Hyperpigmentation, age spots, and sun damage can prematurely age your skin. You can restore your youthful clarity and brightness with IPL laser treatment. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) non-invasively targets dullness and uneven skin tone to provide significant improvements.
What is IPL Laser Treatment?
We recommend IPL laser treatments at Renew MD for many who want to address uneven, dull-looking skin. This treatment uses intense pulses of light energy to target red and brown pigments in the skin. It also triggers skin rejuvenation to give your skin a healthy glow. An IPL treatment, often called a photofacial, is one of the most effective ways to clarify and brighten skin without downtime or skin injury.
How Does IPL Laser Treatment Work?
IPL is not your typical laser treatment. Instead of using one wavelength that targets one type of skin concern, IPL laser treatment uses a range of wavelengths effective against different issues. The handheld device sends pulses of light energy into the skin without harming it. Pigments in the skin absorb this light energy, creating heat that causes them to break down. Other wavelengths eliminate fine lines, dullness, and acne scars.
What Can an IPL Photofacial Treat?
IPL laser treatment improves a wide range of skin concerns. It achieves this by creating harmless heat that triggers skin rejuvenation. We recommend a photofacial for those bothered by the following:
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Broken blood vessels
While most lasers can treat reddish or brownish pigmentation, IPL can treat both in a single session. This ability makes IPL one of the most effective methods for treating common issues like sun damage and spider veins.
How Many IPL Laser Treatments Will I Need?
The number of IPL laser treatments you need will depend on several factors, including the type of skin concerns you want to treat. Most people will need a series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart for maximum results. Occasional maintenance treatments will keep your skin clear and glowing. Wearing sunscreen, avoiding exposure and having an at home skin regimen can prolong your results and help with future sun damage.
Am I a Good Candidate for IPL Laser Treatment?
An IPL photofacial only takes about an hour, and you can return to your usual activities afterward, making it an excellent option if you are too busy for downtime. Most people make good candidates for IPL. However, it may only be appropriate for some skin types or tones. You may be a good candidate if you want to address pigmentation issues or achieve more even-toned, youthful-looking skin.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more about IPL laser treatment, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with Renew MD in Reno, Nevada. Call us at (775) 852-4500 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!