What To Expect During Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy

by John
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy

People see your face first and how your face looks determines the first impression. You might be having skin problems that make you want to cover your face and not let people see the scars and blemishes. However, there is hope because IPL Cypress uses an innovative treatment to help you regain your perfect skin. It would help if you did not fear undergoing the Intense Pulsed Light Therapy because it does not involve incisions. You can undergo the treatment and then return home or to the office afterward.

What Skin Issues Get Treated

Intense pulsed light therapy is a safe procedure for most skin types involving light of different wavelengths to smoothen the skin. The light eliminates unwanted cells. The procedure addresses the following aesthetic concerns;

  • Pigmentation
  • Redness from rosacea
  • Sunspots
  • Fine lines
  • Mild scarring
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Age spots
  • Acne
  • Birthmarks
  • Stretch marks
  • Scars
  • Unwanted hair
  • Spider veins

What Happens During the Procedure?

You will visit your doctor and discuss the beauty goals you seek to achieve through intense pulsed light therapy. The doctor will then review your medical history and explain what goes on during the procedure and the expected duration of observable changes. Your dermatology will advise you on how to prepare for the session, what you should do, and those you should avoid. For example, you should avoid tanning and chemical skin peels at least a month before the treatment. On the day you will undergo the procedure, refrain from using perfume and make-up as they might cause skin irritation during the procedure. The doctor will provide you with dark glasses and request that you lie on your back.

The dark glasses will shield your eyes from the intense light. The doctor then directs the light to the skin, and you might experience some sting as your skin gets the light. If you are uncomfortable due to the exposure to light, you can request your doctor to provide anesthesia. After completing the procedure, you will be advised whether you will need one session or multiple sessions, depending on your skin and aesthetic goals. 

People Who Do Not Qualify For The Treatment

Though the procedure is safe, it is not suitable for some people. For instance, you cannot undertake the treatment if you are sensitive to light. If you have recently tanned your skin, have skin cancer, or used retinoid cream, the doctor will advise you against the procedure. Also, if you have high melanin levels or severe scarring, the procedure is not suitable for you. Besides, if you are on medication that makes you sun-sensitive, you have to consider undergoing the procedure much later.

A smooth and young-looking skin boosts your confidence and improves your self-esteem. At Balle Bliss Luxury Medical Spa, the skin specialists are committed to ensuring you have the dream face. When you visit the facility, you will undergo procedures that utilize the latest technology. If you have tried many treatments that do not seem to work, try intense pulsed light therapy for fast results. Book an appointment today.

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