What Can IPL Therapy Do for Your Skin

What Can IPL Therapy Do for Your Skin?

Looking for a non-invasive way to enhance the appearance of your skin? The esthetician at Defy of Indiana offers Lumecca, an intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial treatment that can eliminate flaws in the tone and texture of the skin on the face.

This therapy involves passing a device over the affected skin that generates light pulses that penetrate into the skin. The light can reach the deep layers of the skin and, thanks to the treatment’s multiple wavelengths, allows for the ability to address multiple skin conditions within one session. After two or three treatments, you can notice a more even tone and smoother skin.

Your health provider can evaluate your unique skin concerns during a consultation appointment to determine if this skin rejuvenation solution will suit your specific cosmetic goals. You can also discover the aesthetic advantages of IPL therapy as well as how to ensure these benefits are long-lasting when you read on.

What Can IPL Therapy Do for Your Skin

Experience Skin Rejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

IPL treatment can help patients with a variety of issues with their skin. If you have spots of discoloration, for instance, like birthmarks, scars, sunspots, age spots, or other hyperpigmentation, Lumecca can help you achieve a more even skin tone.

The light waves react with melanin and hemoglobin, the proteins that give skin its color. The treatment can encourage pigmented areas of the skin to release excess proteins to get rid of blemishes and improve the tone of the skin.

Light from IPL therapy can also generate a slight amount of heat which can stimulate the production of collagen within the skin. Collagen is another protein found within the skin that keeps it looking fresh and firm. As we age, the skin will start to lose collagen and can look dry and saggy.

IPL treatment can then make the skin more elastic and better able to return to its usual shape when stretched. This means you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face, ensuring your skin looks smooth, youthful, and radiant.

How to Maximize Skin Aesthetics After IPL Treatment

As mentioned, many individuals may need two or three sessions of IPL therapy to see the full results of the treatment. Then they can enjoy the cosmetic benefits for at least six months and up to a year. You can improve the longevity of this skin treatment when you take good care of your skin before and after this therapy.

In the week or two leading up to your treatment, clean the skin on your face gently twice a day. You can also benefit from moisturizing the skin both in the mornings and the evenings. Wear sunscreen to protect your skin from harsh UV rays.

Your Defy provider will give you instructions on what to do before your appointment. You should not apply skin irritants on the day of your treatment. These can include makeup or perfume.

Continue avoiding makeup and sun exposure as your skin recovers from IPL therapy. You may notice some sensitivity within the skin directly after the treatment, but this should fade within a few days. Learn more about what to expect from this skin rejuvenation treatment by contacting Defy of Indiana today.