What is one of the most popular treatment for the face, neck and chest in the fall? The answer is IPL. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. What does IPL do? IPL is a great medical spa treatment to remove sun spots, redness and broken capillaries without downtime and without using products. A handheld device is held on the skin’s surface delivering pulses of broad spectrum light to the deeper layers of skin. The IPL treatment is like a big “intense” flashlight looking for hyperpigmentation, freckles and vessels that are broken.
IPL can improve acne, rosecea and overall sun damage. Treatments generally take 10 – 40 minutes depending on the treatment area(s). After treatment you can expect your face to feel tighter and pink to red. Interestingly, the sun spots will turn darker after treatment. About day 7-10, the sun spots will start to fall off your treatment area but there will not be any flaking of your skin with IPL. Your broken capillaries will start to shrink and the body will absorb them in 4-8 weeks.
IPL is like putting your skin through a car wash. The results can be profound and your skin conditions can look dramatically better. We also recommend enhancing your skin and sustaining your IPL results with the proper skin care like ZO Skin Health. Using sunblock and avoiding sun exposure is a must after IPL.
IPL results can last a long time if you preserve your results with lifestyle choices like avoiding tanning. You may also require a series of IPL treatments depending on your skin condition. IPL can also be combined the same day with a great chemical peel like the ViPeel or 123 Step Peel by ZO Skin Health to provide the ultimate skin treatment result.
Now is the best time to have IPL and look great for the holidays and to clear up your summer sun damage. Call today to learn more about IPL, photofacials, chemical peels and more. We are proud to be Delaware’s number one recommended med spa and will continue to serve our community with honest and trustworthy services.