Which specific skin problems are suitable for IPL?
IPL is particularly popular for the treatment of rosacea and sun damage.
Some of the most common issues that can be treated and corrected through the use of intense pulsed light include:
- Redness/flushed appearance.
- Sun damage/sun spots.
- Liver/age sports.
- Acne and acne scarring.
Is IPL bad for sensitive skin?
IPL isn’t a good idea if you: Are sensitive to light. Have recently tanned your skin using sunlight, tanning beds, or tanning creams. Might have skin cancer.
What skin conditions does IPL improve?
IPL is a cosmetic skin treatment. People may choose to undergo the procedure to reduce the signs of aging or remove unwanted hair. Other uses include reducing the severity of skin hyperpigmentation, such as freckles, birthmarks, or age spots.
Is IPL good for olive skin?
Because the treatment relies on melanin within target areas being higher than melanin in the surrounding skin, it is best if you have fair to olive skin. If you have darker skin, IPL may not be the right treatment for you.
How do I know if I need IPL?
Good candidates for IPL facials are individuals who have photo-aged or sun damaged skin. What is photoaging? Photoaging happens to skin from prolonged exposure over a person’s lifetime to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Many of the same changes in the skin that occur as we get older are greatly accelerated by sun exposure.
Does IPL help dermatitis?
To conclude, IPL combined with 30% supramolecular salicylic acid is a quick and effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis with less adverse reactions.
Can IPL damage your face?
There is very little risk of damaging your skin from IPL treatments, also known as photofacials. A photofacial is a non-invasive treatment that saturates the surface of your skin with light to target problem areas and reverse both signs of damage and aging.
What are the dangers of IPL?
Adverse effects of IPL treatments have been well documented ; these include blistering, hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation and if extensive, even scarring.
Will one IPL treatment make a difference?
They won’t vanish with one IPL treatment, but in almost all cases patients will see progress. Fading of hyperpigmentation depends on the skin area and the type of spots being treated (sun spots, brown spots, dark spots, and age spots).
Should you moisturize after IPL?
As your skin recovers from an IPL treatment, it will start to dry out and peel a little. Avoid your skin drying out by applying a thick moisturizing cream across the treated area morning and night. This will help keep your skin comfortable and smooth.