2: High Rates of Effectiveness
IPL treatment counts with a very high reported rate of effectiveness compared to other skin remedies, which is part of the reason why it’s so popular.
When treated for reducing skin redness, it’s been reported to have gotten rid of up to 75% of red patches after just a few treatments. This includes patients with rosacea, who are unable to opt for different treatments such as certain chemical peels or laser skin therapy. For sunspots and other ultraviolet related damage, reports are similar, with up to 70% fewer spots!
3: Quick Procedure
Compared to other more invasive skin treatments, IPL is considered a relatively quick procedure with a fast recovery timeline. Depending on the size and body placement of the area that’s going to be affected, IPL treatment sessions usually take around 20 to 25 minutes on average.
As for how many sessions you need, this also depends on your personal situation. However, one can expect to have two to five sessions before finishing their treatment with optimal results. For some patients, even the very first session can produce visible, desirable differences. It very much depends on what skin issue you’re treating: for example, fine lines may fade faster than sun spots or acne scars.
Are There Side Effects of IPL Treatment?
Despite the many benefits of IPL treatment, for pigmentation issues or beyond, there are a few mild side effects potentially involved. The downsides of this technology can include some skin reactions. These can include, but are not limited to:
- Red skin or mild rashes
- Skin may peel or swell
- Small bruises
While these side effects have been reported and can be quite common, there is often preventable reasoning to their appearance. For example, IPL treatment isn’t recommended if you’re pregnant, have skin cancer, have sensitive skin, are very dark-skinned or are currently undergoing tanning treatments.
You can help avoid unwanted outcomes from IPL treatment by carefully researching the ideal candidates for this type of therapy. Make sure your skin type is qualified. It’s also essential to find a qualified, trained professional to deliver your IPL treatment, and not go with a risky amateur job to get a cheaper fix. Lastly, be sure to follow all the instructions for caring for your skin before and after the treatment is done.
Laser Treatments vs. IPL
Many people believe that laser treatment and IPL treatment are pretty much interchangeable terms. However, while these two treatment options are quite similar, they’re not the same. The type of light that laser treatment uses on your skin is a single wavelength that creates a direct beam. IPL therapy, on the other hand, produces light with various degrees of wavelengths. This allows IPL treatment to have several benefits compared to laser therapy, including but not limited to:
- Less painful procedure
- Faster and able to cover a larger skin area at a time
- More affordable than laser
- Less risks and generally safer
- Quick recovery with results being more long term
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In short, IPL therapy and laser treatment can often be used to perform the same task, but they have some key differences in the way the light penetrates the skin and affects the procedure. If you’re looking for the best targeted outcome for your money, IPL treatment is the way to go!
Reach out to the experts at Wake Up Beautiful to see which combination of IPL and Resurfacing treatments can give you your best desired results!