Photorejuvenation (IPL) is a cosmetic skin treatment that uses intense pulsed or broadband light to enhance the skin’s appearance. This procedure is not only an excellent anti-aging skin treatment but is also used for the treatment of various common skin problems like brown spots or hyperpigmentation, visible or broken capillaries, rosacea, melasma, aging, sunspots, wrinkles, and fine lines. Today, people seek treatments that can make them look better without undergoing extensive and expensive cosmetic surgeries.
Benefits of photorejuvenation treatment
There are several benefits of photorejuvenation treatment.
- Improve skin texture
IPL can improve skin texture by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores. The treatment promotes collagen production, which helps to plump up the skin and make it look smoother and more youthful.
The treatment focuses on treating the deep layer of skin and stimulating the collagen to grow and improve the skin’s texture.
- Reduce pigmentation
It helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation, such as age spots and sun damage, by targeting the melanin in the skin. This results in a more even skin tone and a brighter complexion.
- Reduces Rosacea and Redness
Photorejuvenation treatment significantly reduces redness and inflammation associated with rosacea and other skin conditions. The light energy targets the blood vessels that cause the redness, causing them to shrink and become less visible.
- No downtime
Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, photorejuvenation treatment requires no downtime. The treatment procedure time is 15-30 minutes and can easily fit into your lifestyle.
- Safe and non-invasive
The cosmetic procedure is safe and non-invasive that does not need surgery or injections. Most of the patients feel no pain during the IPL treatment. If you feel discomfort during the procedure, ask your skin specialist to apply a topical anesthetic before the treatment. The light energy is delivered through a hand-held device, making it a comfortable and convenient treatment option.
- Long-lasting results
Photorejuvenation treatment can provide long-lasting results with proper skin care maintenance. The treatment should be performed periodically to maintain the results.
- Can be done with other treatments
One benefit of this treatment is that it can be performed with other procedures like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other skin treatments.
The treatment period of photorejuvenation
It is often recommended to have a series of 3 treatments with a gap of 4 weeks for photorejuvenation treatment. Sometimes, substantial visible improvements can be seen after just one treatment. One can notice results in just 10-15 days after the treatment.