woman smiling with ipl

Aging causes wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage on your face. These can sap your energy and confidence. Topical creams and exfoliation may not work even if you give them time. You may need to consider other methods of getting rid of them. One of these is intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy.



What Is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy?



IPL is a cosmetic treatment that helps reduce the signs of aging and sun damage on your skin. It delivers multiple wavelengths to enhance your overall appearance. When the beam heats your skin, it breaks down unwanted cells, and the body removes them through its natural processes.


It is a safe and effective way to heal your skin. It also improves its color and texture. It rejuvenates and revitalizes it. It also leaves it glowing and looking youthful.



IPL for Your Face



Frequent sun exposure can cause damage to the skin on your face. Aging, rosacea, and facial hair are also other concerns that IPL treats. Here is a look at each and how IPL can help you.



Pairs Well With Other Treatments



You can include dermal fillers and Botox in your treatment. It helps reduce the wrinkles in places IPL cannot reach. An example is around your eyes. Therefore, you have an extra advantage as you regain your youthful appearance.



Signs of Aging



Spots, wrinkles, and fine lines are some of the signs of aging that you can treat with IPL. The treatment penetrates the skin down into the second layer. It stimulates collagen growth and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.



Hair Removal



Some people have hair on their faces. They try removing it but it keeps regrowing. IPL may work for you. It sends the hair into the resting phase. It uses gentle light pulses that target the melanin at the hair root. The heat damages hair follicles, causing hair to fall out. Gradually, it prevents hair growth, and you will have less hair in the treatment area.



Acne Treatment



IPL tackles acne and its side effects. It also reduces inflammation, redness, and harmful bacteria affecting your skin. It encourages your skin to shed and renew its top and outer layer. Therefore, it gradually eliminates scar tissue. You may need to stop using acne medication and other topical ointments before starting IPL.



Eliminating Rosacea



Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness on your chin, forehead, cheeks, and nose. You may also have small, pus-filled bumps, and your blood vessels may show through your skin. The severity of your rosacea may depend on your situation. IPL treatment will get rid of about 75 percent of broken blood vessels. It will work best if you have moderate rosacea and are below 40 years old.



Deep Rejuvenation With Little Downtime



The facial treatment penetrates deep into your skin layers without causing swelling or unbearable irritation. Hence, you do not need to take too much time, if any, away from work. The side effects are mild. You may experience skin sensitivity and redness. However, it will resolve on its own after about 48 hours.


For more information on intense pulsed therapy, visit Handal Plastic Surgery at our Boca Raton, Florida office. Call (561) 220-6360 today to schedule an appointment.