IPL Treatment Irvine
What is IPL?
It is a skin care procedure that can lessen birthmarks, liver spots, rosacea, UV damage. Instead of using a single focused wavelength, IPL employs a number of wavelengths. Without endangering the top layer of skin, the light can pass through to the dermis (second layer of skin) (epidermis). Treatment for the face, hands, neck, and chest that is non-invasive and aesthetic.
IPL is great for:
- age spots
- sun damage
- broken blood vessels (face)
What is treatment like?
The region being treated is cleansed and lotions and makeup are removed. A numbing cream is applied prior to the procedure. While applying light pulses, the IPL handpiece slides smoothly over the skin. Patients experience mild stinging as the light pulses are administered to the skin, akin to the sensation of a little rubber band snapping on the skin.
How many treatments will I need?
Obviously everyone is different but for optimal results, we recommend a series of 3-6 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
What is the after care?
You may have minor swelling and redness for a few days after IPL. That is typical. For a few days, brown spots could appear darker until they lighten.
Following an IPL procedure, you can immediately apply sunscreen and makeup.
Applying sunscreen to your skin every day is crucial for sun protection.