe. As long as the people administering the treatment are trained and qualified technicians, you can be assured of a safe treatment session. Check the accreditation of the clinic or spa you visit before undergoing the treatment to be completely sure. If the specialists are certified, they will know how to deliver the procedure properly, with you being happy with the results later on.
Benefits of this treatment
There are many skin conditions that IPL skin rejuvenation treatment can treat.
Freckles. This treatment can be used to effectively get rid of freckles and other hyperpigmented areas such as sunspots. It can also be used to get rid of the uneven coloring of the skin.
Acne. Acne scars can also be treated by IPL skin rejuvenation. These scars can sometimes prove to be very difficult to remove, and the very stubborn acne scars rarely go away on their own.
Sun damage. Redness or damage to the skin caused by the sun is a common condition that can be treated using IPL skin rejuvenation.
Broken capillaries. If you have broken capillaries, the light in IPL skin rejuvenation treatments can also make this skin condition less noticeable.
Stubborn melasma. If your skin has this so-called “mask of pregnancy” that did not go away even if you are no longer pregnant, you can use this skin treatment to get your skin back to normal.
Risks to the procedure
Any procedure has risks that accompany it. The risks of IPL skin rejuvenation treatment are burns, eye damage, scarring, and tissue damage. The treatment works by using a light source. The light is directed toward a specific location where the treatment is to be done. The light destroys the skin in that area and prompts the quick recovery of that portion of the skin by inducing new cells to replaced the damaged ones. This can cause many unwanted side-effects because the light is not concentrated in just one specific area like a laser beam would be.
If you are thinking about undergoing this type of treatment, talk to your dermatologist first. They can inform you about the risks and if the treatment is a good option for you. If not, they can also be able to recommend other treatments that might be more beneficial for your needs.