There are a few cosmetic and medical treatments out there that offers a myriad of skin solutions in one neat package. One that is gaining popularity among the health-conscious set is intense pulsed light (IPL) photorejuvenation.
IPL photorejuvenation or more commonly known as IPL is a gentle and non-invasive treatment where short blasts of polychromatic, high-intensity light is transmitted through a handheld device and onto the affected skin. The light penetrates the tissue and is either absorbed by the blood if treating varicose veins or the melanin if getting rid of age spots or skin pigmentation. The injured tissue then triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating collagen production, reinvigorating the skin to give it a more youthful appearance.
IPL could be tailored to your skin type and condition and is best in the treatment or management of:
- Sun spots
- Skin pigmentation
- Spider or varicose veins
Another effective use of IPL is a permanent removal of unwanted hair, although laser hair removal is much more effective and requires fewer sessions.
Most day spas offer IPL treatments as it is a less expensive alternative to laser treatments. What’s important to know is to be selective in the place you want to avail of IPL, taking into consideration the following:
- Good reviews/referrals
- Skilled and licensed doctor/aesthetician
- Covered by insurance, both the spa/clinic and the doctor/aesthetician
One good tip if you’re availing of IPL treatments at a spa or salon, is to get a regular facial first to see if the aesthetician is good at her work. Sometimes, licenses and word of mouth is not enough and first-hand experience is the best way to know proper training and good ethics. At Green Leaf Medi Spa, you can be confident that our staff is both professional and friendly, giving you only relaxed and satisfying experience.
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