I am continuing my best skincare routine and breaking out the big guns. It’s so far, so good, but the IPL photo facial got my heart pumping out of the bullet hole when I saw it results on the internet.
I have a knack for trying awesome beauty products and using the best face mask to stamp out the ageing signs from my face, but sometimes it’s important to get down to the real issues which I have ignored in the past few days.
And for me, one of those important issues is sun damage.
Growing up in Hove, tans are just a part of my life and more than often, I get super sunburned in summer but try to be super tanned by the end of the summer. I realized some areas of my face that had seen the most sun had become dull and freckled when I was in my mid-twenties.
So, I got in touch with my favourite beauty expert in London, and she gave me the reasons for going under IPL photo facial treatment to get gorgeous glowy skin.
Let’s get the rundown on its reasons:
IPL photo facial treats an array of skin issues, not just problems caused by ageing.
A number of skincare sins can take advantage of using this treatment.
Here is what makes IPL a great skin rejuvenation option:
Pigment of your imagination
Pigmentation conditions or problems can drastically be improved by using IPL technology.
Minor scars, birthmarks, freckles, and age spots are caused by excess melanin in your skin. The light pulses from a photo facial create heat that eradicates that melanin, leaving your skin smooth with little to no marks from your previous discolouration.
Acne is now a thing of the past
IPL photo facial is effective at treating moderate or mild acne. The light emits from the device penetrates deep into your skin and helps it to release free oxygen. The oxygen eliminates acne’s bacteria and eases the skin’s inflammation. As well as decreasing the chances of lesions, it also turns the blotchy red skin into smooth, noticeably refreshed, evenly toned skin.
Younger skin will be yours
If you want to improve or reduce the signs of ageing, an IPL photo facial is a great way to achieve it. Not only can this treatment significantly lighten age spots, but it also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
To reduce the visible lines on your face, the light pulses target the decoloured and wrinkled areas and tighten and smoothen your skin. On top of that, the pulse light also stimulates the production of collagen, so the anti-ageing benefits can last beyond the duration of your treatment.
It does more than just rejuvenate you
Thread veins, spider vessels and broken capillaries can also be treated with IPL photo facial. When used on veins, dim light pulses eliminate these conditions with mild discomfort. As the pulses target the veins with high precision, the healing is only confined to the treated areas.
With this level of accuracy, the surrounding tissues remain undamaged, reducing downtime.
Not just for faces
My heart wants me to use IPL all over my body. And my wish came true when my doctor told me I could use it on my hands, back and shoulders. As I am very fond of tanning, I do that more often. It can treat any area exposed to the sun.
It is painless, easy and quick
IPL photo facial takes 30 minutes or maybe an hour for long treatment, which is easy to add to your daily schedule. There is no downtime with IPL photo facials; this is the best thing you can do to continue your daily routines.
Led or IPL
Consider a photo facial when you need a skin treatment that produces dramatic results.
LED (Light-Emitting Diode):
The LED photo facial is the gentler of the two options. Most people do not experience any pain or discomfort. The narrow spectrum of light is focused on a specific area and is used to increase collagen. This results in younger-looking skin that seems plumper, making this the perfect treatment for someone interested in turning back the clock without the use of major surgery or any anaesthesia.
The results are still noticeable, and the person remains completely comfortable. Most people receive several treatments to see full results. Each appointment is spaced out for one to two weeks. From there, a patient can choose to end the appointments or schedule them a month or two apart to maintain the changes from the photo facial.
IPL (Intense-Pulsed Light):
An IPL photo facial has a completely different purpose than the LED option. Instead, this treatment works best for women that want to lessen the look of dark spots, spider veins, and redness anywhere on the face.
A bright blast of light is focused on one location with high energy levels. Newer equipment includes a cooling element, but many do not. This can be a problem as the treatment can be uncomfortable on the skin and, in some cases, seriously painful.
Unlike the LED option, patients will work with their practitioner to determine how many treatments are needed. The condition being treated and the results achieved should be considered when making this decision.
Other skin care treatments or products can help maximise the results.
When making an appointment for a photo facial, it is important to find out exactly which one you are signing up for. One works well for acne and boosts collagen, while the other works to correct dark spots and other imperfections. You do not want to invest in the cost of an appointment only to learn that it will not treat your concern.
If you still have questions about any facials, set up a free consultation with your local practitioner through Expert Centre. They will be glad to answer all of your questions and concerns. If you are worried about the amount of pain, ask about your options. If you are worried that you will not get the expected results, explain exactly what you want and find out whether or not it is achievable.