PL Treatment – Watch the damage fall off your face!

Maybe you’ve recently heard your friends talking about an amazing treatment called IPL. If you’re still wondering what it is and how it can benefit your face then keep reading! IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and it is a photo-rejuvenation treatment used to rid the skin of dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, acne and scarring. IPL will definitely improve the texture of your skin, leaving the surface of your skin smooth and radiant. Many get an IPL treatment done when they are looking to achieve that glow factor everyone is looking for!

What’s the treatment like?

Now that you’ve learned a little about all the amazing ways an IPL treatment can benefit your skin – let’s talk about what the actual treatment is like! You definitely want to make sure you avoid any sun exposure in the days leading up to your treatment – so no sun without wearing SPF and definitely no tanning beds! You’ll also want to cut out any use of harsh skin products like retinol and retinoids before your treatment as well. Your aesthetician will fill you in on all of the specifics before your treatment!

The procedure itself is super simple and should be pain free! First, your face will be covered with a layer of gel and you’ll be asked to wear goggles to protect your eyes. The aesthetician will select an appropriate strength level on the IPL machine depending on what your specific skin type can handle. The aesthetician will then move the IPL machine over your entire face being careful to get every bit of facial surface. The treatment may give the mild sensation of a quick pop to the skin – not painful though! The treatment takes between 10-15 minutes and you’re done!

What results should I expect?

Immediately after the treatment your face may feel warm and might look a bit red. These effects should subside within a few minutes. You will need to be sure to keep your face covered with SPF and stay out of direct sunlight for 2 weeks. You will notice any dark spots or sun damage begin to darken over the next few days and then these spots will begin to flake off and disappear forever! As the dead treated skin sheds and falls off, you will begin to see brighter, more radiant skin revealed! Wrinkles and fine lines will be less noticeable and dark spots/sun damage will be diminished.

Ready to try it out for yourself?

Are you ready to leave sun damage and dark spots behind AND reveal more radiant, youthful looking skin?! Contact us and we’d love to help you reach all of your skincare goals!