There is no person nowadays who has not heard of IPL therapies. But do you know what exactly they are? When are they used? How do they work?
IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. This is a type of light therapy used to treat various skin problems and reduce unwanted hair.
You can use IPL to minimize or remove:
– age spots;
– sun damage;
– varicose veins;
– ruptured capillaries on the face;
– unwanted hair on the face, neck, back, chest, legs, armpits, or bikini line.
What is the IPL procedure?
At the beginning of the procedure, the therapist first cleans the area to be treated. Then apply a cooling gel to your skin. It’s time for the light pulses that are applied from the IPL device to your skin. You will need to wear dark glasses during the procedure to protect your eyes.
Depending on which part of your body is being treated and how large the area is, the treatment should take between 20 and 30 minutes.
To achieve the desired results, you may need to undergo several procedures. These procedures should be separated in about a month so that your skin can heal between them. Hair removal requires 6 to 12 procedures.
What to expect after the procedure?
Immediately after the procedure, you can return to your regular activities. The treated area of the skin will be red and sensitive for several hours as if you have been sunburned. Your skin may also be slightly swollen. It is good to use high-factor sunscreen a few days after the procedure. Avoid watering your skin with hot water.
– The procedure is suitable for lightening pigment spots and reducing unwanted hair;
– Sessions are faster than other methods;
– The procedure is painless and safe;
– Recovery is fast;