If you are looking for a proven way to get younger-looking, healthier skin but do not want to undergo an invasive procedure, you will be happy to learn about intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. This innovative treatment, performed right here in our office, will give you the benefit of visibly improved skin without a hospital stay or lengthy recovery period. The advanced technology involved in IPL therapy allows patients to enjoy healthier, more beautiful skin without the need for a single incision or injection.
To understand how IPL therapy can be beneficial, it helps to know what causes the telltale signs of aging. Lines and wrinkles, sunspots, skin flushing and reddening, and uneven skin tone are among the biggest factors that concern people the most when it comes to their appearance. Many of these conditions develop in response to repeated sun exposure over the years.
Sunspots are the biggest piece of evidence that your skin has been damaged by the sun’s UV rays. The skin produces melanin as a protective measure against extended sun exposure. That’s why you come back from a day at the beach with a tan. Over time, however, melanin will tend to form into the small clusters we know as sunspots. These spots are physical proof that your skin has sustained extensive sun damage. Thankfully, IPL therapy can get rid of these spots while healing your skin at the same time.
IPL therapy uses pulses of intense light to treat the skin. These pulses are less aggressive than lasers, but strong enough to produce a therapeutic benefit. The treatment is given by passing a wand over the skin. The equipment typically has a cooling device built into it to cool the surface of the skin and alleviate any possible discomfort from the heat.
Most people describe the feeling of IPL therapy as a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Many people can comfortably tolerate this without any anesthesia, but we regularly provide a cooling gel before treatment to effectively numb the skin and minimize any discomfort.
If IPL therapy seems like a good way for you to rejuvenate your skin, ask about it during your consultation with us at Pierre Skin Care Institute. We are conveniently located in Thousand Oaks and proudly serve the area with a wide variety of cosmetic, medical, and laser services. Schedule your consultation with us today to learn more about IPL therapy.