Your face is often the first thing people will notice about you. It is easy to understand how having clear healthy-looking skin can impact self-confidence during social or business interactions. Several things can negatively impact the appearance of your facial skin, with the most common offenders being sun exposure, aging, harsh cleansers, and pollution. Luckily, there are a variety of non-invasive skincare treatments designed to help your skin look and feel youthful and rejuvenated.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy treats various skin complaints, including freckles, broken blood vessels, redness from rosacea, age spots, and uneven skin texture. Consider calling our state-of-the-art facility and MedSpa at Reen Medical Group for a private consultation and more information about IPL photofacials in Tehachapi.
IPL Photofacial Basics
An IPL photofacial is a revitalizing skincare treatment that uses light energy to gently heat the upper layers of your skin. This thermal energy stimulates accelerated cell turnover, causing the skin to regenerate and shed the damaged cells that are responsible for your aesthetic concerns.
Similar to laser skin treatments, this is a targeted therapy. However, IPL photofacial technology can send out more than one wavelength of pulsing light, allowing your doctor to treat multiple conditions simultaneously. In addition to targeting areas of concern on the face, IPL in Tehachapi can also treat discoloration on the chest and backs of the hands—areas that commonly experience sun damage.
Common Skin Concerns IPL Can Target
Because the skin is your largest organ and is frequently exposed to pollutants and UV rays, the skin is the part of your body most likely to show unwanted signs of aging and other damage. IPL photofacials in Tehachapi can address some of these concerns, including:
- Age spots
- Broken blood vessels
- Skin redness caused by rosacea
- Dark spots from hormonal changes
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Spider veins
IPL can also treat acne, reduce the appearance of birthmarks, stretch marks, and scarring, and remove unwanted hair.
Are You a Good Candidate for IPL Photofacial Treatments?
You could be a good candidate for IPL if you have pale to medium skin, have not recently tanned, are not receiving treatment for skin cancer or other skin disorders, and do not have severe scarring or keloid scar tissue. It is also important to note that before undergoing an IPL photofacial in Tehachapi, you should refrain from using chemical peels and taking medications that make you sensitive to light.
IPL photofacials can typically be performed in an hour or less. The number of treatments you will need depends on the condition you are treating and the severity of your skin issues. It is usually safe to have other non-surgical procedures on the same day as your IPL photofacial, such as a Botox treatment.
What to Expect
Some patients may feel like their skin is sunburned after undergoing IPL, and freckles and brown spots may initially appear darker but will flake off within one to three weeks. It is essential to be diligent with applying sunscreen and avoid direct exposure to sunlight immediately after treatment. Generally, it is recommended to wait two to three weeks between IPL sessions.
Contact Reen Medical Group for More Information About Tehachapi IPL Photofacial Treatments
IPL treatments are one of the most effective ways to restore vitality and evenness to your skin. Let Reen Medical Group help you put your best face forward and improve your confidence along the way. Consider contacting us today to schedule a comprehensive consultation to discuss your options for an IPL photofacial in Tehachapi.