Seasons come and go, hairstyles and clothing styles change, but the one constant that never goes out of style is healthy, clear skin. One way to keep your skin youthful and fresh is through regular intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments! IPL can be a great way to achieve clear skin by reducing dark spots and evening skin tone and texture. It’s a popular treatment because it requires little to no downtime but can produce great results.
IPL can also be combined with other lasers to more effectively treat fine lines, acne scars, rosacea, unwanted blood vessels and age spots! Not all IPL treatments are the same, so you should go to the inventors of the IPL who have the latest technologies. We recommend having IPL treatments every 6 months for maintenance, just like how you keep your teeth healthy with regular cleanings.
IPL treatments can also be enhanced through the use of photodynamic therapy, or PDT, for a “super photofacial.” PDT involves the use of a topical photo-sensitive solution that interacts with the IPL wavelength. This clear solution is placed on the skin 60 minutes before the IPL treatment, and then we end the treatment with 10 minutes of blue light and 10 minutes of red light for maximum effectiveness. If you have severe sun damage and brown spots, an IPL and PDT combo can help to clear your skin and leave you looking years younger and rejuvenated. If you want to quickly and effectively obtain clear, glowing skin, then a “super photofacial” may be a good choice for you!
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