Sun exposure is the main culprit when it comes to premature skin aging. The blemishes due to sun exposure have never been easy to get rid of. On top of that, if the exposure has been way too much and you never bothered to wear sunscreen, there’s pretty much nothing that can deal with the problems topically.
The safest treatment that’s designed for sun damaged skin and carried out under the care of specialist dermatologists is IPL. IPL is the short form for Intense Pulsed Light. The light beams from the broadband spectrum are used to treat sun damage in a regulated environment.
The Purpose of IPL Treatment
While it’s loud and clear that the purpose of IPL is to treat skin damage caused by sun exposure, the hidden purpose is to do it safely. For example, Clinique Anti Aging IPL laser treatment is the ideal definition of safety. The reasons are as follows.
- Expert doctors help prepare the skin for treatment before the procedure can be carried out practically.
- They give out a list of dos and don’ts so that no damage is caused.
- They maintain hygiene while treating the skin to ridicule even the slightest chance of infection.
With that, let’s take you through the skin prepping phase of the treatment.
- It is recommended that you stop stepping out in the sun 28 days before the scheduled appointment.
- Wear a high SPF sunscreen even indoors.
- Do not visit a tanning booth since the treatment cannot be performed on tanned skin.
Bear in mind, IPL is the right treatment only for fair to light brown skin. You just can’t get it done if your skin is dark. The side-effects of IPL on dark skin are way too risky. It can cause permanent scarring and blistering.
So, continue with the treatment only if you’re the right skin tone as recommended by dermatologists.
The Results of IPL
It usually takes 2 IPL sittings to reverse skin damage. The doctors will, however, be able to suggest the actual number of sittings needed and they will depend upon how badly the skin has been damaged.
The end result of IPL is a blemish-free skin that’s devoid of wrinkles. The new skin is baby soft, hydrated, and does not have fine lines either. IPL can also be used to treat adamant acne marks and Rosacea.
On a parting note, do not expect that the results will last forever. It’s impractical and impossible. You will have to take about 2-4 yearly touch-up sessions for the results to not fade away. Don’t forget to discuss this aspect with your doctor at length before you go ahead and get the treatment done.