Treat your skin to the rejuvenating therapy of IPL photofacials in Brampton. After a hot summer, your skin may be experiencing sun damage resulting in hyperpigmentation, redness, and sunspots. That’s why an IPL photofacial should be on the top of your fall priority list.
Understanding the IPL Photofacial: Targeting Dark Spots with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Remove pigmentation with photofacial treatment. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy uses the energy of light technology to target the cells that produce pigmentation while shrinking blood vessels that cause the appearance of tiny facial veins.
During this non-invasive procedure, the pulsing light is absorbed by the pigment cells and transformed into heat. This heat forces the melanin cells to break apart and rise to the skin surface to be naturally shed by the body over time.
The Advantages of IPL Therapy in the Fall
As most hyperpigmentation, sunspots, and other skin conditions are caused by overexposure to the sun’s UV rays, summertime is when these unwanted blemishes appear. Treating the skin in the fall is the best time as the temperatures are cooler and there is a reduced risk of sun exposure, both of which can enhance the results.
The IPL Photofacial Procedure: Anticipating the Results
Having an IPL photofacial session(s) to treat common skin issues is one of the quickest and painless procedures for lasting results. To enhance the outcome of this form of skin therapy, it is recommended to follow professional guidelines to prepare for the session(s).
Avoid having any type of artificial tan as the IPL photofacial mechanism may not properly detect the intended pigmentation. The targeted skin surface must be free of makeup, lotions, perfume, deodorant, or any form of a skin irritants on the day of the procedure. It is also recommended to avoid having any waxing, collagen shots, or chemical peels performed at least two weeks before the session.
At the IPL photofacial appointment, a cooling gel will be applied to the skin surface and a set of protective eyewear will be provided. The IPL device will be waved over the area, sending a pulsing beam of light to penetrate the skin layers. A sensation will be felt on the skin surface with each pulsing light.
Post-Treatment Care: Tips for the Best IPL Photofacial Results
An IPL photofacial session can take up to 30 minutes, after which you can return to normal daily activities of work. You may experience a sensation like a mild sunburn for up to 24 hours, depending on the sensitivity of the skin tissue. Ice packs can ease the discomfort.
For best results, avoid direct sunlight. During the healing stages after an IPL procedure, the skin can be susceptible to further damage from sun exposure.
It should be noted that while having IPL photofacials performed in the fall combats dark patches that developed over the summer months, cold temperatures and dry weather later in the year can also lead to hyperpigmentation.
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more on a daily basis to protect the skin from strong UV light even during the fall and winter months. The skin can also benefit with daily use of a moisturizer that contains glycerin or hyaluronic acid, and/or retinol to boost cell growth.
Personalized IPL Treatment Consultation at Heart Lake Aesthetics
The type and length of treatment for IPL photofacial therapy will depend highly on the severity of the hyperpigmentation or sunspots. Having an initial consultation with a certified professional will determine the treatment best for you.
At Heart Lake Aesthetics, we will conduct a physical examination of the area(s) of concern and gather all relevant medical history before discussing the IPL photofacial treatment. It is important that your aesthetician knows of any prescribed medication and/or reactions experienced with other forms of skincare treatments.
Why Trust Heart Lake Aesthetics for Your IPL Photofacial?
If you are looking for an IPL photofacial near me, consider talking to the skincare specialists at Heart Lake Aesthetics. We have been offering safe and effective medical cosmetic procedures and treatment plans for sun damaged skin for more than 10 years. Our team uses state-of-the-art equipment and board-certified products for all of our treatments.