So many products and treatments claim to banish scars and hyperpigmentation, but do they really work? You may be one of those people who feel like they’ve tried all of it, collecting a cupboard full of products that don’t seem to fade texture issues at all. Sometimes, you just use products, knowing they don’t work, just to avoid looking at them in your cupboard any longer. It may not be so easy to erase scarring or dark spots, and chances are you’re sick of looking at those spots and marks day in and day out.
If you’ve tried everything, then it’s time to learn about photofacials and how they work to treat the surface-level issues you may have. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing treatment.
What is IPL?
IPL is short for Intense Pulsed Light, and this treatment is also called broadband light (BBL), photorejuvenation, or photofacial. Though it is similar to lasers, IPL is not a laser and should not be confused with a laser treatment. Laser treatments often only treat one specific skin concern.IPL machines are different and are much more nimble. We are able to vary the wavelengths of light that IPL machines use, so we can often treat numerous skin issues at once. Did you know that IPL can be used to treat scars, scarring, dark spots, and rosacea?
Who is a good candidate for this treatment?
Those who suffer from the following are often good candidates for BBL treatments:
- Pigment Issues
- Brown or Red Spots
How long will results last?
The best results come from IPL as your skin turns over naturally, which can take up to a few months, depending on your specific skin. If you are looking for a quick pick-me-up with immediate results, other treatments will be better options. But, if you’re looking for great results and don’t mind waiting to see your results unfold, then IPL is a great option to give you a more flawless, youthful complexion.
How many treatments do I need?
We recommend patients receive between one and three photofacial treatments, depending on the specific issues you’re trying to treat. We can give you more information when we see you in person during your consultation.