What does IPL stand for?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is also often referred to as a “photo facial.” It’s a light based therapy that targets pigmentation both brown (sun damage) and redness (flushing of the skin).
Where can IPL treatments be performed:
IPL can be performed on the entire body.
How often should you get IPL Treatments?
This treatment is best in a series, usually done 2 weeks apart for the best results.
How does IPL work?
The light therapy targets the pigment of damaged cells . We pulse the light/heat all over desired areas to create an superficial injury to the surface and help regenerate the cells. After treatment, the skin pigment can appear darker initially because the effects of the light/heat . This is a good thing as it will usually look worse before it looks better.
How long before you see results?
Sometimes the pigment can look like a scab or coffee grounds on the skin before it falls off or fades. This process can take a week or so to happen before the skin looks brighter, tighter and smoother.
When is the best time to have IPL treatments?
Winter and spring are both great times of year to try this treatment as we are not getting exposure to a strong UVA/UVB rays .