If you are looking for a painless and non-invasive treatment that will restore your youth, improve your skin quickly, and deliver long-lasting results, we have just the thing. At Aire MedSpa in Sarasota, FL, we offer IPL treatments that can improve your complexion, target stubborn skin imperfections, and help you achieve glowing, healthy skin.
What Is an IPL Treatment?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light and is an in-office treatment designed to improve the appearance of the skin with the use of light energy. It can help even out the skin tone, improve the signs of aging, remove unwanted hair, and treat some of the most stubborn skin imperfections. We can use it to treat almost any area of the body that has been affected by imperfections, such as sun damage, aging spots, and hyperpigmentation, among others.
How Does It Work?
IPL treatments can deliver different light wavelengths deep into your skin. The treatment can be customized to each patient according to their skin condition, concerns, and skin type. This treatment is so effective because it uses light energy to heat the skin, which results in a bodily response.
After a treatment session, your body will break down certain skin cells responsible for uneven pigmentation and discoloration. During the treatment, your technician can use different colored lights to address different areas of the skin so that you get the best results. Once these unwanted cells are destroyed, your body views the damaged cells as waste and removes them naturally.
What Does It Treat?
This skincare treatment can improve the skin and treat multiple different skin imperfections and conditions. Patients use it to treat everything from acne to unsightly spider veins. The most common conditions that this treatment will address include:
- Acne-prone skin
- Acne scars and general scars
- Skin discoloration
- Age spots, sunspots, and dark spots
- Broken blood vessels
- Stretch marks
- Spider veins
- Spider veins
- Unwanted hair
Is It Effective?
As with any light-based skincare treatment, there are certain skin types that will respond better to IPL sessions than others. The best candidates for treatment are those with white or tan skin. Those with very dark skin pigmentation may not achieve the same results as those with lighter skin. Knowing that before beginning the treatment will help you have realistic expectations regarding what this treatment can and cannot do for your skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are IPL Treatments the Same as Laser Treatments?
While the treatment process used during an IPL session and a laser treatment are similar, these treatments are not the same. Laser treatments use one single wavelength of light, while IPL treatments deliver multiple wavelengths to the deeper layers of your skin without harming the top layer or surrounding tissue.
Laser treatments typically focus on smaller areas and require multiple treatment sessions when treating larger areas. IPL treatments have enough power to treat larger treatment areas during one session, which means faster results.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Typically, we recommend patients schedule two to four sessions with one month between each to achieve the best results. The total number of treatment sessions you will need to target your specific skin concern will depend on your goals and skin type. During an initial consultation, we will evaluate your skin and your planned treatment area and then create a treatment plan including the total number of sessions you will need to get results.
It’s important that you give your skin a chance to recover and improve between sessions so that when you return for additional treatments, you can build upon your results and get the best possible outcome.
When Will I Begin to See Results?
Most patients begin to notice results within a week of their initial treatment. Results will continue to improve when you undergo the recommended number of treatments with three to four weeks between each. Once you achieve results, they will last for up to six months. You can then schedule additional follow-up treatments to help renew your skin and maintain a healthy complexion.
What Areas Can I Treat?
The benefit of this treatment is that it can be used anywhere on the body. The most common treatment areas include the face, chest, neck, and hands. However, it can improve the skin in other areas of the body. If you have a specific body area you want to treat, we can evaluate it during an initial consultation to ensure that the treatment will deliver the kind of results you’re looking for.
Will Treatments Make Me Look Younger?
Yes! This treatment proves that you don’t need to undergo invasive procedures to restore youth to the skin. IPL treatments help restore youth by increasing collagen production, softening fine lines and wrinkles, and erasing age spots. It helps you look and feel like your younger self by restoring the skin of your youth and addressing the signs of aging and skin imperfections that you simply can’t address with topical products.
What Are the Benefits?
This treatment offers multiple benefits, which is one of the reasons why it is so popular. It is a gentle treatment, and it doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals or acids to improve the skin. However, it is an effective and comfortable treatment that requires minimal downtime, if any.
It can also be combined with other treatments like Botox and dermal fillers. When you come in for your initial consultation, we can create a treatment plan and combine treatments to help treat your skin comprehensively.
Experience the Power of Intense Pulsed Light Treatments
If you’re new to the world of in-office skincare treatments, scheduling a light-based treatment like this one is the perfect place to begin. In just a few sessions, you will be able to address some of your most stubborn skin conditions, restore your youth, and look and feel like a younger you all without any downtime. Contact us to schedule your consultation today!