As you get older, so does your skin. Not only does your skin lose volume and elasticity, but you can also develop dark spots from years of sun exposure. But just because you are aging doesn’t mean your skin has to show it.
Our team at Revive Clinic is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical spa services to the OKC metro area. We specialize in a variety of skin resurfacing treatments that can take years off your skin and allow your natural radiance to shine through.
For patients who want to address unwanted dark spots and hyperpigmentation, we recommend learning more about our intense pulsed light therapy treatment.
What Is IPL Therapy?
Intense pulsed light therapy, also known as IPL, is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. It delivers short bursts of light energy to improve the quality of your skin. The technology used in IPL treatments works to change your skin on the cellular level to give you amazing results from the inside out.
IPL is a great option for patients of any age who are looking for a convenient, moderate treatment to restore clarity and brightness to their skin.
How Does IPL Therapy Work?
IPL therapy uses a handheld device to deliver light pulse wavelengths. Unlike other treatments that only deliver a single wavelength, IPL uses multiple wavelengths to penetrate deep into your skin.
Rather than focusing just on the surface of your skin, IPL therapy bypasses the epidermis, the outermost layer, and targets the lower dermal layers and supportive tissue underneath. This leaves the epidermis undisturbed while creating changes from deep within your cells.
The light energy is then absorbed, creating a heating effect. This prompts your body’s natural healing process and jumpstarts collagen production. Any damaged and pigmented cells are minimized and cleared away, leaving your skin smoother, fuller, and more even.
Once you’ve given your skin time to respond to the treatment, all of these benefits will be combined and result in naturally radiant skin.
What Does IPL Therapy Treat?
Intense pulsed light therapy can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. Whether you suffer from unwanted redness, dark patches, brown spots, or just feel like your skin could be smoother, an IPL treatment can help.
Some of the most common issues we address with our IPL therapy include:
- Age spots
- Pigmented lesions
- Vascular lesions
- Uneven skin texture
IPL can be used to treat these conditions not only on your face but also in other areas of the body, including your shoulders, neck, arms, and legs.
Along with being a powerful smoothing treatment for uneven tone and texture, IPL can also minimize the appearance and growth of unwanted body hair.
What Can I Expect from an IPL Facial?
Every one of our treatment options at Revive Clinic begins with a comprehensive consultation. You’ll get the chance to sit down with one of our highly trained specialists to voice any questions and concerns you may have about the procedure.
Along with a careful examination of your desired treatment areas, we will discuss your medical history, specific skin type, and desired outcome to design a treatment plan that will work for you.
When you come in for your IPL facial, we will start with a cleanser to prime your skin. Then we will give you a protective cover for you to wear over your eyes as we deliver the IPL treatment. The light pulse wavelengths will be calibrated to suit your specific needs, and each pulse lasts only a few milliseconds.
A treatment session typically takes 30–60 minutes, depending on your desired treatment area. There is no downtime associated with the procedure, so you’ll be able to fit your session into a busy schedule and immediately resume your day. After your session, we will provide you with specialized aftercare suited to your specific skin type and lifestyle.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of IPL treatments you will need will depend on your specific skin type, how extensive your condition is, and your desired outcome. During your consultation, we will advise you on how many treatments you may need to maximize your results.
IPL therapy is safe to combine with other cosmetic procedures, so we may recommend complementing your IPL facial with one of our other skin resurfacing services to give you the transformation you want.
What Are the Benefits of an IPL Facial?
IPL facials utilize unique technology that targets your skin conditions in ways other treatments cannot. Although sunspots and acne scars can be seen on the surface of your skin, their discoloration is often rooted in issues further beneath.
This lower level penetration works to reduce the appearance of deeper scars and spots that wouldn’t respond to other treatments. Because IPL treatments do not affect your epidermis, you can achieve smoother, more even skin without the need for laser skin resurfacing.
The gentle heat created during IPL treatments has the added benefit of stimulating collagen production, which can help minimize wrinkles and give your skin a fuller, more youthful appearance. The procedure does not harm or cause damage to your skin, so you can repeat treatments as often as needed to maintain your results.
Rejuvenate Your Skin with an IPL Facial Today
With IPL therapy, clearer skin is just a consultation away. At Revive Clinic in Oklahoma City, OK, our knowledgeable team will take care of you from the moment you walk in the door until you are enjoying the results of your IPL facial. Don’t let sun spots and discoloration steal your spotlight. Call or go online to schedule your appointment today.