What Skin Conditions Are Treated with IPL?

People today have several options when it comes to skin care treatments. With incredible cosmetic technology and medical advancements, there are different ways for women and men to hit the refresh button on their appearance without the need for an invasive procedure. BOTOX®, dermal fillers, and skin rejuvenation treatments like microneedling or photofacial therapy are just a few ways to address specific issues and aging skin. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy treatments are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today, and the experts at Spa 361 are proud to offer it to their patients in the greater Philadelphia area.

Board-certified dermatologists Dr. Aradhna Saxena and Dr. David Kasper, along with their team of expert aestheticians at Spa 361 located inside Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, have two convenient locations in Ft. Washington and Lansdale, PA. IPL or photofacial therapy is a professional cosmetic treatment to eliminate or reduce the signs of sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and other skin issues. A noninvasive procedure that is highly regarded for its amazing results, even reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Here is a more in-depth look at this innovative way to treat a broad range of skin concerns for facial skin rejuvenation.

Can I have younger-looking skin with IPL?

Ready to put your best skin forward? Skin rejuvenation with a photofacial is an excellent way for men and women to have a healthier, younger-looking complexion. IPL therapy is a cosmetic procedure capable of treating several different skin conditions, while in the process boosting production of the anti-aging help of collagen. Collagen is a vital protein the body naturally produces, giving skin that firm, voluminous, youthful appearance. IPL treatments are a fantastic way for men and women to look and feel younger.

What can IPL treatments help?

IPL photofacials can treat a broad range of skin concerns. IPL treatments use light energy to zap wrinkles and fine lines or minimize the appearance of irregular pigmentation, and more. A noninvasive skin rejuvenation procedure that can help with:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Rosacea
  • Dark spots
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Vascular lesions such as broken blood vessels or capillaries
  • Acne
  • Minor scars
  • Facial contouring to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

How does an IPL treatment work?

IPL treatments generally last about 45 – 60 minutes, depending on what each patient needs. During the photofacial therapy, patients will be asked to wear protective eyewear while a cooling gel is applied to the target area. A handheld device will deliver light energy deep into the facial skin, causing microscopic lesions to stimulate the body to start the healing process of producing more collagen and new skin tissue. Patients generally report only slight discomfort during the procedure, often describing the treatment of feeling like a pinching sensation. Once the treatment is complete, the skin will look brighter and even slightly tighter in appearance. Patients can expect some redness and slight inflammation but can use a cold compress to minimize any side effects that will only last for a few hours. Once the procedure is over, patients can resume their normal activities as no downtime is required.

How many IPL sessions are needed?

The IPL device delivers more than one wavelength of pulsating light, allowing for a wide range of skin conditions to be treated at the same time. Intense pulsed light therapy is a breakthrough treatment using the power of broadband light to improve the appearance of sun damage, age spots, rosacea, and range of other dermatological issues to give patients stunning, dramatic results. For optimal results, it is recommended that patients return to Spa 361 for an additional 3 – 5 photofacial treatments every three weeks until complete. Working closely with the skin experts at Spa 361 will help determine the right course of action for each patient to get optimal results.

Are you thinking about rejuvenating your appearance and considering IPL treatments to get a fresh, new look? Spa 361, located inside the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, has two convenient locations in the Greater Philadelphia area. We offer this highly effective cosmetic procedure that gives patients more vibrant, healthier, and younger-looking skin. Learn how IPL photofacials and the board-certified dermatologists at Spa 361 can help you achieve your aesthetic goals by calling today.

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