IPL benefits the skin primarily by destroying compounds that cause hyperpigmentation and redness, and by encouraging collagen formation. These two functions help:
Does It Work?
Studies show that IPL skin rejuvenation is an effective way to improve the appearance of skin. It has been found to significantly improve photoaged skin, when used alone and in combination treatments. IPL has also been tested for its effects on hyaluronic acid and collagen levels in the skin; levels were found to have increased 48 hours after treatment, tightening and improving skin’s texture.
Number Of Treatments Required
Although many patients report visible improvement after just one treatment, clinicians typically recommend 2–5 IPL sessions (spaced four weeks apart) for general skin rejuvenation. If treating severe skin damage or discoloration, as many as ten treatments may be needed.
Recovery and Aftercare
Immediately following the procedure, the treatment area will feel hot and sensitive. This usually subsides within a few hours. Initial recovery from an IPL treatment can take up to two days. During this time, you should avoid direct sunlight or hot water, since it may damage the sensitive skin. Following this, you are advised to wear SPF 30+ sunscreen for up to six weeks.
IPL Skin rejuvenation is an effective way to achieve youthful and healthy-looking skin. It can benefit those with fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, hyperpigmentation and rosacea. IPL skin rejuvenation has been proven effective, requiring between 2–5 treatments to provide the best results, depending on the intensity and scope of the treatment. The procedure is safe and noninvasive.
For best results Skin rejuvenation using IPL is not a recommended treatment for at-home use as the results are inferior to professional treatments. Also when performed by a professional, side effects are rare and uncommon.