Sometimes, the only way to feel good about the body you’re in is to address the superficial concerns you may have about your appearance. Fortunately, fractional skin rejuvenation at MG Plastic Sugery can help you improve your confidence by reducing your aesthetic concerns. IPL treatment or intense pulsed light therapy can be used for pigmentation treatment, melasma treatment, rosacea treatment, acne treatment, and hair removal.
IPL treatments are currently one of the leading advanced aesthetic options available in modern skincare. This versatile treatment can be used to address a variety of aesthetic concerns so that you can feel more confident about yourself.
How Does Intense Pulsed Light Work?
Intense pulsed light therapy works by using special wavelengths of light to alter the behavior of the skin and hair. Specifically, some light wavelengths can be used to accelerate cellular turnover, while others can be used to reduce the function of hair follicles. This treatment will emit gentle heat that will help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals by stimulating your body’s natural rejuvenation and healing abilities.
Intense pulsed light treatments can be used all over the face and body, including areas such as the neck, chest, abdomen, arms, and legs. No matter what your aesthetic concern is, this treatment is typically an ideal option. Some specific uses for IPL treatments include:
Acne treatment with light therapy works by exposing the skin to light wavelengths that can reduce skin inflammation, eliminate acne-causing bacteria, and improve the tone of the skin. Light therapy can be an excellent option for those who want to treat active acne and reduce acne scarring at the same time. This treatment may be especially helpful for cystic acne.
Rosacea is associated with chronic inflammation of the skin that can cause flushing, broken vessels, and acne-like bumps on the skin. Managing rosacea can be challenging because the condition has several triggers that may be impossible to avoid. Light therapy can significantly calm inflammation to improve skin health.
Melasma is a skin condition that is caused by hormonal fluctuation, which is why this condition is generally experienced by women. The brown spots associated with melasma will usually develop on the cheeks and can often darken with unprotected sun exposure. Treating melasma with light therapy is possible because certain wavelengths will prompt cellular turnover to reduce significant dark spots.
Pigmentation is an umbrella term for any type of dark spot or blemish on the face. In particular, photodamage can cause concerns that can prematurely age you, create freckles, or form dark spots that can’t be covered with makeup. Light therapy is a great choice to treat because it is non-invasive but will help you achieve a more even skin tone.
Hair Removal Treatment
Hair removal is another common use for light therapy. Light therapy to remove unwanted hair works by emitting a small amount of heat that will shock the hair follicles and create enough damage to prevent future hair growth. This treatment can be applied to virtually any area of the body where hair grows, including the upper lip, cheeks, chin, chest, underarms, four arms, back, abdomen, legs, and bikini area.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most people who use light therapy will need at least six to 12 consecutive treatments to achieve optimal results. Our skin health professionals can give you a better estimate of how many treatments you will need based on the condition of your skin and the concerns you would like to address.
What Should You Do Before Treatment?
Before your treatment, you will need to avoid direct contact with the sun, self-tanning products, and tanning beds. Essentially, avoiding any activity that can trigger melanin production is the best way to ensure your results will develop as desired. You may also be directed to stop using retinoids or other harsh chemicals on the skin for at least one week before your treatment.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your appointment, you should continue avoiding retinoids, chemical exfoliants, tanning beds, self-tanning products, and direct sunlight. If you plan to be outside, it’s best to use SPF 40 to protect your skin and avoid hyperpigmentation. After your treatment, you may also need to avoid chlorine and hot water for a few days.
How Soon Will You See Results?
The results of this treatment are gradual, so it can take several weeks before you will see results. For melasma, rosacea, and acne, you may see early results after two to three treatments. For the removal of unwanted hair, it will likely take at least eight weeks before you will see significant results.
How Long Will Results Last?
Usually, the results of this treatment will last for several months to a year. For example, for unwanted hair, you will be able to achieve results that last for 12 or more months, particularly if you maintain your results with touch-up appointments each year. For concerns such as melasma, rosacea, and acne, your results can last for about six months before you will need another touch-up.
How Can You Maintain Your Results?
The best way to maintain your desired results is to follow your aftercare instructions closely, take care of your skin by using high-quality skincare products, lead a healthy lifestyle, and avoid unprotected exposure to the sun. Essentially, by taking good care of yourself, you can take good care of your skin and feel better about your appearance in the future.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Because light therapy is a gentle treatment option, most people make good candidates. You’ll need a consultation with one of our skin health professionals to determine if this treatment is a good option for your aesthetic goals.
Consider Fractional Skin Rejuvenation
Fractional skin rejuvenation can be used to address several aesthetic concerns. Rosacea treatment, melasma treatment, acne treatment, and the removal of unwanted hair can all be easily achieved with a few light therapy appointments. You can expect the results of this treatment to be long-lasting, or even permanent if you can maintain your results well.