IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments can help with sun damage and tattoo removal, among other skin issues. It comprises directing short bursts of light at certain wavelengths to specific regions of your body. At Pink parlor, we want you to feel at ease with your treatment options. If you want to know if IPL is the best treatment for you, keep reading this blog to learn everything you need to know about it.
IPL treatment targets melanin
The majority of IPL treatments directly target melanin. The light's frequency is chosen to allow it to be absorbed by your skin's melanin. These cells are damaged by light and are naturally broken down and removed by your body, causing darker colours on your skin to fade. It also stops future hair growth by destroying melanin in the hair follicle.
Because the therapy relies on melanin levels in target areas being higher than in surrounding skin, it's best if you have a fair to olive complexion. If you have darker skin, IPL may not be the best treatment for you. This allows us to measure your skin tone and make appropriate device changes to ensure the best therapy possible.
IPL can treat more than discoloration
To address a range of needs, IPL can be set to a number of wavelengths. The Cynosure Icon offers laser options in addition to IPL wands. This allows us to effectively treat mild to severe wrinkles, visible veins and blood vessels, acne scarring, rough skin, large pores, and unwanted hair. In rare cases, we may be able to treat many problems in a single session.
You need to share your medical history
Some medicines and medical conditions may interact poorly with IPL. Antibiotics, for example, may cause photosensitivity in your skin, resulting in IPL burns. Please let us know if you are pregnant, have herpes or cold sores, are now taking medication, or have previously used acne medication. We can help you determine the best treatment option for you if we know your medical history.
Multiple treatment sessions produce the best results
IPL does not produce immediate results. It's conceivable that you'll need multiple therapy sessions to achieve the desired results. We can treat your concerns softly and carefully over several sessions without harming your healthy skin. The majority of people receive three to six treatments, followed by a month of recovery.
The good news is that IPL therapy has a long-term effect, with many people satisfied with their results six months following treatment. In addition, each treatment session is rather short, lasting about half an hour depending on the size of the region to be treated.
You may experience some discomfort
There may be some discomfort during IPL treatment. The sensation of light pulses is sometimes compared to that of a rubber band snapping or match lighting. The cooling elements in the Cynosure Icon, on the other hand, help to keep your pain to a minimum. Please let us know if you experience any pain throughout the treatment so that we can make the appropriate adjustments to the equipment.
After the treatment, we may apply a cold compress to relieve any discomfort and diminish redness in the treated area. Additionally, applying a moisturizer to your skin can help to relieve your soreness.
After your treatment, your skin may be red for a day or two, similar to a slight sunburn.
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