IPL: Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Conveniently located to serve San Antonio.

We can’t escape getting older, and as we age, our skin does too.

Years spent in the sun, combined with the natural aging process, can cause sun spots, age spots, more freckles and other skin conditions.

But there are techniques available to fight these conditions and restore skin to a more youthful appearance.

At San Antonio’s Spa Black Laser Lipo & Cellulite Therapy, our professional team offers Intense Pulsed Light Therapy to combat various skin conditions.

The treatment is known as IPL. It is designed to treat aging skin, reduce and remove sun damage and deal with red skin caused by rosacea. IPL therapy also can be used to make broken capillaries less visible.

IPL treatments also can help fight acne, fine lines and increased pore size. During IPL sessions, skin changes from the inside out. We can treat various parts of the body, from your face and hands to forearms and shoulders.

What Is IPL?

Intense Pulsed Light employs the photorejuvenation process and is the latest addition to skin care technology. The IPL technique is a great, non-invasive method to deal with skin damage.

IPL treatments fight the effects of sun damage and photoaging that can arise as we grow older. IPL is virtually risk-free and no recovery time is needed.

The IPL treatment has been approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

Conditions treated by IPL include:

  • Age spots
  • Sun-induced freckles
  • Rosacea
  • Birthmarks
  • Unattractive veins
  • Acne scars
  • Blemishes
  • Unwanted hair

Many medical professionals insist on offering IPL treatments because they are the top method to treat age spots, sunspots, damaged capillaries and other skin issues.

Parts of the body that can be helped by IPL therapy include:

  • Face and neck
  • Shoulders
  • Legs and arms

How Does IPL Work

IPL treatments use light wavelengths to target sun spots and broken capillaries.

When IPL is used on sun spots, light is absorbed and fights cells that lead to unsightly spots. Cells and very small blood vessels are heated by light pulses and absorbed several weeks after treatment.

Many patients see their skin improve after one or two sessions. Others may need additional treatments to achieve the best results.

The number of treatments you require depends on how extensive damage is what body part is being treated.

IPL Recovery

IPL treatments carry little recovery time.

You can apply makeup immediately after treatment and return to work and normal activity right away. Your skin may be a bit red for a few hours after treatment, but it’s barely noticeable to others.

Treated skin can feel warm, but not uncomfortable. Freckles and spots may appear to grow darker after treatment. This is normal. It also indicates melanin cells have been treated properly. Spots should fade after a few days, and will do so for several weeks.

IPL treatment is nearly pain-free. Patients have said they feel a pinching sensation on their skin during treatment. But for the most part, patients say treatments are comfortable and pain-free.

After IPL treatment, remember to apply sunscreen to protect yourself. This is needed to prevent future sun spots from developing.

Don’t let sun spots age spots and freckles hurt your self-confidence and ability to look great.

Contact Spa Black today to learn about IPL treatment.