Last Updated on July 10, 2023 by Umer Malik
IPL stands for intense pulsed light and is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses a specific wavelength of light to treat pigmentation, acne scars, sun damage, and fine lines. The light energy is delivered into the skin precisely to cause minimal damage to surrounding tissue. The light source used in IPL Tomball treatments emits short bursts of high-intensity light, which targets the melanin (pigment) in your skin that causes discoloration or uneven skin tone.
When melanin absorbs the light, it becomes heated and destroyed by the heat generated from this process. The underlying tissue returns to its normal state without leaving any residual scarring or inflammation behind.
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Benefits of IPL treatment
1. Release hyperpigmentation spots
IPL treatments can help treat age spots, freckles, and other pigmentation problems. The light from the IPL device breaks up the pigment in your skin and stimulates your body to replace it with new healthy tissue. This helps to reduce or eliminate unwanted pigmentation and freckles on the skin.
2. Treat sun damage
IPL treatments can also treat sun damage, such as brown spots and uneven skin tone caused by excessive sun exposure over the years. The light from an IPL device breaks up the brown pigment in the skin that has been damaged by the sun’s UV rays, helping to stimulate new collagen formation and improve your overall skin condition.
3. Improve acne scars
Acne scars can be treated using an IPL device in conjunction with dermabrasion or microdermabrasion to improve their appearance. These treatments will help remove thick scar tissue while stimulating new collagen growth that will fill pitted areas left behind by acne breakouts.
4. Age spots
IPL treatment is also effective for fading age spots and freckles that appear on the face due to sun exposure. The treatment can be done in 2-3 sessions depending on the size and depth of age spots. One session can reduce up to 90% of these unwanted marks on your face within six weeks after one session. You will see visible results after 1-week post-treatment, but full results can be seen after three months post-treatment.
5. Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
This is one of the most commonly sought-after results of using IPL technology on your face or neck area. The treatment works by stimulating collagen production so that your skin becomes firmer over time, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in those areas where they occur most prominently.
6. The procedure itself is simple and painless
A dermatologist will apply a topical anesthetic cream to the treatment area before beginning the procedure. The dermatologist then applies the IPL device directly to your skin and turns it on. You may feel some pressure or warmth during the process, but it is not painful.
IPL treatment is a highly effective treatment for pigmentation and sun damage. This treatment uses intense pulse light to target brown spots, freckles, age spots, and melasma. IPL treatment is performed in the doctor’s office with minimal downtime and discomfort. IPL can be used on all skin types, including darker skin tones. However, some patients may experience redness after the procedure that can last several hours to days, depending on their sensitivity level. If you would like to try out IPL treatment, contact The Total You Medical Spa.