8 reasons to get an IPL Photofacial; the tried and true method for reversing summer sun damage
We have all done it; went for that summer suntanned look, forgot to put on sunscreen or even thought that getting that base tan was a good idea. The truth is, there is no such a thing as a healthy tan. When your skin must produce color to protect itself from the sun’s radiation it is a sign that damage has occured.
Over time, the cumulative effects of tanning begin to manifest in many ways on our skin. The tone becomes uneven. Brown spots occur. Red blotchy areas show up. The skin loses its vigor and shows loss of elasticity. Pores also appear larger. And even if you became a prolific sunscreen wearer, the damage is done.
So, let's explore some of the benefits of getting IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments….
Reason #1: IPL can be done anywhere on the body
Most people tend to start treatment on the face, but once they start seeing results, they extend treatment to other problem areas. Other popular areas to treat include the neck, shoulders, and chest. With IPL treatments, anywhere that you have skin or skin problems is a potential treatment area that photofacial rejuvenation can improve.
Reason #2: Repair small blood vessels, sunspots and other color changes
If you have small, visible blood vessels that are becoming more noticeable or are seeing darkening of sunspots or other causes of irregularities in pigmentation, IPL is a great solution to help even skin tone.
Reason #3: Help control acne
If you are combating the redness and inflammation caused by acne, IPL treatments can help. IPL has been shown to help regulate and balance oil production of the sebaceous glands in the skin. When oil production is balanced there is on excess for bacteria to feed on.
Reason #4: Reduce skin redness
Rosacea or any most skin conditions that present with diffuse redness of the skin respond well to IPL. IPL photofacial therapy is a great solution for reducing the appearance of redness and helping create an even and natural complexion.
Reason #5: Minimize signs of aging
IPL is an anti-aging solution, having both short-term and long-term effects in helping reduce the signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, pores and other signs of aging. Stanford conducted an amazing study showing the long-term effects of consistent IPL and how it changes DNA expression actually making your skin cells act younger– LINK
Reason #6: A lower cost solution
While most skin treatments are extremely expensive, IPL photofacial treatments often cost less than laser treatments while providing long-term results, unlike a regular facial.
Reason #7: IPL can be an add-on to many other treatments
As a rule, in aesthetics, you get better outcomes when you combine treatments. IPL photorejuvenation procedures can be done in conjunction with many other treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and other facial skin treatments that target the outermost layer of the skin. Since IPL treatments target the deeper layers of the skin without breaking the barrier, they can safely be performed with other treatments that target the outermost layer of skin.
Reason #8: It’s quick and easy
The issue with most facial treatments these days is that they’re time consuming and have downtime. With IPL treatments, each photofacial procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes maximum, so it can easily fit into the busy lifestyle of today’s go-getters. The other great benefit of IPL treatments is that you can go right back to whatever you were doing before the procedure, as there is no downtime to follow. No need to miss work or have to skip on picking the kids up after school.