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IPL Treatment – What to Expect

Your face is the first thing most people notice about you. Unfortunately, it is also one of the first places to show signs of aging and sun damage. At Artful Aesthetics, we’re proud to offer IPL treatment so our clients can be confident in their appearance. Would you like to learn more about this innovative skin care treatment? If so, keep reading.

What is IPL?
So, what is IPL? IPL stands for “intense pulsed light.” You may know this treatment better as a “photofacial.” This treatment harnesses the power of broadband light to eliminate sun spots and age spots, treat rosacea and improve the texture of your skin. It can also be used to treat dermatologic diseases, rejuvenate your skin and do much more.

How Does IPL Treatment Work?
Treatment with IPL works by passing the handheld device over the skin. As it passes, pulses of broad-spectrum light penetrate the deepest layers of your skin. The light treats your skin on a molecular level, eliminating the need for injections or incisions.

How Can I Ensure the Best Results?
To get the best results from your IPL treatment, start by preparing your skin in the weeks before your treatment. Stimulating your skin beforehand allows it to be as healthy as possible and receptive to the treatment.

For instance, you can start your morning by cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser. Then, apply a nourishing moisturizer and a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. The paler your skin is, the higher SPF sunscreen you need to use. This protects your skin from further sun damage.

Every evening, cleanse your skin again with a gentle cleanser. This removes all the impurities, such as bacteria and dirt that have accumulated throughout the day. Cleansing is the most important evening skin care step because it also removes all your dead skin cells. Then, you should moisturize your face again. For advice on the best skin care products to use for your skin type, schedule a consultation with our expert.

How Long Does Treatment Take?
Depending on the size of your treatment area, you can expect your IPL treatment to take minutes to an hour or longer. When you come in for your consultation to discuss your goals, we can give you a more accurate estimate of how long to expect.

How Long Until I See Results?
The severity of your case will affect how long it will take to see results. However, most people need a series of treatments to achieve their goals.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation
Whether you’re looking to remove acne scars, reverse the appearance of sun damage or improve the pigmentation of your skin, IPL treatment at Artful Aesthetics could help. To learn more about what to expect, contact us today and book a consultation at our office in Oakland, CA.

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