pigmentation is the reason most people want an IPL photofacial.
when they're done well - with just the right amount of caution and gusto - the results are really quite remarkable.
IPL has long been a gold standard at targeting and reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, including sun spots and other types of uneven skin tone.
**see my biggest caveat at the bottom
but wait, there's more. what else can IPL photofacials be good for?
skin rejuvenation: IPL photofacials can help improve the texture and tone of your skin. It can target issues such as sun damage, age spots, freckles, and redness, leading to a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. oh, wait, that's pigmentation. did we mention how great photofacials are for pigmentation?
vascular lesions: IPL can be used to target and reduce the appearance of small blood vessels, such as broken capillaries and spider veins. those tiny red spiders on your cheeks and nose, photofacials are an excellent choice.
acne and pih: IPL can help improve the appearance of active acne and reduce the redness associated with inflammatory acne. we have a specific handpiece for treating acne. in fact we have a specific protocol that includes ipl and peels to mitigate acnes and then we incoroporate microneedling once the acne is all under control in order to minimize the appearance of any scarring left behind.
collagen stimulation: fountain of youth right here! ipl treatments can compel the proliferation of collagen, half of the antidote to laxity (yes, sagging).
excessive porosity: IPL photofacials can help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores, giving your skin a subtle filtered look.
this is an impressive list. i know.
unless you want all the pigment you lift out to come right back you need to understand that your long term maintenance of your results lies in your hands, and in the rays of the sun. in order to maintain your results you must be meticulous with your suncare. suncreen and/or sunblock, sun protection like hats and shade are mandatory to keep hyperpigmentation at bay.
we can discuss our line of colorescience products at your appointment to help you protect against future pigmentation. i would caution, as well, against using IPL for melasma. melasma can be triggered by heat and IPL is hot.
what's my overall thought?
IPL is great for hyperpigmentation, and as a client it's your responsiblity to protect your skin from it's reusurgence by guarding from the sun's damaging rays.
lift laser and beauty is a boutique medical aesthetics space located in the heart of downtown chilliwack. we offer a variety of services for your skin's health and appearance. welcoming you, where you're at on your skin care and aging journey in an open, honest, casual space is our signature.