You’ve heard the warnings about the damaging effects of the sun and likely take many precautionary measures to protect your skin, but how do you “undo” the damage that’s already been done? Unfortunately, few things will age your skin faster than the sun.
Thankfully, we have many options to repair and rejuvenate skin that has been damaged by the sun’s harmful rays. One of the most popular treatments in The Laser & Rejuvenation Center is IPL, which is commonly called photorejuvenation.
IPL, short for Intense Pulsed Light, is a no-downtime procedure which, when done in a series, will not only improve the appearance of common conditions such as rosacea, flushing and hyperpigmentation caused by the sun (“sun spots”), but will also rejuvenate the skin by reducing enlarged pores and improving fine lines and wrinkles.
What is this treatment like? First, the treated area is cleansed and a cool gel is applied. When the pulse of light is delivered, the sensation of discomfort is minimal. After treatment, the gel is removed, the skin is cleansed and a sunblock is applied. We sometimes refer to this as a “lunchtime procedure” because treatments typically last an average of 30 minutes, allowing busy patients to be in and out in less than an hour.
For optimal results, a series of six treatments is recommended. Some patients see significant improvement in two to three treatments, while others may require more. You may want to do follow-up treatments once or twice a year to maintain results. We encourage each of our patients to schedule a consultation to allow us to form a treatment plan to best fit your skin’s needs.
If you’re ready to undo the damage of summer, call us at The Laser & Rejuvenation Center of Gold Skin Care Center and let us help you start the process: 615-383-8812.