Intense Pulsed Light

Intense Pulsed Light Specialist Questions and Answers

Do you have dark spots or freckles you are looking to get rid of? Here at Beleza House & Aesthetics we offer Intense Pulsed Light Therapy to help with that! please call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Brandon FL, Fishhawk FL, Valrico FL, Riverview FL, Plant City FL, Seffner FL, Apollo Beach FL, Tampa FL.

Intense Pulsed Light Specialist Questions and Answers
Intense Pulsed Light Specialist Questions and Answers

As we age, our skin starts to show signs of damage, especially from all those days spent out in the sun. Those days sure add up and sun damage might become more noticeable as the years go on. However, you don’t need to run for cover – there is a solution for those spots on your face, thanks to new, cutting-edge technology, like Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, a treatment that can help improve lackluster skin with its rejuvenation options. This tech, which is commonly referred to as IPL photo-facial therapy, should be on your must-do list if you want better looking skin.

What does intense pulsed light do?

If you spend lots of time in the sun without sunscreen, then you just might see the unfortunate signs of sun damage as you age. After years of exposure, you may develop dark spots and freckle patches on your face, neck, shoulder and even your hands. IPL treatment will help fix all that. This innovative technology utilizes wavelengths of light in order to heat the surface just enough to stimulate the skin to naturally regenerate, while boosting collagen production. Over time, each patient experiences a healthier complexion, smoother skin tone, and less visible sun damage. According to healthcare providers, Intense Pulsed Light Therapy is generally considered safe.

How does IPL work?

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy works by using light energy to target a certain color of your skin. This means that when the skin is heated, your body gets rid of those unwanted cells. Unlike lasers, the handheld photo-facial-like-device sends out more than just one wavelength of pulsating light and it can treat a wide range of skin conditions. Intense Pulsed Light Therapy may help you look younger since your skin tone will be more even, and since the light does not hurt other tissue, you can get better quickly.

Who are good candidates for IPL Therapy?

Just about everyone is able to have this innovative treatment done. However, it does work best if you have light brown or pale skin, but always consult with your healthcare provider. Those with acne, birthmarks, stretch marks, age spots, broken blood vessels, dark spots, fine wrinkles, freckles or scars are all good candidates for the treatment.

What can I expect after IPL Therapy?

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy is a pretty straightforward procedure and after treatment you may experience areas that will be slightly red or pink and swollen, and this is no cause for concern – the effects will begin to dissipate after about 24 hours. You may also notice some discoloration and some sun spots turning darker and more noticeable, and other blemishes might begin to surface. However, this is a good sign that the treatment is effective, and these spots will eventually flake off as the skin begins to heal from the inside out.

Are there any tips to follow after IPL Therapy?

There are all sorts of important tips to follow after you have Intense Pulsed Light Therapy. Healthcare providers will recommend that you should wear sunscreen daily (at least 30 SPF), and to keep your skin moisturized at all times. They also suggest the use of a gentle cleanser with warm water a few times a day and avoid picking or scratching the skin. Additionally, do not wear makeup for 48 hours and no hot baths, hot showers or hot tubs for 48 hours. Warm showers however are fine.

If you have sun damage and want your skin looking smoother and younger, then we encourage you to contact us through our website. Beleza Beauty House and Aesthetics specializes in a wide variety of med spa services, including IPL Therapy.