Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses pulses of light to treat a variety of skin conditions. This therapy is an effective and safe treatment for many different skin issues, including age spots, sun damage, and acne.
How Does Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Work?
IPL therapy works by using pulses of light to target and treat specific skin conditions. The light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the pigmented areas or the red blood cells in the area being treated. This causes the pigmented areas or blood vessels to break down, which allows the body to naturally eliminate them.
It is not a laser treatment, but it works in a similar way and uses multiple wavelengths of light to target different skin issues, whereas lasers use a single wavelength to target a specific skin condition. The number of IPL treatments required will depend on the specific skin condition being treated and the individual’s skin type. Most people require 3-5 treatments to achieve optimal results.
Treatments are usually done 2-4 weeks apart to allow the skin to heal between treatments
What Conditions Intense Pulsed Therapy Treat?
Sun damage: It can reduce the appearance of sunspots and other forms of sun damage on the skin.
Age spots: It can effectively treat age spots on the skin, making them less visible or eliminating them completely.
Acne: It can reduce the appearance of acne and prevent future breakouts.
Rosacea: This therapy can reduce the redness and inflammation associated with rosacea.
Broken capillaries: It eliminates broken capillaries on the face, which are often caused by sun damage or ageing.
Fine lines and wrinkles: It stimulates collagen production, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What to Expect During the Treatment?
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy is performed in a dermatologist’s office or medical spa. Before the treatment, the skin is cleaned, and a cool gel is applied to the area being treated. During the treatment, a hand-held device is used to deliver pulses of light to the skin. Most people describe the sensation as a mild stinging or snapping sensation, similar to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin.
After the treatment, the gel is removed, and a moisturiser and sunscreen are applied to the skin. There is no downtime with IPL therapy, and most people can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects?
This is a safe and effective skin treatment, but there are some potential side effects to be aware of. The most common side effects of IPL therapy include:
- Mild swelling and redness
- Mild bruising
- Skin discoloration
About Skin Plus
Skin Plus Clinic, one of Delhi’s leading aesthetic service providers, has two locations. One of our clinics is one of the most advanced skin, hair, and cosmetic centres in the country. The services provided by Skin Plus meet or exceed international standards. Our extensive use of proprietary technologies and methods is one of many factors that contribute to our superior offerings.
Some of the best skin care services in Delhi include laser treatment, filler treatment, anti-aging treatment, acne treatment, skin whitening treatment, microdermabrasion treatment for glowing and smooth skin, and hair fall treatment. Call the Skin Plus clinic closest to you to set up a consultation and discuss the procedure you’re considering.