The natural aging process, sun exposure, and other factors can affect the appearance of the skin and cause it to look less youthful. Visible spots and sagging skin are just some of the unwanted changes that can occur. Intense pulse light (IPL) treatment is a highly effective method for correcting skin problems and restoring a youthful glow. Dr. Amarpaul Sidhu, the board-certified dermatologist at Foothill Cosmetic Surgery Center in Glendora, CA, offers intense pulse light treatments to rejuvenate your skin.
How IPL Treatments Work
IPL is a photo facial treatment that delivers a band of intense pulsed light wavelengths to the skin. The light wavelengths are delivered to targeted areas of the skin using a handheld device called the Ellipse IPL. The skin being treated absorbs the wavelengths of light, which stimulate the skin to regenerate fresh, new skin cells. The heat from the light also helps rejuvenate skin by breaking up age spots and sun spots. With each successive treatment, the skin appears softer, smoother, and healthier.
IPL treatment is safe for a variety of skin types. Patients might feel a slightly warm sensation as the intense pulsed light passes over the treatment area, but no numbing cream is needed. Although, ice application can be included with treatment for patients with sensitive skin. The skin might appear slightly red for a few days after treatment, which subsides quickly. It is also best to avoid sun exposure for a few days following treatment or apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF.
Benefits of IPL Treatments
There are numerous benefits to getting intense pulse light treatments at our Glendora, CA, dermatology and cosmetic surgery practice. Key benefits include:
- Rejuvenates the skin
- Skin appears more youthful
- Fades age spots and sun spots
- Works for a variety of skin tones
- Boosts confidence
Intense pulse light treatments can refresh and rejuvenate your skin. Many clients report feeling more confident after treatment. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sidhu to learn more about intense pulse light treatments by calling Foothill Cosmetic Surgery Center in Glendora, CA, at (626) 852-3376.