Do you have skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, sun damage, or spider veins? IPL treatments use light energy to restore more even, youthful-looking skin. This versatile method can treat issues most lasers cannot for complete skin rejuvenation.
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is also known as an IPL Photofacial. A laser only uses one wavelength of energy, but IPL uses a broad spectrum of light to treat more different skin conditions. The pulses of light travel through the outer layers of skin to target damaged or hyperpigmented areas.
*individual results may vary.
The multiple wavelengths used by IPL treatment work on various skin issues. Some wavelengths target damaged skin. Others are active against pigmented areas such as sun spots or spider veins. The energy also triggers cells to produce more collagen, a vital support protein that keeps skin firm and youthful. Restoring collagen leads to skin that looks smoother, more even, and more resilient.
An IPL photofacial has several benefits over laser treatments for similar skin concerns. At Manhattan Aesthetics, we may recommend IPL for several reasons:
You can return to your usual activities after IPL treatment. You will need to avoid sun exposure between treatments. You may want to avoid scheduling social events after treatment since your skin may look red and peel slightly. You can return to work after treatment if you wish.
Since IPL treatments use a broader light spectrum, the applicator can cover a larger area. IPL can be used on the face and body, so the ability to cover larger areas gives IPL an advantage over many lasers.
An IPL photofacial can do almost anything a laser treatment can do, and a few things they cannot. While most lasers do not address reddish discoloration well, IPL makes an excellent choice for treating spider veins, rosacea, and acne redness.
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Most people need a series of IPL treatments spaced several weeks apart. You can see results starting about a week after your first treatment. During the first few days, you will have some peeling, and dark spots may become darker. Unwanted pigmentation will fade within a few days. You will continue to see improvements for several months as your skin adds new collagen.
Good candidates for an IPL treatment want a clearer, more even skin tone. This treatment works best on light to medium skin tones like many lasers. You may need to wait for treatment if you have an active skin condition or broken skin in the treatment area.
*Individual results may vary.