IPL: The Secret Weapon Against Rosacea, Redness, and Sun Damage

IPL: The Secret Weapon Against Rosacea, Redness, and Sun Damage

Oct '23

Every individual harbors a unique challenge in their quest for impeccable skin. It might manifest as rosacea, broken capillaries, or the lingering effects of sun damage. If you find yourself nodding in agreement, rest assured, you’re in the right place. Significantly reduce redness with an IPL treatment in Westchester! Here’s what you should know about this treatment before booking an appointment at SkinCenter with one of our experienced providers.

What Is IPL?

Also known as a Photofacial treatment, IPL stands for “intense pulsed light,” and is an advanced therapy that helps reduce persistent redness, making you feel more confident about your skin. It’s especially beneficial for people who have rosacea, a condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in the face.

In this treatment, varied wavelengths of light are used to tackle common skin problems like sun damage and redness. This light can be adjusted to focus on the tiny blood vessels just beneath the skin that cause the redness. When these blood vessels absorb the light, they shrink and eventually disappear, reducing the redness on your face over time.

It’s worth noting that IPL isn’t just for the face. This versatile treatment can address discoloration and skin damage on the neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs.

Who Is a Good Candidate for It?

IPL has many applications, from rosacea and broken capillaries to acne scarring and sun damage. This treatment is often recommended for achieving an even complexion or getting rid of unsightly red lines on your face. IPL treatment is also great at addressing the delicate decolletage area that’s been exposed to too much radiation from either tanning bed sessions or sunny days spent at the pool or beach.

What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?

During an IPL session at SkinCenter, a provider will put a cool gel on your skin and cover your eyes with an eye shield to keep them safe during the procedure. They use a tool that feels cool to the touch and releases a bright flash of light on your skin. You might feel a tiny pinch, but it moves quickly over your face, focusing especially on areas with noticeable redness or broken blood vessels.

After the treatment, your skin might look a bit red or have tiny grey spots where the blood vessels have shrunk, but don’t worry, this usually goes away in about a few days. You may need several treatments a few weeks apart for the best results. To keep your skin looking its best, it’s a good idea to maintain treatment once a year and use skincare products that are designed for sensitive skin or skin redness.

Get IPL in Westchester

Channel the healing properties of IPL when you book a free consultation at SkinCenter today. We can’t wait for you to part ways with redness and embrace a new glowing complexion that will help you feel empowered.