If you’ve been told that there’s no quick fix for problematic skin, then whoever told you that hasn’t experienced the magic of an IPL laser treatment. IPL Photorejuvenation is a laser treatment that is non-invasive and works to improve the quality of the skin from the very first session. At Guelph Medical Laser located in Guelph, Ontario in Canada, we offer this treatment that will help solve some of your most stubborn skin conditions, quickly and effectively.
How Many IPL Laser Treatment Sessions Do You Need To See Results?
The first question you typically have when you begin a new skincare treatment is, “When will I see results?” Luckily, with IPL laser treatments, the answer is one that you will love to hear. You will experience healthier, fresher, smoother, and younger-looking skin immediately after one treatment. You won’t have to wait around for results. Your skin will show improvements immediately following your appointment. If that doesn’t motivate you to schedule an appointment, what does?
What Is an IPL Laser?
A treatment that involves the use of an IPL laser is one that focuses on light therapy to create intense pulsed light as a way to improve the skin. During your treatment, you will receive some sort of protective eye covering and your esthetician will use a device such as an IPL handpiece to guide the light of the laser over the area of treatment. Once the treatment concludes, your body will have begun its positive response to the lasers and your skin will start to improve.
How Does It Work?
IPL works by using intense pulsed light, which are quick, high-energy bursts on the surface of the skin. Once these energy bursts penetrate the skin, they can renew the skin and treat a host of problematic skin conditions The skin absorbs the light, and the body then naturally removes it. Afterward, improvements are seen in the skin, including an improvement in wrinkles, general signs of aging, sun damage, brown spots, and enlarged pores among others.
What Does It Treat?
IPL lasers primarily treat the problematic skin conditions that are most noticeable to you when you look in the mirror. These include aging skin, visible sun damage, redness, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone and texture, and more. If you have any questions about your problematic skin conditions and are wondering if this treatment is the best option for you, we can analyze your skin and help you determine if it is the best choice for your skincare goals.
Sun Damage and Brown Spots
If you spent years baking in the sun and now know that the immediate reward back then wasn’t worth it, there is a solution. There are creams and DIY methods to treat brown spots that even include rubbing your face with a cut lemon, yet none produce as effective results as what an in-office treatment can provide. IPL laser treatments will help fade the damage done by the sun to your skin, including brown spots, freckles, and age spots.
UVA rays are the number one cause of premature aging because they damage collagen and when collagen decreases, the result is wrinkles, facial folds, and sagging skin. Hormonal changes and aging alone can also affect your skin negatively. None of these descriptors are positive ones, especially when they describe the skin you see when you look in the mirror. If you’re looking for a solution to aging skin, you will find your skin improved after experiencing the light of the IPL lasers.
Large pores are typically caused by genetics. This treatment helps to reduce your pore size so that your pores are less visible, which if you have large pores, sounds like a dream come true. Smaller pore size also helps keep your skin clearer, especially if you are prone to acne. IPL Photorejuvenation can help reduce the size of your pores by increasing the production of collagen in the area of treatment, which works to make your pores appear smaller.
Rosacea and Redness
Rosacea and skin redness are embarrassing skin conditions that can affect you both physically and emotionally. After all, your face isn’t red because you’re embarrassed but you are embarrassed that your face is red. If you’ve been looking for a solution to rosacea and red skin but haven’t found it yet, you may find the results you’re looking for after you experience IPL photorejuvenation.
Uneven Skin Tone and Texture
Sun damage is yet another reason for changes to the tone and texture of your skin. The effects of the sun can cause your skin to thicken and as a result, you develop what is known as alligator skin. If your skin tone and texture have been dramatically changed as a result of aging and sun damage, IPL lasers can help reverse this damage and bring about a smoother and more even texture in your skin.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits to choosing IPL Photorejuvenation that relate to both your skin and your life. If your dream skin care treatment is one that doesn’t require much effort on your part but provides dramatic results, this treatment may be just what you’ve been looking for. You can schedule your appointment over your lunch break if necessary, and when it’s over, you can go on with your life. It also will provide you with immediate results, which is a definite plus.
If you think that skincare treatments must be invasive to produce results, the truth is that they don’t have to be. Non-invasive skin care treatments have come a long way in the past 10 years and continue to improve every year. IPL laser treatments are proof of this. They are performed in the office and are completely non-invasive and don’t involve a single invasive measure yet have the powerful capability to help initiate your skin’s transformation.
They Can Be Used on the Face and the Body
IPL Photorejuvenation isn’t limited to treating the face alone, it works on the body as well. If you have specific problematic skin conditions like brown spots, sun damage, or redness on other parts of your body like the neck or hands that you want to treat, the laser can help resolve those issues as well.
There are no sharp tools involved in this treatment and you won’t need your face coated in a numbing cream to endure the entirety of the appointment. Your face won’t be scrubbed or scraped during the treatment, but instead, the laser will pass back and forth over your skin for the standard amount of time, and then your treatment will be complete.
You Will Get Quick Results
We’ll admit that this treatment isn’t exactly the fountain of youth, we’re still looking for that ourselves, but you will walk out with far more youthful-looking skin than you did when you walked in. If you have fine lines and wrinkles, this treatment will help reduce their appearance and soften those lines so that they don’t stand out as much.
There’s No Scarring
If you’ve heard the horror stories from friends about laser treatments gone bad, you can rest assured that you won’t end up like them. IPL lasers are safe and your skin won’t undergo any scarring following your treatment.
There’s Typically No Downtime
One of the main benefits of this treatment is that there is typically no downtime required. You won’t have to schedule your life around this appointment and go into hiding when it’s over. You can schedule your treatment as needed and carry on with your life when it’s over, just with better skin.
The Results Are Long-Lasting
After you see your results from IPL Photorejuvenation, you’ll love them, but there is always the question as to how long they will last. You won’t have to come in for monthly appointments to maintain your results. Most people see long-lasting results after just a few treatments followed by some maintenance treatments. Once we examine your skin and discuss your skincare goals with you, we will be able to set you up on a treatment plan that best suits your skin.
The Benefits of IPL Photorejuvenation Compared to Other Resurfacing Treatments
The primary benefit of IPL Photorejuvenation, when compared to other resurfacing treatments, is that there is no downtime. You won’t have to plan your treatment around downtime, which allows you the freedom to schedule your appointment whenever you want. You won’t have to worry about hibernating for a few days to hide a red or peeling face. Instead, you’ll see immediate benefits and improved skin following your appointment.
IPL vs. Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels and IPL Photorejuvenation are both effective skincare treatments that share the same goal: to improve the overall quality of the skin and treat problematic skin conditions. However, they do it in very different ways. Depending on which type of chemical peel you choose, you may experience some amount of downtime following your treatment. When you choose an IPL laser treatment like photorejuvenation, you will not have any downtime, just results, pure and simple.
IPL vs. Microdermabrasion
When you compare the lasers that work during IPL Photorejuvenation with microdermabrasion, both work to improve the overall quality of the skin, but IPL Photorejuvenation makes a more dramatic improvement in the skin than microdermabrasion can. Microdermabrasion works best to help treat irregularities on the surface of the skin. IPL Photorejuvenation, on the other hand, does what microdermabrasion cannot, including:
- Eliminates problematic skin conditions
- Eliminates facial flushing
- Promotes new collagen production
IPL vs. Fraxel Laser Treatments
If you’ve never tried laser treatments on your face, you may think that all lasers are created equal. This is not the case, especially when it comes to IPL lasers and Fraxel lasers, which are similar in that they both involve the use of lasers, yet they work differently. IPL treatments typically require no downtime or anesthetics and have a shorter treatment time while Fraxel laser treatments do require some downtime and may require the use of topical anesthetics.
Am I a Potential Candidate?
The most ideal skin for this treatment is light-colored skin free from a suntan. If you aren’t sure whether you’re a candidate for this treatment, you can contact us and set up a consultation and our skincare experts will be happy to analyze your skin and help direct you towards the best plan of action for your particular skin needs and your ultimate aesthetic goals.
Scheduling Your Appointment
Take the time to invest in your skin in the easiest way possible. All you have to do is schedule the appointment and show up; we will take care of the rest. Whether you have specific problematic skin conditions that you’re hoping to resolve, or your face just needs some TLC, we can help take your skin to the next level. Contact us today at Guelph Medical Laser located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and schedule your IPL Photorejuvenation appointment.