Everyone loves spending time out in the sun, however, sometimes we forget sunscreen which causes sun damage to our skin. People often experience brown spots, freckles, and dark patches from too much sun exposure and not protecting your skin well enough. As we age, sun damage starts to show itself more and more. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy has the ability to improve these skin imperfections caused by sun damage. IPL gives patients amazing results and leaves them glowing with confidence. 

Vain Medi Spa in Andover, MA offers IPL therapy! Our professionals can guarantee that this noninvasive treatment will improve the texture of your skin, tighten your pores, minimize redness, and give you a vibrant and youthful glow. Keep reading to learn more about IPL treatments and what they can do for you and your skin. 

What is IPL Therapy and How Does it Work? 

If you’re one to spend a lot of time in the beautiful sun without sunscreen, you might have started seeing signs of sun damage on your skin. After years of not using sunscreen, you might notice the formation of dark spots and freckle patches. While they’re not ideal, there is a way to reduce these imperfections and that is through IPL therapy! IPL therapy works by using intense wavelengths of light to stimulate the skin in order to naturally boost collagen production. Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in your body. It provides your skin with structure and plays a huge role in strengthening and hydrating your skin. As people age, collagen production slows down which leads to your skin not fully healing itself. IPL therapy works to bring back that natural collagen so that the skin can work to repair itself and give you a smoother, healthier, and less sun-damaged appearance. 

The Process of IPL Therapy

As mentioned above, IPL therapy uses the power of broadband light to activate your collagen production which then minimizes the appearance of age spots, acne scars, sun spots, etc. IPL treatments don’t take long, expect them to take around 20-30 minutes.

To begin, the patient’s face will be thoroughly cleaned and dried. Next, they will be given eyewear to protect their eyes from the intense light. Once the eyes are shielded, the device will go over the area on your skin that needs improvement. The device will penetrate the layers of the skin with pulses of intense light. Patients have described the feeling as a quick, pinching sensation with little discomfort. IPL therapy does not require downtime afterward since there is no injections or incisions, another plus! 

What To Expect After IPL Therapy

Right after your IPL treatment, the areas that were treated will be slightly red or pink and a little swollen. After 24 hours the color and swelling will go down. You may start to notice your sun spots, acne scars, discoloration, etc. may start to become more noticeable and turn darker, however, that is a good thing! That means the treatment is indeed working. These spots will eventually disappear as the skin is healing from the inside out. 

Tips for after IPL therapy:

  • Keep your skin moisturized.
  • Wear sunscreen daily even if you won’t be in the sun.
  • Clean your face with a gentle cleanser 2x a day.
  • Don’t pick at the spots and blemishes on your face. They will naturally flake off themselves.
  • Don’t wear makeup for a few days.
  • Don’t exercise for a few days after the treatment. If your skin overheats it can affect the IPL results.

Book With Vain Medi Spa

Vain Medi Spa in Andover, MA produces amazing IPL results! Our trained professionals have years of experience and will help you achieve beautiful, smooth, and healthy glowing skin with little to no downtime. Along with IPL Therapy, we also offer countless other treatments such as facials, botox, spray tans, microneedling, laser hair removal, IV Therapy, Sculptra, and much more! Set up a consultation with us today by filling out a contact form or calling/texting us at 978-409-2230.