“The moon has scars too, but that doesn’t make it less admirable!” We have heard this innumerable times while addressing skin issues- especially the stubborn ones on our faces undefeated by almost all cosmetic or natural remedies. The reality is that the scars can neither cause pain to the moon nor lower its confidence.
Our skin goes through challenges like harmful UV rays and a hectic lifestyle that affect it negatively by causing acne, sun damage, age spots, etc. There is a ray of hope guiding us through it – the IPL photo facial.
Intense Pulsed Light treatment or IPL Photo Facial has become a beloved and effective light treatment used for improving the texture, appearance, clarity, or other medical abnormalities of the skin. This treatment uses broad-spectrum light to the target color. Areas of skin that have a variance of color – May it be dark, brown, or red skin – are treated with photo rejuvenation. Photo-rejuvenation makes the skin more cohesive and blemish-free, eradicating the variance of color caused – probably due to dead cells, sun damage or bacteria, and in some cases broken vessels or damaged cells.
The IPL photo-facial is frequently used for facial skin issues but is equally effective in renewing the texture of the neck, upper chest, shoulders, hands, arms, and legs. It is a simple, painless, and gentle procedure, which does not cause any swelling, redness, or irritation. This treatment keeps healing the skin over time, and the best results are to be seen about three months after the last session or treatment. The most important tips to keep in mind after an IPL photo-facial are: no exposure to sun and a proper skincare routine.
There are several treatments that IPL can perform, for example, acne treatments, hair removal, vascular treatments, and pigmentation. One can do a lot with IPL treatments.
IPL Photo-Facials differ from laser treatments in terms of penetration and affordability. IPL photo facials focus on the deeper layers of your skin compared to Laser treatments. If you are looking for getting several treatments on a relatively low budget, then an IPL photo-facial is far more affordable than laser treatments.
To show the effectiveness of this facial, we have listed the most common five issues related to skin:
The accumulation of excreted oils, bacteria, and dead skin cells cause acne, clogging the pores and restricting your skin from breathing. An IPL photo-facial meticulously eliminates this accumulation and all other impurities and opens the clogged pores. By penetrating the deeper layers of our skin, the light energy produces heat – eradicating the dirt, oil and destroying the dead cells. Use mild skincare products after a photo-facial and avoid taking hot showers for a minimum of 48 hours after the treatment.
2. Age Spots
Even though wrinkles and fine lines are inevitable with age, they can appear sooner due to sun damage. Exposure to UV rays can cause dark spots and blemishes or age spots. IPL photo facials use bright light of a specific wavelength and project it onto the affected areas of the skin. This light helps in the enhancement of collagen production in the pigmented area. After the age of 30, the natural capacity of our skin to produce collagen decreases by 1-2% every year. By heating the skin to a certain degree, IPL encourages collagen production, making your skin redeem its glow after the treatment.
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes small red pus-filled bumps and blood vessels to appear on the face. It is often mistaken for acne. An IPL photo-facial uses a wavelength of light to enter the skin tissues that collapses the tiny red blood vessels and red bumps, gradually decreasing or eliminating the redness of the facial skin. The destroyed superficial blood vessels are then slowly flushed out of the body. IPL facial offers a mild, long-lasting, and gentle solution for those suffering from rosacea. It takes about 3-6 treatments depending on the pigmentation to achieve optimal results.
Light freckles are admired by many, but the darker ones are often unwanted. IPL can cure these too. The rays used in IPL treatment go into the second layer of the skin, known as the dermis. Freckles being darker than the rest of the skin, absorb this light effectively, and break down the melanin – their foundation. The treatment leaves us with clear, happy freckle free skin.
5. Sun Damages Skin
Ultraviolet (UV) Rays are the skin’s worst enemy. The direct effect on collagen makes our skin vulnerable and weak. This damage causes stubborn tans, uneven skin tone, dark spots, and redness. Tan is the most visible effect as it leads to discoloration of the skin. The primary and most common cause is spending a lot of time outdoors without appropriate sunscreens.
An IPL photo facial fights the effects of the UV rays by first reaching deep into the skin and uprooting the discolored cells formed in the dermis. The intense pulse light gets rid of the dark spots and other issues caused by sun damage. This process can be identified as exfoliation as it removes the dark pigmented cells from the layers of our skin. Our skin can now produce new collagen to remove tan, improve sagging, and make our skin clearer, younger and glowing.