As you were growing up, adults probably warned you about the dangers of too much sun exposure. Many of them pushed you to wear sunscreen more often, or protect your face with hats and scarves. When we are young, the idea of taking care of our skin seems unnecessary. Damage from the sun doesn’t affect us until we’re much older, so wearing sunscreen can be a hassle that many of us don’t want to deal with. Once you’ve reached a certain age, however, sun damage starts to become visible, and there is very little you can do to reverse it. That’s where IPL photorejuvenation comes in.
It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin. If you have damage to your skin that is related to sun exposure, we encourage you to visit us at Ideal Face & Body to find out how IPL treatments can benefit you. We are conveniently located in Beverly Hills, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
What is Sun Damage?
If you aren’t sure whether you have sun damage, there are a few key elements to look for.
- Brown spots
- Uneven texture
- Uneven skin tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles
The sun prematurely ages your skin, which can make you look much older than you actually are. IPL works to reverse this damage, which restore your bright and youthful appearance.
How Does IPL Work?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and it is a device that uses non-invasive light wavelengths to get the job done. IPL is much less damaging to the skin than laser treatments, as the light emitted comes in scattered flashes.
In addition to treating damaged skin, IPL can also remove unwanted hair. This device is safe for all skin tones and types. The IPL device we use is the Lumenis M22™, which uses Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™) to treat skin blemishes. Throughout the treatment, the melanin in your skin absorbs the heat from the IPL device, and this destroys the unwanted pigment (such as freckles).
IPL is one of four modules available with M22™ from Lumenis®. These modules can be used to treat over 40 different skin blemishes in addition to hair removal and tattoo removal. You can learn more about the other modules by visiting these pages:
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
To get the results you want, we recommend multiple treatments that are spaced apart. At your consultation with us, we can develop a personalized treatment plan so you know exactly what to expect.
Find out if IPL is right for you by getting in touch with our team at Ideal Face & Body in Beverly Hills. We can answer any questions you may have, as well as provide you with aftercare instructions to keep your skin glowing. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!