If you’ve ever wanted to rejuvenate the look of your skin without resorting to surgery or facing weeks of downtime, you’re not alone. Thanks to the latest advancements in skin care technology, there are now several non-surgical options available to revitalize your skin, including IPL laser treatment.
What Are IPL Treatments?
IPL stands for “intense pulsed light.” These procedures work to improve targeted areas of the skin without damaging tissues around it. The light travels through the skin, where it is absorbed by overly dilated blood vessels that cause discoloration.
Gentle heat from the light stimulates the body’s natural healing process while addressing the targeted lesions or discolorations. After treatment, lesions or discolorations may darken in color before they begin to flake off or become absorbed by the body. The result? Radiant-looking skin that is beautifully smooth.
What Skin Conditions Can Be Treated with IPL Therapy?
IPL intense pulsed light treatments can help to improve the appearance of the skin, countering some of the most notable effects of specific skin conditions. Some of the conditions that may be improved with IPL laser treatment include:
- Age spots
- Textured skin
- Dark circles around the eyes
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- And more
An IPL treatment can also help to make mild acne scars fade and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
Best of all, if you’re faced with more than a single skin condition, IPL may be effective in addressing several concerns at the same time.
IPL Intense Pulsed Light Treatment Options in Nashville, TN
Two of the most popular and effective IPL treatments that we offer at Gold Skin Care Center are InMode Lumecca and Lumenis M22.
InMode Lumecca IPL
The InMode Lumecca IPL treatment can be used to address a variety of skin conditions, including telangiectasias, which is the root cause of spider veins. It can also be used to treat rosacea, photodamage caused by sunlight exposure, and hyperpigmentation.
InMode Lumecca is currently considered to be the most powerful intense pulsed light skin treatment on the market. Many people begin to see significant skin tone improvement after just one or two treatment sessions.
People who are faced with hyperpigmentation, photodamage, and rosacea often find Lumenis M22 IPL treatment to be very effective. The treatment sessions for Lumenis M22 are short and simple — in fact, the average session is about 30 minutes. Best of all, there is little to no downtime required after the procedure.
Lumenis M22 is also sometimes called a “photofacial” because it can improve skin texture as well as tone. It can help to smooth wrinkles and lines, minimize pores, and reduce redness and flushing.
What Is IPL Intense Pulsed Light Treatment Like?
Treatment sessions can run between 15 and 45 minutes, with an average length of about 30 minutes.
When you come in for a treatment at Gold Skin Care Center, the area of your skin that you want to treat will first be cleansed. Next, a cool gel is applied.
Pulses of light are delivered with a handheld device before the gel is removed. The skin is cleansed once again and protected with sunblock. If you have sensitive skin, a cool compress might also be applied after your treatment.
Most people opt to have between three and six treatment sessions; for the best results, a series of six treatments is recommended, usually spaced two to four weeks apart.
The number of treatments you receive will depend on a variety of factors, including how many areas you want to treat, what the size of each area is, and what kind of issues you hope to resolve.
The Benefits of IPL Treatment
Unlike traditional laser therapy, IPL devices emit more than one wavelength of pulsing light. Since different light wavelengths can treat specific skin conditions, IPL is able to address more than one condition at the same time. This makes the treatment a quick, yet effective solution for those who want rapid results.
What Should I Look for in an IPL Treatment Provider?
It’s important that you choose a dermatologist-led team of professionals to handle your IPL treatments. Dermatologists are medical doctors who specialize in treating conditions of the skin, nails, and hair. These doctors, along with their experienced staff members, are able to diagnose and treat issues by administering IPL treatment in a manner that is
safe and effective.
At Gold Skin Care Center, we believe that the best provider for your needs will be one who is able to create a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan that is unique to you. Just as no two people are the same, no two treatment plans should not be, either.
At Gold Skin Care Center, we can diagnose and treat your concerns with proper medical care and compassionate attention.
Dr. Michael Gold, founder and medical director of Gold Skin Care Center, is a pioneer in IPL intense pulsed light treatment. Having helped to develop and advance IPL technology over the last ten years, Dr. Gold and his staff are now world-renowned as experts in the field.
The Bottom Line About IPL Treatments
With strong results, quick treatment sessions, and fast recovery times, IPL treatment options are some of the top solutions for people who want to improve the look of their skin. Patients report a high level of satisfaction with their results after IPL treatments, with many reporting improvements of 70%-90%.
Ready to learn about how IPL treatment could work for you? Discuss your options with our skin care specialist at Gold Skin Care Center for a customized IPL treatment plan.