Overcoming Skin Damage with Intense Pulsed Light Treatments

Skin damage can be frustrating, causing unsightly blemishes on your face and affecting your self-confidence. Imperfections can develop as a result of your environment, like sun damage, or it can be a result of the natural aging process. Some imperfections, like birthmarks, are something you’re just born with.

Whether you suffer from age spots, sun damage, or something else, you don’t have to live with skin damage. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy uses the latest in cosmetic technology to treat and repair skin damage. When you get IPL treatment, your skin eliminates uneven pigmentation and leaves you with more even, revitalized skin.

The doctors and aestheticians at Evia Medical Center are proud to offer cutting-edge IPL therapy for patients of all ages. Targeted, powerful light reaches and destroys uneven pigmentation without damaging the surface of your skin. IPL therapy can make a big difference and help you overcome skin damage that makes you unhappy.

IPL treats skin damage

Skin damage can have any number of causes. Over the years, your skin might develop sun damage, age spots, or uneven patches caused by rosacea. IPL therapy can minimize and treat uneven skin tone and irritation caused by:

 

 

Skin damage can be hard to address and harder to correct, but IPL treatment is a powerful tool to help you overcome it. The team at Evia Medical Center can work with you to develop a treatment plan that focuses on your areas of damage. IPL therapy is customizable, and our experts use the versatile IPL handpiece to target the treatment area.

In about 30 minutes per session, we clean and prepare your skin, administer IPL treatment, and send you on your way. We may apply a topical anesthetic to help keep you comfortable, and you’ll need to wear dark goggles to protect your eyes from the light.

How IPL works

Also called photorejuvenation, IPL therapy is different than traditional laser treatment. While laser treatment utilizes just one wavelength of light, IPL harnesses multiple wavelengths — like a photo flash — to target and correct damage.

The scattered wavelengths of light penetrate the top layer of your skin, reaching the dermis without harming the surface. IPL therapy is often more effective and less damaging than other methods. The light that reaches the dermis heats the pigment of your skin and destroys the darker, uneven coloring.

For the most part, patients remain comfortable during IPL treatment. You may feel bursts of stinging or tingling as the IPL treatment hits your skin. You might experience redness or swelling immediately after the treatment session, but the side effects should fade in a day or so. You can expect to have multiple treatment sessions to achieve the best results possible. To keep your skin safe following treatment, be sure to follow our guidelines for caring for your face and using sun protection.

While IPL treatment is a flexible option to treat a variety of skin damage, it isn’t for everyone. The team at Evia Medical Center will help you determine if it’s a good option for you. We’ll talk with you about your medical history and your goals for skin damage correction. IPL is often a good option for people who have lighter skin and don’t get thick keloid scars.

To address frustrating skin damage, consider intense pulsed light treatment. From age spots and freckles to rosacea and more, IPL can tackle some of your toughest skin conditions. Call our office to make your first appointment and learn more about your options with IPL therapy.

 

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