Get Radiant Skin with IPL Technology

September 25, 2017

A clear, radiant complexion is something everyone yearns, but even with the most meticulous skin care regime, blemish free skin is difficult to achieve. Also, there are abundant over the counter products each one calming to be effective in diminishing dark spots and imparting radiant skin. However, they are not suitable for everyone and can often react with the skin. This is why it is important to opt for a suitable procedure just like treatments with IPL machine.

A few years ago when resurfacing lasers entered the realm of dermatology with all the promises of science-fiction breakthrough, high expectation led to mild disappointment. Aesthetic device researchers had figured out how to direct a beam of intense light at the skin to burn off the top layer, allowing new skin to grow, but treatment with first devices were painful and didn’t work at times and some might end up with beautiful results but only after what looked like a month’s long sunburn. For those with dark skin, IPL laser treatments were risky.

However, since then the technology has improved tremendously, making IPL laser machine one of the dermatology’s most valued tools. With the innovation in IPL technology, skin rejuvenation is now easier than ever. Skin rejuvenation with IPL machine is known as IPL Photo facial, it provides natural results and will save you the hassle and cost of buying and applying makeup every day.

How IPL Photo facial works?

Intense Pulsed Light Photo facial is a light therapy treatment that is designed to correct brown spots and photo-damaged skin as a result of excessive sun exposure, rosacea, broken capillaries, and other skin conditions. This non-invasive procedure is FDA/TGA approved and provides dramatic results with very little downtime. IPL Photo facial is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin and absorbed by the melanin. It causes collagen production and blood vessels to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Most benefits occur gradually in the weeks following treatment.


Which body areas can be treated?

IPL therapy can be used on any part of the body be it legs, arm, back, face, and chest. The pulse duration, pulse sequence and pulse delay time can be customized affording users greater versatility and precision. The light and intensity of the machine are adjusted after a detailed analysis of the skin tone and the condition to be treated. Good results can be achieved over 3 to 5 treatments carried out at intervals of 2 to 3 weeks apart.


Who are the best candidates?

People with blotchy, sun-damaged or discolored skin or whose skin is affected by large pores, freckles, or wrinkles may benefit from IPL Photo facial treatment. IPL treatment is painless with no downtime making it convenient option for people with busy schedules, but people with sensitive skin may feel a little discomfort. However, there are some limitations to this treatment, people with tanned or naturally dark skin are not eligible to take this treatment as, they may experience changes in skin pigmentation. However, if they wish to take the treatment, first discuss the possible side effects with the technician. Additionally, people who are under Accutane medication should also not opt for the treatment until at least 6 months after they stop using medicine. IPL Photo facial is also not recommended for pregnant women.

Pre-treatment advice

  • Keep out of the sun for 6 weeks before the treatment and wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or more to prevent any further UV damage.
  • Avoid wearing fragranced products for at least 3 days prior to treatment.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated because better hydrated skin will see greater and faster results.
  • Go for a test patch prior to first treatment to ensure that you are suitable to take on the treatment and can expect positive results.


What results to expect?

Just after one session, your skin will feel plumper and you will see a considerable reduction in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Post-treatment advice

  • Protect your skin from sun damage by wearing sunscreen.
  • Avoid taking hot showers, saunas, steam or exercise for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid exfoliating the skin after the treatment.
  • Avoid applying makeup immediately after the treatment session.
  • Do not scratch or pick treated area to avoid infection.

IPL Photo facial offers premium solution to all skin woes, however before going in for the treatment it is essential that you choose a reputed clinic with experienced and certified technicians with quality IPL equipment.  

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