IPL can be used to treat a variety of conditions, and it has been proven to be effective at removing or minimizing not just wrinkles, but also colored skin spots (including freckles, but not limited to this category), varicose veins, spider veins, sun damage, rosacea, age spots, birthmarks, and broken blood vessels on your face. Intense pulse light therapy releases light of varying wavelengths onto the area being treated, as opposed to a typical laser that just focuses one wavelength of light onto your skin.
This type of treatment penetrates through the first layer of your skin to get down to the second by using scattered wavelengths, which causes less damage to your skin and doesn’t harm the top layer as some laser treatments might. When the light is released, the pigment cells contained in your skin will absorb the light’s energy and it will be converted into heat. The heat then clears up the birthmarks, freckles, and other spots by destroying the unwanted pigment.
IPL vs Laser Light
IPL and Laser both use “light” to treat. The difference? A Laser Treatment focuses only one wavelength of light at your skin, while an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment releases light of many different wavelengths.
Intense pulse light treatment is a relatively simple procedure with a short and easy recovery period. The staff at THE SPA will provide instructions on how to care for your treatmant area before you leave the same day. If you require more treatments, our staff will either schedule the next one or instruct you on when to call back to make your next appointment. Recovery from this procedure should not interfere with your regular activities. Your skin may be sensitive, red or slightly swollen for up to a few hours or a few days after. Your individual recovery time will depend on the severity of the treatment, the area treated, or your own individual skin sensitivity. Many people have compared the recovery symptoms to having a sunburn.
Individual results for IPL treatments may vary.