IPL in Vancouver is a non-invasive treatment that makes use of intense pulsed light. When directed on the skin, it can help in reducing problems such as age spots, scars, fine lines, sunspots, freckles, vascular lesions, and wrinkles. It can also be used to get rid of scars brought about by acne, minimize the redness and broken capillaries brought about by conditions such as rosacea.
IPL in Vancouver typically makes use of a handheld device. This will be directed on the surface of the skin that needs to be treated. It will then send light pulses that will delve deeper into the different layers of the skin. Aside from reducing spots and blemishes, this treatment is also known to help in the stimulation of collagen production, which can then reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
You will notice that the sunspots, blemishes, scars, age spots, and freckles on your skin are darker instead of lighter after a few days. Don’t worry because this is a normal reaction of the skin. It’s just your skin removing the damaged layers. You might also notice some crusting on the skin that has been treated. It will shed off in a week or so.
Those patients who are prone to bruising may also start to see light bruises on the skin. Again, this will also fade after a few days. If you are worried about these, you should talk to your doctor.
You should be able to do the usual things that you do after the treatment. However, there are a couple of things that you shouldn’t do to ensure that you will recover properly. For instance, you should avoid going swimming, especially in a pool. Avoid going to saunas and using a hot tub. You should not subject the skin to intense heat.
It’s also best to avoid makeup for a few days until your skin has fully recovered. This is why you might want to schedule your treatment on a weekday so you don’t have to go out. You can go makeup-free for a day or two and when you do use makeup, keep it minimal and opt for those with natural ingredients.