Will IPL Treatments Save My Sun-Damaged Facial Skin?

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Have you started to notice dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, or other signs of sun damage on your face? Sun-damaged facial skin is a normal part of aging for most people, especially for individuals who have spent a lot of time outdoors. Unfortunately, sun damage can build up over time, making you appear older and less vibrant.

If you’re looking for a sun-damaged skin treatment in Las Vegas, NV, double board-certified physician Dr. Raj Singh offers an effective, noninvasive treatment known as intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial. IPL uses pulses of light to transform the skin to appear rejuvenated and youthful. If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn more about how to repair sun-damaged skin with IPL, please reach out to Seven Heart Medspa in Las Vegas, NV.

What damage does the sun do to your skin?

It's well known that spending time in the sun boasts certain health benefits, like improved mood and increased production of Vitamin D. However, the sun can damage the vitality of your skin. Years of frequent UV exposure lead to the production of free radicals and causes rapid collagen breakdown. This can result in visible signs of aging on the face, like wrinkles, lines, sagging skin, hyperpigmentation, freckles, or dark spots (or age spots). While you cannot reverse sun damage, you can treat and improve visible signs of aging caused by the sun.

How does IPL work?

If you’re bothered by the look of sun damage on your face, IPL could be a great treatment option. The IPL photofacial is performed at our office in Las Vegas, NV and generally takes 20 – 60 minutes to complete. Once your eyes are covered with protective goggles, the IPL device will be utilized on the selected areas of your face. Our advanced IPL technology sends gentle pulses of light into the skin to target imperfections and stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, which further rejuvenates sun-damaged skin.

What to expect after IPL photofacial

Following your IPL photofacial, your face may appear somewhat red, swollen, or sensitive, but this should subside within a few hours. We recommend over-the-counter medications to take care of any swelling. Be sure to avoid exposure to the sun as your skin heals. The treated facial skin is expected to crust and flake off over the next few days to reveal a new layer of healthy, glowing skin. You may need 3 – 6 follow-up treatments spaced about a month apart in order to get your best outcomes.

Treat sun damage with IPL in Las Vegas, NV

If you’re looking for a treatment to repair sun-damaged skin, the aesthetic professionals at Seven Heart Medspa can help. IPL photofacial sessions performed by our highly trained team can help you attain younger-looking skin without the appearance of sun damage, like dark spots or lines and wrinkles. Contact our office in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your consultation with Dr. Singh so we can create a customized treatment plan for your cosmetic goals.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.