What Types Of Hyperpigmentation Are Treated With IPL?
In today’s world of Zoom calls and social media selfies, our faces seem to be constantly on display. This can understandably be discouraging for patients who are unhappy with their complexion. Double board-certified physician Dr. Raj Singh and the expert aesthetic team at Seven Heart Medspa in Las Vegas, NV are proud to help men and women get the clear, smooth, stunning skin they’ve always wanted with the most advanced technologies and treatments available. Discover how one of the most popular treatments, IPL photofacial, can further elevate your look by reducing dark spots, sun damage, and so much more.
What is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation broadly refers to areas of increased pigment, which can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Sun exposure
- Natural freckles
Oftentimes, hyperpigmentation occurs on the face. While makeup can help to conceal dark spots, many patients prefer a more reliable, longer-lasting solution for hyperpigmentation. For these men and women, IPL photofacial may be a fitting solution.
What is IPL?
IPL, which stands for intense pulsed light, is an exciting skin rejuvenation treatment that targets areas of hyperpigmentation on the face and neck. Each IPL photofacial for hyperpigmentation involves the use of powerful light energy to precisely heat the skin cells, which stimulates the body’s natural healing response and triggers the production of new, healthy collagen. After treatment, the areas of increased pigment begin to rise to the skin’s surface and flake away, revealing the smooth, clear, gorgeous skin underneath.
What imperfections can IPL get rid of?
IPL photofacials are specifically designed to target areas of hyperpigmentation, which may include:
- Sun spots
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Brown spots
- Acne scars
Additionally, IPL may benefit patients with a combination of hyperpigmentation and other skin problems, such as:
- Rough skin texture
- Enlarged pores
- Spider veins
How does IPL work?
Each IPL photofacial takes about 20 – 30 minutes and can be completed in one of our comfortable, private treatment rooms. Your technician will begin by cleansing and preparing your skin. While there is some mild discomfort associated with IPL, most patients are able to tolerate the treatment without the use of topical anesthetics. Once your protective goggles are in place, a handheld device will be passed over your skin to administer the specialized pulses of light energy. Following treatment, patients may experience mild redness or swelling, but these symptoms typically resolve in a few days. It is critical that patients avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen at all times following an IPL photofacial. As the imperfections begin to rise to the surface, which may take about 2 – 5 days, patients should avoid picking at them and, instead, let them flake away on their own.
How many IPL sessions do I need?
While you will likely notice a visible improvement after your first IPL photofacial, the majority of patients require a series of 3 – 6 treatments to achieve their ideal result.
Am I a candidate for IPL?
Generally speaking, IPL is best for patients with fair to medium skin. Because of the increased melanin in patients with darker skin tones, these men and women may not be candidates for IPL. During your initial consultation for IPL photofacial in Las Vegas, our team of aesthetic experts will thoroughly assess your skin using the Image Pro 3D® to determine whether you may qualify for treatment. After discussing your concerns and goals, we will formulate a custom-tailored treatment plan to match your specific needs.
Get the glowing, vibrant skin you deserve with IPL photofacial in Las Vegas, NV
Everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin, with or without makeup. If dark spots and sun damage are making you feel self-conscious about your complexion, IPL can help. To learn more about the transformative possibilities of IPL photofacial therapy, call Seven Heart Medspa to schedule your private consultation with double board-certified physician Dr. Raj Singh or our team of aesthetic experts today. We look forward to helping you achieve the smooth, stunning skin you’ve always dreamed of!